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Hidden Gems

All across campus there are classes with interesting and unique environmental outlooks, often in unexpected departments. Here's a look at a few hidden gems.

Environmental Politics
Political Science 306 provides students with a better understanding of current debates concerning climate change and other environmental issues.
A Power Save Green Campus energy efficiency internship
This internship is just one activity students can choose in Environmental Science 480. This course uses hands-on teaching methods to help students develop energy efficiency knowledge and advocacy skills.
Environmental Conflict Resolution
Natural Resource Planning & Interpretation 309 introduces students to the complexities of environmental disputes and facilitates the development of nonviolent conflict mediation techniques.
Deep Ecology & Sustainable Living
Natural Resources Planning & Interpretation NRPI 480/580 examines deep ecology and sustainable living while offering a space where students can reflect on their relationship with nature. This unique course is taught in Costa Rica over a two-week period during the summer.

A few others...

  • Advanced Sustainable Management Applications (BA 401)
  • Environment and Culture: How People Changed a Continent (BIOL 308)
  • Forest Canopy Ecology (BOT 535)
  • Global Climate Change (CHEM 370)
  • Chemical Concepts in Toxicant Behavior (CHEM 450)
  • Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 305)
  • Economics of a Sustainable Society (ECON 309)
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ECON 423)
  • Energy Economics & Climate Policy (ECON 450)
  • Sustainable Rural Economic Development (ECON 470)
  • Economics of Energy & Climate Policy (ECON 550)
  • Nature Writing (ENGL 311)
  • Literary Field Studies (ENGL 370)
  • Whole Earth Engineering (ENGR 114)
  • Appropriate Technology (ENGR 305)
  • Technology and the Environment (ENGR 308)
  • Water Quality and Environmental Health (ENGR 351)
  • Energy, Technology and Society (ENGR 370)
  • Renewable Energy Power Systems (ENGR 475)
  • Ecotopia (ENVS 308)
  • Sustainable Campus (ENVS 411)
  • Applied Ecological Restoration (ENVS 450)
  • Problems in Water Pollution Biology (FISH 443)
  • Critical Thinking and Social and Environmental Responsibility (FOR 100)
  • Forests Ecosystems and People (FOR 302)
  • International Environmental Issues and Globalization (GEOG 301)
  • Earth Resources and Global Environmental Change (GEOL 303)
  • Introduction to Native American Perspectives on Natural Resources (NAS 331)
  • Environmental Justice (NAS 332)
  • Nature & Issues of Genocide (NAS 336)
  • Natural Resources Conservation (NRPI 105)
  • Environmental Communication (NRPI 309B)
  • Environmental Law and Regulation (NRPI 325)
  • Marine Ecosystems: Human Impact (OCN 301)
  • Oceans and Climate (OCN 420)
  • Marine Pollution (OCN 430)
  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL 302)
  • Case Studies in Environmental Ethics (PHIL 309)
  • Backpacking (PE 161)
  • Scientific Diving (PE 471)
  • Environmental Politics (PSCI 306)
  • Water Politics (PSCI 352)
  • Politics of Sustainable Society (PSCI 373)
  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 405)
  • Rangeland Resources in a Modern Society (RRS 110)
  • Environmental Education (REC 345)
  • Geotourism (REC 435)
  • Consumerism and (Eco)Spirituality (RS 361)
  • Environmental Crime (SOC 363)
  • Environmental Inequality and Globalization (SOC 370)
  • Introduction to Agroforestry (SOIL 468)
  • Water Rights & Water War (WSHD 430)
  • Climate Change and Land Use (WSHD 458)
  • Wildlife Policy and Animal Welfare (WLDF 224)
  • Birds and Human Society (WLDF 306)
  • Conservation Biology (WLDF 460)
  • Ecofeminism (WS 340)
  • Environment & Community: Gender, Race, Class (WS 680)
  • Natural History of the Vertebrates (ZOOL 352)