Courses

Fall 2021 Offerings in ETP

I. Values, Culture, and History (VCH)

Requirements

ANTH 2160 Culture and the Environment 

Electives

ANTH 3240 The Anthropology of Food

ENGL 2508 American Environmental Fictions

ENGL 3570 American Wild 

GERM 3510 Screening Nature in German Film 

HIAF 3112 African Environmental History 

ITTR 4010 Narrating Un-Sustainability: Ecocritical Explorations in Italy

MDST 4261 Global Environmental Media

MESA 3110 Sustainable Environments in Middle East and South Asia 

RELG 3820 Global Ethics and Climate Change

II. Policy, Planning, and Society (PPS)

Requirements

AAS 3500 Race, Class, Politics & the Environment

ECON 2010 Microeconomics 

GSVS 2150 Global Sustainability

Electives

AAS 3500 Environmental Justics Across the Globe 

ECON 3430 Economics of Sustainability and the Environment 

PLAD 2500 Politics, Poverty, and Health 

PLAP 4500 GIS in the Social Sciences 

SOC 3660 Environment, Globalization, and Development 

III. Natural Science

Requirements

EVSC 1010 Introduction to Environmental Sciences

EVSC 1080 Resources and the Environment

EVSC 1450 An Inconvenient Truce: Climate, You, and CO2 

EVSC 2220 Conservation Ecology: Biodiversity and Beyond

Electives

BIOL 3450 Biodiversity and Conservation

BIOL 4012 Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases

BIOL 4130 Population Ecology and Conservation Bio

EVSC 2800 Fundamentals of Geology

EVSC 3020 GIS Methods

EVSC 3200 Fundamentals of Ecology

EVSC 3300 Atmosphere and Weather

EVSC 3600 Physical Hydrology

EVSC 3860 Introduction to Geochemistry

EVSC 4010 Introduction to Remote Sensing

EVSC 4066 Changing Global Carbon Cycle

EVSC 4080 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Sciences

EVSC 4090 Analytical Chemistry

EVSC 4230 Marine Environments and Organisms

EVSC 4250 Ecosystem Ecology

EVSC 4270 Soil Science

EVSC 4559 Climate Modeling and Analysis

EVSC 4630 Land-Atmosphere Interaction

EVSC 5020 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

EVSC 5440 Dynamics of Oceans and Estuaries

Summer 2021 Offerings in ETP

I. Values, Culture, and History (VCH)

Electives

ANTH 3240 Anthropology of Food (Session II)

ETP 3559 Media Literacy Practice for the Environment (Session I) NEW ETP COURSE!

How does mediation of the environment reflect our perception of and relationship to it? How do different forms of media, independently and combined, communicate environmental messages? This class will focus on media literacy and practice through the creation of original multimedia expressions using sound, images and text. Students will gain fluency composing mixed media expressions that could be applied in a wide range of fields such as in journalism, music or art works, scientific presentations, humanities research, etc. We will work on small forms such as social media posts and presentation slides, and on larger forms such as videos, podcasts, or artworks. The focus will be on practicing the combination of different forms of media and analyzing the results. There are no prerequisites for the class, and students do not need to hold any aspirations in the arts or music to benefit from and succeed in it. We can apply these methods across many fields, and students of the sciences, arts, public policy, journalism or humanities could all find this course rewarding. Every student will be issued a field recording kit for making high quality audio soundscapes. Students should supply their own form of imaging device, such as a smart phone or camera.    

HIEA 3559 Industrial Pollution and Society in East Asia (Session I)

PHIL 1510 Environmental Ethics (Session I)

II. Policy, Planning, and Society (PPS)

Requirements

ECON 2010 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (Session III)

Electives

PLAP 3160/GSVS 3160 Politics of Food (Session I)

STAT 1601 Data Science with R (Session I)

STAT 2020 Statistics for Biologists (Session I)

STAT 2120 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (Session I, II, II)

STAT 3110 Foundations of Statistics (Session I)

STAT 3120 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (Session I, II)

STAT 3250 Data Analysis with Python (Session I)

III. Natural Science

Requirements

EVSC 1010 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (Session I)

Electives

EVSC 3020/5020 Geographic Information Systems Methods (Session III)

EVSC 4860 The Geology of Virginia (Session I)

Spring 2021 Offerings in ETP

Core Introductory Course 

ETP 2030 Politics, Science, and Values: Intro to Environmental Thought & Practice (Lawrence, Freedman, Marcom)

I. Values, Culture, and History (VCH)

Requirements

ANTH 2160 Culture and the Environment (TBA) OR ANTH 3340 Ecology and Society: An Introduction to the New Ecological Anthropology (Damon)

RELG 2210 Religion, Ethics, and Global Environment (Jenkins)

Electives

ANTH 2589 Archaeology and the Politics of Sustainability (Alconini)

ARTH 3863 East Asian Art, Landscape, and Ecology (Wong)

ENGL 4500 Literature and Environmental Justice (Kuhn)

ENGL 4560 Ecofeminist Poetics (Teare)

ETP 2559 Write Climate (Nelsen)

MUSI 3400 Ecoacoustics (Burtner)

PHIL 3500 Animals and Ethics (Greenway)

RELG 3820 Global Ethics and Climate Change (Kreider)

SPAN 4500 Caribbean Literature and the Environment (Rogers)

II. Policy, Planning, and Society (PPS)

Requirements

AAS 2559 Intro to Race, Class, Politics & the Environment (Fields)

ECON 2010 Microeconomics  (TBA)  Offered every semester.

Electives

ECON 4430 Environmental Economics (Sekhri)

PLCP 4500 Environmental Politics in China (Shen)

PSYC 4500 Socio-Ecological Psychology (Oishi)

STAT 1100 Change: Introduction to Statistics 

STAT 2020 Statistics for Biologists (Ferrara)

III. Natural Science

Requirements

EVSC 1010 Introduction to Environmental Science (Smith) Offered every semester.

Electives

BIOL 3020 Evolution and Ecology (Brodie)

BIOL 3180 Intro to Plants and Society (Timko)

CHEM 5559 Fugitive (Fraser)

EVSC 2800 Fundamentals of Geology (Limaye)

EVSC 3020 GIS Methods (Porter)

EVSC 3200 Fundamentals of Ecology (Castorani)

EVSC 3300 Atmosphere and Weather (De Wekker)

EVSC 3600 Physical Hydrology (Reidenbach)

EVSC 3880 Watersheds of Lewis and Clark (Herman)

EVSC 4012 Advanced Remote Sensing (Yang)

EVSC 4050 Topics of Oceanography (Macko)

EVSC 4150 Terrestrial Plant Ecology  (Smith)

EVSC 4290 Limnology: Inland Water Ecosystems (Pace)

EVSC 4490 Air Pollution (Pusede)

EVSC 4559 Geomorphology and Ecology of Debris Flows in VA (Limaye)

EVSC 4559 Air Pollution Environmental Justice (Pusede)

EVSC 4559 Ecosystem Physiology (Lerdau)

EVSC 4650 Water Sustainability (Richter)

EVSC 4670 Drinking Water Quality (Mills)

EVSC 4870 Global Biogeochemical Cycles (Mills)

EVSC 4991 Theory and Practice of Biodiversity Conservation (Smith)

EVSC 5030 Applied Statistics for Environmental Scientists (Carr)

EVSC 5050 Advanced Oceanography (Macko)

EVSC 5060 Coastal Oceanography (Reidenbach)

EVSC 5082 Nitrogen Seminar (Galloway)

 

J-term 2021 Offerings in ETP 

I. Values, Culture, and History (VCH)

Elective

ANTH2590 The Culture of Rivers (Saad Quasem)

II. Policy, Planning, and Society (PPS)

Elective

PLAP 3160 Politics of Food (Paul Freedman)

 

Fall 2020 Offerings in ETP

I. Values, Culture, and History (VCH)

Requirements

Check back Spring 2021

Electives

AAS 3500 Black Environmental Thought (Tony Perry)

ANTH 3240 The Anthropology of Food (Kasey Jernigan)

ENCW 4550 Writing Nature: Human Nature, Ecology, and the Stories We Tell (Micheline Marcom)

ENGL 2599 Nature and Romanticism (Jon D’Errico)

ITTR 4010 Narrating (Un-)sustainability: Ecocritical Explorations in Italy & the Mediterranean (Enrico Cesaretti)

MESA 3110 Sustainable Environments Middle East and South Asia (Tessa Farmer)

PHIL 2500 Environmental Ethics (Nate Adams)

PHIL 3500 Animals and Ethics (Prof. TBA)

SPAN 4500 The Latin American Jungle Novel (Charlotte Rogers)

II. Policy, Planning, and Society (PPS)

Requirements

ECON 2010 Microeconomics  (Kenneth Elzinga)  Offered every semester.

GSVS 2150 Global Sustainability  (Phoebe Crisman) Offered every fall.

Electives

AAS 3500 Environmental Justice in the Mid-Atlantic (Kimberly Fields)

AAS 3500 Race, Class, Politics, & the Environment (Kimberly Fields)

ECON 3430 Economics of Sustainability and the Environment (William Shobe) Prerequisite: ECON 2010 or instructor permission.

EVSC 3020 GIS Methods (John Porter) Prerequisite: The equivalent of the College natural science/mathematics and social science area requirements. Offered every semester.

PLAP 4500 GIS in the Social Sciences (Charles Kromkowski)

PLCP 4500 Politics of Air Pollution (Shiran Victoria Shen)

SOC 3559 Environment, Globalization, and Development (Mary Wilks)

III. Natural Science

Requirements

EVSC 1010 Introduction to Environmental Science (Thomas Smith) Offered every semester.

EVSC 1450 An Inconvenient Truce: Climate, You, and CO2 (Deborah Lawrence) Only offered in the fall semester.

EVSC 2220 Conservation Ecology (Manuel Lerdau) Only offered in the fall semester.

Electives

BIOL 3450 Biodiversity and Conservation (Jessamyn Manson) Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020 or EVSC 3200.

BIOL 4130 Population Ecology and Conservation Biology (Jessamyn Manson) Prerequisite: BIOL 3020 or EVSC 3200

BIOL 4559 Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases (Amanda Gibson)

CHEM 3559 Anthrochemistry Seminar (Cassandra Fraser)

EVSC 2800 Fundamentals of Geology (Lauren Simkins) Offered every semester.

EVSC 3200 / 3201 Fundamentals of Ecology (Michael Pace) Prerequisite: One semester of calculus. Offered every semester.

EVSC 3300 / EVSC 3301 Atmosphere and Weather (Robert Davis) Prerequisite: MATH 1190 or MATH 1210 or MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1320 or MATH 2310 or APMA 1090 or APMA 1110 or APMA 2120. Offered every semester.

EVSC 3600 / EVSC 3601 Physical Hydrology (Aaron Mills) Prerequisite: One semester of calculus. Offered every semester.

EVSC 3860 Introduction to Geochemistry (Stephen Macko) Prerequisite: EVSC 2800 encouraged but not required.

EVSC 4010 Introduction to Remote Sensing (Xi Yang) Prerequisite: at least one year of college-level chemistry or physics, or instructor permission.

EVSC 4020 Dryland Ecohydrology (Todd Scanlon) Prerequisites: Any introductory hydrology course or instructor permission.

EVSC 4035 Drones in Scientific Research (De Wekker)

EVSC 4080 Quantitative Methods in Enviro Sciences (Patricia Wiberg)

EVSC 4090 Analytical Chemistry (Rebecca Pompano) Prerequisites: CHEM 1420 or CHEM 1620 or CHEM 1810.

EVSC 4100 Management of Forest Ecosystems (Herman Shugart) Prerequisites: EVSC 3200, 3400, or 3500 recommended. Only offered in the fall semester.

EVSC 4110 Estuarine Ecology (Karen Mcglathery) Prerequisites: EVSC 3200 with a D-. Only offered in the fall semester.

EVSC 4230 Marine Environments and Organisms (David Smith) Prerequisite: EVSC 3200 or equivalent. Only offered in the fall semester.

EVSC 4452 Global Climate Variability Seminar (Kevin Grise)

EVSC 4559 Glaciers and Ice Sheets (Lauren Simkins)

EVSC 4630 Land-Atmosphere Interaction (Todd Scanlon) Prerequisite: Must have completed EVSC 3300 or EVSC 3600. Only offered in the fall semester.

EVSC 4710 Environmental Geochemistry (Janet Herman) Prerequisite: CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1420 (one semester of college-level chemistry) and EVSC 2800 (one semester of college-level geology). Only offered in the fall semester.

EVSC 4832 Water-Rock Interactions Seminar (Janet Herman) Prerequisites: One geology, geochemistry, or hydrology course, or permission of instructor.

EVSC 4890 Planetary Geology (Ajay Limaye) Prerequisite: Introductory course in geosciences or astronomy.