Environmental Studies (ENVS)

ENVS 22070     NATURE AND SOCIETY (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Environmental studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the environment, with insights from natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This course introduces the discipline and explores theoretical approaches to understanding how humans interact with and perceive their environment. It applies these approaches to some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges: climate change, the loss of biodiversity, urban sustainability, food and resource insecurity, and the degradation of the physical environment.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Social Sciences

ENVS 30000     ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS AND ASSESSMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with PLST 30000) The Federal and State environmental regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Solid and Hazardous Waste regulations (RCRA) and the Superfund Legislation require the utilization of trained environmental professionals to conduct Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). The focus of this course is to introduce students to the methods and approaches for conducting environmental research and study of industrial sites with respect to environmental policies and regulations. The enforcement of regulations utilize environmental professionals who serve in governmental agencies, work in private environmental companies that provide assessments and consultations for industries, and who are employed by industries that seek qualified employees to conduct assessments, and provide professional guidance for industrial regulatory compliance.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ENVS 30105     CAREER PATHWAYS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES      1 Credit Hour

Orients students toward various career pathways in Environmental Studies.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ENVS 32091     ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND SUSTAINABILITY      2 Credit Hours

Various aspects of environmental studies are explored. Topics will vary.

Prerequisite: ENVS 22070; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ENVS 42099     INTEGRATIVE SENIOR PROJECT (ELR) (WIC)      2 Credit Hours

This is the capstone course for the Environmental Studies major. All students in this course will learn about methods of investigation and presentation in the area of Environmental Studies. The course will culminate in a major research project developed and written by each student.

Prerequisite: ENVS 22070 and ENVS 32091.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course

ENVS 46092     INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (ELR)      3-6 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ENVS 56092) Work experience in local, regional, and national agencies or companies designed to utilize and develop academic and professional skills.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Practical Experience

Contact Hours: 9-18 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

ENVS 49195     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES      1-3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ENVS 49195) Special topics in Environmental Studies.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3-9 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ENVS 56092     INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES      3-6 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ENVS 46092) Work experience in local, regional, and national agencies or companies designed to utilize and develop academic and professional skills.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practical Experience

Contact Hours: 9-18 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ENVS 59195     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES      1-3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ENVS 49195) Special topics in Environmental Studies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3-9 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter