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Victor Donnay, ES Director
Professor
Department of Mathematics
Park 330, 101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, 19010
610-526-5352
vdonnay@brynmawr.edu

Approved Electives

 Approved Electives for the Environmental Studies Minor

  • Two courses are required from each category (A and B).
  • At least one course in Category A should have a lab.
  • Only one course in each category may be a “cognate” course.  Cognate courses, marked with an asterisk, are valuable for minor but are not as centrally focused on environmental studies methodologies and materials as other courses on the list.
  • Pay close attention to “double-counting” rules for your major.  You are encouraged to choose electives outside of your major.
  • Courses listed below in bold are being offered Spring '14.


Category A) Environmental Science, Math and Engineering

Bryn Mawr
BIOL 210 Biology and Public Policy
BIOL 220 (L) Ecology
BIOL 225 * Biology of Plants
BIOL 250 * Computational Methods
BIOL 262 Urban Ecosystems
BIOL 309 (L) Biological Oceanography
BIOL 320 (L) Evolutionary Ecology

BIOL 332 Global Change Biology                                                                    
CHEM 206 Chemistry of Renewable Energy
GEOL 101 (L) How the Earth Works
GEOL 103 (L) Earth Systems and the Environment
GEOL 130* Life in Earth’s Future Climate (half-credit)
GEOL 203  (L) Paleobiology
GEOL 206 * Energy Resources and Sustainability
GEOL 209 Natural Hazards & Human Populations (Cross-list with CITY 210)
GEOL 230 * The Science of Soils
GEOL 255 Problem Solving in the Environmental Sciences
GEOL 298 Applied Environmental Science
GEOL 302 Low Temperature Geochemistry
GEOL 314 Marine Geology
GEOL 328 * Geographic Information Systems (cross-listed with CITY 201)
MATH 210 * Differential Equations w/ Apps (Environmental Problems)

MATH 151 Intro to Math & Sustainability
MATH 295 Topics in Mathematics: Mathematical Modeling

Haverford
BIOL 123 * Perspectives in Biology: Scientific Literacy (half-credit)
BIOL 124 * Perspectives in Biology: Tropical Infectious Disease (half-credit)
BIOL 310 * Molecular Microbiology (half-credit)
BIOL 314 * Photosynthesis (half-credit)
CHEM 112 * (L) Chemical Dynamics
CHEM 358 Topics in Environmental Chemistry (half-credit)

ENVS 201 Intro to Geographic Information Systems for Social and Environmental Analysis

ENVS 203 Imagining the Arctic:   Reading Contemporary Ethnographies of the North
PHYS 111 Energy Options and Science Policy

Swarthmore
BIOL 002  Organismal and Population Biology
BIOL 016 * Microbiology
BIOL 017 * Microbial Pathogenesis and Immune Response
BIOL 020 * (L) Animal Physiology
BIOL 025 * Plant Biology
BIOL 026 * (L) Invertebrate Biology
BIOL 031 * (L) History and Evolution of Human Food
BIOL 034 * (L) Evolution
BIOL 036 (L) Ecology
BIOL 037 * Conservation Genetics
BIOL 039 (L) Marine Biology
BIOL 115E * Plant Molecular Genetics - Biotechnology
BIOL 116 * Microbial Processes and Biotechnology
BIOL 130 * Behavioral Ecology
BIOL 137 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
CHEM 001 (L) Chemistry and the Human Environment
CHEM 043 * (L) Analytical Methods and Instrumentation
CHEM 103 Topics in Environmental Chemistry
ENGR 003 * Problems in Technology
ENGR 004A Environmental Protection
ENGR 004B * Swarthmore and the Biosphere
ENGR 035 * Solar Energy Systems
ENGR 057 * Operations Research (cross-listed with ECON 032)
ENGR 063 (L) Water Quality and Pollution Control
ENGR 066 (L) Environmental Systems
MATH 056 * Modeling
PHYS 002E * FYS: Energy
PHYS 020 * Principles of the Earth Sciences
PHYS 024 (L) The Earth's Climate and Global Warming

Category B) Environmental Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts

Bryn Mawr
ANTH 203 Human Ecology
ANTH 210 Medical Anthropology

ANTH 229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism-Global Exurbia (cross-listed with CITY 229/SOCL 230)

ANTH 237 Environmental Health
ANTH 263* Anthropology and Architecture                                                             

ANTH 359 Topics Urban Culture/Society (cross listed with CITY 360)
ARCH 245 The Archaeology of Water
CITY 175 Environment and Society (Counted as Intro in 2010)
CITY 201 Introduction to GIS for Social and Environmental Analysis (cross-listed with GEOL 328)

CITY 222 Introduction to Environmental Issues (Cross-listed with POLS 222)

CITY 229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism-Global Exurbia (cross-listed with ANTH 229/SOCL 230)

CITY 237 Urbanization in Africa (cross-listed with HIST 237)
CITY 241 Building Green

CITY 250 Growth and Spatial Organization of Cities

CITY 278 American Environmental History
CITY 279 Global Environmental Change

CITY 304 Disaster, War, and Rebuilding in the Japanese City (part of 360˚)
CITY 329 Advanced Topics in Urban Environments: Sensing the City
CITY 345 Advanced Topics in Environment and Society - Environmental Studies (Cross list with SOCL 346)
CITY 360 Brazil: City, Nature, Identity (cross-listed with ANTH 359/SOCL360)
CITY 377 Topics in Modern Architecture - Liveable Cities (cross-listed with HART 377)

EAST 352 China's Environment: History, Policy, and Rights (cross-listed with HIST 352)
EAST 362 Environment in Contemporary East Asia
ECON 225* Economic Development
ECON 234 Environmental Economics

ECON 242 Economics of Local Environmental Programs
EDUC 268 Educating for Environmental Literacy

EDUC 285 Ecologies of Minds and Communities
ENGL 204* Literatures of American Expansion

ENGL 216 Re-creating Our World
ENGL 268  Native Soil: Indian Land & American Lit 1588-1840
ENGL 275 Food Revolutions
ENGL 251 Food For Thought
ENGL 313 Ecological Imaginings

HART 377 Topics in Modern Architecture (cross-listed with CITY 377)
HIST 212 Pirates, Travelers and Natural Historians
HIST 237* Urbanization in Africa (cross-listed with CITY 237)

HIST 352 China’s Environment
PHIL 240 Environmental Ethics (cross-listed with POLS 240)
POLS 222 Introduction to Environmental Issues (Cross-listed with CITY 222)

POLS 240 Environmental Ethics (cross-listed with PHIL 240)
POLS 278* Oil, Politics, Society and Economy
POLS 310* Comparative Public Policy
POLS 321* Technology and Politics/Cross-listed with CITY 321
POLS 339* The Policy-making Process
POLS 354* Comparative Social Movements (Cross-listed with SOCL 354)
SOCL 165 Problems in the Natural and Built Environment

SOCL 230 Topics in Comparative Urbanism-Global Exurbia (cross-listed with ANTH 229/CITY 229)
SOCL 247 Environmental Social Problems
SOCL 316* Science, Culture and Society

SOCL 360 Topics Urban Culture and Society (Cross-listed with CITY 360/ANTH 359)
SPAN 203 La Naturaleza Como Identidad Political

Haverford
ANTH 252* State and Development in South Asia
ANTH 263* Anthropology of Space: Housing and Society
ANTH 281 Nature/Culture: Introduction to Environmental Anthropology
ENGL 217* Humanimality
ENGL 257* British Topographies
ENGL 356 Studies in American Environment and Place
HIST 119* International History of the United States
HIST 227* Geographies of the Occult and Witchcraft
HIST 253 History of the US Built Environment
POLS 261* Global Civil Society
POLS 260 Environmental Political Theory (temporary course, 2011/2012)
POLS 360 Global Environmental Politics (temporary course, 2011/2012)
POLS 370 Environmental Political Thought

Swarthmore
ARTH 035* Pictured Environments: Japanese Landscapes and Cityscapes (part of 360˚)

CHIN 087  Water Policies, Water Issues:  China and US (cross-listed with POLS 087)

CHIN 088 Governance and Environmental Issues in China (cross-listed with POLS 088)
ECON 032 * Operations Research (also ENGR 057)
ECON 076 Environmental Economics
ENGL 009C FYS: Imagining Natural History
ENGL 070G Writing Nature
ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental Studies
HIST 089 Environmental History of Africa
JPNS 035 Narratives of Disaster and Rebuilding in Japan (part of 360˚)
LING 120 * Anthropological Linguistics: Endangered Languages
LITR 022G * Food Revolutions: History, Politics, Culture
PHIL 035 Environmental Ethics
POLS 037 Introduction to GIS for Social Environmental Analysis (also SOAN 030P)
POLS 043 Environmental Politics and Policy
POLS 043B Environmental Justice: Theory and Action
POLS 048 * The Politics of Population
POLS 071 Applied Spatial Analysis with GIS (pre-reqs)

POLS 087  Water Policies, Water Issues:  China and US (cross-listed with CHIN 087)
RELG 022 Religion and Ecology
SOAN 020M Race, Gender and Environment
SOAN 023C Anthropological Perspectives on Conservation
SOAN 030P Introduction to GIS for Social and Environmental Analysis (also POLS 037)

Interdisciplinary Courses

Bryn Mawr
ENVS 403 Independent Study
ENVS 415 Teaching Assistant

Swarthmore
ENVS 002 Human Nature, Technology, and the Environment
ENVS 090 Directed Reading in Environmental Studies
ENVS 092 Research Project