University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Environmental Studies

ENVS 002 - D2:SU:International Env Stdies

Multidisciplinary analysis of the interaction of global and local variables in understanding and solving pervasive environmental problems. 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 150 - Environmental Field Studies

Travel study courses examining environmental issues from a local ecological, political, and socioeconomic perspective using experiential learning methods in diverse sites. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, NR 001, NR 002, ENSC 001.

ENVS 154 - D2:Trad Ecological Knowledge

Examines how specific peoples of the world live in their environments and how their knowledge, practices and beliefs are created, passed on, or lost. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, NR 001, NR 002, ENSC 001.

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 180 - Radical Environmentalism

Survey of radical environmental philosophy and activism from a liberation ethics perspective. Includes deep ecology, ecofeminism, environmental justice, and ecological resistance movements around the world. Prerequisite: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, or NR 002.

ENVS 188 - SU:Sustainability Science

The study of sustainability integrating natural and social science perspectives. Topics include theories of ecological adaptation and resilience, sustainability assessment methods, emerging technologies and applications. 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 204 - Seminar Environmental Studies

Review and discussion of current environmental research and literature. Prerequisites: ENVS 001 and ENVS 002; minimum Junior standing.

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 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.