Multidisciplinary research projects related to University or community environmental problems (e.g., energy, water conservation, solid waste, recycling).
An in-depth analysis course of a specific interdisciplinary environmental topic. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by title.
Integrated management system principles and advanced leadership strategies to create sustainable development initiatives.
Research, development and implementation of sustainability projects throughout the campus and community.
Political, social, and cultural landscapes of food and farming around the world; issues of agricultural production, trade, consumption, and food security.
Cross-listed course: GEOG 538
Critical examination of the ways ideas about nature and racial difference are conceptually and materially entwined with the production of social and environmental inequalities.
An analysis of the economics aspects of environmental decay, pollution control, and natural resource use. Analysis of the ability of the market system to allocate resources efficiently when economic activity is accompanied by environmental damage. Discussion of alternative public policy approaches to pollution control and natural resource conservation.
Cross-listed course: ECON 548
Principles of conservation biology. Importance of biodiversity, causes of decline and extinction, and restoration and conversation policy in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Cross-listed course: BIOL 571
Quantitative study of the population, community and evolutionary ecology of freshwater habitats (lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands). Includes mandatory fieldtrips.
Cross-listed course: BIOL 572
Current issues, policies, and regulations pertaining to environmental studies. Emphasizes integrated multidisciplinary approaches toward identification, evaluation, preservation, mitigation, and/or utilization of environmentally sensitive material and sites.
International environmental management systems standards will be integrated with business planning to provide students with the best strategies for future growth in today’s environmentally sensitive global economy.
Directed research topics to be individually assigned.
Preparation and presentation of a capstone project plan for conduct of multidisciplinary environmental research addressing public/private/non-profit sector issues through an internship in government agencies, NGOs or private industry.
Environmental internship in government agencies, NGOs, or private industry, culminating in a project deliverable. Typically includes data analyses/metrics, resource management options, and/or internal outreach education, with final assessment. Restricted to graduate students in the MEERM program.
Examination of the effectiveness of environmental policies and methods relative to current issues and needs.
An examination of issues related to environmental policy making, implementation and management.
Cross-listed course: POLI 769
This seminar is designed to explore and develop practical advocacy skills in the area of environmental representation and to provide an understanding of advocacy in administrative, legislative, and litigation arenas.
Cross-listed course: LAWS 804
Examination of the intellectual, cultural, and ethical frameworks within which environmental problems arise and are solved.
Cross-listed course: PHIL 835