Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalogue 
    
2020-2021 Catalogue

Environmental Studies


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The Environmental Studies Minor integrates scientific, political, economic and social aspects of environmental issues. It examines the long-term effects of human action on ecological patterns and processes. The curriculum provides students with the theory necessary to approach and evaluate environmental problems and the tools needed to develop and implement solutions to the problems. Students are encouraged to become actively engaged in their local, regional and global communities.

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) , Environmental History (HI109),   and Biosphere at Risk (BI205) and a major elective in the fall or spring 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.

Junior Year


In the junior year Environmental Studies majors take Research Methods (PO 203) 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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