Environmental Studies Course Selection Instructions Spring 2010

 

All Environmental Studies Students
SPRING 2010 semester Environmental Studies masters courses run from January 21 – May 7. Some field courses may run later; check individual courses descriptions for dates and times.

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 8-16, is given according to these criteria. After December 16 most course registration restrictions will be lifted.

Note: If you are unable to gain entry into a course during December 8-16, please try and register again after the 16th.

Careful course planning is necessary to avoid registering and paying for additional semesters, and incurring additional fees. 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.

Credit Maximums: The academic credit maximum for the Spring semester is 12 credits, including practica, SIS, Master’s Thesis and Master’s Project.

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. The Department of Environmental Studies reserves the right to cancel any class with an enrollment of fewer than eight (8) students.

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 concentration:

Prefix Meaning
ES Environmental Studies – General
ESE Environmental Science Education
ESF Natural Communities: 2- and 3-credit courses
ESP Civic Ecology: 3-credit courses that specify “Civic Ecology” in competency area
Environmental Policy electives: 2-credit courses
ESPE* Environmental Policy electives: 2-credit courses
ESS Biosphere Science: 3-credit courses that specify “Biosphere Science” in competency area
Environmental Science electives – 2-credit courses
ESSE* Environmental Science electives – *2 & 3 credit courses

Students who Entered Fall 2008 and Earlier

Students who have registered for, but not completed ES 699C Master’s Thesis or ES 699A Master’s Project MUST register for ES 699D Master’s Thesis Continuation or ES 699B Masters Project Continuation respectively, each semester until the final Thesis or Project has been submitted and approved. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information about deadlines.


Students Who Entered Fall 2008 and Spring 2009

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

Conservation Biology

Please register for the following:

*Spring 09 enterers may need additional course work. Please see your advisor.


Environmental Advocacy and Organizing

Please register for the following:


Environmental Education

Please register for the following:

  • Select Environmental Education Methods courses
  • ES 693 Practicum (Sections A – D)
  • Elective credits

General Science and Biology Certification

Please register for one of the following:


Individualized Program

Please speak with your advisor for registration instructions.

  • Select courses from Individualized Program Plan

Resource Management and Conservation

Please register for the following:

*Spring 09 enterers may need additional course work. Please see your advisor.


Students Who Entered Fall 2009 and Spring 2010

Credit Maximums: The academic credit maximum for the Spring semester is 12-credits.
Below is a list of Required and Required Alternate (Req Alt) courses and sections for your program major.

Conservation Biology

Please register for the following:

NOTE: Master’s Thesis Seminar (Section A or B) is only for students who are planning on doing a thesis. To register for ES 505A Master’s Theses Seminar, you must receive written permission for a registration override from your academic advisor, as you will exceed the 12-credit semester maximum.


Environmental Advocacy and Organizing

Please register for the following:

  • ES 523 Advocacy Clinic II (Section A)
  • Biosphere Science II (any 3-credit ESS course that says “Biosphere Science” in the competency area)
  • Civic Ecology II (any 3-credit ESP course that says “Civic Ecology” in the competency area) – ESP 603 Corporate Power Globalization/Democracy is strongly recommended.
  • Natural Communities II (any course with ESF prefix).

Environmental Education

Please register for the following:

  • Biosphere Science II (any 3-credit ESS course that says “Biosphere Science” in competency area)
  • Civic Ecology II (any 3-credit ESP course that says “Civic Ecology” in the competency area) – ESE 515 Human Development and Learning Theory (Section A)
  • Natural Communities II (any course with ESF prefix)

General Science and Biology Certification

Please register for the following:

*Optional: Natural Communities II ESF-prefix – late May field study trip only.
*Due to a limited credit load during the Student teaching semester, certification students may register for an optional ESF course, by requesting written permission for a registration override from your academic advisor, as you will exceed the 12-credit semester maximum.


Individualized Program

  • Biosphere Science II (any 3-credit ESS course that says “Biosphere Science” in the competency area)
  • Civic Ecology II (any 3-credit ESP course that says “Civic Ecology” in the competency area)
  • Natural Communities II (any course with ESF prefix)
  • Select course from Individualized Program Plan

Resource Management & Conservation

Please register for the following:

*ES 505A Master’s Thesis Seminar (Section A) is only for students who are planning on doing a thesis. To register, you must receive written permission for a registration override from your academic advisor, as you will exceed the 12-credit semester maximum.


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.

Spring break for Environmental Studies programs is March 15 – 26.

Wednesdays

5:00-8:00pm
*ESP 604 Sustainability in the Land of the Maya (Section A)
(Pre-trip meetings February 3 & 24; study trip, Monday, March 15 – Saturday, March 27; post-trip meeting, April 14)

6:00-9:00pm

*ESF 540 Ecosystems of Mount Desert Island (Section A)
(Pre-trip meeting March 3; study trip May 16 – 22)

Thursdays

8:00-11:00am
ESP 603 Corporate Power, Globalization & Democracy (Section A)
ESP 601 Ecological Economics and Public Policy (Section A)
ESP 561 GIS for Conservation Biologists (Section A)
ES 540 Natural Resource Inventory Methods (Section A)

8:30-11:00 am
*ESP 551A Environmental Law (Section A)

11:15am-12:45pm
Program meetings. Check Sakai folder for dates.

1:00-4:00pm
ESS 578 Principles of Sustainability (Section A)
ESS 573 Soil Ecology (Section A)
ESE 517 Urban Environmental Education (Section A)
*ESS 574 Watershed Science (Section A)

4:15-6:15pm
* Practicum Seminar for Student Teaching – all sections

4:30-6:30pm
*ES 505A Master’s Thesis Seminar (Sections A & B)

*ESACO 503 Proposal Writing & the Grants Process (Section A)

5:00-7:00pm
*ES 693 Practicum Seminar (Sections B, D & E) (January 21, April 15 & 22)

4:30-7:00pm
*ESPE 590 Environmental Assessment of Land Use Decisions (Section A)

Fridays

8:00 – 11:00 am
ES 523 Advocacy Clinic II (Section A)
ESE 544 Curriculum Design (Section A)
ESAF 500 Financial Administration (Section A)
ESP 561 GIS for Conservation Biologists (Section B)
*ESE 515 Human Development and Learning Theory (Section A)
*ES 540 Natural Resource Inventory Methods (Section B)

11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Program meetings. Check Sakai folder for dates.

1:00 – 4:00 pm
*ESF 512 Field Mammalogy (Section A)

*ESE 536 Foundations Science/Environmental Education (Section A)
ESF 514 New England Flora (Section A)
ESS 578 Principles of Sustainability (Section B)
*ESF 541A Wetlands Ecology (Section A)

5:00 – 7:00 pm
ES 693 Practicum Seminar (Sections A & C) (January 22, April 16 & 23)

5:30 – 8:00 pm
ES 510 Geographic Information System (GIS) (Section A)

Weekend Course Schedule

(Meet 9:00 am – 4:30 pm unless otherwise noted)

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

TBA
*ESP 551A Environmental Law (Section A) TBA weekend day for Moot Court and a TBA weekday morning for visiting a court.
ESE 517 Urban Environmental Education (Section A) (Optional Field study trip)

January 30 & April 17
*ESF 512 Field Mammalogy (Section A) (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

March 15 – 27
*ESP 604 Sustainability in the Land of the Maya (Section A)
(Study trip: See course description for pre-trip and post-trip meeting dates)

April 10
*ESE 536 Foundations Science/Environmental Education (Section A) (12:30 – 3:30 pm)
*ESE 515 Human Development and Learning Theory (Section A) (9:00 am – 12:00)
*ES 505A Master’s Thesis Seminar (Sections A & B)

Masters Thesis Research Symposium (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

February 13 & March 13
EDP 598 School Law (Section A)
(8:30 am – 4:00 pm)

February 14 & March 14
EDP 598 School Law (Section B)
(8:30 am – 4:00 pm)

April 11 & 24
*ESS 574 Watershed Science (Section A) (9:00 am – 4:30 pm)

April 17, 25 & May 1
*ESF 541A Wetlands Ecology (Section A) (8:00 am- 4:00 pm)

May 2
ESPE 590 Environmental Assessment of Land Use Decisions (Section A) (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

May 16 – 22
*ESF 540 Ecosystems of Mount Desert Island (Section A)
(Study trip; see individual course description for pre-trip meeting dates)