Students in Environmental Conversation will take three courses over the course of their first year.
Students have the opportunity to participate in varied co-curricular activities to engage with topics they are interested in outside the classroom. Examples include understanding institutional sustainability efforts, visits to local farms, student-led film festivals and climate initiatives, field trips to metro areas facing the realities of environmental racism, and enjoying and learning more about St. Olaf’s 800 acre natural lands.
Discussion-based class periods foster a community developed around students’ developing environmental ethics.
Students who complete EnCon will receive General Education credits for First-Year Writing (FYW), First-Year Religion (BTS-T), and Integrated Science Topics (IST).