University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Environmental Studies (ENVS)

ENVS 212 - Advanced Agroecology
An in-depth overview of research and application in the field of agroecology, including ecological and social dynamics in agricultural landscapes in Vermont and abroad. Pre/co-requisites: PSS 021 and one semester of ecology at the 100-level or above or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: PSS 212.
Credits: 4.00
ENVS 238 - Ecological Landscape Design
Studio course synthesizing work from fields of landscape ecology and landscape design, exploring ecological design alternatives at multiple scales, and developing multifunctional landscape solutions. Pre/co-requisites: Minimum junior standing, at least design course, at least one course in ecology, or permission. Cross-listings: CDAE 238, ENVS 238, NR 238.
Credits: 3.00
ENVS 267 - Environmental History Seminar
Advanced reading and research on the role and influence of nature on human history and how people and cultures have influenced the natural world. Prerequisites: ENVS 151; six credits in History. Cross-listed with: HST 267.
Credits: 3.00
ENVS 291 - Advanced Environmental Pract
Individual readings and research, internship, or field-based learning experience at the advanced level, under direction of faculty member or environmental practitioner. Prerequisite: ENVS 001, ENVS 002; Senior/Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.00
ENVS 292 - Env Conflict Resolution
Explores the causes of conflicts involving environmental concerns and the role of environment as a factor in conflict development and mediation. Pre/co-requisites: 100-level course in Environmental Studies or Natural Resources; Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.00
ENVS 293 - Environmental Law
Principles of environmental law, including legal research methods, threshold issues, case law, trial procedure, and international comparisons in aspects of air, land, and water law. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
ENVS 294 - Environmental Education
Philosophy, concepts, and strategies of environmental education, emphasizing integration of environmental concerns into formal and nonformal educational programs for youth and adults. Prerequisite: Six hours of intermediate or advanced courses in Environmental Studies or related areas.
Credits: 3.00
ENVS 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses of current areas of interest which may vary each semester. Topics have included environmental health, energy, regional planning, international studies, literature, ethics, and natural area management. Prerequisite: One environmental course at 100 level; Junior standing.
Credits: 6.00
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