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Fall 2009 Courses

Attention Class of 2010:  ES 367/368 Junior Seminar has been replaced by ES 374 Environmental Studies: Methods and Approaches.  ES 374 is the first course in the senior capstone sequence and is a required course for all seniors.

Attention all ES Majors & Minors:  ID 210 Introduction to GIS is being offered in the fall and is strongly recommended for all ES students and is required for the new ES-Environmental Science track.  Two sections of MS 104 Introduction to Statistics are being offered and will count in place of MS 104E for the old Environmental Science track of the ES major.

There are also several new or special topics courses that do not appear on the master schedule list for ES.  Please see the descriptions of these courses below.

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FALL 2009 ES COURSES

Courses for both tracks of the new ES major (for Class of 2012)
Courses for both tracks of the old ES major (for Classes of 2009-2011)
Courses for the new ES minor (for Class of 2012)
Courses for the old ES minor (for Class of 2009-2011)
Special Topics Course Descriptions 

Courses for the new ES Major (for Class of 2012)

Social and Cultural Perspectives Track (for Class of 2012)

Foundation:

ES 100 Environmental Concerns in Perspective 

Social and Cultural Core:

EC 343 Environmental and Resource Economics

EN 229 Literature and the Environment

SO 223S Environmental Sociology 

Cluster A:

AM 250A Regional Culture: The Hudson River

AN 207 North American Archeology

AN 351 Primate Conservation

ED 261C Themes in Education: Environmental Education

EN 229 Literature and the Environment

EC 343 Environmental and Resource Economics

ES 221 Sustainable Development

GO 339 International Political Economy and the Environment

IA 101 Introduction to International Affairs

SO 223S Environmental Sociology 

Cluster B1:

BI 140 Marine 

BI 241 Ecology

BI 327 Conservation Ecology

ES 205 Conservation and Use of Forested Landscapes

GE 101 Earth Systems Science

GE 211 Climatology

GE 351 Special Topics in Geology 

Capstone:

ES 374 Environmental Studies: Methods and Approaches 

Methods for ES(S&C):

EC 237 Statistical Methods

ID 210 Introduction to GIS

MS 104 Introduction to Statistics

SO 226 Social Research Analysis

SO 227 Social Research Design

Environmental Science Track (for Class of 2012)

Foundation:

ES 100 Environmental Concerns in Perspective 

Natural Science Foundation:

BI 105 Biological Sciences I

CH 105 Chemical Principles I

CH 106 Chemical Principles II

GE 101 Earth Systems Science 

ES(S) Core:

ES 205 Conservation and Use of Forested Landscapes 

Cluster A:

AM 250A Regional Culture: The Hudson River

AN 207 North American Archeology

AN 351 Primate Conservation

ED 261C Themes in Education: Environmental Education

EN 229 Literature and the Environment

EC 343 Environmental and Resource Economics

ES 221 Sustainable Development

GO 339 International Political Economy and the Environment

IA 101 Introduction to International Affairs

SO 223S Environmental Sociology 

Cluster B2:

BI 241 Ecology

BI 327 Conservation Ecology

CH 221 Organic Chemistry I

GE 211 Climatology

GE 216 Sedimentology

GE 351 Special Topics in Geology 

Capstone:

ES 374 Environmental Studies: Methods and Approaches 

Methods for ES(S):

ID 210 Introduction to GIS

MS 104 Introduction to Statistics

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Courses for the old ES Major (for Class of 2009-2011)

Social and Cultural Perspectives Track (for Class of 2009-2011)

Foundation:

ES 100 Environmental Concerns in Perspective 

Cluster A:

AM 250A Regional Culture: The Hudson River

AN 207 North American Archeology

ED 261C Themes in Education: Environmental Education

EN 229 Literature and the Environment

EC 343 Environmental and Resource Economics

GO 339 International Political Economy and the Environment

IA 101 Introduction to International Affairs

SO 223S Environmental Sociology 

Cluster B1:

BI 140 Marine 

BI 241 Ecology

BI 327 Conservation Ecology

ES 205 Conservation and Use of Forested Landscapes

GE 101 Earth Systems Science

GE 211 Climatology

GE 351 Special Topics in Geology 

Cluster C:

ES 221 Sustainable Development

AN 351 Primate Conservation 

Capstone:

ES 374 Environmental Studies: Methods and Approaches

Note:  The ES Program will consider counting one or more Cluster C courses toward your Cluster A requirements.  Please consult your advisor and/or Karen Kellogg, Director of ES, if you would like to make a request for substitution. 

Environmental Science Track (for Class of 2009-2011) 

Foundation:

ES 100 Environmental Concerns in Perspective 

Core:

GE 101 Earth Systems Science will be substituted for GE 207 Environmental Geology

All other substitutions at the core must be worked out with your advisor and/or Karen Kellogg, Director of ES. 

Cluster A:

AM 250A Regional Culture: The Hudson River

AN 207 North American Archeology

ED 261C Themes in Education: Environmental Education

EN 229 Literature and the Environment

EC 343 Environmental and Resource Economics

GO 339 International Political Economy and the Environment

IA 101 Introduction to International Affairs

SO 223S Environmental Sociology 

Cluster B2:

BI 241 Ecology

BI 327 Conservation Ecology

CH 221 Organic Chemistry I

GE 211 Climatology

GE 216 Sedimentology

GE 351 Special Topics in Geology 

Cluster C:

ES 221 Sustainable Development

AN 351 Primate Conservation 

Capstone:

ES 374 Environmental Studies: Methods and Approaches 

Methods:

MS 104 Introduction to Statistics

Note:  The ES Program will consider counting one or more Cluster C courses toward your Cluster A requirements.  Please consult your advisor and/or Karen Kellogg, Director of ES, if you would like to make a request for substitution.

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Courses for the new ES Minor (for Class of 2012) 

Foundation:

ES 100 Environmental Concerns in Perspective 

Cluster A:

AM 250A Regional Culture: The Hudson River

AN 207 North American Archeology

AN 351 Primate Conservation

ED 261C Themes in Education: Environmental Education

EN 229 Literature and the Environment

EC 343 Environmental and Resource Economics

ES 221 Sustainable Development

GO 339 International Political Economy and the Environment

IA 101 Introduction to International Affairs

SO 223S Environmental Sociology 

Cluster B1:

BI 140 Marine 

BI 241 Ecology

BI 327 Conservation Ecology

ES 205 Conservation and Use of Forested Landscapes

GE 101 Earth Systems Science

GE 211 Climatology

GE 351 Special Topics in Geology

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Courses for the old ES Minor (for Class of 2009-2011) 

Foundation:

ES 100 Environmental Concerns in Perspective 

Cluster A:

AM 250A Regional Culture: The Hudson River

AN 207 North American Archeology

ED 261C Themes in Education: Environmental Education

EN 229 Literature and the Environment

EC 343 Environmental Economics

GO 339 International Political Economy and the Environment

IA 101 Introduction to International Affairs

SO 223S Environmental Sociology 

Cluster B1:

BI 140 Marine 

BI 241 Ecology

BI 327 Conservation Ecology

ES 205 Conservation and Use of Forested Landscapes

GE 101 Earth Systems Science

GE 211 Climatology

GE 351 Special Topics in Geology 

Cluster C:

ES 221 Sustainable Development

AN 351 Primate Conservation 

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Special Topics Course Descriptions

AN 351 Primate Conservation – Instructor: Chris Grassi

Most non-human primate species live in developing countries in the tropics which suffer from high population growth rates and dwindling natural resources. The non-human primates are threatened with habitat disturbance, hunting, and black market trading, as well as global warming. Many of the human populations live in poverty. This course will examine the causes and consequences of the threats to primate species' survival as well as the long-standing relationships between human and non-human primates: how they have interacted, and how this has lead to the endangered status of some or may help preserve other primate species. This course will explore different strategies for protecting primates and their habitats such as cultural practices, special reserves and national parks, research programs, public education, and eco-tourism.  Permission of instructor is required.

ED 261C Themes in Education: Environmental Education – Instructor: Kelly Grindstaff

Environmental education is at the heart of any attempt to solve environmental problems. Scientific, policy, and even economic approaches to environmental problems all rely on public knowledge and attitudes to succeed. And for long-run enduring change, arguably education is the only route.  This class will introduce you to the nature, theory & justification of environmental education, with the young and old, and in formal and non-formal settings.  As part of the course, you will work on a project of your choosing; evaluating resources, exploring local opportunities and developing curriculum for the age group, setting, and issues that most interests you.  

GE 351 Special Topics in Geology 

Biogeochemical cycles describe the transport and transformation of substances in the environment through physical, chemical, and biological processes.  Emphasis is placed on describing the flux of nutrients and other important chemical species among the Earth System's principal components: hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. This course examines connections, interactions, and feedbacks from the molecular to the global scale. The fate of elements in cycles is often coupled, with profound implications for climatic and ecological processes. We apply an Earth System Science approach to analysis of the regulation and perturbation of biogeochemical cycles throughout Earth history and by human activities. 

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