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    Catalog of Courses

    Environmental Studies Program

    Applicable for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Environmental Studies Program Website

    Professor FRICKE (Director), PERRAMOND; Associate Professors KUMMEL, MCKENDRY; Assistant Professors BARNES, LEE, GRATZ;

    We have recently changed our two majors to: Environmental Science and Environmental Studies.  Listed below are the requirements for each of these new majors.  

    An environmental issues minor is available (see Thematic Minors) that can be used with any departmental major. There are also options under environmental studies LAS majors.


    Major Requirements

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    Environmental Science Major (3/23/2018)

    Introductory framing (2 units):

    • EV145 Environment and Society
    • EV128 Introduction to Global Climate Change

    Foundational courses in natural science (4 units):

    • MA126 Calculus
    • MA117 Statistics (OR BE220 Biostatistics and Experimental design OR EV228 Analysis of Environmental Data.)
    • CH107 General Chemistry 1 OR EV110 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
    • EV212 Energy (PR CH107 or EV110)

    Earth Systems Core (4 units):

    • GY140 Physical Geology
    • EV209 Ecology and the Environment (PR:  EV128, MA126)
    • EV351 Hydrology (PR EV212)
    • EV333 Atmospheric Dynamics (PR EV212)

    Natural Science elective courses (3 units):

    • Any 3 EV Natural Science Courses at 300 or 400 level (independent study at 300 or 400 level may count on case by case basis if approved by advisor. An explicitly EV focused 300 or 400-level course in GY, OBE, PC, CH, MA may also count, if approved by EV academic advisor.)

    EV Social Science or EV Humanities Elective (one unit):

    • Any 200, 300, or 400 level EV Social Science or EV Humanities class

    Capstone (one unit):

    • EV421 Environmental Synthesis

    Thesis (optional for the major, but required for distinction):

    • EV499 Thesis

    Environmental Studies (10/10/2018)

    • MA125 or 126:  Calculus
    • EV128:  Introduction to Global Climate Change
    • EV145:  Environment and Society
    • One additional 100- or 200-level Environmental Science, Geology, or Organismal Biology and Ecology course, to be agreed upon with your advisor
    • EC201:  Economic Theory 1
    • One of the following Environmental Policy courses:
             EV271:  Environmental Law & Policy
             EV274: Environmental Politics & Policy
    • One of the following 300-level Policy/Economics courses: 
             EV373/PS321:  Public Policymaking
             EV341: Ecological Economics
             EV321:  Environmental Management
    • One of the following Environmental Justice/Environmental Equity courses: 
             EV274/PS274:  Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice
             EV276/SO130: Environmental Sociology
             EV277:  Ecofeminism
             SW220:  Environmental Justice in the Southwest (WI)
             EV375: Community Forestry
             EV301/SW301:  Political Ecology of the Southwest (WI)
    • Two of the following Environmental Humanities courses: 
             EV281/PH246: Environmental Ethics
             EV255/HY255: Nature and Society
             EV285/EN230: Introduction to Literature and Environment
             EV273/HY212:  American Environmental History
    • Four EV Social Science, Humanities, or Natural Science electives, at least two of which are 300 level.  Environmentally focused courses from outside the Environmental Program may count as electives with advisor approval.  Independent study may count on case-by-case basis if approved by advisor.  EV391: Junior Research Seminar is required as one of the four electives for students writing a thesis.
    • EV421:  Environmental Synthesis
    • EV499 Thesis (optional for the major, but required for distinction)


    Environmental Science Chemistry Emphasis (15 credits + optional thesis) (10/15/2018)

    Foundational courses in natural science (4 units):

    • MA126 - Calculus 1
    • MA129 - Calculus 2
    • PC241 - Intro Physics 1
    • PC242 - Intro Physics 2

    Chemistry Core Courses (4 units):

    • CH107 - General Chemistry 1
    • CH108 - General Chemistry 2
    • CH250 - Structures of Organic Molecules
    • CH241 - Intro to Analytical Chemistry

    Environmental Science Core Courses (3 units):

    • EV128 - Introduction to Global Climate Change
    • EV145 - Environment and Society
    • Any 200-, 300-, or 400-level EV Social Science or EV Humanities course

    Upper Level Electives (3 units):

    Choose any 3 of the following courses; at least 2 must be 300-level or above:

    • CH251 - Reactions of Organic Molecules
    • CH275 - Foundatins of Inorganic Chemistry
    • CH351 - Synthesis of Organic Molecules
    • CH342 - Introduction of Instrumental Methods
    • CH382 - Biochemistry I
    • CH383 - Biochemistry II
    • CH366 - Physical Chemistry I
    • CH367 - Physical Chemistry II
    • CH475 - Inorganic Chemistry I
    • EV333 - Atmospheric Dynamics
    • EV431 - Atmospheric Chemistry

    Capstone (1 unit):

    • EV421 - Environmental Synthesis

    Thesis (optional for the major, but required for distinction):

    • EV499 - Senior Thesis

    Minor Requirements

    New Environmental Issues Minor Requirements

    Approved December 2013
    Advisors - Hourdequin, McKendry, Kohout, Lee

    This minor is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems and opportunities. For exceptions to the list below, a formal written proposal of the alternative(s) desired should be given to the minor advisors before taking the course(s), especially if the course is not a Colorado College course. Note also: No more than ONE course from your major department may be used to fulfill requirements in the minor. The environmental issues minor is comprised of six courses: an introductory course, four core courses, and a capstone course.

    Introductory course:
    EV128 - Introduction to Global Climate Change

    Core Courses:
    Students must take one course in each of the following areas, plus a second course in one area. One of the four courses must be at the 300- or 400- level. Selected environmentally related topics courses in science, social science, and humanities may count toward these requirements with prior approval of the student's environmental issues minor advisor.

    Environmental Science:
    Any EV science course can count toward this requirement. Recommended courses include:
    EV135 - Meteorology
    EV155 - Introductory Earth Systems Science
    EV209 - Ecology and the Environment
    EV211 - Human Impacts on Biogeochemical Cycles
    EV212 - Energy: Environmental Thermodynamics and Energetics
    EV228 - Analysis of Environmental Data
    EV311 - Water: Hydrology, Aquatic Chemistry, and Ecology
    EV422 - Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Ecology
    EV431 - Air: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

    Environmental Social Science:
    Any EV social science course can count toward this requirement, as well as a number of courses in other departments. Recommended courses include:
    EV141 - Sustainable Development
    EV271 - Environmental Policy
    EV277 - Ecofeminism
    EV341 - Ecological Economics and Sustainability
    EV374 - Environmental Law and Policy for the Global Commons
    ED385 - Environmental Education
    PS272/EV272 - Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice
    PS31/EV373 - Public Policymaking
    PS334/EV334 - United States Environmental Movement
    PS356 - Global Environmental Policy
    PS358 - Environment, Health and Security
    SO130/EV161 - Environmental Sociology
    SW220 - Environmental Justice in the Southwest
    SW230 - Native Americans Under Federal Law
    SW272 - Nature, Region, and Society of the Southwest
    SW301 - Political Ecology of the Southwest

    Environmental Humanities:
    The following courses count toward this requirement:
    EV221 - Environmental Inquiry
    EV281 - Environmental Ethics
    EV261 - Topics in Environmental Humanities
    EN280 - Literature and the Environmental Imagination
    HY212/EV273 - American Environmental History
    HY255/EV255 - Nature and Society
    TH240 - Environmental Design for Performance and Community Engagement

    Capstone course:
    EV321 - Environmental Management

    Courses

    Environmental Program

    EV100 From Grasslands to Glaciers

    (Summer only 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Pre college course.

    .25 to 1 unit

    EV109 Winter Ecology

    An introduction to winter-specific processes on the level of ecosystems, populations, and physiological adaptations of individual organisms. Includes hands-on field investigative projects for each of these three areas in snow-covered montane and high alpine environments. Topics include snow pack dynamics, vegetation-atmosphere-snowpack coupling, habitat use by non-hibernating animals via animal tracking, winter-specific plant adaptations, and aquatic ecosystem ecology under ice. Emphasis on how winter-specific processes constrain dynamics during the growing season. (Not offered 2019-20).

    .5 unit

    EV110 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

    An introduction to principles of chemistry focusing on anthropogenic impacts from energy and agriculture to Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere. Topics include: atomic, structure, periodic properties; molecular structure; redox, acid-base, and solubility reactions; enthalpy of phase changes and combustion reactions; and stoichiometry. Includes laboratory focused on field sampling, statistics, and environmental analysis. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Prior High School Chemistry class is highly recommended.

    1 unit

    EV120 Topics in Environmental Science

    Selected topics of current societal interest that relate to our environment offered when interest and opportunity arise. Counts as one unit of natural science credit, a few of which may meet the lab or field requirement. Only one such unit may be counted toward the natural science requirements.

    1 unit — Cornelius, Kummel, Sponchiado

    EV121 Energy: Environmental

    This course provides an overview of this interdisciplinary field at a level appropriate even for non-science majors, applying concepts, methods, and models from many disciplines to the major problems facing a sustainable management of the environment. The complex interactions of the 'biosphere,' the human systems that make up the 'sociosphere,' and the physical Earth systems that support them are considered. (Does not meet the field/lab credit.) (Not offered 2019-20).

    1 to 2 units

    EV123 Environmental Issues and Solutions

    (Summer only 2019-20).

    1 unit

    EV125 Environmental Science: From Mountains to Microbes

    (Summer only 2019-20).

    2 units

    EV126 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

    Through field-based inquiry over the semester, students learn about biotic and abiotic factors controlling aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and demonstrate their understanding by creating lessons and inquiry projects for their K-12 students. Includes portfolio sections demonstrating mastery of questioning, analysis, and data interpretation skills related to environmental processes and systems.

    Prerequisite: Education 120 - Environmental Education Practicum.

    1 unit — Drossman

    EV127 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    Explores the basics of computer-based information analysis and manipulation. Teaches students fundamentals of basic GIS tasks: mapmaking, spatial analysis, and database creation. Students learn to use software that links these three functions together. Computer-based exercises are used both in class to teach fundamentals, and in labs that assist students to learn and use basic GIS tools.

    .5 unit — Cooney

    EV128 Introduction to Global Climate Change

    Introduction to the contemporary Earth climate system that focuses on the roles of the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, and land surface, and an overview of how this system has changed in the past and is predicted to change in the future. Includes the use of mathematical models to describe complex systems and the role of policy, economics, and ethics in mitigating human impact. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

    1 unit — Barnes, Burns, Gratz, Horodyskyj

    EV135 Meteorology

    Basic physics principles introduced and used to study dynamic processes in the atmosphere: atmospheric energy flow, solar radiation, green house effect, large-scale circulation of the atmosphere, small scale processes including clouds and storms, weather forecasting, humanity's impact on weather and climate. Laboratory and field experiments and trips will be utilized. (Not offered 2019-20).

    1 unit

    EV145 Environment and Society

    Introduction to humanistic and social science perspectives on global environmental change, engaging with a wide variety of explanatory frameworks and disciplinary lenses. Students will examine the socioeconomic, political, cultural, historical, and philosophical drivers of current environmental conditions. Includes perspectives emphasizing potential responses to climate change and other environmental challenges.

    1 unit — Ashley, Cornelius, Lee, McKendry

    EV155 Introductory Earth Systems Science

    An overview of the Earth's surface systems including lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Course will also examine fluxes among these systems such as soil-forming processes, hydrologic processes, and biogeochemical cycles. (Meets the laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement. (Not offered 2019-20).

    1 unit

    EV209 Ecology and the Environment

    The analysis of distributions, abundances, and interrelationships of organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems with an emphasis on environmental applications. (No credit if taken after BY 208). Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 128 amd Mathematics 126.

    1 unit — Kummel, Snyder

    EV210 Environmental Chemistry

    An introduction to chemical pollutants in the 'compartments' of air, water, and soil, and calculation and measurement of their levels using the principles of general chemistry. Chemical perspectives on problems such as toxicology, global warming, the ozone hole, food shortages, and waste disposal are also discussed. Includes a significant laboratory component involving the statistical and instrumental analysis of samples collected in the field. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Chemistry & Biochemistry 108 or 250 & Biology 208 or Geology 130 or 140.

    1 unit

    EV211 Human Impacts on Biogeochemical Cycles

    An introduction to the chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes and reactions that govern the composition of the natural environment and the cycles of matter and energy that transport the Earth's chemical components in time and space. Course includes a significant emphasis on mathematical modeling of radiative transfer, the global hydrologic, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and the implications of human effects on these processes to (No credit for this course for students who have completed Chemistry 108). May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World or Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 128 and Mathematics 126.

    1 unit

    EV212 Energy: Environmental Thermodynamics and Energetics

    Environmental Thermodynamics and Energetics. Study of the generation and use of energy in an industrial society, environmental problems created by our energy use, and the physical and chemical principles underlying these issues. Scientific principles include: energy and the laws of thermodynamics, and the chemical equilibrium and kinetics needed to understand chemical systems as a means of energy storage. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 211 or the following: (Chemistry & Biochemistry 107 or Environmental Program 110) and Mathematics 126/125 and EV128..

    1 unit — Gratz

    EV220 Intermediate Topics in Environmental Natural Science

    Selected environmental science topics that require an introductory science background. Offered when interest and opportunity arise. Depending on the course structure, some courses may meet the lab or field requirement. May require at least one 100 level Environmental Science course as prerequisite. 1 unit.

    1 unit

    EV221 Environmental Inquiry

    This class focuses on developing a holistic understanding of transdisciplinary environmental issues through study of an integral meta-theoretical framework. Student learn to design and propose potential thesis projects by evaluating transdisciplinary environmental issues through phenomenological, empirical, and systems-based inquiry, and assess the relative merits of post-positivist, constructivist, and critical perspectives.

    Prerequisite: ED225/EV265: Foundations of Environmental Education.

    1 unit — Drossman

    EV228 Analysis of Environmental Data

    Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Mathematics 126 or 125 or 127 or HS equivalent (Calculus I).

    1 unit

    EV255 Nature & Society

    The course examines the interaction between Europeans and the natural world from the Renaissance to the present. It looks at how nature shaped the ways Europeans lived and worked and how, in turn, they thought about and behaved toward nature. In particular, it explores the impact of the Scientific Revolution, industrialization, and mass culture on the changing interplay between nature, society, and culture.

    1 unit — Ashley

    EV260 Topics in Environmental Social Sciences

    Selected topics in the environmental social sciences that are not offered as part of the regular course listings.

    1 unit — Ager, McKendry, Towner

    EV261 Topics in Environmental Humanities

    Selected environmentally-related topics courses taught from the perspectives of the humanities.

    1 unit — Steckenbiller

    EV265 Foundations of Environmental and Sustainability Education.

    Environmental and sustainability education focuses on the ecological, economic and social aspects of our interdependence with the natural world. Class discussion and literature analysis address the characteristics and goals of environmental and sustainability education, the evolution of the field of environmental and sustainability education, and fundamental aspects of cognitive and developmental theories as they relate to education. Students begin a course project portfolio that, when completed, meets expectations for environmental education certification from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.

    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    1 unit — Drossman

    EV271 Environmental Law and Policy

    This course considers the major legal regimes in the United States that govern pollution, public lands, water, endangered species, toxic substances, and other environmental issues. It examines the role of policy and law in protecting the environment and the relationship between environmental policy, law, and science.

    1 unit — Angstadt

    EV272 Cities, Sustainability and Environmental Justice

    Examines the relationship between cities and nature, with a particular emphasis on current efforts by cities around the world to become more environmentally sustainable. Explores the meanings of sustainability in the context of urban areas, and how these meanings differ among cities in the Global North and the Global South. Considers the major political challenges that cities face in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact and questions of environmental justice.

    1 unit — McKendry

    EV273 American Environmental History

    A survey of American history from the perspective of the environment, beginning with the biological and cultural invasion of the New World in 1492 and ending with current environmental problems and their historical roots. Topics include Native American vs. Euro-American views of nature, the impact of changing economic systems on the environment, and the impact of the landscape on various American cultures. Counts as one unit of social science credit.

    1 unit — Kohout

    EV274 Environmental Politics and Policy

    Considers environmental politics and policy in the United States from the early twentieth century through the present. Examines environmental policies at the federal level, their effectiveness and limitations in protecting the environment, and the major policy debates that have surrounded them. Investigates the role of other key actors in shaping environmental governance, including environmental organizations, industry, and state and local governments. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 141 or Political Science 200 recommended. EV Policy majors and EV Integrated Science majors can count this course or Environmental Program 271 toward the major, but not both.

    1 unit

    EV276 Environmental Sociology

    This course examines the political and institutional conditions that produce and organize environmental degradation and disruption, give shape to patterns of environmental inequality, and foment conflict. It concludes by examinating the conditions and strategic actions that improve the chances for positive environmental outcomes and ecological sustainabiliy. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — Roberts

    EV277 Ecofeminism

    The interconnections between feminism and ecology. Ecofeminism explores the links between systems of domination such as sexism, racism, economic exploitation and the ecological crisis. We will assess criticism of ecofeminism and evaluate the potential of this philosophy for political practice. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2019-20).

    1 unit

    EV281 Environmental Ethics

    Study of values underlying human relations to the natural environment. Conflicts between values. Preservation, conservation, and exploitation of natural resources. Problems in developing and applying a consistent land ethic. Some social, political, economic, and ecological aspects of current environmental crises. Counts as one unit of humanities credit.

    1 unit — Daly

    EV285 Introduction to Literature and Environment

    An introduction to environmental literature, through genres such as nature writing, memoir, climate fiction (cli-fi), and topics such as wilderness, apocalypticism, climate change, and environmental justice.

    1 unit — Goldberg

    EV293 Independent Research in Environmental Science

    .5 to 1 unit

    EV301 Political Ecology of the Southwest

    Focuses on political ecology in a seminar setting for understanding political economy and ecological concerns. Highlights the struggles and genius of Southwest cultures under changing conditions. May have a multi-day-off-campus field trip. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200-level Southwest Studies course or Environmental Program 145 or Environmental Program 141.

    1 unit

    EV307 Stream Ecology

    An introduction to physical processes, biogeochemical cycles, and dymanics of freshwater biota in inland waters. Taking a process-oriented and comparative approach, the course focuses on how the function of river systems impacted due to effects from human interactions with aquatic ecosystems. Field and laboratory exercises integrate material across disciplines. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Chemistry & Biochemistry 107 or Environmental Program 110, Mathematics 126, Environmental Program 208 or Organismal Biology and Ecology 209. Recommended Geology 140 and/or Environmental Program 351 (Hydrology).

    1 unit

    EV309 Population dynamics of wild, harvested, and endangered species

    Why do some fisheries collapse? Will the African elephants go extinct? This cpurse examines environmental questions in population ecology using differential and difference equation modeling. Course topics include the analysis of equilibria and stability, bifurcation, sensitivity, and parameterization using maximum likelihood.

    Prerequisite: Mathematics 126 ans Environmental Program 209 or Organismal Biology and Ecology 208.

    1 unit — Kummel

    EV310 Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment

    This course builds upon the skills developed in environmental chemistry or physical chemistry, making use of kinetic and thermodynamic models to examine how chemical pollutants are transported in the environment. Either significant computer simulations or laboratory investigations based on recent journal articles from areas such as the kinetics of metal adsorption on model soils, equilibrium concentrations of pesticide residues in biota based on octanol-water partitioning, and transport modeling of air particulates from an urban environment are included. (Available on a tutorial basis with instructor's consent.) (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Chemistry & Biochemistry 342 or 366; or 210 & consent of instructor.

    .5 to 1 unit

    EV315 Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions:

    The course examines transport and transformation of energy and matter through ecosystems, and how humans impact these. It focuses on solar energy, carbon, and water through the lens of atmosphere-biosphere interactions. The course develops all concepts through hands on data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Key concepts include fluxes, gradients, and budgets. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 209, Environmental Program 212, Mathematics 126, or consent of the instructor.

    1 unit — Kummel

    EV320 Advanced Topics in Environmental Science

    Selected environmental science topics that require a more advanced science background than those offered through EV 120. Offered when interest and opportunity arise. Counts as one unit of natural science credit, a few of which may meet the lab or field requirement. Usually at least one sophomore level science course is expected.)

    1 unit

    EV321 Environmental Management

    Environmental management efforts are scientifically, ecologically, and politically contentious, yet necessary given the heightened awareness of our impacts on the environment. Students will learn about principles underlying conservation and management approaches, explore how these principles are applied in practice, and identify potential solutions to the multiple challenges environmental managers face. Case studies may focus on public lands management, restoration and conservation, forestry, and/or water resources, private lands conservation strategies, and the role of environmental non-profits. May involve day or overnight trips.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 128 and Environmental Program 141.

    1 unit — Lee, Perramond

    EV331 Introduction to Ecology and Conservation in Tanzania

    (Not offered 2019-20).

    .5 unit

    EV333 Atmospheric Dynamics

    Course focuses on the dynamic processes in the atmosphere that transfer both matter and energy, and that govern the vertical structure and weather patterns. Topics include the physical properties of the atmosphere, radiation transfer, stability, large-scale circulation, clouds and storm development, weather forecasting, and humanity's impact on weather and climate.

    Prerequisite: 1) Environmental Program 212 or 2) Chemistry & Biochemistry 108 and Physics 214 or 3)PC251.

    1 unit — Gratz

    EV334 The U.S. Environmental Movement

    This course examines the politics of environmentalism and environmental activism in the United States. It focuses on the development and transformation of environmentalism as a social movement from its roots in the preservationists of the late 19thcentury, through the emergence of the modern environmental movement in the mid-twentieth century, up to through the challenges environmentalism has faced from across the political spectrum in the past thirty years. It also examines the principal debates that have divided the environmental movement itself, including the debate between conservationism and preservationism, the relationship between wilderness protection and environmental justice, and debates about the efficacy of the movement’s traditional focus on state regulation. Finally, the course investigates the successes and failures of the environmental movement and the challenges and opportunities that mark environmental politics today. (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Political Science 200 or Environmental Program 271 recommended.

    1 unit

    EV335 Environmental Economics

    This course develops: 1.) the tools necessary for the economic analysis of environmental and natural resource problems; 2.) the ability to apply those tools in the investigation of a real world environmental resource problem and; 3.) the insight to form policy recommendations on the basis of such analysis and investigation. Particular emphasis on problems of market failure, such as externalities, public goods, non-market goods, uncertainty, income distribution, inter-temporal resource allocation and policies to correct for imperfect markets.

    Prerequisite: Economics 201.

    1 unit — Smith

    EV341 Ecological Economics

    Ecological economists adopt a transdisciplinary framework that draws from a diverse web of knowledge across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students will critique neoclassical economic thought and use a system approach to analyze the interactions among social, economic, and environmental issues. May include overnight field trips.

    Prerequisite: Economics 201 or Economics 101 and Economics 102.

    1 unit — Lee

    EV342 Sustainable Development

    Focuses on theoretical debates and attempts to reconcile economic growth, social equity, and environmental protection in the global South. Students will investigate the key actors and institutions that have worked to promote sustainable development and apply concepts to issues ranging from agricultural and foredt conservation to cities and climate change. (Not offered 2019-20).

    1 unit

    EV348 Economics of the Environment

    (Not offered 2019-20).

    .5 unit

    EV351 Hydrology

    An introduction to hydrology in the context watersheds, focusing on the major components of the hydrologic cycle; precipitation, canopy interception, infiltration, soil water storage, runoff, streamflow, and groundwater flow. Management of Water resources and the response of water quatity and quality to anthropogenic activity will also be discussed.

    Prerequisite: (Chemistry & Biochemistry 107 or Environmental Program 110 or Environmental Program 211) and Mathematics 126, Geology 140, EV212..

    1 unit — Barnes

    EV360 Advanced Topics in Environmental Social Science

    Selected environmental social science topics that require an intermediate background. Offered when interest and opportunity arise. May require at least one 200 level Environmental Science course as prerequisite. 1 unit. (Not offered 2019-20).

    1 unit

    EV361 Advanced Topics in Environmental Humanities:

    Selected advanced topics in the environmental humanities that are not offered as part of the regular course listings. (Not offered 2019-20).

    1 unit

    EV365 Environmental and Sustainability Education

    This advanced course in curriculum, instruction, and assessment builds on foundational knowledge in environmental and sustainability education by focusing on the development and assessment of curriculum that builds environmental literacy through transdisciplinary environmental inquiry. Class discussion, lesson planning, and reflective teaching focus on developing a comprehensive framework that facilitates a broad approach for inquiring about environmental issues and detecting narrowness and bias in the arguments made by others concerning environmental challenges, issues, and problems. Teaching methods specific to environmental and outdoor education are emphasized through a practicum that spans the course. Students complete a course project portfolio that meets expectations for environmental education certification from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

    Prerequisite: Education 120 and Education 225.

    1 unit — Drossman

    EV373 Public Policymaking

    Forces shaping public policies and decisions; internal politics of the national bureaucracy, the Presidency and Congress. Applies theories of policymaking to such cases as the environment, race and military affairs. (Counts as one unit of Social Science credit, but not as a natural science credit.)

    1 unit — Coggins

    EV374 Environmental Law and Policy for the Global Commons

    Examines the application of international policy and law in the protection of the global commons -- climate, biological diversity, the marine environment and the atmosphere. Considers the major issues -- pollution control, natural resource management, and trade -- and focuses on the international infrastructure and treaties that have been negotiated to regulate the environment -- the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS), the Rio Declaration, the Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

    1 unit — Angstadt

    EV375 Community Forestry

    Focuses on the role of forest ecosystems in social, political, and economic systems and how definitions and management of forests are contested. Students will gain and apply skills and tools from multiple social science disciplines to understand the short and long-term ramifications of forest management policies. Includes service-learning field trips.

    1 unit — Lee

    EV385 Environmental Education

    This course centers on curriculum, instruction, and assessment in environmental education. Class discussion and lesson planning develop a comprehensive framework that facilitates a broad approach to environmental issues. Teaching methods specific to environmental and outdoor education are emphasized through a practicum that spans the course. Prerequisites (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Education 120 and Education 225.

    1 unit

    EV391 Junior Research Seminar

    A seminar required for third-year Environmental Studies majors planning to write a senior thesis. The course takes students through steps of the research process including establishing a research question, writing a research proposal, examining primary/secondary sources, research approaches and theory, and methodological questions within interdisciplinary examinations of environmental issues.

    Prerequisite: Open to third year Environmental Studies track majors or consent of instructor.

    1 unit — Perramond

    EV393 Independent Research in Environmental Science

    .5 unit — Cooney, Kummel, Lee

    EV421 Environmental Synthesis

    This required capstone course for both Environmental Science and Environment & Society majors. The course provides a platform for interdisciplinary integration of multiple perspectives by examining a single local/regional environmental issue through multiple lenses. Students engage in original research that has the potential to influence on-the-ground decision-making.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing in EV Science or Environment & Society majors, or consent of instructor.

    1 unit — Angstadt, Barnes

    EV431 Atmospheric Chemistry

    Course focuses on the chemical composition of Earth's atmosphere, including the governing chemical mechanisms and their associated kinetics. The generation, transport, and transformation of criteria pollutants in the troposphere and stratosphere will be explored. Course has significant field and laboratory components as well as a student-designed research project. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 333.

    1 unit — Gratz

    EV490 Senior Seminar Pass/Fail Only

    An adjunct course spread out over the academic year in which guest lecturers and juniors and seniors orally present their independent research (either literature or laboratory) to the program students and faculty in an open forum for discussion. Required for an environmental science major. (Must be taken on a P/NC basis.) (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Required for majors.

    EV491 Environmental Science Practicum

    Students are placed in organizations working on environmental issues where they work about five hours per week. Students meet in seminar twice a block. In the seminars and written work for the course, students explore the connection between environmental theory and environmental practice, the connections between academic environmental studies and work on behalf of the environment in the community. (Semester-long, extended-format course; to count for major course must be taken for an entire semester for credit with semester-long meetings). (Must be taken on a P/NC basis.) (Not offered 2019-20).

    Prerequisite: Environmental Program 322 or consent of instructor.

    .25 to .5 units

    EV493 Independent Research in Environmental Science

    1 unit — Barnes, Kummel, McKendry, Perramond

    EV499 Senior Thesis:

    A thesis topic to be chosen by a student with advice from a member (or members) of the Environmental Science Program. Upon presentation of thesis proposal by the student, program faculty will authorize or deny registration in 499.

    Prerequisite: consent of instructor & an appropriate research experience.

    1 unit — Barnes, Gratz, Kummel, Lee

    EV520 Topics in Environmental Science: Sustainable Systems

    (Summer only 2019-20).

    1 unit