Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Courses

ENSS 120 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3.0 Credits

This course looks at the many topics that fall under the interdisciplinary focus of environmental studies, such as biodiversity, preservation, conservation, sustainability, deforestation, environmental justice, risk society, treadmill of production, and climate change. Students will be introduced to the ideas, issues and practices linked to these concepts.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENSS 275 Global Climate Change 3.0 Credits

This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the issue of global climate change. It focuses on the scientific evidence for climate change, its impact on natural and human systems, actions that can be taken to mitigate or adapt to climate change and the political and cultural dynamics of this issue.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENSS 280 Special Topics 1.0-12.0 Credit

This course will explore current issues and interests in Environmental Studies. The topic will vary each term.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS 285 Introduction to Urban Planning 3.0 Credits

The urban planning profession seeks to improve the arrangement and character of the built environment: the places we live, work, and play. Planners develop strategies and designs to improve communities for the future, balancing citizen, political, financial, and environmental interests. This practice-focused course will introduce the many types of work planners do, and many local professionals who do it.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENSS 325 Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning 4.0 Credits

This course serves to introduce students to the field of urban and environmental planning. In doing so, this course seeks to expose students to the skill sets used by planners: including the planning process; citizens participation models; community needs assessment; data analysis and presentation; plan implementation and evaluation; and professional ethics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENSS 326 Cities and Sustainability 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an overview of the issue of sustainability planning and policy for cities. Topics include how we define sustainability for cities, and how we measure its progress and impacts. The course will also cover how land reuse planning impacts the development of green space, including parks, gardens and urban agriculture, as well as green building, the green economy and the impact of sustainability planning on public health outcomes.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENSS 341 Environmental Movements in America 4.0 Credits

Focuses on key collective actors and institutions that are involved in the creation of U.S. environmental policies, including historical and cultural processes of change involving social movements, environmental advocacy organizations, foundations, and the media.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENSS 345 Sociology of the Environment 4.0 Credits

Examines acts of nature vs. acts of man, food and health, environmental politics, social movements and environmental issues, environmental and development policies, and environmental and global change.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENSS 346 Environmental Justice 4.0 Credits

Focuses on the political economy of environmental injustice and the impact of social movements addressing it; impact of chemical pollutants on human health; and the scientific and legal issues surrounding the study and regulation of pollutants.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENSS 347 Introduction to Environmental Policy Analysis 4.0 Credits

Introduction the development and implementation of U.S. environmental policy, including historical development, political process, methods of analysis and creation of laws, regulations and budgets.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENSS 348 Delaware River Issues and Policy 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the various elements of watershed management including the governance structure of the Delaware Basin, what science can and cannot tell us, how policies may differ by state, how toxic pollutants are managed and impacts of climate change. Also addressed are how various species are protected and the challenges of maintaining the natural world in a densely populated watershed.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Pre-Junior or Senior.

ENSS 499 Independent Study 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides a course of independent study in Environmental Studies. Topics for study must be approved in advance of registration by the advisor and the instructor involved.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS I199 Independent Study in ENSS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS I299 Independent Study in ENSS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS I399 Independent Study in ENSS 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS I499 Independent Study in ENSS 1.0-12.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS T180 Special Topics in Environmental Studies & Sustainability 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS T280 Special Topics in Environmental Studies & Sustainability 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS T380 Special Topics in Environmental Studies & Sustainability 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENSS T480 Special Topics in Environ Stu & Sustainability 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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