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 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/
ES 220 Topics in Conservation Biology 3 Cr
A course designed to improve the scientific literacy of students interested
in solving the conservation/environmental challenges that result
from overuse of natural resources. Using concepts from taxonomy,
ecology, genetics, and geography, conservation biology seeks the most
effective strategies for addressing threats to biological diversity, ecological
integrity and environmental health. The course will be divided into
roughly 50% lecture/discussion and 50% laboratory and thus, fulfills
the CORE requirement for Natural Science. The course will change
geographic focus from year to year to allow students to take the course
more than once and explore different bioregions. The neotropics (Latin
America) will be the geographic focus in even numbered years and will
fulfill a requirement for the Latin American Studies Minor. Open to
all Carroll students. Fall semester, even-numbered years.
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.