Environmental Studies

Courses

Environmental Studies 300 - Junior Seminar 

Full course for one semester. This course for ES majors explores the way environmental themes can be analyzed from interdisciplinary perspectives. Course topics may change from year to year; the course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in all of the ES-HSS requirements and both a and b of the ES-MNS requirements.

See some examples of ES300 class projects: Bringing Negawatts Home: a weatherization program proposal for the Portland Climate Action Plan (2013); Biomass to Boardman: a feasibility assessment of replacing coal with agricultural waste (2014); Reed College Climate Impact Assessment: reducing Reed's carbon footprint, one watt at a time (2015) (GIS data files), Vulnerability and Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Heat and Floods in Portland, Oregon (2017).

2017 fieldtrip to the Boardman powerplant and wind energy farms.2017 fieldtrip to the Boardman powerplant and wind energy farms.

2017 fieldtrip to the Boardman powerplant and wind energy farms.

Environmental Studies 470 - Thesis

Full course for one year.

The following courses are not offered every year; students should check current course listings and consult faculty advisors when planning their program of study.

Current (2017-18) Environmental Courses that Satisfy ES Major Requirements

Anthropology (catalog)

Anthropology 378 - Nature, Culture, and Environmentalism (Brightman, Sullivan)
Anthropology 422 - Ontological Politics (Sullivan)

Biology (catalog)

Biology 301 - Ecology (Fey)
Biology 332 - Vascular Plant Diversity (Karoly)
Biology 342 - Animal Behavior (Renn)

Chemistry (catalog)

Chemistry 201 - Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 202 - Organic Chemistry II
Chemistry 212 - Intro to Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry 230 - Environmental Chemistry (Fry)
Chemistry 311 - Analytical Chemistry (Swartz)

Economics (catalog)

Economics 348 - Economics of the Public Sector (Rork)
Economics 353- Ecological Economics (Klain)

History (catalog)

History 240 - World Environmental History (Howe)
History 270 - Introduction to American Environmental History (formerly Nature, Culture, and Society in American History) (Venit-Shelton, Howe)
History 317 - The American Earth (Howe)

Political Science  (catalog)

Political Science 368 - Environmental Politics and Policy (Koski)
Political Science 362 - State and Local Politics (Koski)

Past Environmental Courses that Satisfied ES Major Requirements

Anthropology (catalog)

Anthropology 360 - Country & City in Latin America (Sullivan)

Biology (catalog)

Biology 263 - Molecular Ecology (Karoly)
Biology 315 - Evolution (Schlenke)
Biology 332 - Vascular Plant Diversity (Karoly)
Biology 342 - Animal Behavior (Renn)
Biology 366 - Population Ecology and Evolution (Kaplan)

Chemistry (catalog)

Chemistry 230 - Environmental Chemistry (Fry/Galloway)

Economics (catalog)

Economics 348 - Economics of the Public Sector (Netusil)
Economics 351 - Environmental Economics (Netusil)
Economics 352 - Natural Resource Economics (Netusil)
Economics 358 - Urban Economics (Rork)
Economics 371 - Law and Economics (Netusil)

History (catalog)

History 240 - World Environmental History (Howe)
History 270 - Nature, Culture, and Society in American History (Venit-Shelton, Howe)
History 302 - Indigenous People and Environmental Change (Dougherty)
History 310 - Water and the American West (Howe)
History 311 - Food in American History (Venit-Shelton)
History 312 - The Environmental History of the American West (Venit-Shelton)
History 313 - Race & Region-American History (Venit-Shelton)
History 314 - Health, Disease, and Medicine in American Society (Finger)
History 317 - The American Earth (Howe)
History 338 - Crisis and Catastophe in 18th- and 19th-Century Europe (Miller)
History 345 - Whole Earths, Globalizations, and World Pictures (Lazier)
History 398 - Animals: An Intellectual and Cultural History (Lazier)

Political Science (catalog)

Political Science 331 - State and Local Politics (Koski)
Political Science 337 - Navigating Wildfire Policy (Hodges)
Political Science 338 - Environmental Politics and Policy (Koski/Hodges)
Political Science 372 - International Environmental Politics (Kim/Montgomery)
Political Science 373 - Global Environmental Controversies (Kim)
Political Science 420 - Food Politics and Policy (Koski)

Other Environmental Courses

Philosophy 211 - Environmental Ethics (Bedau) 
English 201- Eco-Lit (Leibman)
English 341 - American Pastoral (Wagner-McCoy)

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