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EUS courses are drawn from the EUS program itself, from all four divisions of the college, and from the graduate program. Through the EUS Requirements, EUS students will experience the breadth of disciplines that tackle environmental and urban issues while experiencing the depth of a focus area of their choice.  

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Tom O'Dowd
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Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

EUS Course List

Current courses in EUS:
Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS): Current Courses

Recent + anticipated EUS courses in EUS: 
(this course list subject to change)

Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) courses  
EUS 101 Intro to Environmental & Urban Studies Kris Feder Fall/Spring
EUS 102 Intro to Environmental & Urban Science Elias Dueker Fall/Spring
EUS T200 Farm Tutorial Jennifer Phillips Fall
EUS 203 Geographic Information Systems faculty Spring
EUS 205 Planetary Consequences of Food Production Gidon Eshel Fall
EUS 210 The Global Future of Food Michael Specter Fall
EUS 214 Environmental Monitoring Lab: Water Quality on the Saw Kill (2 credits) Elias Dueker Fall
EUS 221 Water Elias Dueker Spring
EUS 222 Air Elias Dueker Fall
EUS 2XX Waste Elias Dueker Spring
EUS 240 Advanced Readings in Environmental Science Gidon Eshel Spring
EUS 305 EUS Practicum O'Dowd/faculty Fall/Spring
EUS COL EUS Colloquium faculty Fall/Spring
Social Studies division courses cross-listed with EUS  
ANTH 101 Intro to Cultural Anthropology faculty Fall/Spring
ANTH 111 Archaeological Field Methods Lindner  
ANTH 148 African Encounters Bick  
ANTH 211 Field Methods: Environmental Archaeology: Ancient Peoples on Bard Lands Lindner Fall
ANTH 212 Historical Archaeology: Bard Lands Lindner Spring
ANTH 221 The State Stamatopoulou-Robbins Fall
ANTH 230 The Anthropology of Palestine Stamatopoulou-Robbins Spring
ANTH 249 Travel, Tourism & Anthropology Kunreuther  
ANTH 265 Race and Nature in Africa Suzuki  
ANTH 325 Environment, Development and Power Suzuki  
ANTH 337 Cultural Politics of Animals Suzuki Spring
ANTH 349 Political Ecology Suzuki Fall
ECON 100 Principles of Economics faculty Fall/Spring
ECON 115 Economic Dimensions of World Issues DeSilva  
ECON 140 Evolution of Economic Systems Feder  
ECON 202 Intermediate Macroeconomics Giovannoni Spring
ECON 203 Game Theory Mitra Spring
ECON 206 Economics from the Ground Up Feder Fall
ECON 221 Economics of Developing Countries DeSilva  
ECON 226 Urban and Regional Economics Feder Spring
ECON 229 Introduction to Econometrics faculty Fall/Spring
ECON 230 Research Methods in Economics Mitra  
ECON 237 Economics of the Public Sector Green-Armytage Spring
ECON 242 Ecological Economics Feder Fall
ECON 263 Population Economics and Demography DeSilva  
ECON 321 Seminar in Economic Development DeSilva Spring
ECON 330 Seminar in Land Economics Feder Spring
ECON 331 International Migration Mitra Fall
ECON 342 Economics of Food and Fuel Feder  
HIST 112 Three Cities: An Introduction to the Urban Histories of Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg Thompson Fall
HIST 139 City Cultures Armstead/Kuznitz Fall
HIST 150 American West in Film, Fact, & Fiction Lytle  
HIST 161 Hist. of Technology & Economics Moynahan  
HIST 169 The City in the Modern Age Kuznitz  
HIST 2014 History of New York City Kuznitz Fall
HIST 2125 Cultural Capital, Paris 1715-1873 Ewing  
HIST 2238 Africa and the Indian Ocean Thompson Spring
HIST 2253 Ecological History of the Globe Stroup Spring
HIST 2302 Shanghai & Hong Kong: … Global Cities Culp  
HIST 2308 China’s Envir. In Historical Perspective Culp  
HIST 280A American Environmental History I Lytle Fall
HIST 280B American Environmental History II Lytle Spring
HIST 302 Environmental Diplomacy Lytle  
HIST --- World War II and the Cold War: Research Lytle  
HIST 3112 PLAGUE! Stroup Fall
HIST 3132 History of Urban Schooling in the US Lagemann  
HIST 3141 The City and Modernity in Central Europe Moynahan  
HIST 3146 Envir. In History in Mid-East & Africa Derr  
HIST 3237 Making Space in Colonial & Post-C. World Derr  
HIST 367 The Sixties Lytle  
PHIL 256 Environmental Ethics Berthold Spring
PHIL 328 The Lives of Animals Elliot Fall
PS 109 Political Economy Baruah Fall/Spring
PS 370 The Politics of Population Control faculty  
PS 373 Human Rights and the Environment Segarra  
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology faculty Fall/Spring
SOC 121 Environment and Society Klein Spring
SOC 138 Introduction to Urban Sociology Klein Fall
SOC 205 Intro to Research Methods Elmelech Fall
SOC 269 Globalization, Social Conflict, and Citizenship Klein Fall
Science division courses cross-listed with EUS  
BIO 112 Biology of Infectious Disease Ferguson  
BIO 127 Intro to the Insects Johns  
BIO 141 Subcellular Biology Ferguson  
BIO 144 Biostatistics faculty Fall/Spring
BIO 145 Environmental Microbiology Jude Fall
BIO 150 Evolution of Model Organisms Johns  
BIO 152 Biodiversity Keesing  
BIO 153 Global Change Biology Robertson Fall
BIO 202 Ecology and Evolution faculty Fall
BIO 315 Advanced Evolution Johns  
BIO 415 Ecology of Infectious Diseases Keesing  
CHEM 141 Basic Principles of Chemistry I faculty  
CHEM 142 Basic Principles of Chemistry II faculty  
CHEM 301 Principles of Chemical Analysis faculty  
PHYS 124 Climate Change Eshel Fall
PHYS 234 The Atmosphere and Ocean in Motion Eshel  
PHYS 314 Thermal Physics Deady  
MATH 132 Network Science Szabo Spring
Language & Literature division courses cross-listed with EUS  
LIT 2006 Imagining Environ. in English Lit & Culture d’Albertis  
LIT 2039 Nature Fakers: Environment in American Literature Benson  
LIT 214 Cairo Through Its Novels Ramadan Fall
LIT 2151 St. Petersburg: City as Text Day  
LIT 2191 Media & Metropolis in Modern Japan Shockey Spring
LIT 2194 Berlin: Capital of the 20th Century Wild  
LIT 2213 Building Stories L'Official Fall
LIT 2312 Louisiana Sullivan  
LIT 2316 Reading and Writing the Natural World Rogers Spring
LIT 2483 Urbanization in the 19th Century Novel Graham  
LIT 3015 After Nature: Imagining World without Us d’Albertis  
LIT 3308 Reading and Writing the Hudson Rogers Fall
RUS 231 St. Petersburg: City, Monument, Text Voronina Fall
SPAN 352 Mapping the City in Latin American Literature Caso Fall
WRIT 345 Imagining Nonhuman Consciousness Hale Fall
Arts division courses cross-listed with EUS  
ARTH 115 The Classical Tradition in Western Arch. DePardo-Minsky  
ARTH 125 Introduction to Themes in Western Architecture faculty Fall
ARTH 126 Architecture since 1945 faculty Spring
ARTH 145 Byzantine Art & Architecture Boivin Spring
ARTH 201 Greek Art and Architecture DePardo-Minsky Fall
ARTH 210 Roman Art and Architecture DePardo-Minsky Spring
ARTH 220 Early Medieval Art & Architecture Boivin Fall
ARTH 221 Romanesque & Gothic Art & Architecture Boivin  
ARTH 223 Wild Visions: Picturing Nature Merriam  
ARTH 225 Land into Landscape: Environment, Art, and Design in America Rosenbaum Fall
ARTH 227 Roman Urbanism from Romulus to Rutelli DePardo-Minsky Fall
ARTH 235 A Tale of Two Cities faculty  
ARTH 236 16th Century Italian Art, Architecture & Urbanism DePardo-Minsky Spring
ARTH 240 Rights and the City faculty  
ARTH 248 Roma in Situ DePardo-Minsky Spring
ARTH 259 … History of Sustainable Urbanism faculty  
ARTH 281 Governing the World: An Architectural History Touloumi Spring
ARTH 283 Architectural Modernism faculty Fall
ARTH 286 Spanish Art and Architecture Marriam  
ARTH 312 Roma in Situ DePardo-Minsky Spring
ARTH 332 Villas of the Hudson Valley DePardo-Minsky  
ARTH 342 Rome, Paris and London Napoli  
ARTH 345 Michelangelo DePardo-Minsky  
ARTH 361 The Spatial Turn & Its Vicissitudes Touloumi Spring
ARTH 378 Topics in Contemporary Architecture faculty Fall
ART 106 Sculpture I: Fluid Dynamics Driscoll Fall
ART 206 Sculpture II: Site + Specific Driscoll Spring
Graduate courses cross-listed with EUS  
CSP 511 Climate and Agroecosystems Phillips Fall
CSP 513 Climate Science Penny Fall
CSP 515 Climate Policy and the Politics of Solutions Segarra Fall

Sample EUS Course Syllabi:

Introduction to Environmental and Urban Studies

Kris Feder

Environmental Ethics

Public Sector Economics

American Environmental History: The Wilderness Era

American Environmental History: The Age of Ecology

Seminar in Geoclassical Economics

History Seminar in Environmental Diplomacy