University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

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: NR 104 or POLS 021. Cross-listed with: NR 153.

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 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 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 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, including implications for health. Prerequisite: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, or NR 002.

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 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 - SU: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 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 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.