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Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, 19010

Approved Electives

 Approved Electives for the Environmental Studies Minor

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 255 (L) Microbiology                                                BIOL 323  Coastal and Marine Biology

BIOL 332 Global Change                            
GEOL 101 (L) How the Earth Works

GEOL 102 Earth:  Life of a Planet
GEOL 103 (L) Earth Systems and the Environment
GEOL 203  (L) Paleobiology
GEOL 206 * Energy Resources and Sustainability
GEOL 209 Natural Hazards & Human Populations
GEOL 302 Low Temperature Geochemistry
GEOL 314 Marine Geology
MATH 210 * Differential Equations w/ Apps (Environmental Problems)

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

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 237 Environmental Health

ANTH 245 The Archeology of Water
CITY 201 Introduction to GIS for Social and Environ. Analysis            

CITY 229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism-Global Exurbia

CITY 250 Growth and Spatial Organization of Cities

CITY 278 American Environmental History
CITY 329 Advanced Topics in Urban Environments: Sensing the City
CITY 345 Advanced Topics in Environment and Society - Environmental Studies
EAST 352 China's Environment: History, Policy, and Rights
EAST 362 Environment in Contemporary East Asia
ECON 225* Economic Development
ECON 234 Environmental Economics
ECON 242 Economics of Local Environmental Programs     

ECON 335 East Asian Development
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 218 Ecological Imaginings                     

ENGL 251 Food for Thought
ENGL 275 Food Revolutions

HART 377 Topics in Modern Architecture
HIST 212 Pirates, Travelers and Natural Historians
HIST 237* Urbanization in Africa

PHIL 238 Science, Technology and the Good Life
PHIL 240 Environmental Ethics
POLS 222 Introduction to Environmental Issues

POLS 256 Global Climate Politics
POLS 310* Comparative Public Policy
POLS 354* Comparative Social Movements
SOCL 165 Problems in the Natural and Built Environment
SOCL 247 Environmental Social Problems
SPAN 203 La Naturaleza Como Identidad Political

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

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 003A Environmental Policy and Economics (Offered Spring 2015)
ECON 032 * Operations Research (also ENGR 057)
ECON 076 Environmental Economics

EDUC 074 Social Problems in Philadelphia (Cross-listed as SOCI 006H) (Offered Fall 2014)

ENGL 009C FYS: Imagining Natural History
ENGL 070G Writing Nature
ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental Studies                                                            

FMST 035 Histories of Water (Cross-listed as HIST 061) (Offered Fall 2014)   

HIST 061 Histories of Water (Cross-listed as FMST 035) (Offered Fall 2014)                

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                                                

LITR 086 Nature and Industry in Russia (Cross-listed as RUSS 086) (Offered Fall 2014)
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                                                   

POLS 087  Water Policies, Water Issues:  China and US (cross-listed with CHIN 087)
RELG 022 Religion and Ecology                                                                                           

RUSS 086 Nature and Industry in Russia (Cross-listed as LITR 086R) (Offered Fall 2014)

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)

SOCI 006H Social Problems in Philadelphia (Cross-listed as EDUC 074) (Offered Fall 2014)

Interdisciplinary Courses

Bryn Mawr
ENVS 403 Independent Study
ENVS 415 Teaching Assistant

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