Environmental Studies Concentration

The Environmental Studies Concentration draws upon the disciplinary strengths of a traditional major and a set of courses focused on the environment. Students may utilize environmental studies-related upper-level courses within their own discipline to complete requirements of the concentration if the courses have a significant component that addresses environmental concerns.

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 137
  2. COURSES REPRESENTING ENVST TRACKS (one from each track – Natural Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities)
  3. ES ELECTIVES (two additional courses from those listed)
  4. EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT

ELECTIVES
Students will choose two additional environmental studies courses from among those listed in the major. This may include (but need not) the senior seminar. Elective courses must have a significant component that addresses environmental concerns, but they need not have environmental issues as their exclusive focus.

CONCENTRATION WORKSHEET

Click the List of Courses that count toward the concentration.

EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT
All students concentrating in Environmental Studies will participate in an experience which applies basic knowledge in a setting beyond the classroom. This may be one of the many off-campus environmental studies courses listed in the catalog, or an internship or research project approved by the Chair. Guidelines and a planning document are available from the chair.

Together the Environmental Studies Department and The Harry C. Piper Center for Vocation and Career has created a handout/timeline describing ways you can integrate experiential learning opportunities throughout your work at St. Olaf. The Piper Center also maintains a database of past internship sites for ES students as well as the resource, Ole Career Central.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

Click on the department’s intended learning outcomes for ES concentrators to discover more about them.