Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Environmental Policy, B.A. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Environmental Policy, B.A.

Requirements for the Major in Environmental Policy

Includes ENS 100  , four core policy/humanities courses, one quantitative method or spatial analysis course; three required science courses; four upper level policy/humanities courses in an area of concentration; one environmental seminar; one senior seminar; and two thesis credits for a total of 17 courses. Specific requirements are listed below:  (Please note that students may not develop an ID major with Environmental Policy, nor minor in Environmental Engineering)

A. Introductory course

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Studies

B. Four required policy courses

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECO 228 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

and three from:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
AAH 260 - Nature, Art, and The Environment
  • AAH 265 - Environmentalism in Contemporary Art
  • ANT 241 - Environmental Anthropology
  • ANT 248 - Sustainability Culture
  • CLS 153 - The Environment in the Ancient World
    EGL 266 - Black Women Writers
    EGL 280 - Nature and Environmental Writing
    EGL 281 - Environmental Psychology and Place Attachment in the American Literary Landscape
    ENS 201 - Food Ecology
    HST 225 - American Environmental History
    HST 229 - The Adirondacks and American Environmental History
    MLT 300T - Irkutsk, Russia Internship
  • PHL 272 - Sustainability Theory & Practice
  • PHL 273 - Environmental Ethics
    PSC 260 - Policy Making and American Society
    PSC 272 - The Environment, Energy, and US Politics
    PSC 283 - Social Movements, the Environment and Society
    SOC 260 - Population and Society: Demographic Trends
    SOC 270 - Social Movements, the Environment, and Society
    SOC 271 - Sociology of Disaster
    SOC 359 - Environmental Policy and Resource Management

    C. One quantitative methods and spatial analysis course

    one course from

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ECO 243 - Introduction to Econometrics
    ENS 204 - Geographic Information Systems
    ENS 215 - Exploring Environmental Data
    PSY 200 - Statistical Methods in Psychology
    SOC 201 - Social Data Analysis
    SOC 300 - Quantitative Methods of Social Research
    STA 104 - (MTH-104) Introduction to Statistics
    STA 164 - (MTH 164) Strategies of Experimentation: Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
    STA 264 - (MTH 264) Regression Analysis

    D. Three required science courses

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    Required Course:

    BIO 103 - (110) Diversity of Life: Heredity, Evolution, and Ecology

     

    Choose one from the following:

    BIO 320 - Ecology
    BIO 322 - Conservation Biology
    BIO 324 - Plant Ecology
    BIO 350 - Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 350T - Terrestrial Ecology
  •  

    Choose one from the following:

    GEO 106 - Introduction to Oceanography
    GEO 108 - Earth Resources
    GEO 109 - Geologic Perspectives on Global Warming
    GEO 110 - Physical Geology
    GEO 112 - Environmental Geology
    GEO 117 - Natural Disasters
    GEO 120 - The Earth and Life Through Time

    E. Four upper level policy/humanities courses in an area of concentration

    (No double counting from A-D, above). The following are suggested areas of concentration; alterations must be approved in writing by the ESPE Director.

    Please Note: Up to two internships may be counted toward any of the tracks below, provided the subject of the internship is selected with that track in mind and approved in writing by both the relevant internship director and the ESPE Director; specific internships include:

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
  • ANT 232T / ECO 232T - Fiji Culture and Entrepreneurship
  • ANT 490T - Anthropology Independent Study Abroad
    ECO 390 - Economics Internships
    MLT 300T - Irkutsk, Russia Internship
    PSC 277 - Capital Region Political Internships
  • PSC 279T - Term in Washington D.C. Project
  • SOC 385 - Internships for Community Outreach

    Environmental Law and Management

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    CLS 153 - The Environment in the Ancient World
    ENS 208 - Waste Management and Recycling
    ENS 210 - Groundwater Hydrology
    ENS 299 - Environmental Forensics
    GEO 109 - Geologic Perspectives on Global Warming
    GEO 209 - Paleoclimatology
    GEO 210 - Groundwater Hydrology w/Lab
    GEO 355T - Living on the Edge
    HST 109 - History of Sustainability
    HST 138 - Big History
    HST 206 - Environmental Histories of Empire
    HST 225 - American Environmental History
    HST 229 - The Adirondacks and American Environmental History
  • HST 299 - Sustainability Theory & Practice
  • PHL 272 - Sustainability Theory & Practice
  • PHL 273 - Environmental Ethics
    PSC 260 - Policy Making and American Society
    PSC 264 - Congressional Politics
    PSC 272 - The Environment, Energy, and US Politics
    PSC 273 - The Supreme Court and Judicial Politics
    SOC 240 - Political Sociology
    SOC 260 - Population and Society: Demographic Trends
    SOC 270 - Social Movements, the Environment, and Society

    Environmental Problems and Response

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    AAH 260 - Nature, Art, and The Environment
  • AAH 265 - Environmentalism in Contemporary Art
  • ANT 241 - Environmental Anthropology
  • ANT 248 - Sustainable Culture
  • AVA 345 - The Illustrated Organism
    CLS 153 - The Environment in the Ancient World
    EGL 266 - Black Women Writers
    EGL 280 - Nature and Environmental Writing
    EGL 281 - Environmental Psychology and Place Attachment in the American Literary Landscape
    ENS 201 - Food Ecology
    ENS 208 - Waste Management and Recycling
    ENS 210 - Groundwater Hydrology
    ENS 222 - The New Wall of China
    ENS 247 - Sustainable Infrastructure
    ENS 253 - Environmentally Friendly Buildings
    ENS 291 - Construction for Humanity
    ENS 299 - Environmental Forensics
    GEO 109 - Geologic Perspectives on Global Warming
    GEO 209 - Paleoclimatology
    GEO 210 - Groundwater Hydrology w/Lab
    GEO 355T - Living on the Edge
    HST 206 - Environmental Histories of Empire
    HST 225 - American Environmental History
    HST 291 - Construction for Humanity
  • HST 299 - The Nuclear Age
  • MLT 209 - The New Wall of China
  • PHL 272 - Sustainability Theory and Practice
  • PHL 273 - Environmental Ethics
  • REE 300T - History and Environment of Siberia
  • SOC 202 - Social Problems, Policy and Pop Culture
    SOC 260 - Population and Society: Demographic Trends
    SOC 270 - Social Movements, the Environment, and Society
    SOC 271 - Sociology of Disaster
    SOC 370 - Public Health
    SPN 334 - Cartographies of Disasters
    SOC 387T - Community Service Miniterm
  • TAB 321T - Buenos Aires Mini -Term*
  • TAB 333T - New Zealand Mini-Term Abroad
  • TAB 344T - Egypt Mini-Term*
  • TAB 358T - Sustainability Down Under
  • *Provided term paper is written on an environmental topic

    Energy and Sustainability

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    BIO 322 - Conservation Biology
    ENS 200 - Energy
    ENS 201 - Food Ecology
    ENS 208 - Waste Management and Recycling
    ENS 209 - Renewable Energy Systems
    ENS 222 - The New Wall of China
    ENS 247 - Sustainable Infrastructure
    ENS 253 - Environmentally Friendly Buildings
    ENS 277 - The Water Paradox
    ENS 291 - Construction for Humanity
    ENS 299 - Environmental Forensics
    HST 109 - History of Sustainability
    HST 206 - Environmental Histories of Empire
    HST 291 - Construction for Humanity
  • HST 299 - The Nuclear Age
  • MLT 209 - The New Wall of China
  • MLT 300 - Environmental History: Siberia
  • PSC 272 - The Environment, Energy, and US Politics
  • TAB 333T - New Zealand Mini-Term
  • F. Environmental Services and Policy

    (Junior seminar for Environmental Policy majors)

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    SOC 450 - Environmental Services and Policy

    G. ESPE Senior Seminar

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENS 460 - Environmental Science & Policy Senior Seminar

    H. Two terms of thesis research

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENS 498 - Environmental Science & Policy Research 1
    ENS 499 - Environmental Science & Policy Research 2

    Requirements for Honors in Environmental Science, Policy, and Engineering:

    The major requirements as specified above are required, as are the GPA requirements of Union College described elsewhere in this catalog. A senior research thesis is required, consisting of at least two terms of ENS 498 and ENS 499 (independent research with a faculty member) and presentation at Steinmetz symposium or other conference as approved by the advisor.

    Notes: