Environmental Stewardship

Students completing this focal study will gain scientific understanding of the human impact on the Earth. Additionally, students will study human environmental impact from contexts outside of the sciences, in order to develop well-informed opinions of what it means to be an environmental steward and how best to act as such on the individual and communal levels.

Instructions for Focal Study 38

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.

First Cluster (complete 1 course)
ARTST 207 Design for Sustainability 4 credits
ECON/ENV333 Environmental Economics 4 credits
ENV 222 Environmental Literature 4 credits
POLS/ENV 224 Environmental Politics 4 credits
PHIL/ENV 321 Environmental Ethics 4 credits
PSY/ENV 313 Ecological Psychology 4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
ENV 141 Permaculture: Design Science (formerly ENV 142) 4 credits

ENV 121


ENV 200

Our Global Environment (for non-majors)


Introduction to Environmental Science (for majors)

4 credits
ENV 210 Tropical Environmental Biology 4 credits
ENV 260 Oregon Natural History 4 credits
Third Cluster (complete 1 course)
BIOL 200
BIOL 201
BIOL 202
Intro Biology: Flow of Energy
Intro Biology: Flow of Info
General Biology I
4 credits
CHEM 110 Chemistry and Your Environment 2 credits
PHY/ENV 160 Energy and the Environment 4 credits