Environmental Studies Course Selection Instructions Summer 2009

Please Note:
Master’s level Environmental Studies classes begin the week of June 1 and run through Friday, July 17.
*Some classes may meet prior to, or run later than these program dates. No classes will be held on Friday or Saturday, July 3 or 4.

IMPORTANT: It is important that you register according to the instructions listed for your program and year of entry. Registration restrictions are listed according to these criteria from April 14 – May 8. After May 9 most course registration restrictions will be lifted.

Note: If you are unable to gain entry into a course during April 14 – May 8, please try and register again after May 9.

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 tuition and fees.

Credit Maximums: The academic credit maximum for the Summer semester is 8 credits.

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:

Prefix Meaning
ES Environmental Studies-General
ESE Environmental Science Education
ESF Natural Communities (2 and 3 credit courses)
ESP Civic Ecology (3 credit courses only and must specify “Civic Ecology” in competency area.)
ESP* Environmental Policy electives-*2 credit courses
ESS Biosphere Science (3 credit courses only and must specify “Biosphere Science” in the competency area.)


Students Who Entered Fall 2008 and Spring 2009:


Environmental Advocacy and Organizing

Please choose from the following:


Conservation Biology

Please choose from the following:


Resource Management and Conservation

Please choose from the following:


Environmental Education

Please choose from the following:


General Science and Biology Teacher Certification

Please choose from the following:


Individualized Program

Please choose from the following:
Selection from Core courses


Course Schedule


Weekly, Intensives and Irregular Course Meeting Schedule

May 28 – 31
ESF 517 Soils: Mapping and Interpretation (Section A)
(Thursday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

May 31, June 6 & 13
ESS 564 Biological Concepts for Educators (Section A)
(Sunday, May 31 and Saturdays, June 6 & 13, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm)

June 1, 2, 3 and June 8, 9, 10
*ESS 579 Wildlife Research Techniques (Section A)
(Monday, June 1, 8:30 – 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 am – 2:30 pm,
Wednesday, June 3, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday , June 8 , 8:30 am -2:30 pm
Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 am – 2:30 pm, and Wednesday June 10, 8:30 – 11:00 am)

June 4 – 7
*ESX 601 Group Dynamics and Leadership I (Section A)
(Thursday & Friday, June 4 & 5, 1:00 – 5:00 pm,
and Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm)

June 4 – June 25
ESF 531 Avian Nesting Ecology (Section A)
(Thursdays, 5:30 am – 12:30 pm) and field trip to seacoast (dates TBA)

June 5 – July 10
ESF 521 Wetlands Flora (Section A)
(Fridays, June 5 – 26, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and July 10, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
(No class on July 3)

June 5 – 26 and June 13
ESPE 549 Water Resource Policy (Section A)
(Fridays, June 5, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, June 12, 19 & 26, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, and
Saturday, June 13, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm)

June 10 & 24 and July 12-16

*ESF 516 Ecology of the White Mountains (Section A)
(Wednesdays, June 10 & 24, 6:30 – 9:00 pm – pre-trip meetings; and Sunday – Thursday, July 12 – 16, study trip)

June 11 – July 2
ES 520 Advanced Statistics (Section A)
(Thursdays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm)

June 14 – 17
*ESF 541 Introduction to Wetlands: Ecological Principles (Section A)
(Sunday & Monday, June 14 & 15, 3:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 16, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm,
and Wednesday, June 17, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, trip to seacoast)

June 18 – 21
*ESPE 599 Land Protection & Stewardship (Section A)
(Thursday & Friday, June 18 & 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm,
And, Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

June 20, 25, 26, 27 and July 2
*ESF 547 Field Entomology (Section A)
(Saturdays June 20 & 27, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday & Friday, June 25 & 26, 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Thursday, July 2, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

June 21 – 24 and June 28
ESS 521 Environmental Physics for Educators (Section A)
(Sunday, June 21, Wednesday, June 24 and Sunday, June 28,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Monday & Tuesday, June 22 & 23, 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Middle School, VT)

June 22 – 24
*ESE 523A Environmental Education Methods: Teaching in the Outdoors (Section A)
(Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm)

June 28 – July 2
*ESE 528 Environmental Education Methods: Interpretation and Exhibit Design (Section A)
Pre-trip meeting, Sunday, June 28, 9:00 am – 5:00pm (Antioch campus) Monday & Tuesday, June 29 & 30, 9:00 am -5:00 pm (Boston trip)
Wednesday, July 1, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Thursday, July 2, 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Antioch campus)

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


On-line Intensives

ES 516 Non Profit Leadership & Management (Section A) (see course description)


Courses with No Scheduled Meetings

ES 699A Master’s Project (Sections A – N)
ES 699B Master’s Project Continuation (Sections A – N)
ES 699C Master’s Thesis (Sections A – J)
ES 699D Master’s Thesis Continuation (Sections A – J)
ES 693 Practicum, General (Sections A – F)
ANE 690 Supervised Independent Study (Sections A & B)
ES 695 Thesis Research Practicum (Sections A – J)