Environmental Studies Course Selection Instructions Fall 2010

 

Fall 2010 semester Environmental Studies courses run from September 2-December 11. Please note: there are no scheduled classes November 22-26.

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 July 13-August 13, is given according to these criteria. If you are unable to gain entry into a course because of restrictions, please try and register again after August 13, when most course registration restrictions will be lifted.

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. Course offerings are subject to change from year to year depending on availability of faculty.

Competency areas are listed in each course description based on the year of entry and the program or concentration area. Please read carefully to make sure the course will fulfill the desired degree requirement.

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.


Students Who Entered Fall 2009 and Spring 2010


The academic credit maximum for Fall registration is 12 credits.

Students Who Entered Spring 2010 – In addition to the courses listed below for your area of concentration, students who entered in Spring 2010 will also need to register for ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscape (formerly Community Ecology of the New England Landscape) this Fall, and ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (formerly Earth Systems Science) in Spring 2011.


Conservation Biology

Please register for the following:


Environmental Advocacy and Organizing

Please register for the following:

  • ESF prefix Natural Communities and/or other elective credits
  • ES 693 Practicum (Sections A-D)

Environmental Education

Please register for the following:


General Science and Biology Certification

Please register for the following:


Individualized Programs

Please speak with advisor for completing degree requirements.


Resource Management & Conservation

Please register for the following:


Students Entering Fall 2010


Please Note: The academic credit load for all ES masters programs is 9-12 credits. The maximum credit load is determined by the track you have selected. Please register for the courses, and when indicated, preferred sections (*) listed for your concentration.


Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability

Please register for the following:


Conservation Biology

Please register for the following:


Environmental Education

Please register for the following:


General Science and Biology Certification

Please register for the following:


Self-Designed Program

Please register for the following:


Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Please register for the following:


Resource Management & Conservation

Please register for the following:


Course Schedule


Thursdays

8:00-11:00 am
ESP 526 Art, Culture and Nature (Section A)
ESP 605 Citizen Participation and Sustainable Communities (Section A)
ESP 601 Ecological Economics and Public Policy (Section A)
ES 519 Ecological Research Design (Section A)
ESE 513 Environmental Education Methods: Educating for Sustainability (Section A)

11:15 am-12:45 pm
Student Alliance meetings every other Thursday beginning September 2*
Program Meetings*

12:30-3:30 pm
ESE 520 Science Teaching Methods (Section A) at Compass School, VT

1:00-4:00 pm
ES 508 Conservation Psychology Theory and Application (Section A)
ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (Section A)
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section A)
ESS 573 Soil Ecology (Section A)

ESSE 568 Wildlife & Forest Management (Section A)

5:00-7:00 pm
ES 693 Practicum Seminar* (Sections B & D)
(September 16, December 2 & 9)

5:00-8:00 pm
ESACO 503 Proposal Writing & the Grants Process* (Section A)

5:30-8:30 pm
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section B)


Fridays

8:00-11:00
ESS 563 Conservation Biology (Section A)
ESE 514 Curriculum Design: Non-formal (Section A)
ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (Sections B & C)
ES 515 Organizing for Social Change (Section A)
ESF 515 Ornithology (Section A)
ESE 521 Problem Solving & Inquire-Based Science (Section A)

8:30-11:00
ES 506 Advanced Professional Seminar for Resource Management and Conservation* (Section A)

11:15 am-12:45 pm
Program Meetings *

1:00-4:00 pm
ESXO 503 Dispute Resolution* (Section A)
ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (Sections D & E)
ESPE 570 Environmental Assessment Techniques (Section A)
ESE 502 Foundations of Environmental Education (Sections A)
ESF 530 Landscape Ecology* (Section A)
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section C)

5:00-7:00 pm
ES 693 Practicum Seminar* (Sections A & C)
(September 17, December 3 & 10)

5:00-8:00 pm
ESE 522 Teaching Exceptional Children* (Section A)
(October 15)

5:00-8:30 pm
ESXO 503 Dispute Resolution* (Section A)

6:00-9:00 pm
ESF 554 Ecology and Management of the Adirondack Mountains* (pre-trip September 17)
(Section A)

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


Weekend Courses & Courses with Irregular Meeting Schedules

(Meet 9:00 am-4:30 pm, unless otherwise stated)

September 10 & 12, November 5 & &, December 3 & 5
ES 728 Research Strategy: Theory, Method & Design II (Section A)
(Fridays, 1:00 – 7:00 pm, Sundays, 8:00am-12:00pm)

September 11
ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations* (Section A) (12:30-4:30 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm)

September 11 & 12
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section D) (Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am and Sunday, 8:30 am-1:00 pm)

September 11, October 16, November 13
ESE 522 Teaching Exceptional Children* (Section A) (8:00 am-4:30 pm)

September 18, October 24, December 4
ESE 535 Conceptual and Human Development (Section A) (8:30 am-5:00 pm)

October 2
ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations* (Section A) (12:30-4:30 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm)

October 2-3
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section D) (Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am and Sunday, 8:30 am-1:00 pm)

October 2-6
ESF 554 Ecology and Management of the Adirondack Mountains* (Section A) (Study trip)

October 16
ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations* (Section A) (12:30-4:30 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm)

October 16-17
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section D) (Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am and Sunday, 8:30 am-1:00 pm)

October 28-29
Internship Orientation – Required for all first year students on either Thursday, October 28 or Friday, October 29, 5:00-7:00 pm

November 6
ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations* (Section A) (12:30-4:30 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm)

November 6-7
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section D)
(Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am and Sunday, 8:30 am-1:00 pm)

December 4
ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations* (Section A)
(12:30-4:30 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm)

December 4-5
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section D)
(Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am and Sunday, 8:30 am-1:00 pm)

TBA
ESF 530 Landscape Ecology* (Section A) (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

*These courses have varied meeting dates and/or times. See course description for complete list of times and dates.


Classes without Scheduled Meetings

ES 699A Master’s Project
ES 699B Master’s Project Continuation
ES 699C Master’s Thesis
ES 699D Master’s Thesis Continuation
ES 693 Practicum, General
ES 695 Thesis Research Practicum
ANE 690 SIS: Supervised Independent Study
ES 720 Reading Seminar I* (Section A) See course description and permissions in ES Ph.D. Section
ES 721 Reading Seminar II* (Section A) See course description and permissions in ES Ph.D. Section