Moderation Requirements (12 credits)
By the sophomore year, an EUS major should have an academic adviser who is an EUS core faculty member. To moderate into the program, a student must have successfully completed the core courses EUS 101 (Introduction to Environmental and Urban Studies) and 102 (Introduction to Environmental and Urban Science), as well as one 200-level EUS course in one of the following areas: economics, social/historical analysis (other than economics), and laboratory science (environmental science, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, or physics). In addition, the student needs to prepare in advance and provide the Moderation board with three documents:
- A reflective paper reviewing the first two years of academic study (1,000 words).
- A reflective paper that sets out a plan for successful completion of the degree requirements, while also defining the student’s focus area (1,500 words). The focus area plan should clearly articulate a particular research agenda with suitable advanced courses in preparation for the Senior Project.
- An assigned essay set by the EUS faculty that addresses a contemporary issue from the perspective of EUS-related coursework and a set of assigned articles (2,000 words).
Graduation Requirements (46 credits)
1. EUS 101, Introduction to Environmental and Urban Studies (4 credits): The core interdisciplinary course in the social sciences.
2. EUS 102, Introduction to Environmental and Urban Science (4 credits). The core interdisciplinary course in the physical sciences.
3. One EUS course at the 200 level in each of the following areas of study (12 credits); prerequisites normally apply:
- Social/historical analysis other than economics (anthropology, historical studies, political studies, sociology)
- Economics (prerequisite: ECON 100 or the equivalent AP or transfer credits)
- Laboratory science (environmental science, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, or physics)
5. EUS internship or service project (0 credits). *suspended until further notice due to COVID constraints
6. 14 additional credits 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 concepts of the focus area, which is identified in consultation with the adviser and approved by the Moderation board.
- At least two focus area courses must be at the 300 level, normally within a single discipline.
- One additional focus area course should cover methodologies relevant to that focus area: empirical analysis, research methods, mathematics, or computer science, as deemed appropriate. (Choices may include GIS, statistics, biostatistics, environmental modeling, and quantitative and ethnographic methods.)
The Senior Project
EUS Senior Projects have addressed questions pertaining to a wide variety of topics, including the environment and population growth, sustainable development, land ownership and the distribution of wealth, environmental racism, urban sprawl, land use planning, wilderness protection, agricultural subsidies, organic farming, ecotourism, and environmental politics, art, and education.
The following courses are required of all EUS students.
- EUS 101: Introduction to Environmental and Urban Studies
- EUS 102: Introduction to Environmental and Urban Science
- EUS 305: EUS Practicum
The following are additional courses offered by EUS:
The following is a list of courses offered by other academic programs.