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Environmental and Technology Studies Concentration (ENTS)

Director: Professor Dale Jamieson

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Tsegaye Nega

Committee Members: Philip Camill, III, Debroah Gross, William E. Hollingworth, Julie A. Klassen, Kelly L. Kollman, Michael J. Kowalewski, Beverly Nagel, Mary E. Savina, Kimberly K. Smith, Gary E. Wagenbach

The Environmental and Technology Studies program grew out of the conviction that the College has a responsibility to prepare students to respond to the grave threats posed to natural ecosystems by patterns of human development. In the search for just and sustainable environmental solutions, ENTS brings faculty and students together from a broad range of academic departments and backgrounds to address scientific, economic, ethical, social, political, historical and aesthetic dimensions. This truly integrated, multidisciplinary commitment emphasizes not only critical thinking, but also hands-on laboratory and field research reaching across all divisions of the College. It values and facilitates opportunities for research projects, internships and other work experiences, and off-campus studies. The ENTS concentration is open to students in all majors. Concentrators are advised to contact the Educational Associate early in their academic career, and to work out their program in consultation with an ENTS faculty member.

Requirements for the Concentration:

1. One project-based introductory course: 110, 120, or 189;

2. Six courses in the following four categories, with at least one from each category:

Science: Biology 212, 250, Environmental and Technology Studies 112, 128, 160, 210, 212, 221/2, 238, 239, 252/3, 258, 270, 328/9, 340, 348/9, 359/60, 365, 371, 375

Ethics and Values: 225, 242, 243, 370

Arts and Culture: 113, 183, 190, 195, 227, 229, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 260, 287, 305, 330, 386

Society and Policy: 130, 244, 245, 257, 262, 265, 268, 271, 273, 289, 312, 318

3. Three credits of 298 and three credits of 398

4. Among the courses taken, at least one must be a lab course (lab courses include 110, 120, 128, 210, 221/222, 252/3, 258, 270, 328/9, 340, 348/9, 359/60, 371, 375).

5. Among the courses taken, at least one must primarily have an international perspective (these courses include 130, 229, 234, 238, 265, 268, 289, 312)

6. No more than three 100-level courses will be counted towards the concentration.

Environmental and Technology Studies Courses

ENTS 100 does count toward the total of six courses required to obtain an ENTS concentration. However, this class does not count as one of the project-based ENTS "introductory courses, and it does not satisfy one of the four ENTS distribution categories that must be covered in pursuit of the required six-course total.