Standard Concentration, Environmental Studies (BA)

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Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three of the following Natural Sciences courses. At least two must have labs and at least one must be non-SI:12
CITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
PLANT IDENTIFICATION (WITH LAB)
ANIMAL DIVERSITY
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE (WITH LAB)
PLANT ECOLOGY (WITH LAB)
CHEMISTRY OF EARTH SYSTEMS (WITH LAB)
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (WITH LAB)
ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY (WITH LAB)
URBAN ECOLOGY
URBAN FORESTS AS SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (WITH LAB)
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
GENERAL BIOLOGY I FOR SCIENCE MAJORS
Select three of the following Social Sciences courses:12
INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY
CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS
RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
GREEN CITIES
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Only Global Environmental Politics)
Select three of the following Humanities courses:12
IDEAS OF NATURE
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
NATIONAL PARKS HISTORY
ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES (only "American Literature and the Environment")
HISTORY OF CHICAGO
U.S. HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (Only "Change in an Era of Sustainability" or "Sustainable Development" or "Industrial Diseases in Comparative Perspective" or "Sweatshops and Sacraments")
RELIGION AND GLOBALIZATION
ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING
Others by approval

Each quarter one or more versions of ENV 390 are offered. They are added to your major requirements in consultation with your advisor.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.