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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Jul 28, 2017
 
2012-2013 University Catalog archived

Environmental Studies (ENV)


Core Faculty:
Professors Kahn*, Casey, Cooper, Greer, Harbor, Humston, Hurd, Warren
Visiting Instructor Green

Environmental Studies offers both an interdisciplinary major and an interdisciplinary minor, requiring an understanding of the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, designed to educate students in a broad class of issues related to the environment and humanity’s place in the natural world. Students employ this interdisciplinary approach to develop a comprehensive understanding of the causes, consequences, and solutions to environmental problems. This is not only an academic experience but also an expansion of the students’ capacities as citizens, allowing them to become aware of the scientific, ethical, and policy issues they will face in their local communities, their professions, and in the broader world community. The major consists of a set of required and elective courses designed to provide a broad platform of knowledge upon which to build a career and graduate study in the environmental area.

Environmental Studies minor is a series of related courses intended to both complement and enhance the student’s chosen major(s) in a different discipline. Interested students are encouraged to talk to the director of the program early in their academic careers in order to discuss which course of study is more appropriate to their academic needs and career plans.

HONORS: An Honors Program in environmental studies is offered for well-qualified majors; see department head for details.

*Director of Program in Environmental Studies

Degrees/Majors/Minors

Interdisciplinary Major

Interdisciplinary Minor

Courses



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