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 Environmental Studies Curriculum


Students declaring their EVST major from July 1, 2016 onward will follow the curriculum outlined here as New Curriculum. All other students can opt to change to the new curriculum (via discussions with their EVST advisor). Students who do not opt to change over to the new system will automatically be considered under the former EVST degree requirements (see Former Curriculum listed below).

 

New Curriculum:

The major in environmental studies has both core course requirements and a credit requirement. The major requires students to take at least 30 credits of approved course work and a minimum of ten courses in environmental studies (EVST) or courses in associated fields listed below. A maximum of three courses or nine credits from 1000-level courses can be counted toward the fulfillment of the major, and a maximum of two study abroad courses can count towards the degree. In addition, a minimum of three courses at or above the 3000-level are required for the major. The major requires students to take three core EVST courses, one methods course, and six electives, three of which must come from the School of Liberal Arts (SLA). A minimum of two, and a maximum of four, courses are to be taken from outside the School of Liberal Arts. Only one internship (EVST 4560) may be counted towards the major requirements.

Students should note that some courses have prerequisites or are open only to majors (e.g., IDEV 3200), though some restrictions may be waived with instructor approval if class space allows. Careful academic planning, in consultation with your EVST faculty advisor, is strongly recommended.

 

EVST Core Courses - all students must take all three of these courses

1) EVST 1010 Introduction to Environmental Studies (should be taken in Freshman or Sophomore year)
2) EVST 3310 Approaches to Environmental Studies (should be taken in Sophomore or Junior year)
3) EVST 4410 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies (should be taken in Senior year)


Methods courses
(Select at least one):

AHST 3131 Urban Geography & New Orleans Case Study
ANTH 3090 Geoarchaeology
COMM 3510 Environmental Communication
EBIO 2020 Theory and Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
EBIO 2600 Natural Resource Conservation: Theory and Practice
EENS/EBIO 3150 or 6150 Intro to Geographic Info Systems (and lab)
EBIO 4080/6080 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
EBIO 4460 Biodiversity and Environmental Informatics
EENS 3800 Environmental Analysis Laboratory
EBIO 4676/6676 Wetland Vegetation
EBIO 6260 Paleoclimatology
ENGL 4661 Narrating the Environment
EVST 4210 Environmental and Social Justice in NOLA (EVST summer program)
EVST 4560 Environmental Internship
HISL/HISU 3000 Historical Methods
POLS 2010 Introduction to Scope and Methods of Political Science
SOCI 3030 Introduction to Research Design
SOCI 3040 Intro to Research Analysis (NOTE: SOCI 3030 is a mandatory prerequisite)
SOCI 4210 Urban Ethnography and Social Justice
SLAM 3020 Management


EVST Electives (select 6; a minimum or 3 must come from the School of Liberal Arts).

Environmental Electives in the School of Liberal Arts (select at least three):

ANTH 3090 Geoarchaeology
ANTH 3140/6140 Primate Behavior and Ecology
ANTH 3430/6430 Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes
ANTH 3560 Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 3700 Environmental Anthropology
ANTH 4130 North American Prehistory
ANTH 4210 Seminar in Historical Ecology
ANTH 4410 Olmec and Maya Civilizations
ANTH 6100 South American Archaeology
COMM 3510 Environmental Communication
ECON 3320 Urban Economics
ECON 3330 Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 4960 Topics in Environmental Science
EVST 4400 Urban Political Ecology
EVST 4190 Environmental Crime and Security
EVST 3900 Special Topics in Environmental Studies
EVST 4210 Environmental and Social Justice in NOLA (EVST summer program)
EVST 4560 Environmental Internship
EVST 4990 Honors Thesis
EVST 4910 Independent Study
EVST 5000 Honors Thesis
ENGL 4661 Narrating the Environment
ENLS 4810 Literature and Environment
HISU 2912 US Environmental History
IDEV 3200 Sustainable Development
IDEV 4950 Environment and Development
IDEV 4951 Food security, sustainable development and social organization
PHIL 3340 Humanity’s Place in Nature
PHIL 6520 Environmental Ethics
POLA 4230 Environmental Politics and Policy
POLC 4390 Poverty and Development
POLC 4340 Latin American Environmental Politics
POLI 4620 Global Environmental Politics
SOCI 2100 Latin America and the Environment
SOCI 2600 Environmental Sociology
SOCI 4210 Urban Ethnography and Social Justice
SOCI 4610 Ecology and Society (EVST Summer Program in NOLA)
SOCI 6012 Global Political Economy and the Environment
SLAM 3020 Management

Environmental Electives in the School of Science and Engineering:

EBIO 1040 Global Environmental Change
EBIO 2020 Theory and Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
EBIO 2040 Conservation Biology
EBIO 2050 Global Change Biology
EBIO 2100 Marine Biology
EBIO 2240 Oceans and Human Health
EBIO 2030 History of Life
EBIO 2330 Natural History of Louisiana
EBIO 2600 Natural Resource Conservation: Theory and Practice
EENS/EBIO 3150 or 6150 Intro to Geographic Info Systems (and lab)
EBIO 3580 Urban Ecology
EBIO 4110 Tropical Ecology
EBIO 4190 Wetlands Ecology
EBIO 4270 Population Ecology
EBIO 4460 Biodiversity and Environmental Informatics
EBIO 4676/6676 Wetland Vegetation
EBIO 6260 Paleoclimatology
EBIO 6340 Ecological Analysis
EENS 2020 Environmental Geology
EENS 2060 Introductory Geography
EENS 2070 Weather and Climate
EENS 2230 Oceanography
EENS 3050 Natural Disasters
EENS/EBIO 3150 Intro to Geographic Info Systems (and lab)
EENS 3730 Pathways to Urban Sustainability
EENS 3800 Environmental Analysis Laboratory
EENS 4040 Coastal Marine Geology
EENS 4360 Environmental Geochemistry
EENS 4800 Air Pollution Fundamentals
EENS 6260 Paleoclimatology
CHEM 2500 Environmental Chemistry
COLQ 4120 Grand Canyon Colloquium

Environmental Electives in other schools at Tulane:

AHST 3131 Urban Geography & New Orleans Case Study
ENRG 4410 Energy Markets, Economics & Policy
MGMT 4150 Environment, Society and Capitalism
SPHU 2150 Foundations of Environmental Health
SPHU 3150 Global to Local Environmental Health
SPHU 3300 Sustainable Nutrition
SPHU 4210 Health and Environmental Risk

 

 

Former Curriculum:

The major in Environmental Studies has a credit requirement and a distribution requirement. The major requires students to take at least 30 credits of approved course work and a minimum of ten courses in Environmental Studies (EVST) or courses in associated fields listed below. A maximum of three courses or nine credits from 1000-level courses can be counted toward fulfillment of the majorIn addition, a minimum of three courses at the 4000-6000 level are required for the major.  Students are required to take one course from each of the following four topical areas of Environmental Studies: Distribution and Conservation of Living Things; Landscapes and Seascapes through Time; Problems and Potentialities of Built Environments; and Environmental Thought, Practice, and Policy. The program does not offer a minor in environmental studies.


The Four Topical Areas of Environmental Studies

(students must complete one course from each topical area):


1. Distribution and Conservation of Living Things
ANTH 3140 Primate Ecology and Behavior
EBIO 2040 Conservation Biology
EBIO 2050 Global Change Biology
EBIO 3040 General Ecology
EBIO 4110 Tropical Ecology
EBIO 4190 Wetlands Ecology
EVST 3910 Special Topics in Distribution and Conservation of Living Things

2. Landscapes and Seascapes through Time
ANTH 3430 Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes
ANTH 4210 Seminar in Historical Ecology
ANTH 6430 Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes
EBIO 3710 Historical Ecology of Amazonia
EENS 2070 Weather and Climate
EENS 2230 Oceanography
EENS 6260 Paleoclimatology
EVST 3570 Mississippi River Colloquium
EVST 3920 Special Topics in Landscapes and Seascapes through Time
EVST 4210 Seminar in Historical Ecology
LNSP 3300 Natural Landscapes and Built Form

3. Problems, Potentialities of Built Environments  
AHST Urban Geography                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ATCS 6400 Sustainability and Tectonics
ATCS 6410 Implementing an Ecocentric Architecture
CHEM 2500 Environmental Chemistry
EBIO 2010 Evolution in Human Health and Disease
EENS 3050 Natural Disasters
EENS 3720 Infrastructure of Sustainable Urban Environments
ENHS 6030 Survey of Environmental Health
ENRG 4100 Energy Markets, Economics and Policy
EVST 3930 Special Topics in Problems, Potentialities of Built Environments
SPHU 2010 Disease Ecology and Public Health Concepts

4. Environmental Thought, Practice, and Policy
ANTH 3560 Environmental Archaeology
COMM 3510 Environmental Communication
ECON 3330 Environment and Natural Resources
EENS 2020 Environmental Geology
EENS 2060 Introductory Geography
EVST 3950 Special Topics in Environmental Thought, Practice, and Policy
IDEV 3200 Approaches to Sustainable Development
PHIL 3340 Humanity’s Place in Nature
POLA 4230 Environmental Politics and Policy
SOCI 2600 Environmental Sociology

*Any course listed above may be used for elective credit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Capstone Courses (senior year, take one)

COLQ 4120 Grand Canyon Colloquium
EVST 4210 Seminar in Historical Ecology
EVST 4650 Senior Colloquium in Environmental Studies
EVST 4990 Honors Thesis
EVST 5000 Honors Thesis
EVST 5110 Seminar in Historical Ecology Capstone
EVST 6430 Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes


Elective Courses (minimum of 5):


ANTH 3700 Environmental Anthropology
ANTH 3710 Historical Ecology of Amazonia
ANTH 3760 Primate Evolution and Adaptation
CHEM 2500 Environmental Chemistry
EBIO 1040 Global Environmental Change
EBIO 2010 Evolution in Human Health and Disease
EBIO 2100 Introduction to Marine Biology
EBIO 2330 Natural History of Louisiana
EBIO 2600 Natural Resource Conservation: Theory and Practice
EBIO 4270 Population Ecology
EENS 1110 Physical Geology
EENS 1120 Earth History
EENS 1130 Physical Geology Laboratory
EENS 1140 Earth History Laboratory
EENS 1300 Earth as a Living Planet
EENS 1310 Earth as a Living Planet Laboratory
EENS 3050 Natural Disasters
EENS 3730 Infrastructure of Sustainable Urban Environments
EENS 3800 Environmental Analysis Laboratory
EENS 6260 Paleoclimatology
ENHS 6030 Survey of Environmental Health
ENLS 4010 Literature and Environment
EVST 1010 Introduction to Environmental Studies
EVST 3050 Environmental Performance
EVST 4560 Environmental Internship
EVST 4570 Environmental Internship
EVST 4880 Writing Practicum
EVST 4890 Service Learning
EVST 4910 Independent Studies
INHL 6850 Population-Environment Theory and Evidence
LNSP 3300 Natural Landscapes and Built Form
PHIL 6520 Environmental Ethics
POLC 4340 Latin American Environmental Politics
POLI 4620 Global Environmental Politics
PRST 6710 Introduction to Preservation Studies
SOCI 2600 Environmental Sociology
SOCI 6320 Global Political Economy & the Environment


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