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Track II: Sustainability, Policy, and Equity

Beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, all students declaring for ENVS to complete the Track II will be required to choose from these courses. This list will periodically be updated as new courses present themselves. Please make sure to check Course Offerings for the most up-to-date semester based course listings.

Sustainability, Policy, and Equity focuses on environmental sustainability and environmental justice and requires that students integrate economics, policy, human well being (e.g., anthropology or sociology). Sustainability was developed to describe human practices that actively protect and do not negatively affect the earth natural ecosystem's ability to support healthy biological systems and human well being now and in the future. Human practices have environmental, economic, and social dimensions that need to be considered in the context of sustainability. Clearly, sustainability is truly multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary. The goal of this curriculum track is to maximize students' exposure to as many of these dimensions as possible.

Example track paths, based on students' interests:

Environmental Policy
Environmental Health Policy & Justice
Environmental Law, Policy & Justice
US Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Water Policy & Equity
Sustainability & Equity

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Minimum Required Courses (n=5):

INTRODUCTORY
One of the following courses:
ANTH 24 Introduction to Environmental Anthropology Fall
CH 001 Introduction to Community Health Fall
CHEM 008 Environmental Chemistry (unless completed as part of the core) Spring (even years)
EC 030 Environmental Economics Fall, Spring
ENV 195-2 Sustainability in Action Fall
ES 027/ENV 027 Public Health Engineering Spring
METHODS/RESEARCH
One of the following courses:
ANTH 161 Fieldwork Lab Fall
BIO 132 Biostatistics Fall
BIO 133 Ecological Models and Data Spring
BIO 181/ENV 181Tropical Ecology and Conservation Fall (odd years)
CEE 154 Principles of Epidemiology Fall, Spring
CEE 189 Introduction to Remote Sensing Spring
CEE 194-F Special Topics: Principles of Biostatistics Fall, Spring
CEE 267/UEP 267 Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment Variable
CH 030 Community Health Methods Variable
CH 031 Introduction to Statistics for Health Applications (only Community Health/ENVS majors allowed) Fall
CSHD 140 Problems of Research: Statistics Spring
CSHD 142 Research Methods and Design Spring
CSHD 144 Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods on Applied Social Science Research Spring
CSHD 146 Applied Data Analysis Fall
EC 013 Statistics Fall, Spring
EC 015 Basic Econometrics Fall, Spring
EC 107 Econometric Analysis Fall, Spring
EC 108 Applications of Econometrics Spring
ENV 107/GIS 101 Intro to Geographic Information Systems Fall, Spring
ENV 120 Intro to Environmental Fieldwork: From Class to Community Spring
ENV 197/GIS 102 Advanced GIS Spring
ENV 199 Senior Honors Thesis Fall, Spring
ES 56 Probability and Statistics Fall, Spring
EOS 104 Geological Applications of Geographic Information Systems Spring
MATH 21 Introductory Statistics Fall, Spring
ME 011 Thermodynamics Applied to Sustainable Energy Fall
PS 103 Political Science Research Methods Spring
PS 115 Public Opinion and Survey Research Variable
SOC 100 Research Design and Interpretation Fall
SOC 101 Quantitative Research Methods in Sociology Fall, Spring
UEP 232/ENV 193 Intro to GIS Spring
ELECTIVES
Three courses beyond the introductory level from at least two different departments and including one seminar (*).
ANTH 015/ENV015 Native Peoples and Indigenous Rights in South America Fall
ANTH 138 The Anthropocene and the End of Nature Spring (even years)
ANTH 126 Food, Nutrition and Culture Fall
ANTH 178 Animals and Posthuman Thought Spring
BIO 142 Population and Community Ecology Fall
BIO 144 Principles of Conservation Biology Spring (odd years)
BIO 164/ENV 164 Marine Biology Spring
BIO 180 Seminar in Conservation Biology * Spring (even years)
BIO 181/ENV 181 Tropical Ecology and Conservation * Fall (odd years)
BIO 185 Food for All: Ecology, Biotechnology and Sustainability * Spring (odd years), Summer
CEE 112/ENV 112 Hydrology/Water Resources Fall
CEE 136 Air Pollution Control Fall
CEE 137 Public Health Fall
CEE 138 Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies Fall, Spring
CEE 158 Occupational and Environmental Health Spring
CEE 167/ENV 167 Environmental Toxicology Fall
CEE 173 Health Effects and Risk Assessment Spring
CEE 241 Biology, Water & Health Fall
CH 106 Health, Ethics, and Policy Fall
CH 188-09 Health, Equity & Built Environment * Fall
EC 030 Environmental Economics Fall, Spring
EC 130 Topics in Environmental Economics * Spring
EC 132 Economics of Energy Markets * Spring
EC 191-01 Urbanization in the Developing World Spring
EC 192 Resource and Environmental Economic Policy * Fall
ED 164 Education for Peace and Justice Fall
ENG 176 Earth Matters: American Literature and the Environment * Fall
ENV 091 Environmental Preservation and Improvement * Fall
ENV 135/PS 118-1 Environmental Policy Fall
ENV 152/PS 188-20 Seminar in Environmental Negotiations * Fall (odd years)
ENV 195-1 Environment, History and Justice Fall (even years)
EOS 005 Introduction to Oceanography Fall
NUTR 215/UEP 223 Fundamentals of US Agriculture * Fall
NUTR 221 Global Food Business * Spring
NUTR 224 Community Food Planning and Programs * Fall, Spring
NUTR 229 Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies * Fall
NUTR 233 Agricultural Science and Politics I * Spring
PHIL 191 Climate Change Ethics Fall
PS 138-09 Political Economics of Developing Countries Fall
PS 138-10 Politics of Oil & Energy Fall
PS 189 The Pursuit of Gender Equality Spring
PS 195 Politics of Sustainable Communities * Spring
SOC 94 People, Place and Environment Fall
SOC 113 Urban Sociology Spring
SOC 135 Social Movements Fall
SOC 188-04 Consumers and Consumerism Fall
UEP 094/ENV094 Environmental policy, planning and politics Spring
UEP 101 Land Use Planning Spring
UEP 113 Housing Policy Fall
UEP 178 Urban Planning * Fall
UEP 194-01 Urban Planning and Design * (0.5 credits course) Fall
UEP 194-03 Introduction to the Legal Process Fall
UEP 194-04 Climate Change: The Legal Response Fall
UEP 200/ENV 200 Land Use Planning * Fall
UEP 206-01 Planning for Low Impact Development * Spring
UEP 207/CEE207 Environmental Law (Juniors and Seniors only)* Spring
UEP 221 Climate Change Policy * Spring
UEP 230/PJS 131 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution * Spring
UEP 264-01 Green Urban Design Fall
UEP 265/CEE 265 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues * Fall
UEP 271 Community Economic Development * Fall
UEP 275 Policy Implementation and Innovation * Fall
UEP 278 Environmental Justice, Security, and Sustainability * Fall
UEP 279 Water Resources Policy and Planning and Watershed Management * Fall
UEP 281 Toxic Chemicals & Human Ecology * Variable
UEP 284 Developing Sustainable Communities * Spring
UEP 293-03 Retrofitting Suburbs * (0.5 credits course) Fall
UEP 294-16 Environmental Health for Policy and Planning * Spring

Unlisted courses that are environmentally-themed might be requested to count toward specific requirements (introductory, research/methods and advanced courses/seminars). Examples might include Experimental College classes or Advanced Independent Research courses offered by different departments. In order to have an unlisted course added to a track, you must complete a Course Petition form and submit it to environmentalstudies(@tufts.edu).

Attention: This list is a general guide. Some courses might not be taught every year. Please double-check the current semester course listing and/or SIS.