Apr 18, 2021
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
1. Environmental Analysis courses
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 .
Upper division elective courses for Environmental Analysis Majors
- GEOL 110 PO - Remote Sensing and GIS
- 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
- POLI 060 PO - Global Politics of Food and Agriculture
- POLI 136 PO - The Politics of Environmental Action
- POST 114 HM - Comparative Environmental Politics
- POST 140 HM - Global Environmental Politics
- SOC 180 HM - Tropical Forests: Policy and Practice
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.