Environmental Conversations (ENCON)

Environmental Conversations (“EnCon”) is a learning community organized around regular elective and required courses, open to incoming first-year students, and focused on questions of environmental policy, science, and values. Through courses and co-curricular opportunities, EnCon prepares students to think about moral, scientific, and practical dimensions of human relationships with the rest of nature.

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • EnCon section of either WRIT 111 or REL 121
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • ENVST 137
Spring
  • EnCon section of either WRIT 111 or REL 121
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

Students apply to EnCon before or after they are admitted to the college. Each year about 38 first-year students are admitted to the program. In the fall and spring this cohort divides in two different sections of 19 students each to take Religion 121 or Writing 111. In the Interim, they come together as a cohort to take ENVST 137. EnCon is open to students of all interests, and provides an appropriate foundation for any major at the college.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Not appicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Environmental Conversations – Kiara Jorgenson (jorgen1@stolaf.edu)