2014-2015 Catalog 
    
    Apr 18, 2021  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Analysis Major


Major Requirements


The major in Environmental Analysis requires a minimum of fourteen courses. CMC students interested in the major in Environmental Analysis select a concentration in science or a concentration in policy through the Keck Science Department. 

A. Environmental Analysis: Science Concentration


4. At least one course in Earth Science; e.g.


5. Elective courses


Six upper division environmental analysis science courses, including at least one course in ecology (see listing below ).

6. One upper-division policy course


See listing below .

7. Senior Thesis


Environmental Analysis: Science concentration majors must complete either a one-semester thesis and the Environmental Analysis Senior Seminar at Pomona (EA 190 PO ), or a two-semester thesis in biology, chemistry, or physics. For further information, see Senior Thesis in Science .

Note:


The introductory biology, chemistry and physics courses may also be completed by both semesters of the Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence (AISS) .

B. Environmental Analysis: Policy Concentration


The requirements for this major are the same as those for the Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP)  major with the following additional substitutions or options:

  1. Students not planning advanced work in science may also substitute EA 010 PO , EA 020 PO , and EA 030L KS  for CHEM 014L KS -CHEM 015L KS .
  2. Students may petition to substitute an upper-division elective (see listing below ) approved by the EA Steering Committee for BIOL 137 KS - EEP Clinic .
  3. Senior Thesis: Environmental Analysis: Policy concentration majors must complete a one- or two-semester thesis in a department approved by the EA advisors. For further information, see Senior Thesis in Science .

Upper division elective courses for Environmental Analysis Majors


Science Concentration


Policy Concentration


Economics


Environmental Studies


  • EA 095 PZ - U.S. Environmental Policy
  • EA 090 PZ- Economic Change and the Environment in Asia
  • EA 086  PZ - Environmental Justice
  • EA 120 PZ - International Environmental Policy
  • EA 124 PZ -Protecting Nature: Parks, Conservation Areas & People
  • EA 154 PZ - The Political Economy of Global Production and Natural Resources

Politics


  • POLI 060 PO - Global Politics of Food and Agriculture
  • POLI 136 PO - The Politics of Environmental Action

Political Studies


  • POST 114 HM - Comparative Environmental Politics
  • POST 140 HM - Global Environmental Politics

Sociology


  •  SOC 180 HM - Tropical Forests: Policy and Practice

Senior Thesis


Environmental Analysis: Policy concentration majors must complete either a one-semester thesis and the Environmental Analysis Senior Seminar at Pomona (EA 190 PO ), or a two-semester thesis in a department approved by the EA advisors. For further information, see Senior Thesis in Science .

Environmental Analysis: Environment and Society Track


Students who are particularly interested in human ecology, indigenous studies, or art and the environment may pursue this version of the major through Pitzer College.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Program in Environmental Analysis


In addition to the Keck Science overall learning outcomes, the Environmental Analysis major also has the following outcomes:

1. Understand and describe the complex social, scientific, and humanistic aspects of environmental issues.
2. Understand and apply both disciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis to environmental issues.
3. Critically analyze, evaluate, and interpret scholarly arguments and popular discourse and be able to communicate this analysis to a variety of communities.
4. Develop well-reasoned solutions to environmental predicaments, testing them against relevant criteria and standards.
5. Be able to craft well-researched, informative, and effective scholarly presentations.
6. Contribute knowledge and action regarding environmental issues to the public through service learning, internships, community-based-research, and other activities.