University of Vermont

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Natural Resources: Environmental Thought and Culture (Master of Science)


In this concentration graduate students build interdisciplinary analytical skills and theoretical understanding of environmental and natural resource issues, with a focus on their human, ethical, and cultural dimensions. Specific areas include: environmental communication and cultural studies; environmental education and interpretation; environmental ethics and philosophy; environment, development, peace, and global justice studies; environmental politics and advocacy; religion and environment; sustainability and sustainable development.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Minimum Degree Requirements

In addition to the general M.S. in Natural Resources requirements, this concentration requires 18 to 21 credit hours of advanced courses including Vermont Field Studies and 15 credits in a specialization within environmental thought and culture, and six to nine hours of thesis/project research. Students pursue a thesis or project.