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General Education: Upper Division

Upper division general education requirements allow students to get more in-depth study and knowledge about environmental issues.

Environment and Culture: How People Transformed a Continent
Biology 308 explores how different cultures have used and influenced ecosystems.
Environmental Science 308 is a study of the redwood ecosystem and its surrounding culture. This interdisciplinary class features many guest lectures and hands-on activities.
Economics of a Sustainable Society
Economics 309 seeks to interpret the meaning of sustainable economy and analyze domestic and international policies that are consistent with those ideas.

Some other upper division general education courses:

Area B Inquiry into the Physical Universe and its Lifeforms

  • Environmental Communication (Natural Resource Planning & Interpretation 309B)
  • Plants & Civilization (Botany 300)
  • Environment & Culture: How People Transformed a Continent (Biology 308)

Area C Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Modern Languages

  • Environmental Conflict Resolution (Environmental Science 309/Natural Resources Planning & Interpretation 309)
  • Environmental Ethics (Philosophy 302)
  • Case Studies in Environmental Ethics (Philosophy 309/Wildlife 309)

Area D Human Social, Political and Economic Institutions and Behavior and their Historical Background

  • Economics of a Sustainable Society (Economics 309)
  • International Environmental Issues and Globalization (Environmental Science/Geography 305)
  • Environmental Politics (Political Science 306)
  • Forests and Culture (Sociology 302)

Area E Lifelong Understanding and Integration of Self

  • Inscape and Landscape (Environmental Science/Natural Resource Planning & Interpretation 400)
  • Forestry in Modern Society (Forestry 400)
  • Complementary and Alternative Health Care: A Research-Based Perspective (Nursing 400B)

Diversity and Common Ground

Three classes are particularly focused on the environment.

  • Global Awareness (Geography 300) analyzes world conflicts from political, social, environmental and economic perspectives.
  • Ecofeminism: Global Women and Environment (Womens' Studies 340) provides a plurality of voices in ecofeminism that examine theoretical, political and spiritual dimensions.
  • Environmental Justice (Native American Studies 332) examines environmental policies and conflicts between industries and those seeking environmental protection.