Environmental Studies Courses
Environmental Studies offers a wide variety of courses
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International Climate Negotiation Seminar
Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic
Additional Environmental Studies Courses
L82 EnSt 105 Sustainability in Business
Explore key concepts, debates, and issues driving sustainability in business
L82 EnSt 110 Environmental Issues
Examine the science behind current environmental issues, with emphasis on ecology and conservation.
L82 EnSt 115 Introduction to Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology will focus on biodiversity, its preservation and current threats, as well as obstacles to its preservation for the future.
L82 EnSt 215 Introduction to Environmental Humanities
In this environmental humanities seminar we will consider texts illustrating how American citizens evolved in their perception, use, and expectations of the natural world during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
L82 EnSt 250 One Health: Linking the Health of Humans, Animals, and the Environment
One Health is a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines - working locally, nationally, and globally - to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.
L82 EnSt 290 Sophomore Seminar in Sustainability and the Environment
An opportunity for students to evaluate and explore potential paths in environmental studies, and learn presentation skills to carry forward in their careers.
L82 EnSt 310 Ecological Economics
EnSt 310 is designed to give you an appropriate grounding in fundamental assumptions, conceptual novelties, and the distinctive tools of analysis that comprise this emergent school of economic theory, while placing this theorizing in ecological context.
L82 EnSt 315 Fallout: Analyzing Texts and Narratives of the Nuclear Era
Compare and integrate diverse texts and narratives through which Americans have developed a complex relationship to nuclear technology.
L82 EnSt 316 Beyond the Evidence
We will explore themes of worldview, cognitive linguistics and framing, cognitive dissonance, risk perception, empathy, habit changes, bungles in messaging, and difficult dialoguing through the examples of climate change and vaccination.
L82 EnSt 340 Energy Governance in Israel and the Middle East
This course focuses on the energy policy concerns of Israel and its surrounding region.
L82 EnSt 341 International Energy Politics
This course examines the major role that fossil fuels play in regional and interstate politics, including their effect on wars, regime change, and human rights.
L82 EnSt 346 Environmental Justice
Environmental quality varies widely across race, class, gender and other forms of social difference. This course explores how and why these differences exist.
L82 EnSt 350W Environmental Issues: Writing
This course aims to provide students with the writing skills they need to be successful in the environmental field once they graduate.
L82 EnSt 357 Environmental Problem Solving
Provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply problem-solving skills in the context of environmental challenges.
L82 EnSt 364 Field Methods for Environmental Science
A broad survey of practical and applied methods for environmental field work for site assessments, ecological studies, conservation land management, habitat monitoring, and ecological restoration.
L82 EnSt 365 Applied Conservation Biology
A hands-on introduction to the concepts of conservation biology and applied conservation practice, including designing and implementing conservation projects.
L82 EnSt 375 Urban Ecology
Urban Ecology is a field of study within ecology that focuses on the urban environment as an ecosystem and attempts to understand how humans and nature can better coexist in these highly modified environments.
L82 EnSt 380 Applications in GIS
This introductory course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is designed to provide basic knowledge of GIS theory and applications using the existing state-of-the-art GIS software.
L82 EnSt 390 Independent Study
Independent study for undergraduates, supervised by a faculty member.
EnSt 405 Sustainabillity Exchange: Community and University Practicums
The Sustainability Exchange will bring together students working in trans-disciplinary teams to tackle real-world energy, environmental, and sustainability problems through an experiential form of education.
L82 EnSt 407 RESET: Renewable Energy and Decarbonizing the Grid
RESET is an experience-focused class that will provide students w/in-depth understanding of the factors that are shaping the growing renewable energy industry, as well as the opportunities/challenges in the years ahead for decarbonizing the electric grid.
L82 EnSt 452 International Climate Negotiation Seminar
This variable credit course is designed to prepare students to attend and observe annual meetings associated with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a delegate of WashU.
L82 EnSt 481 Advanced GIS
Classes will feature hands-on exercises selected to help students master advanced GIS analysis tools and techniques, while providing experience in the planning and execution of real-world projects.
EnSt 539 Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
Engineering and Arts & Sciences students work in interdisciplinary teams with law students, handling environmental projects for public interest, environmental or community organizations or individuals.