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Environmental Studies

Dr. Robert Mason, Director
Gladfelter Hall, Room 330
215-204-5918
envtstud@temple.edu
www.temple.edu/env-stud

Dr. Dennis Terry, Advisor for B.S.
Beury Hall, Room 221
215-204-8226
dennis.terry@temple.edu

Students will be equipped with the scholarly background and intellectual skills to understand a wide range of pressing environmental issues, and they will come to appreciate the physical, economic, political, demographic, and ethical factors that define those issues. Among the many environmental problems central to our program are groundwater contamination, suburban sprawl, river basin management, environmental justice, and the greening of abandoned urban spaces. Our graduates find employment with government environmental agencies, citizens' organizations, consulting firms, and corporate environmental affairs departments.

Offered jointly by the College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology, Environmental Studies includes both B.A. and B.S. options. A minor also is offered.

B.A. Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Prerequisite Courses       
Mathematics 1011 College Mathematics 3 QA 
Geology 1001 Introduction to Geology  4 SA 
Economics

Economics
1101

1901
Macroeconomic Principles
     or
Honors Macroeconomic Principles
3

3
IN
 
IN
Economics

Economics
1102

1902
Microeconomic Principles
     or
Honors Microeconomic Principles
3

3
IN

IN
Required Courses      
EVRN ST/GUS

EVRN ST/GUS
1051

1951
Environment & Society
     or
Honors Environment & Society
3

3
IN 

IN
Biology

Biology
1011

1901
General Biology I
     or
Honors General Biology I
4

4
SA
 
SA
Biology

Biology
1012

1902
General Biology II
     or
Honors General Biology II
4

4
SB

SB
Geology
   
EVRN ST/GUS
1015
 
1052
Environmental Resources 
     or
Introduction to the Physical Environment
4

4
SB

SB
Mathematics

Statistics
1013         
 
2101
Elements of Statistics
     or 
Statistical Methods & Concepts
3

3
QB

QB
Economics 3596 Energy, Ecology & Economy 3 WI 
Environmental Studies 4198 Senior Research Seminar 3 WI 
Elective Courses    In addition to the required courses and their prerequisites, B.A. majors must take five (5) courses from the list of approved electives. One of these courses must be a policy course
and one must be from the natural sciences.
15-20  

B.S. Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Prerequisite Courses       
Geology 1001 Introduction to Geology 4 SA 
Chemistry

Chemistry
1031/1033

1951/1953
General Chemistry I with Lab
      or
Honors General Chemistry I with Lab
4

4
SA

SA
Chemistry

Chemistry
1032/1034

1952/1954
General Chemistry II with Lab
      or
Honors General Chemistry II with Lab
4

4
SB
 
SB
Chemistry

Chemistry
2201/2203

2921/2923
Organic Chemistry I with Lab
      or
Organic Chemistry for Honors I with Lab
4

4


SA
Economics

Economics
1102

1902
Microeconomic Principles

Honors Microeconomic Principles
3

3
IN

IN
         
Calculus Requirement      
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
QB

QB
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
         
Required Courses       
EVRN ST/GUS 1051 or 1951 Environment & Society 3 IN
Biology

Biology
1111

1911
Introduction to Biology
     or
Honors Introduction to Biology
4

4


SA
Biology

Biology
2112

2912
Introduction to Biology
     or
Honors Introduction to Biology
4

4


SB
Biology  2227 Principles of Ecology 4  
Geology 3021 Introduction to Hydrology 4  
EVRN ST  1052 Introduction to the Physical Environment 4 SB 
Statistics
  
Mathematics 
2101
 
2031
Statistical Methods & Concepts
    or
Probability & Statistics 
3

3
QB
Economics  3596 Energy, Ecology, & Economy 3 WI 
EVRN ST 4198 Senior Research Seminar 3 WI 
Elective Courses    In addition to the required courses and their prerequisites, B.S. majors must take four (4) courses from the list of approved electives. One of these courses must be a policy course and an additional one must be from the social sciences. Because Biology 2227 and Geology 3021 are required for the B.S., they cannot be double-counted as electives.   12-16  


Requirements for the Minor

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
EVRN ST/GUS 1051 or 1951 Environment & Society 3 IN   
         
One of the following (plus any required prerequisites):  3-4  
Biology

Geology

EVRN ST/GUS

Economics
2227

3021

3062

3596
Principles of Ecology
    or
Introduction to Hydrology
    or
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
    or
Energy, Ecology, & Economy
 





WI
Policy Elective   Select one policy course from the approved elective list. 3  
Environmental
Studies Electives
  Select three topics courses from the approved elective list. 9  

List of Environmental Studies Electives

Department Course # Course Name
Policy       
Community & Regional Planning  2014 Planning Policy & Law 
Environmental Studies/Anthropology  3175 Heritage Management in Archaeology 
Economics  3512 Public Finance 
Economics  3513 Economics of State & Local Governments
Environmental Engineering Technology 4761 Environmental Regulations 
Environmental Studies  3025 Environmental Law & Regulation 
Environmental Studies/GUS  3051 Environmental Policy Issues 
Environmental Studies/Political Science 3152 U.S. Environmental Policy 
Topics       
Environmental Studies/Anthropology  3170 Methods in Archaeology
Environmental Studies/Anthropology  3189 Field Session in Archaeology 
Environmental Studies/Anthropology  4117 Seminar in Environmental Archaeology 
Environmental Studies/Anthropology  4775 Environmental Physiology 
Environmental Studies/Anthropology  4796 Biocultural Adaptations in Human Populations 
Biology  2227 Principles of Ecology 
Biology  2238 Marine Environments 
Biology  3196 Experimental Marine Biology  
Biology  3245 Marine Ecology 
Biology  3316 Tropical Marine Biology: Coral Reef Biology in Tropical Belize
Biology  3336 Freshwater Ecology 
Botany  1112 Plant Ecology 
Community & Regional Planning 1027 History & Practice of Community & Regional Planning
Community & Regional Planning  2114 Urban Form & Design
Community & Regional Planning 2213 Environmental Planning 
Community & Regional Planning 2524 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 
Community & Regional Planning 3256 Sustainable Community Design & Development
Environmental Studies 3000 Special Topics in Environmental Studies  
Environmental Studies 4082 Independent Study – Environmental Studies 
Environmental Studies 4085 Internship - Environmental Studies  
EVRN ST/GUS/Asian Studies  3052 Environmental Problems in Asia 
Environmental Studies/GUS 2051 The Urban Environment 
Environmental Studies/GUS  3054 Energy, Resources, & Conservation 
Environmental Studies/GUS 3062 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 
Environmental Studies/GUS 3097 Environment & Development
Environmental Studies/GUS 4015 The Geographic Basis of Land Use Planning 
Environmental Studies/GUS  4051 Geography of Hazards  
Environmental Studies/GUS 4056 Political Ecology 
Environmental Studies/GUS  4071 Medical Geography 
Geology 2021 Facies Models 
Geology 2061 Introduction to Geochemistry 
Geology 3011 Use of Microcomputers in Geology
Geology 3021 Introduction to Hydrology 
Geology 4197/4997 Environmental Seminar 
Environmental Studies/History 3152/3214 U.S. Environmental History 
Horticulture 2114 Soils 
Horticulture 2334/2353 Food Crops I/II 
Horticulture 3514 Landscape Restoration 
Journalism 3253 Environmental Reporting 
Landscape Architecture 2144 Landscape Architecture Design Studio II  
Landscape Architecture 2758 Summer Field Ecology 
Environmental Studies/Philosophy 2596 Philosophical Perspectives on the Environment
Religion 3001 Earth Ethics 
Environmental Studies/Sociology 3511 Sociology of the Environment

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