Carroll College, Helena Montana

Course Descriptions

ES: Courses in Environmental Studies

Environmental StudiesInterdepartmental


ES 121  Environmental Science  4 Cr
An introductory course focusing on the scientific analysis of environmental
issues. Using core concepts from physics, chemistry, biology and earth science, students will exam key issues associated with sustaining biodiversity,
natural resources, environmental health, and human societies. Topics will
include ecological principles; land, water and energy use; epidemiology
and toxicology; air, water and solid waste pollution; ecological economics;
and environmental policy, law and planning. The course includes a laboratory and fulfills the CORE requirement for Natural Sciences. Required
for Environmental Studies: Environmental Policy and Project Management
majors. Open to all Carroll students. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

ES 201  Environmental Practicum  1 Cr
A practical exploration of an environmental issue on the Carroll College
campus, or encompassing the campus and the local community, through
class analysis of the issue and concrete engagement with its resolution.
The course may be taken for credit of to three times in different semesters,
with an exploration of at least two different topics/projects.

ES 495  Environmental Studies Seminar  3 Cr
An analysis of selected environment-related writings and a discussion
of selected environmental themes with presentations by students and
faculty and invited lectures as available. Required of all Environmental
Studies majors and minors in their junior or senior year. Spring semester,
odd-numbered years.

ES 496  Internship  1-3 Cr
A one-semester focus on an environmental issue explored through a
working association with a federal or state agency, a private enterprise, a
community group, or a non-profit organization.

ES 498  Environmental Studies Research Paper or Research Project 3 Cr
A senior year research paper or research project, in lieu of an honors thesis,
focused on a specific environmental issue; the paper or project should provide evidence of scholarship in and integration of scientific, social scientific, and humanities analyses of or perspectives on the issue; presented to the
department faculty and student peers.