University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Environmental Studies

ENVS 001 - SU:Intro to Envrnmtl Studies

Survey of environmental studies examining ecological, socioeconomic, aesthetic, and technological influences determining quality of life on earth. Prerequisite: First-year/Sophomore standing.

ENVS 095 - Special Topics

Introductory courses of current areas of interest which vary each semester. Topics have included environmental health, energy, regional planning, international studies, literature, ethics, and natural areas management.

ENVS 101 - Academic Planning Workshop

Individual investigation and design of major plan in Environmental Studies with emphasis on academic and career choices. Prerequisites: ENVS 001, ENVS 002; Environmental Studies major.

ENVS 107 - SU: Human Health & Envirnmt

Offers an introduction to "environmental health." Topics include: methods (toxicology, epidemiology) environmental health hazards (physical, biological, chemical) and supports (nature contact), risk analysis, communication and managment, health and climate change, food production and access, energy production, and water. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: HLTH 107, NR 107.

ENVS 137 - Landscape Design Fundamentals

Studio course to learn techniques of landscape design and analysis, develop graphic communication skills for representing the landscape, and apply sustainable design principles to a site. Pre/co-requisites: Junior standing; at least one course in drawing, design, or mapping, or permission of the Instructor. Cross-listed with: CDAE 137, PSS 137, NR 137.

ENVS 141 - Intro to Ecological Economics

Introduction to the study of economics as dependent on social and environmental systems and to transdisciplinary problem-solving using ecological economics. Prerequisite: Minimum Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: NR 141.

ENVS 142 - Intro to Environmental Policy

Introduction to policy aspects of environment and natural resources including policy processes, public governance, and citizen participation with applications to environmental issues. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, NR 001, NR 002, ENSC 001. Cross-listed with: NR 153.

ENVS 143 - Political Ecology

Human-environment interactions under globalization. Social and economic causes of global and local environmental problems. Environmental movements and sustainable livelihoods in First and Third Worlds. Prerequisites: GEOG 040; GEOG 050 or GEOG 070. Cross listed with: GEOG 173.

ENVS 156 - Permaculture

Design of agriculturally productive environments that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of the natural biosphere to harmoniously integrate landscape and people. Prerequisite: Three hours basic biological or ecological science, or permission. Cross-listed with: PSS 156.

ENVS 167 - D2: Global Env History

The role and influence of nature on global human history and how people and cultures have influenced the natural world around them. Prerequisite: ENVS 002 or NR 002. May not be taken concurrently with or following receipt of credit for HST 067 since course requirements partially overlap.

ENVS 173 - Landscape Natural History

This field-based course examines patterns and processes on local landscapes from an interdisciplinary perspective, with an emphasis on geology, soil science, plant ecology, and ecosystem geography. Prerequisite: ENVS 001 or NR 001.

ENVS 174 - Nat Areas Conservation&Steward

Examines land protection and stewardship efforts of conservation organizations and public agencies. Builds on principles of conservation biology to understand issues in conserving and managing natural areas. Prerequisite: ENVS 001 or NR 001.

ENVS 179 - D2: Ecofeminism

Investigation of the parallel dominations of women and nature, through analysis and reflection on ecofeminist theory, activism, and spirituality. Prerequisite: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, NR 002, or GSWS 001. Cross-listed with: GSWS 179.

ENVS 181 - D1:Environmental Justice

Examines environmental inequalities among communities of race/ethnicity and economic class through a social justice lens: how racism, classism, prejudice, and power are intimately intertwined with environmental pollution. Prerequisite: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, or NR 002.

ENVS 182 - D2:Religion and Ecology

Exploration of the greening of major world religious traditions in both practice and philosophy. Includes institutional, activist, and lifestyle initiatives in ecological spirituality. Prerequisite: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, or NR 002.

ENVS 185 - Topics in Enviro Activism

Hands-on experience in and critical reflection on environmental activism; recent topics include "Climate Advocacy" and "Land & Food Justice." Prerequisite: ENVS 001 or ENVS 002 or NR 001 or NR 002 or CDAE 002.

ENVS 187 - Campus Sustainability

Sustainability methods, policies, and frameworks applied in the campus setting using UVM as a case study and field site for the study of campus greening. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, NR 001, NR 002, ENSC 001.

ENVS 191 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Permission of course coordinator.

ENVS 195 - Special Topics

Intermediate courses of current areas of interest which vary each semester. Topics have included environmental health, energy, regional planning, international studies, literature, ethics, and natural area management. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, NR 001, NR 002, ENSC 001.

ENVS 197 - Student Designed Course

Student-taught courses beyond the scope of existing formal courses in environmental studies. Developed according to Program guidelines, with sponsorship by interested faculty. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, NR 001, NR 002, ENSC 001.

ENVS 201 - Research Methods

Planning, design, and methods for the senior capstone thesis or project. Includes literature review and proposal writing. Prerequisites: ENVS 151; Junior standing.

ENVS 202 - Senior Capstone

Senior capstone thesis, project, creative arts project, or internship under faculty direction. Prerequisites: Environmental Studies major; minimum Junior standing.

ENVS 203 - Honors Thesis

Undergraduates only.

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.

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.

ENVS 284 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit. May be repeated.

ENVS 291 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: ENVS 002; Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: ENVS 142 or NR 153; Junior standing.

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: Junior standing.

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: Junior standing.