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Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program and many courses that count toward the major are offered in other departments. The courses below are the courses offered under the ENV prefix.

100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3:3)

Survey of current environmental issues from ecological, social, cultural, political, and economic perspectives (Fall or Spring)

312 Environmental Law and Policy (3:3)

Study of federal and international environmental law and policy; topics include air and water pollution, hazardous and toxic substances, climate change, atmospheric pollution, and related issues. (cross listed with PSC 312)

313 Natural Resources Law and Policy (3:3)

Study of state, federal, and international natural resources law and policy; topics include acquisition and management of public lands, wildlife, biodiversity, resource conservation. (cross listed with PSC 313)

314 Wildlife Law and Policy (3:3)

pr: PSC/ENV 312 or PSC/ENV 313 or permission of instructor

Evolution of American wildlife law with focus on private property, federal state relations, and federal protection of species, habitat, and biodiversity. (cross listed with PSC 314)

399 Environmental Studies Internship (3:1:10)

pr: written permission of instructor

150 hours of supervised work in a private, nonprofit, or public environmental agency; five 2-hour seminars to discuss assigned readings and internship experiences; research paper or written field project required. (Fall and Spring)

401 Individual Study (1-3)

pr: departmental permission . May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

Reading or research. Available to qualified students upon recommendation of supervising instructor.

493 Honors Work (3-6)

pr: 3.30 GPA in the major; 12 semester hours in the major; departmental permission.

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.