Curriculum

The decision and policy-makers of the future will need to be highly-skilled experts in their specific fields. Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Environmental Policy classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major, such as Introduction to Environmental Issues and Environmental Earth Science. Your classes, coupled with experience through internships will put you at the cutting-edge of this highly specialized profession.

This program has built-in flexibility to allow you to take a minor, such as Marketing, Business Administration, Communication, Organizational Innovation Minor, Global Studies, or Legal Studies, creating a powerful advantage for you in the marketplace.

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? The Environmental Policy faculty built the curriculum so you can take a semester studying abroad without getting behind on required courses for your major.

Environmental Policy Curriculum 2013-14


First Year

First Semester

American National Government
(LEG 100)

Foundations of Human Communication
(COM 100)

Introduction to Environmental Issues
(ENP 100)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Environmental Earth Science
(Sci 150/150L)

Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Introduction to Psychology
(PSY 100)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Research Methods& Analysis I
(PSY 201)

Foundations of Ecology
(SCI 210)

Sustainability & Environmental Policy
(ENP 200)

Choose 200-level COR
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Second Semester

Research Methods & Analysis II
(PSY 202)

Environmental Policy & Globalization
(ENP 250)

Microeconomics
(ECN 205)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)


Third Year

First Semester

Environmental Law
(LEG 360)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Minor or General Elective

Minor or General Elective

Second Semester

Place Based Environmental Study
(ENP 300)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Minor or General Elective

Minor or General Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

Environmental Policy Assessment and Development
(ENP 400)

Social Injustice in a Diverse Society
(SWK 305)

Ecological Economics
(ECN 260)

Environmental Decision Making
(ENP 450)

Minor or General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Environmental Policy Internship
(ENP 490)

Minor or General Elective

Minor or General Elective


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