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ENST-Environmental Studies
ENST 3000
Introduction to Environmental Studies
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

Explores the complex relationships of culture, technology, and nature within an interdisciplinary framework of the natural sciences, social sciences, business, and humanities. Addresses the integration of humanity and nature in the age of globalization.

ENST 3100
Environmental Justice
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

Introduces student to basic environmental justice issues and cases at the national and global level. Teaches basic theories of environmental injustice. Examines root causes and possible solutions to environmental injustice.

ENST 3520 (Cross-listed with: SOC 3520)
Environmental Sociology
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): SOC 1010 and ENGL 2010 with a C+ grade or higher and University Advanced Standing

Explores in detail several different approaches to understanding the social causes of and solutions to environmental degradation. Discusses the development of a wide variety of theory-based critiques of various social institutions (e.g., economic, political, religious) and how these institutions' values can create and perpetuate unsustainable practices.

Topics in Environmental Studies
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

Addresses cross-disciplinary issues within environmental studies. Includes topics that will vary from semester to semester. Addresses topics such as sustainability, climate change or political ecology, in an interdisciplinary way. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.