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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Environmental Studies Major


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Requirements for the Major:


15 units to be distributed as follows, with specific courses chosen in consultation with the director and the student’s advisor, and with the approval of the steering committee. (1) ENST 124 , ENST 125  and ENST 301 , the senior seminar; (2) ENST 260  or ENST 270 , and one course from within the program’s own offerings at the 300-level; (3) the senior project/thesis, ENST 300  or ENST 303 -ENST 304 ; (4) a sequence of five courses in one department (or a set of five courses with a common focus, such as law or environmental policy, from two or more departments), including at least one at the 300-level; (5) for students whose disciplinary concentration is in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics three courses, no more than one at the 100-level relevant to the major in a department outside the natural sciences; for students whose disciplinary concentration is in a natural science other than biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics, a set of courses established in consultation with the director; for students whose disciplinary concentration is not in the natural sciences, three courses, at least one at the 200-level, relevant to the major from either biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics; (6) one half unit of field experience, which may come from field work, independent study, an internship, or selected course work taken during the Junior Year Study Away; and (7) ENST 291  (1/2 unit). Field experience is expected to be carried out before the senior thesis/project. The ½ unit of field experience is graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. The senior project/thesis is graded Distinction, Satisfactory, or Unsatisfactory. After declaration of the major, no required courses may be elected NRO.

Senior Year Requirement:


ENST 300  or ENST 303 -ENST 304  and ENST 301 .

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