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“Environmental diplomats should engage in an ethical and philosophical debate when it comes to taking moral actions. Being a 'technocratic' or expert diplomat is not enough vis-à-vis this intergenerational field that requires a sense of moral awareness and responsibility. This moral consciousness must be embedded with the diplomats’ understanding of how their actions can influence future generations as well as predecessors.” 

- Leila Nicolas and Elie Kallab, Effective Forms of Environmental Diplomacy, 2021

The Grace School’s concentration in Environmental Diplomacy is the first university program in the world designed to train future practitioners of diplomacy in this vital field and reflects the fact that the new language of diplomacy is emerging from three terms which are common to all cultures and geographic locations: “clean air,” “clean water” and “arable land.” The Environmental Diplomacy concentration provides a foundation for those who are interested in pursuing multiple career trajectories, including work in international and domestic NGO’s, the foreign service, science diplomacy, community organizing, municipal government and activism. 

Students in the Environmental Diplomacy concentration are required to take six courses from the following list.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose six courses from the following list:24
MARINE BIOLOGY
LEADERSHIP AND DIPLOMACY
INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE WITHOUT LAB
INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE WITH LAB
EARTH THROUGH TIME
FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY
ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ECONOMICS
IDEAS OF NATURE
NATIONAL PARKS HISTORY
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
CITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
RESOURCES, POPULATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE
URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ANALYSIS WITH R
RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
OCEANOGRAPHY
EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE
CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
URBAN PLANNING
GEODESIGN
GIS ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
FOCAL POINT SEMINAR The only LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar Course subtopics that may be selected are Biodiversity and the Modern Extinction Process (Study Abroad) and A Focus on Climate Change
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
APPLIED URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
NATIONAL PARKS POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
GREEN CITIES
SUSTAINABLE LAND REVITALIZATION AND BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT POLICY
GREAT LAKES GOVERNANCE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
ENERGY POLICY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION POLICY
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS