2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Socology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in Environmental Studies

As an interdisciplinary area of study, many Environmental Studies Major Field of Study Requirements also fulfill General Education requirements.  By carefully selecting courses, most students have enough available open elective credits to fulfill a Minor Field of Study.

Students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Core Requirements and Restricted Electives.

Students must earn a minimum of 120 credits, including at least 30 upper-division credits within the Core Requirements and/or Restricted Electives.  Overall, students must earn at least 36 upper-division credits.

Requirements Credits
General Education Requirements
(See page 73)  Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses in order to maximize the number of elective credits allowed in the degree.  The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major:  ^STAT 216, ^BIOB 101/102 or ^BIOB 160/161, ^any physical science lecture & lab, ^ECNS 201, and ^GPHY 121.
31
Environmental Studies Core Requirements ^27
BIOE 202 Introduction to Environmental Ecology 3
^ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ENST 210 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
ENST 385 Environmental Impact and Policy Analysis 3
ENST 494 Seminar/Workshop (any topic) 3
ENST 498 Internship/Cooperative Education 3
ENST 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone 3
^GPHY 121 Human Geography (3)
GPHY 282 Mapping Techniques 3
HSTA 470 American Environmental History 3
PHL 322 Philosophy and Environmental Ethics 3
^STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics (4)
Select one lecture/lab combination (4)
^BIOB 101/102 Discover Biology with Lab 4
^BIOB 160/161 Principles of Living Systems with Lab 4
Select one lecture/lab combination (4)
^CHMY 121/122 Introduction to General Chemistry with Lab 4
^CHMY 141/142 College Chemistry I with Lab 4
^GEO 101/102 Introduction to Physical Geology with Lab 4
^GEO 211/212 Earth History and Evolution with Lab 4
^GPHY 111/112 Introduction to Physical Geography with Lab 4
^PHSX 103/104 Our Physical World with Lab 4
^PHSX 205/206 College Physics I with Lab 4
^ASTR 110/111 Introduction to Astronomy with Lab 4
^The Environmental Studies major requires 45 total credits of Core Requirements; 18 of these credits are fulfilled within the General Education Requirements as indicated.
Restricted Electives
Area 1:  Biological & Physical Sciences
Must be in addition to BIOE 202 and in addition to  courses taken to satisfy the Natural Sciences General Education Category
3-4
Select one course from:
BIOB 170/171 Principles of Biological Diversity with Lab 4
BIOO 435/436 Plant Systematics with Lab 4
BIOE 370/371 General Ecology with Lab 4
BIOE 483/484 Evolution and Ecology with Lab 4
BIOB 495 Fieldwork 1-3
*CHMY 121/122 Introduction to General Chemistry with Lab 4
CHMY 123 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 3
*CHMY 141/142 College Chemistry I with Lab 4
ERTH 202 Montana’s Geological Environment 3
ERTH 303 Weather and Climate 4
*GEO 101/102 Introduction to Physical Geology with Lab 4
GEO 211/212 Earth History and Evolution with Lab 4
GEO 309 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 3
*GPHY 111/112 Introduction to Physical Geography with Lab 4
*PHSX 103/104 Our Physical World with Lab 4
*PHSX 205/206 College Physics I with Lab 4
*ASTR 110/111 Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Other options, such as 492 Seminars in BIOL, must be approved by the Environmental Studies Director.
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Area 2:  Society & Environment
Select two courses from:
6-7
ARTH 455 Art and the Environment 3
BGEN 440 Business and the Environment 3
CRWR 312 Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop 3
ECNS 435 Energy and Natural Resource Economics 3
ENST 381/HON 351 Law and Society 3
ENST 382/HON 352 Environmental Law 3
ENST 494 Seminar/Workshop (various, check semester schedule) 1-6
GPHY 347 Regional Geography (Multiple Regions) 3
HSTA 464 Trans-Mississippi West 3
HSTR 336 Modern Latin America 3
NASX 304 Native American Beliefs and Philosophy 3
NASX 340/LIT 305 Native American Literature 3
NASX 350 Native Americans and the Environment  3
NASX/ARTH 439 American Indian Art 3
SOCI 355 Social Demography and Population Studies 3
SOCI 380 Sociology of Health and Medicine 3
SOCI 461 Urban Society and Human Ecology 4
SOCI 470 Environmental Sociology
Other options, such as 494 Seminars in GPHY, must be approved by the Chairperson of Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies.
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Area 3:  Environmental Studies
Consider need for upper-division coursework and career objective; typically 6 credits here must be at 300-499 level.
9
Select an additional 9 credits from:
ARTH 455 Art and the Environment 3
BIOB 170/171 Principles of Biological Diversity with Lab 4
BIOO 435/436 Plant Systematics with Lab 4
BIOE 370/371 General Ecology with Lab 4
BIOE 483/484 Evolution and Ecology with Lab 4
BIOB 495 Fieldwork 1-3
BGEN 440 Business and the Environment 3
*CHMY 121/122 Introduction to General Chemistry with Lab 4
CHMY 123 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 3
*CHMY 141/142 College Chemistry I with Lab 4
CRWR 312 Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop 3
ECNS 435 Energy and Natural Resource Economics 3
ENST 381/HON 351 Law and Society 3
ENST 382/HON 352 Environmental Law 3
ENST 490 Undergraduate Research 1-4
ENST 494 Seminar/Workshop (various, check semester schedule) 1-6
ERTH 202 Montana’s Geological Environment 3
ERTH 303 Weather and Climate 4
*GEO 101/102 Introduction to Physical Geology with Lab 4
GEO 211/212 Earth History and Evolution with Lab 4
GEO 309 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 3
*GPHY 111/112 Introduction to Physical Geography with Lab 4
GPHY 222 Introduction to Economic Geography 3
GPHY 347 Regional Geography (Multiple Regions) 3
GPHY 380 Principles of GIS 3
HSTA 464 Trans-Mississippi West 3
HSTR 336 Modern Latin America 3
NASX 304 Native American Beliefs and Philosophy 3
NASX 340/LIT 305 Native American Literature 3
NASX 350 Native Americans and the Environment 3
NASX/ARTH 439 American Indian Art 3
*PHSX 103/104 Our Physical World with Lab 4
*PHSX 205/206 College Physics I with Lab 4
*ASTR 110/111 Introduction to Astronomy with Lab 4
SOCI 355 Social Demography and Population Studies 3
SOCI 380 Sociology of Health and Medicine 3
SOCI 461 Urban Society and Human Ecology 4
SOCI 470 Environmental Sociology 3
Other options, such as 492 Seminars, must be approved by the Chairperson of Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies.
Language Requirement
In Bachelor of Arts degrees requiring foreign language, the language requirement is satisfied by demonstrating proficiency in a language other than English equivalent to satisfactory completion of two semesters of college-level work in that language.  Many students use Foreign Language credits to complete this requirement; however, options are available for students fluent in non-English languages, including Native American languages.
8
Restricted Electives Selected with Advisor Approval 6
Open Electives
Any other college-level credits.  Can be dedicated toward Minor Field of Study, areas of career interest, and/or necessary prerequisite courses.  A minor area of study is not required, but strongly encouraged.
26-28
Total Minimum Credits Required for Degree 120

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

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