Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Environmental Studies B.A.

Course Requirements

Foundation Courses

Introduction to Environmental Studies

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENST 200Environmental Studies

4

Fall, Spring.

Statistics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Professional Writing

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 231Writing for Digital and Multimedia Environments

4

As needed.
-Or-

ENGL 232Writing for the Public Sphere

4

As needed.

The Natural Environment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
-Or-

PSCI 217Introduction to Oceanography

4

Spring.

The Cultural Environment

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ONE COURSE from:

HIST 328History of the American West

4

As needed.
HIST 358Environmental History

4

Annually.
 

ONE COURSE from:

ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 102Introduction to Archaeology

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 200Society and Social Behavior

4

Fall, Spring.

The Human-Environment Interface

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHIL 325Environmental Ethics

3

Spring.
 

POL 202American Government

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

POL 203Global Politics

4

Fall, Spring.
 

ECON 214Principles of Microeconomics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

GEOG 301Natural Resource Management

4

As needed.
 

ONE COURSE from:

ANTH 214Peoples and Cultures of Amazonia

4

Alternate years.
COMM 240Mass Media and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 100Introduction to Environmental Geography

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 201Mapping Our Changing World

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 204Urban Sociology

4

As needed.
SUST 200Introduction to Sustainability

4

Fall, Spring Summer.

Depth Courses

FOUR COURSES, BUT NO MORE THAN TWO FROM ANY SINGLE DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM FROM:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 307Human Nature: Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 325South American Indians

4

Alternate years.
ANTH 334Steamships and Cyberspace: Technology, Culture, Society

4

Alternate years.
ANTH 338Urban Anthropology

4

Alternate years.
ENGL 315Literature, Environment and Ecocriticism

4

Annually.
GEOG 202Geographic Information Systems I

4

Spring.
GEOG 206Disaster Management

4

Fall, Spring.
GEOG 301Natural Resource Management

4

As needed.
GEOG 307Coastal Geography

4

As needed.
GEOG 338People, Houses, Neighborhoods, and Cities

3

As needed.
HIST 357Public History

4

Annually.
INGO 300International Nongovernmental Organizations

4

Fall.
INGO 301Applied Development Studies

3

Spring.
PHIL 320Philosophy of Science

3

Spring (odd years).
POL 300Methodology in Political Science

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 301Foundations of Public Administration

4

Fall.
POL 341The Politics of Developing Nations

3

As needed.
POL 342The Politics of Global Economic Change

4

Every third semester.
POL 345International Nongovernmental Organizations

4

Fall.
POL 355Policy Formation Process

4

Spring.
PSCI 340Field Methods in Geology

3

As needed.
SOC 302Social Research Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
XXX 350Appropriate topics from different departments

4

As needed.

Note: Cannot receive credit for INGO 300 and POL 345. GEOG 301 may not be taken for both Foundational and Depth credit.

Capstone

Select one of the following: Seminar, Internship or Fieldcourse

Seminar

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENST 461Environmental Studies Capstone Seminar

4

Fall.
 

-Or-

Internship

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
INGO 303Pre-Internship Seminar in International Nongovernmental Organizations

1

As needed.
-And-

INGO 304Internship in International Nongovernmental Organizations

1-4

As needed.
 

-Or-

Fieldcourse

CHOOSE ONE from the following:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 482Anthropology Field School: Archaeology

4-8

As needed.
ANTH 483Anthropology Field School: Biological Anthropology

4-8

As needed.
ENST 462Internship in Environmental Studies

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 463Internship in Geography

4-6

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 327Internship in State Government

4

Spring.
POL 328Field Experiences in the Public Sector

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: ANTH 482, ANTH 483 and GEOG 463 only require 4 credits to fulfill the requirement. INGO 304 requires all 3 credits to fulfill the requirement.

Note: If selecting the INGO options, both INGO 303 and INGO 304 MUST be completed.

Note: Students enrolled in the Environmental Studies program can only receive credit for ONE of the following courses: ENST 462, GEOG 463, INGO 304, POL 328.

Total Credit Hours: 64-68

Note: Program adds to 48-56 without general education courses.