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Environmental Studies (ENVS)


ENVS 212. Advanced Agroecology. 0-4 Credits.

An in-depth overview of research and application in the field of agroecology, including ecological and social dynamics in agricultural landscapes in Vermont and abroad. Pre/co-requisites: PSS 021 and one semester of ecology at the 100-level or above or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: PSS 212.

ENVS 238. Ecological Landscape Design. 4 Credits.

Studio course synthesizing work from fields of landscape ecology and landscape design, exploring ecological design alternatives at multiple scales, and developing multifunctional landscape solutions. Pre/co-requisites: Minimum Junior standing, PSS 137 or one course in ecology plus one course in design or drawing. Cross-listed with: CDAE 238, PSS 238, NR 238.

ENVS 267. Environmental History Seminar. 3 Credits.

Advanced reading and research on the role and influence of nature on human history and how people and cultures have influenced the natural world. Prerequisites: ENVS 151; six credits in History. Cross-listed with: HST 267.

ENVS 291. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: ENVS 002; Junior standing.

ENVS 292. Env Conflict Resolution. 3 Credits.

Explores the causes of conflicts involving environmental concerns and the role of environment as a factor in conflict development and mediation. Prerequisites: ENVS 002; Junior standing.

ENVS 293. Environmental Law. 3 Credits.

Principles of environmental law, including legal research methods, threshold issues, case law, trial procedure, and international comparisons in aspects of air, land, and water law. Prerequisites: ENVS 142 or NR 153; Junior standing.

ENVS 294. Environmental Education. 3 Credits.

Philosophy, concepts, and strategies of environmental education, emphasizing integration of environmental concerns into formal and nonformal educational programs for youth and adults. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

ENVS 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

Advanced courses of current areas of interest which may vary each semester. Topics have included environmental health, energy, regional planning, international studies, literature, ethics, and natural area management. Prerequisite: Junior standing.