Davidson, NC 28035
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Davidson, NC 28035
In recent decades, issues related to the environment have emerged as key concerns at local, national, and international levels. The Environmental Studies Concentration is designed to give students broad exposure to a range of environmental issues and to provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the complexity of factors that affect the environment and our understanding of it.
The requirements for the concentration have recently changed. Students in the Class of 2015 and later, as well as students in the Class of 2014 who have not taken CIS 171, will fulfill the current requirements.
Students in the Class of 2014 who have taken CIS 171 will fulfill the former requirements as noted below in the former requirements section.
For students who have not taken the former CIS 171, Introduction to Environmental Studies
- ENV 201: Environmental Sciences
- ENV 202: Environmental Social Sciences
- ENV 203: Environmental Humanities
ENV 201, 202, and 203 must be completed by the end of the junior year.
- One course in the Natural Sciences, from an approved list
- One course in the Social Sciences, from an approved list
- One course in the Humanities, from an approved list
No courses applied toward the concentration may be taken pass/fail. No more than two courses taken away from Davidson may count toward the concentration, and these courses must be approved by the Environmental Studies Concentration faculty liaison.
The Environmental Studies Concentration is administered by the Environmental Studies Department. Students submit a written application to the concentration liaison, Lynn Poland, by December 15 of their junior year.
Certification of completion of all the requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar upon the recommendation of the Environmental Studies Department.
Download the Concentration Proposal Form (PDF)
For students who have taken CIS 171 - completion of six courses, to include CIS 171: Introductory Environmental Studies, one course in Natural Sciences, one course in Social Sciences, one course in Humanities, one elective, and ENV 490: Concentration Capstone Seminar. Remaining requirements (see 2-5 above) are the same.
In addition to Content Courses approved for the major, students may also take 100-level ENV Science courses, CHE 103, CHE 107, or PHY 103 for the Concentration.