Environmental Conversations



Environmental Conversations — or “EnCon” as it is known on campus — is an interdisciplinary learning community open to all St. Olaf students interested in an integrated exploration of environmental questions, challenges, and possibilities.

As a first-year conversation program, students take three sequenced courses (one each semester and one during interim) to examine how cultures, systems, and organisms interrelate and shape environmental realities. Environmental Conversations affords students of all majors three general education requirements, including: the first-year seminar, the first-year writing and rhetoric course, and the race and power requirement.