Finding Environmental Courses at Brown
The study of human interactions with natural resources and the environment encompasses many disciplines. Outstanding courses are offered in departments that might not be immediately obvious to academic advisors or students. The Center for Environmental Studies and the Environmental Change Initiative have compiled this listing to help advisors and students find relevant courses in the areas that most excite them.
In the thematic pages listed at the right, courses from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities are broken down into introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, allowing students build a logical sequence of classes within several broad categoriest. In addition, several departments host concentrations that are relevant for students with an interest in environmental change.
Semester in Environmental Science
at the Marine Biological Laboratory
Environmental Studies Concentration
In addition to the more specialized courses suggested below, a core of seven crosscutting courses forms a solid base of environmental literacy. Students interested in studying human interactions with natural and built environments are encouraged to take the following courses or similar ones:
ENVS 0110 Humans, Nature, and the Environment
ENVS 0490 Environmental Science in a Changing World
ENVS 0510 Problems in International Environmental Policy
BIOL 0200 The Foundation of Living Systems
GEOL 0220 Physical Processes in Geology
ENVS 1350 Environmental Economics
ENVS 1410 Environmental Law and Policy
Course offerings and course clusters will change and grow over time. To recommend additions or changes to this summary, please contact: Caroline Karp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Tullis at email@example.com.