Environmental Studies Master’s Course Selection Instructions Spring 2008

All Environmental Studies Master’s Students

IMPORTANT: It is important that you register according to the instructions listed for your program and year of entry. Priority registration, which will take place from December 4-14, is given according to these criteria. After December 14, most course registration restrictions will be lifted.

Note: Please limit your registration to one ESF course during the December 4-14 registration period. This will help insure that as many people as possible will get a seat in an ESF course.
If you are unable to gain entry into a course during December 4-14, please try and register again after the 14th.

If you are going to make alterations to the suggested sequence of courses for your entry date and program, you should meet with your advisor to discuss these changes and how they may affect your ability to fulfill degree requirements in the future. Careful course planning is necessary to avoid registering and paying for additional semesters, and incurring additional fees.

Credit Maximums
The academic credit maximum for the Spring semester is 12 credits. If your program plan warrants exceeding this maximum, you must seek written permission for a credit override from your academic advisor, which will take place after the initial registration period, beginning January 2, on a space available basis. This authorization is to be provided to the Registrar’s Office via FirstClass for processing after January 2.

All courses listed below are Required unless listed as a Required Alternate (Req Alt) which means you have a choice whether to take this or another course designated in your program track. To avoid scheduling conflicts, please check section choices carefully.

Competency Areas
The course numbering scheme used in the Environmental Studies Master’s programs identifies the competency area(s) each course will fulfill for each major:

ES Environmental Studies-General
ESE Environmental Studies Education
ESF Natural Communities (2 and 3 credit courses)
ESP Biosphere Studies&Credits=3“>Biosphere Science (3 credit courses only; must specify Biosphere Science in the competency area)

Students Who Entered Fall 2006

Below is a list of Required and Required Alternate (Req Alt) courses and sections for your program major.

Conservation Biology students please register for the following:


Students Who Entered Fall 2007

Credit Maximums
The academic credit maximum for the Spring semester is 12-credits. (*Science Teacher Certification students’ credit maximum is 15) If your program plan warrants exceeding this maximum, you must seek written permission for a credit override from your academic advisor, which will take place after the initial registration period, beginning January 2, on a space available basis. This authorization is to be provided to the Registrar’s Office via FirstClass for processing after January 2.

Below is a list of Required and Required Alternate (Req Alt) courses and sections for your program major.

Conservation Biology students please register for the following:


ES Master’s Course Schedule


Note: *Courses below have varied meeting dates and/or times. Please be sure to check the individual course description for the complete meeting schedule.

Wednesdays 1-4pm
ESACO 503“>ESACO 503 Proposal Writing & the Grants Process (meets 1/16 – 3/5, 3/26 & 4/2)

Wednesdays 6-8pm
ESF 535“>ESF 535 Tropical Ecol/Consrv Biol-Costa Rica (Section A)
(Pre-trip meetings on Wednesdays, 1/30, 2/6 and 3/5)
(Study trip Sunday-Sunday, March 9-23)

Wednesdays 7-9pm

ESP 603“>ESP 603 Corporate Power Globalization/Democracy (Section A)
ES 522“>ES 522 Natural Resource Inventory-Vegetation (Section A)

Thursdays 8:30-11am
ESP 601“>ESP 601 Ecological Economics & Public Policy (Section A)
ES 693“>Practicum Seminar (Sections A-C)

Thursdays 1-3:30pm
EDC 586“>EDC 586 Reading/Literacy-Intermediate (Section B)
ES 520“>ES 520 Advanced Statistics (Section A)
ESS 537“>ESS 537 Geomorphology (Section A)
ESS 524“>ESS 524 Process-Based Restoration (Section A)
ESCE 629“>ESCE 629 Writing for the Real World (Section A)

Thursdays 4:15-6:15 pm
ES 505A“>ES 505A Master’s Thesis Seminar (Sections A & B)
ESP 595“>ESP 595 Land Use & Community Planning (Section A) (February 14)

Thursdays 5-8pm
EDC 661“>EDC 661 Backyard Weather Predicting (Section B) (March 27-May 8)

Fridays 8-11am
ESP 561“>ESP 561 GIS for Conservation Biologists (Section B)
ESS 562“>ESS 562 Natural Resource Inventory-Wildlife (Section A)
ESAF 500“>ESAF 500 Financial Administration (Section A)

Fridays 11:15am-12:45pm
ESE 536“>ESE 536 Foundations Science/Environmental Educ (Section A)
ESF 514“>ESF 514 New England Flora (Section A)
ESF 512“>ESF 512 Field Mammalogy (Section A) (Harris Center)

Fridays 1:30-4:30pm
ES 510“>ES 510 Geographic Information System (GIS) (Section B)

Fridays 6-9pm
ESE 547“>ESE 547 EnvEd Mthds-Adv Topics in Env Ed (Section A)
Weekend Course Schedule

(Meet 9am-4:30 pm unless otherwise noted)

January 26 & 27
ES 722“>ES 722 Reading Sem III-Primate Conservation (Section A) (Times TBA)
EDP 656“>EDP 656 Economic Status & Student Success (Section B)

February 2 & 23
EDP 629“>EDP 629 Critical Skills for Critical Times (Section B)

February 23 & 24, and April 12, 13, & 27

ESS 562“>ESS 562 Natural Resource Inventory: Wildlife (Section A) (9am-4pm)

February 24 & March 30
EDP 635“>EDP 635 Educating Children with ASD (Section B)

March 8 & April 5
EDP 59“>EDP 598 School Law (Section D) (8:30 am-4pm)

March 9-23
ESF 545“>ESF 545 Wolves of Yellowstone (Section A Study Trip)
(Pre-trip meetings on Wednesdays, 1/23, 2/6 and 3/5)

March 29
ESF 541A“>ESF 541A Wetlands Ecology (8am- 5pm) (Section A)

April 12-14
ESF 540“>ESF 540 Ecosystems of Mount Desert Island (Section A Study Trip)
(Pre-trip meetings Wednesday, 3/5)

May 21-27
Courses Without Scheduled Meetings

ES 699B“>ES 699B Master’s Project Continuation
ES 699D“>ES 699D Master’s Thesis continuation
ES 694“>ES 694 Practicum, Teaching
ANE 690“>ANE 690 SIS:Supervised Independent Study