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Requirements for an EUS Major

Requirements for an EUS Major
EUS requirements strike a balance between the interdisciplinary breadth necessary to address complex urban and environmental problems and the depth and rigor of an individualized Focus Area. Below, please find our full Graduation Requirements as well as our Moderation Requirements (which are listed separately for ease of use).

Note: EUS requirements often serve double duty as distribution requirements. Examples: Economics, Anthropology, and Sociology courses cover the Social Analysis requirement (SA) and 200-level EUS science and Biology courses cover the Laboratory Science requirement (LS). Many other distribution requirements are covered in Focus Area courses.

More detailed information on focus areas can be found at the EUS Focus Areas page.

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Tom O'Dowd
Executive Administrator of Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS)
todowd [at] bard.edu
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Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Program
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Spring 2017 Courses

by Focus Area AND by Requirement AND by Time

EUS Courses by Focus Area

Agriculture & Food Systems BIO 111, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 244, EUS 225, EUS 318
Urban & Regional Studies ANTH 101, EUS 222, EUS 319, ANTH 219, ARTH 223, ARTH 234, ARTH 236, BGIA 301, CEP 508
Ecology & Conservation BIO 111, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 244, BIO 418
Environmental Science & Health EUS 222, EUS 225, EUS 318
Environment, Society, & Culture ANTH 101, ANTH 212, ANTH 216, ANTH 219, ANTH 220, ANTH 350, SOC 269, SOC 300, EUS 319, ARTH 223, ARTH 234, ART 100, ART 200, PS 313
Environmental Economics, Policy, & Development ECON 203, ECON 221, ECON 229, ECON 330, SOC 269, PS 313, CEP 506
Sustainable Systems EUS 222, EUS 225, SOC 269,
Environmental Communications (Humanities) WRIT 231, WRIT 345, LIT 258, LIT 259, LIT 336, EUS 305, ARTH 223, ANTH 220, ART 100, ART 200
 

EUS Courses by Requirement

Core Courses (all focus areas): EUS 101, EUS 102
Methods Courses (choose according to focus area): EUS 225, ANTH 220, ECON 229, BIO 244, SOC 300, CEP 508
Practicum:  EUS 305, EUS 319, BGIA 301
Colloquium: No Colloquium S’17 but students may still satisfy this requirement (please speak to Tom O’Dowd todowd[at]bard.edu for more information).

EUS Courses by Time

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30AM-9:50AM BIO 201: Genetics and Evolution BIO 111: Microbes in the Environment (begins at 9:00) BIO 201: Genetics and Evolution; BIO 202: Ecology and Evolution EUS 222: Air (starts at 9); WRIT 231: Reading and Writing the Birds (begins at 7:30) BIO 202: Ecology and Evolution (begins at 9:30); CEP 508, Geographic Information Systems (begins at 9:30)
10:10AM-11:30AM EUS 225: Environmental Modeling; SOC 269: Global Inequality & Development; ARTH 234: Utopias; ECON 203: Game Theory; ECON 221: Economic Development; BIO 201: Genetics and Evolution LIT 259: American Literature III; WRIT 231: Reading and Writing the Birds; BIO 111: Microbes in the Environment EUS 225: Environmental Modeling; SOC 269: Global Inequality & Development; ARTH 234: Utopias; ECON 203: Game Theory; ECON 221: Economic Development; ANTH 350: Contemporary Cultural Theory; BIO 201: Genetics and Evolution; BIO 202: Ecology and Evolution EUS 222: Air; LIT 259: American Literature III; SOC 300: Tricks of the Trade: Qualitative Research Practicum; WRIT 231: Reading and Writing the Birds; ART 100 AC: CYBERGRAPHICS I: FABRICATED LANDSCAPES BIO 202: Ecology and Evolution; CEP 508, Geographic Information Systems
11:50AM-1:10PM ECON 229: Econometrics EUS 305: Environmental Education; ARTH 223: Wild Visions ECON 229: Econometrics; ANTH 350: Contemporary Cultural Theory (to 12:30); LIT 258: AMERICAN LITERATURE II EUS 305: Environmental Education; ARTH 223: Wild Visions; SOC 300: Tricks of the Trade: Qualitative Research Practicum (to 12:30); ART 100 AC: CYBERGRAPHICS I: FABRICATED LANDSCAPES; LIT 258: AMERICAN LITERATURE II
1:30PM-2:50PM ANTH 216: The Modern Dinosaur; ECON 330: Seminar in Geoclassical Economics; PS 313: ENLIGHTENMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE EUS 101: Intro to Environmental and Urban Studies; EUS 318: Land; HIST 139: City Cultures; LIT 336: Extinction; CEP 506, Environmental Policy II EUS 319: Hudson Valley Cities and Environmental (In)Justice; WRIT 345: Imagining Nonhuman Consciousness; ANTH 216: The Modern Dinosaur; BIO 244 Biostatistics; BIO 111: Microbes in the Environment; ART 200 AC: CYBERGRAPHICS II:SITE, SPACE, PLACE EUS 101: Intro to Environmental and Urban Studies; EUS 318: Land; HIST 139: City Cultures; BIO 418: Plant Fungal Interactions; CEP 506, Environmental Policy II BIO 244 Biostatistics
3:10PM-4:30PM EUS 222: Air; ECON 330: Seminar in Geoclassical Economics (to 3:50); ANTH 219: Divided Cities; BIO 111: Microbes in the Environment; EUS 231: Buddhist Views of Nature; PS 313: ENLIGHTENMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE (to 3:50) EUS 318: Land (to 3:30); ANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; ANTH 220: Doing Ethnography; LIT 336: Extinction (to 3:50) EUS 319: Hudson Valley Cities and Environmental (In)Justice (to 3:50); EUS 222: Air; WRIT 345: Imagining Nonhuman Consciousness (to 3:50); BIO 244 Biostatistics ; ANTH 219: Divided Cities; EUS 231: Buddhist Views of Nature; ART 200 AC: CYBERGRAPHICS II:SITE, SPACE, PLACE EUS 318: Land; ANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; ANTH 220: Doing Ethnography; BIO 418: Plant Fungal Interactions (to 3:30) BIO 244 Biostatistics
4:40PM-6PM* ANTH 212: Historical Archeaology; ARTH 236: Century Italian Art, Architecture & Urbanism ARTH 236: Century Italian Art, Architecture & Urbanism; BGIA 301: Core Seminar: The City as Global Actor -New York at the Center of the World
6:20PM-7:40PM EUS 102: Intro to Environmental and Urban Science EUS 102: Intro to Environmental and Urban Science
* = some courses at 4:40, 4:45, 4:50. Courses in BOLD are EUS Courses

Graduation Requirements (48 Credits)

  1. EUS 101, Introduction to Environmental and Urban Studies (4 credits): The core interdisciplinary course in the social sciences.

  1. EUS 102, Introduction to Environmental and Urban Science (4 credits). The core interdisciplinary course in the physical sciences.

  1. One EUS course at the 200 level in each of the following areas of study (12 credits).
    Note: prerequisites normally apply for a, b, and c: 

a.    Social and/or Historical Analysis besides ECON (Anthropology, Historical Studies, Political Studies, Sociology)
b.    Economics (prerequisite: ECON 100 or the equivalent AP or transfer credits)
c.    Laboratory Science (EUS science courses, or Biology, Physics, or Chemistry courses)

  1. EUS 305, EUS Practicum (4 credits): Practicum courses, normally taken after moderation, include field work. Some Study Abroad programs may satisfy the Practicum requirement. 

  1. EUS Colloquium (2 credits): This speaker series may be repeated as often as you like. A maximum of 4 credits will be awarded. 

  1. EUS Internship or Service Project (0 credits). More information at our EUS Internships Page.

  2. 14 credits (not including core requirements in items 1–5 above) in a well-defined Focus Area, to be identified at the time of moderation. The student should learn the methodological approaches, research methods, and writing/publication conventions as well as the fundamental principles and theorems of the Focus Area, which is identified in consultation with the advisor and approved by the moderation board.

    a.    At least two Focus Area courses must be at the 300-level, normally within a single discipline.
    b.    One Focus Area course should cover methodologies relevant to your Focus Area: empirical analysis, research methods, mathematics, or computer science, as deemed appropriate. (Typical choices include GIS, statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, and ethnography.)

  3. EUS Senior Project (8 credits).

Moderation Requirements (12 Credits)

1. EUS 101 and 102 (items 1 and 2 above).

2. Any ONE of the three requirements stated in item 3 above.

For information on Moderation Advisers, Boards, and Papers click here: VIEW MORE >>

Steps Toward Graduation by Year

EUS First Years

Explore EUS & knock off distribution requirements!
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EUS Sophomores

Wrap-up moderation requirements and plan ahead!
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EUS Juniors

Dive deep into your Focus Area and prepare for Senior Project
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EUS Seniors

Complete your Senior Project and wrap-up other requirements!
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