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2016-2017 Catalog 
  
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
2016-2017 Catalog

Environmental Studies Major


Advisor — Dr. Krygier, Geology-Geography

Environmental Studies at Ohio Wesleyan is a broad, cross-disciplinary approach to the environment, encompassing the natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities within the context of the liberal arts. Environmental Studies at Ohio Wesleyan consists of nearly 50 courses taught by more than 20 faculty throughout the university. Students majoring in environmental studies must complete a second major in a traditional course of study. There are no restrictions on the choice of the second major. Environmental Studies majors should coordinate their two majors with the help of the Director of Environmental Studies and faculty in their second major. In particular, students are encouraged to select elective courses in the Environmental Studies program that contribute to their future career and graduate education goals.

The successful completion of both the environmental studies major and a second major requires forethought and planning. Accordingly, students are strongly encouraged to declare their major by March 15 of their sophomore year. Students interested in majoring in environmental studies are urged to meet with Dr. John Krygier at their earliest convenience.

Major Requirements


Core Curriculum


  1. BIOL 122 ; BOMI 233  (not required if BOMI 344 , BOMI 355 , BIOL 255 , ZOOL 345 , ZOOL 347 , ZOOL 349  or ZOOL 353  are satisfactorily completed); CHEM 230  (not required if CHEM 110  and CHEM 111  are satisfactorily completed); ECON 366  or GEOG 360 ; GEOG 347 ; PHIL 250 ; and SOAN 367 .
  2. One semester of statistics (MATH 105  or MATH 230  , or PSYC 210 ) or two semesters of calculus (MATH 110  and MATH 111 ).
  3. One unit of independent study in an environmental area supervised by a member of the faculty who teaches one of the core courses. The topic must be approved by the Director of Environmental Studies.

Electives


Four electives from the following: BOMI 252 , BOMI 337 , BOMI 344 , BOMI 355 ; BIOL 255 ; CHEM 110 , CHEM 111 , CHEM 270 ; ECON 110 , ECON 353 , ECON 370 ; ENVS 490 , ENVS 491 , ENVS 495 ; GEOG 111 , GEOG 235 , GEOG 300 6 , GEOG 345 , GEOG 370 , GEOG 375 , GEOG 499  (Sustainability Practicum); GEOL 110 , GEOL 270 , GEOL 275 , GEOL 280 ; HHK 114 , HHK 347 ; HIST 350 C - Topics: Black Death ; SOAN 291 , SOAN 292 , SOAN 352 , SOAN 354 ; URB 250 ; ZOOL 341 , ZOOL 345 , ZOOL 347 , ZOOL 349 , ZOOL 353 . Other courses may qualify as Environmental Studies electives. Please contact the Director of Environmental Studies.