Environment, Sustainability & Society Requirements

Environment, Sustainability and Society Major Requirements

Complete at least 61 credits, as follows:

Foundational Core Courses (25 credits)
Students will take eight courses that reflect the breadth of environmental, sustainability and society concerns and are representative of different modes of inquiry.

Interdisciplinary:

  • ENSS 140 Environmental Ethics
  • ENSS 160 Introduction to Environmental Studies

Physical & Life Sciences:

  • BIOL 260 Conservation Biology
  • MATH 108 Statistics
  • GEOL 109 Global Environment w/lab

Social & Behavioral Sciences:

  • ECON 150 Economics of Sustainability
  • POSC 290 Environmental Policy and Politics

Humanities & the Arts:

  • PHIL 271 Values and Society

Depth and Choice Elective Courses (30 credits)
Working with an advisor, students will determine the direction of their coursework and develop a purposeful plan that adds depth within the field by taking a selection of designated upper-level courses such as:

Interdisciplinary:

  • ENSS 310 America’s Energy Addiction
  • ENSS 320 Geographic Information Systems

Physical & Life Sciences:

  • BIOL 303 Ecology w/Lab
  • BIOL 435 Behavioral Ecology
  • CHEM 203 Analytical Chemistry
  • ENCH 315 Environmental Chemistry
  • GEOL 202 Meteorology
  • GEOL 274 Off-Campus Field Studies Orientation
  • GEOL 275 Geology and Natural History of Hawaii
  • PHYS 125 Energy, Environment and Society

Social & Behavioral Sciences:

  • ANTH 341 Cultural Ecology
  • ECON 314 Development and Transition
  • ECON 318 Environmental Economics
  • HIST 241 Environmental Injustice
  • POSC 350 Environmental Law
  • POSC 350 Energy Policy
  • POSC 325 Global Environmental Governance
  • SOCI 322 Population and Ecology

Humanities & the Arts:

  • ART 160 Works on Paper: Land into Landscape
  • ART 344 Photojournalism
  • ENGL 262 Utopia & Dystopia in Literature
  • PHIL 336 Ethics
  • RELS 225 Native American Religions
  • RELS 347 Religion and Nature

Required Capstone Courses (6 credits)
All majors will participate in an internship (or independent study) and a capstone research project. The internship and capstone project will be determined by the student’s interest.

  • ENSS 410 Environment, Sustainability and Society Internship or Independent Study
  • ENSS 420 Environment, Sustainability and Society Research Project

 

Environment, Sustainability and Society Minor Requirements

With an academic advisor, complete a program of at least 30 credits distributed as follows:

Foundation Courses (12-13 credits)
Students will take four courses that reflect the breadth of environmental, sustainability and society concerns and are representative of different modes of inquiry.

Required for the minor:

  • ENSS 140 Environmental Ethics
  • ENSS 160 Introduction to Environmental Studies

One course from Arts & Humanities:

  • PHIL 271 Values and Society

One course from Physical & Life Sciences:

  • BIOL 2XX Conservation Biology
  • GEOL 109 Global Environment w/lab

One course from Social & Behavioral Sciences:

  • ECON 102 Economics of Sustainability
  • POSC 290 Environmental Policy and Politics

Depth and Choice Courses (15 credits)
Working with an advisor, students will determine the direction of their coursework and develop a purposeful plan that adds depth within the field by taking a selection of designated upper-level courses (see list of courses from the major).

Required Capstone Course (3 credits)
All minors will participate in an internship or capstone research project. The internship or capstone project will be determined by the student’s interest. Minors take one of the following:

  • ENSS 410 Environment, Sustainability and Society Internship or Independent Study
  • ENSS 420 Environment, Sustainability and Society Research Project
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