Environmental Studies 173 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES of the development of environmental thought, focusing on the relationship between humans and the environ- (ENV) ment. Participants then discuss alternative criteria for environmental decision making, including sustainability, CORE fACULTy: equity, ecological integrity, economic efficiency, and ProfESSorS KAhN*, CooPEr, WArrEN environmental justice. The course concludes with an ASSoCIATE ProfESSorS DrUMBL, KNAPP examination of contemporary environmental issues, ASSISTANT ProfESSorS CASEY, HAMILToN including global warming, invasive species, energy and the environment, tropical deforestation, and the The Program in Environmental Studies is an inter- relationship between the environment and economic disciplinary program of study requiring an understanding development in developing countries. (SS5; GE6: as of the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, credits only, not an area.) Kahn. designed to educate students in a broad class of issues Fall, Winter related to the environment and humanity’s place in the natural world. Students are educated not as experts in any Environmental Studies 111 (1)—Environmental one discipline but rather are encouraged to understand Service Learning how insights from different disciplines complement each Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 110 and other. This is not only an academic experience but also permission of the instructor. Practical application of an expansion of the students’ capacities as citizens, al- student knowledge of environmental issues based on lowing them to become aware of the scientific, ethical, and supervised volunteer work in the greater rockbridge policy issues they will face in their local communities, their community. Students arrange to work with teachers in professions, and in the broader world community. the local school systems. The course culminates with The Program in Environmental Studies is not a ma- a paper integrating students’ knowledge with practical jor, but rather a series of related courses intended to application throughout the term. Staff. complement and enhance a chosen major. Interested Fall, Winter, Spring students are encouraged to talk to the director of the program early in their academic careers in order to plan Environmental Studies 240 (3)—Global a program best structured to their academic needs and Environmental Governance: Law, Policy, career plans. Students identified by the director of the and Economics program as having completed the requirements will have This seminar examines challenges to the integrity a notation placed on their transcripts at graduation. and well-being of the global environment. Its approach The program requires completion of the following 25 is interdisciplinary, drawing from economics, law, political or 26 credits: science, and ecology. Through a series of case studies, this seminar unpacks the tragedy of the commons, open- 1. Required courses: Environmental Studies 110, access resources, the place of markets, intergenerational 397 equality, distributive ethics, environmental racism, and 2. Social Sciences: one course from each of the the role of “law” in promoting sustainable economic following two areas. regimes. The case studies are introduced on a modular a. Economics 101; Politics 100 basis and include, but are not limited to, climate change; b. Economics 255; Environmental Studies 240; trade and globalization; biodiversity and intellectual Politics 233 property; deforestation and poverty; marine resources; 3. Natural and Physical Sciences: one course from and transboundary movement of hazardous substances. each of the following two areas. Throughout, an attempt is made to understand the a. Biology 101; Geology 100 or 101 economic and ecological effects of extant international b. Biology 245, 246, 322; Geology 141, 150 legal regimes and to explore how these can be improved. 4. Humanities: two courses chosen from English Kahn, Drumbl. 380 (when appropriate), 294; Environmental Winter Studies 395; Philosophy 108, 260; religion 224 (Anthropology 224). Environmental Studies 295 (3)—Special Topics in Environmental Studies Most of these courses fulfill certain general education Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 110 and permis- requirements and may be applicable to the majors in sion of the instructor. This courses examines special each of the departments. topics in environmental studies, such as ecotourism, the environment and development, local environmental is- Environmental Studies 110 (3)—Introduction to sues, values and the environment, global fisheries, global Environmental Studies climate change, tropical deforestation and similar topics Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing or of importance, which could change from year to year. permission of the instructor. An interdisciplinary intro- This is a research-intensive course where the student duction to environmental studies with an emphasis on would be expected to write a significant paper, either how societies organize themselves through their social, individually or as part of a group, of sufficient quality to political and economic institutions to respond to environ- be made useful to the scholarly and policy communities. mental problems. The course begins with a discussion May be repeated for degree credit with permission and if the topics are different. Kahn. *Director of the Program in Environmental Studies 174 Environmental Studies/french Environmental Studies 395 (3)—Special Topics in Environmental Ethics fRENCh (fREN) (Department of romance Languages) This course explores areas of topical concern within the field of environmental ethics. The issues explored G. W. Custis Lee foundation may vary from year to year. May be repeated for degree credit with permission and if the topics are different. ProfESSorS frALIN, rADULESCU Cooper. ASSoCIATE ProfESSorS LAMBETh, Spring frÉGNAC-CLAVE ASSISTANT ProfESSor KAMArA Environmental Studies 397 (3)—Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies MAJor IN frENCH Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 110 and comple- tion of any two of the three remaining areas for the A major in french leading to a Bachelor of Arts Environmental Studies Program, or permission of the degree requires demonstrated proficiency in listening, instructor. An interdisciplinary capstone course intended speaking, reading, and writing, and completion of at least 39 credits as follows: for students in the environmental studies program. 1. Core courses (27 credits) Students analyze a particular environmental issue and a. french 261, 273, 331, 332 and 397 attempt to integrate scientific inquiry, political and eco- b. Two additional courses at the 200 level, including nomic analysis and ethical implications. The particular one chosen from 280, 281 and 282 issue changes each year. Staff. c. Two additional courses numbered 333 or Winter above 2. Related courses (12 credits)—completion of one Environmental Studies 401 (1), 402 (2), 403 (3)— of the following groups: Directed Individual Studies a. At least 12 credits in a non-romance language or Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Students through the intermediate level in a non-romance undertake significant original research or creative activity language not previously studied. Students who in the area of Environmental Studies, under the direction wish to work in french and another romance of a faculty member. May be repeated for degree credit language are advised to see the description of with permission and if the topics are different. Staff. the romance Language major below. Fall, Winter, Spring b. 12 credits, with advance departmental approval, for courses in art, English, history, philosophy, In addition to the courses in the interdisciplinary politics, and literature in translation (except 258) or for any other courses pertinent to the french program, several other courses on campus address major, including french courses numbered above environmental subjects. for course descriptions, see 172 and beyond the 18 credits required in the the appropriate departmental listings. core above. Biology 101—Environmental Biology MAJor IN roMANCE LANGUAGES Biology 245—Ecology Biology 246—Biological Diversity: Patterns and A major in Romance languages leading to a Bach- Processes elor of Arts degree consists of at least 33 credits as Biology 332—Plant functional Ecology follows: Economics 255—Environmental and Natural re- 1. Completion of the core courses for either the french source Economics major or the Spanish major English 294—Topics in Environmental Literature 2. Completion of the intermediate level or its equivalent English 380—Advanced Seminar (when appropriate, in a second romance language (french 162 or such as American Environmental Writing) 172, or Spanish 162 or 164) Geology 100—General Geology with field Em- 3. Six credits in the second language as follows: phasis a. if french, french 261 and one course chosen Geology 101—General Geology from french 273, 280, 281, and 282 Geology 135—Meteorology b. if Spanish, a Peninsular course and a Spanish- Geology 141—Global Climate Change American course, at least one of which must be a Geology 146—Geology of Natural resources literature course. Complete one of the following three sequences: Spanish 207 and 208; Spanish Geology 150—Water resources 207 and 211; Spanish 208 and 212. Geology 201—oceanography romance languages majors need not complete the Geology 397—Seminar (when appropriate) “related courses” requirement of either the french major Philosophy 108—Ethics and the Environment or the Spanish major. Philosophy 260—Philosophy of Nature Politics 233—Environmental Policy and Law HONORS: An Honors Program in French is offered for qualified students; see department head for de- Note that many departments offer special topics tails. courses and that these often have environmental studies themes.
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