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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalogue

Environmental Studies


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The program of study in Environmental Studies combines a rigorous and diverse set of courses from the social sciences and natural sciences and the humanities to help students develop conceptual and problem solving skills to address global issues that are by nature complex and interdisciplinary. The Environmental Studies major is administered by the Department of Politics, in consultation with the History, Economics and Business, Modern Languages, and Classics Departments.

Major requirements include:


Course Requirements:


Students in the Environmental Studies major must take a minimum of 10 courses, as specified in the requirements below:

Core Courses


Students must complete the following seven core courses in Environmental Studies:

Internships:


Students will be encouraged to work with different institutions and agencies in the state and the larger region, for example, the regional administration of the Environmental Protection Agency (Boston), NH Department of Environmental Services, The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the NH Chapter of the Audubon Society, or the Appalachian Mountain Club, The Environmental Defense Fund, all of which may engage students in a practical application of their training.

Course Sequence Outline


Ordinary Course Sequence for the Environmental Studies Major:

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Environmental Studies majors generally take Political Theories of the Environment (PO260) in the fall or spring term, and Biosphere at Risk (BI205) and a major elective in the  fall or spring term. Depending on initial placement, they may also be completing their modern or classical language requirement. The remainder of their schedules can be filled by other core or major requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

Junior Year


In the junior year Environmental Studies majors take Research Methods (PO 203), Environmental History (HI109) and major electives.  The remainder of their schedules can be filled by other core or major requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

Senior Year


Environmental Studies majors will take Senior Seminar (PO478) in their fall term. The remainder of their schedules can be filled by other core or major requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.  In the spring, all students in the major will complete a comprehensive examination devised by the faculty and appropriate to the course of study.

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