This track takes careful planning, because the science electives are typically offered only every three years, and sometimes they all appear in the same year. You are advised to take the science electives as soon as you can. Hydrology is obviously a critical course; some of the same material is covered in geomorphology and geochemistry of natural waters. Environmental analysis will teach you how to analyze the chemical composition of water. The climate courses will address how climate change will affect water resources. Note: Students wanting to pursue water-related issues at the graduate level are also advised to take PHYS 153 (Fluids and Waves).
Students seeking an overview of water policy issues are advised to take ECON 273 (Water and Western Economic Development). The other policy courses address water-related issues along with other environmental policy issues. CLAS 222 is a new course that introduces student to important classical sources of our ideas about water and the sea (eg Catullus Poem 64, Argonautica of Appolonius, etc).
(i) Environmental Science:
CHEM 328 Environmental Analysis
ENTS 288 Abrupt Climate Change
GEOL 210 Geomorphology
GEOL 340 Hydrology
GEOL 370 Geochemistry of Natural Waters
(ii) Society, Culture and Policy:
CLAS 222 Nature and Environment in the Ancient World
ECON 268 Economics of Cost Benefit Analysis
ECON 271 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
ECON 273 Water and Western Economic Development
ENTS 215 Environmental Ethics
HIST 306 American Wilderness
HIST 308 American Cities and Nature
POSC 268 International Environmental Politics and Policies
POSC 333 Global Change and Sustainability*
*Tanzania Program: This OCS runs every two or three years. Students may count up to six credits from an OCS program toward the ENTS major. A course from this program counts as a non-science elective for this track.