Feb 19, 2019  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography (BS) - Environment and Society

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Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Coordinator: Stentor Danielson

Students in the Environment and Society program take an interdisciplinary perspective on the relationship between human society and the natural world. The goal of the program is to give students a solid grounding in how social, cultural, political, economic, and demographic systems operate within human societies and how those systems affect our understanding and use of the non-human world. We emphasize the use of both qualitative and quantitative techniques for understanding the world around us. Students leave the program with a solid cross-cultural understanding of environmental issues and an ability to analyze cultural and political controversies over nature.

The environment and society program provides students with a base in liberal arts skills (critical thinking, writing, and speaking) and in analytical skills such as data collection in the field, in the library, and on the computer; the use of global positioning systems; the use of mapping, spreadsheet, and database software. Many of our students have found work that allow them to address important environmental and social issues in the private or public sector. Representative employment areas for our graduates include environmental consulting, pollution remediation, environmental law or public policy, outdoor education, resource management, geographic information systems analysis, nonprofit environmental organizations, and planning.

Major Requirements - Credits: 46

Capstone Experience - pick one - Credits: 3

Environmental and Society Track Requirements

Regional Geography - Credits: 3

Choose one course from the following:

Planning and Policy - Credits: 3

Choose one course from the following:

Human Geography - Credits: 3

Choose one course from the following:

Additional Environment & Society course - Credits: 3

Geography Electives - Credits: 12

Choose any four 300/400 level GES courses

Liberal Studies Requirement

See Geography: Track in Environmental and Society curriculum guide for course requirements and recommendations

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