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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Studies - Environmental Planning and Design Concentration (BA)


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University Requirements:


College Requirements:


College Breadth Requirements:


These requirements apply to all College of Earth, Ocean & Environment Bachelor of Arts degrees. College Breadth courses, when combined with University Breadth courses must represent at least two departments or appropriate instructional units in each category.

If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.

Three credits in each category below can be used to fulfill the University Breadth requirement:

Understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, of aesthetic forms, designs, or craftsmanship, or of literary, philosophical, and intellectual traditions. Courses may focus on a single aesthetic form or intellectual tradition, or cross-cultural comparisons.

Understanding of the sources and forces of historical changes in ideas, beliefs, institutions, and cultures. Courses may address social, cultural, intellectual, economic, technological, artistic, scientific, and political development, changes in a discipline, or globalization and its effects.

Understanding of the behavior of individuals and social groups in the context of their human and natural environments. Courses emphasize the empirical findings, applications, and methods of the social and behavioral sciences.

Understanding of fundamental and/or applied concepts and phenomena from mathematics, logic, natural or physical sciences, and technology including quantitative reasoning and methods used to approach and solve problems. Courses taken to fulfill this category (University and College Breadth) must include a minimum of one course with an associated laboratory.

Foreign Language:


  • Completion of the intermediate-level course (107,112, or 202) in an ancient or modern language with minimum grades of D-.
    • The number of credits (0-12) needed and initial placement will depend on the number of years of high school study of foreign language.
      • Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language, or who have gained proficiency in a foreign language by other means, may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination  through the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.

Mathematics:


Successful completion of one of the following options:

Option One:


One of the following:

Option Two:


One of the following:

Option Three:


Option Four:


  • Successful performance on a profiency test in mathematics adminsitered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences (0 credits awarded).

Second Writing Requirement:


  • A Second Writing Requirement  approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours, completed with a minimum grade of C-, and the section enrolled must be designated as satisfying the requirement in the academic term completed.

 

Major Requirements:


A minimum grade of C- is required in each of the Core courses, Supporting Math and Science, the Field Experience, Concentration coursework, and the Capstone course.

Field Experience:


An approved 3-6 credit studies field experience in which the student integrates the components of his or her concentration in an experiential learning environment. This requirement could be fulfilled by a field course, an internship, study abroad experience and/or a research experience approved by the faculty director of the ENVR program.

Capstone Course:


The three-credit capstone course serves as a culminating experience and is to be completed during the last semester of the senior year. This course will engage students in an exploration and discussion of the history and state of environmental studies and its connection to local, regional, national and global scale environmental issues. Students will develop and refine critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary problem-solving strategies. It serves to be a culminating experience for students on the “science-side” and the “studies-side” to collaboratively solve problems and discuss issues in the current environmental literature.

Concentration Requirements:


Electives:


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124


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