Environmental Studies Elective Courses
The ES Minor Steering Committee determines the list of courses approved to meet the minor requirements and classifies the courses in two categories: core and cognate courses.
- Core courses are those within the Tri-College community that are centrally organized around environmental themes and devote at least 50% of the class time to studying environmental issues.
- Cognate courses are those that have less focus on the environment compared to core courses, but nevertheless build understanding and knowledge of areas of inquiry that are highly valuable to the study and solution of environmental problems. While the focus on the environment typically occupies less than half of the class time in cognate courses, there is some mention of how the main focus of the course can inform understanding of environmental issues.
The approved lists are subject to revision and the list published on the website immediately prior to each semester will govern which courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirements. The current approved list is as follows.
(An asterisk) indicates cognate course; no more than one credit of these may be used for each category.
indicates laboratory course; one of the courses in category A must be a laboratory course.