Environmental Studies

Sewanee: The University of the South

Environmental Arts & Humanities Major

An interdisciplinary major that explores humanity’s evolving relation to the environment with the benefit of diverse perspectives offered by history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion.

Administered chiefly through a steering committee co-chaired by James Peters and John Willis.

 

Eleven courses required:

EnSt 101: Introduction to Environmental Studies (writing intensive)
EnSt 400: Seminar in Environmental Studies (senior capstone course)

Six courses from the following themed categories, with at least one course from each of the first two groups and no more than four courses from any group.

Culture and History
Anth 298: Ecological Anthropology
Engl 220: Poetry, Nature, and Contemplation
Engl 396: American Environmental Literature
EnSt 100: Walking the Land
Hist 100: The Environment in History (only when the course bears this topical subtitle)
Hist 229: The Many Faces of Sewanee
Hist 330: History of Southern Appalachia
Hist 386: African Environmental History
Rusn 363: Environmentalism and Ecocide in Russian Literature and Culture

Religion and Values
Anth 312: Place, Ritual, and Belief
Phil 230: Environmental Ethics
Relg 125: Religion and Animals
Relg 307: Religious Environmentalism
Relg 341: Religion and Ecology
Relg 353: Buddhism and the Environment
Relg 393: Rural Religion

Arts, Landscape, and Design
Art 242: The Lens and the Landscape: Documentary Studies and the Environment
Art 263: Intermediate Documentary Projects in Photography
Art 282: Sustainable Structures
Art 343: Advanced Video Production (also Thea 343)
Art 363: Advanced Documentary Projects in Photography
Art 381: Advanced Sculpture
Musc 269: Music of the Birds and Bees: Music and Nature

One Policy course from the following
EnSt 201: Foundations of Food and Agriculture
EnSt 332: Archeological Resource Management and Policy
EnSt 336: Land-use Policy
Fors 270: Water Resource Policy and Law
Fors 201: Natural Resource Issues and Policies
Econ/Pols 381: The Political Economy of Sustainable Development
Pols 382: International Environmental Policy

Two Natural Science courses (one of which must be either field-based or lab)

One of the following (Life Science):
Biol 105: Biology and People
Biol 107: People and the Environment
Biol 130: Field Investigations in Biology (Field-Based)
Fors 121: Introduction to Forestry (Lab)

One of the following (Physical Science):
Chem 101: General Chemistry (Lab)
Geol 121: Physical Geology (Lab)
Geol 235: Earth Systems and Climate Change
Phys 105: Energy and the Environment

Strongly recommended (outside the major elective):
EnSt 217: Fundamentals of GIS

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