Environmental Studies Course Selection Instructions Fall 2011

 

Fall 2011 semester Program Dates:

  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies – All concentrations (ASJS, CB, EE, Sci-Cert, SDCC, SDS) begin September 1 and end December 9.
  • Master of Science in Resource Management and Conservation begins September 9 and ends December 4, meeting on these weekends: September 9 -11, September. 30 – October 2, October 14 – 16, November 4 – 6 and December 2 – 4.

Please note: there are no scheduled classes November 24 – 25.

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 12 – July 19, is given according to these criteria. If you are unable to gain entry into a course because of restrictions, please try and register again on July 20, 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

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 Methods or Elective which means you have a choice in your course selection. To avoid scheduling conflicts, please check section dates and times carefully.


Students Who Entered
Fall 2010

Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability

Please register for the following:
TRACKS I & 2

  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)

Conservation Biology

Please register for the following:
TRACK I

  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)

TRACK 2


Environmental Education

Please register for the following:
TRACKS I & 2

  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)

Resource Management & Conservation

Please register for the following:


Sciences Teacher Certification

Please register for the following:

TRACK I only


Self-Designed Studies

Please register for the following:

TRACKS I & 2

  • Self-designed concentration course (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)
  • Methods/Elective (3 credits)

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Please register for the following:

TRACKS I & 2


Students Entering Fall 2011 and Spring 2011

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


Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability

Please register from the following:
TRACK I: 12 Credits
TRACK 2: 9 Credits – Do not take Leadership for Change


Conservation Biology

Please register from the following:
TRACK I: 12 Credits

TRACK 2: 9 Credits – Do not take Ecological Research Design


Environmental Education

 

Please register from the following:

TRACK I: 12 Credits

TRACK 2: 9 Credits – Do not take a Methods Course


Resource Management & Conservation

Please register from the following:

TRACK I only: 6-9 Credits


Science Teacher Certification

Please register from the following:

TRACK I only: 9 Credits


Self-Designed Studies

Please register from the following:

TRACK I: 12 Credits

TRACK 2: 9 Credits – Do not take a methods course


Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Please register from the following:

TRACK I: 12 Credits

TRACK 2: 9 Credits – Do not take a second methods course


Course Schedule

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

Thursdays

8:00 – 11:00 am
ESP 605 Citizen Participation and Sustainable Communities (Section A)
ESE 511 Community and School-based Sustainable Food Systems (Section A)

ESS 563 Conservation Biology (Section A)
ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (Section A)
*ESF 541A Wetlands Ecology (Section A)

11:15 am – 12:45 pm
*Student Alliance meetings every other Thursday beginning September 8
*Program Meetings

TBD

12:00 – 3:00 pm
ESE 520 Science Teaching Methods (Section A)

1:00 – 4:00 pm
ESS 563 Conservation Biology (Section B)
ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (Section A)

ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (Section B)
ESE 502 Foundations of Environmental Education (Section A)
ESM 503 Making Sense of Place (Section A)
ES 515 Organizing For Social Change (Section A)
ESSE 568 Wildlife & Forest Management (Section A)

5:00 – 8:00 pm
ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Section A)

5:15 – 8:15 pm
ES 510A Geographic Information System (GIS) (Section A)


Fridays

8:00 – 11:00

*ES 570 Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation (Section A)
ESE 535 Conceptual & Human Development (Section A)
ES 508 Conservation Psychology Theory and Application (Section A)
ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (Sections B & C)

ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (Sections C & D)
ESF 515 Ornithology (Section A)

*10:00 – 2:00 pm
ESE 521 Problem Solving & Inquiry-Based Science (Section A)

11:15 am – 12:45 pm
*Program Meetings

1:00 – 4:00 pm
*ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative (CSI): Capstone Project (Section A)
ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (Sections D & E)
ESC 550 Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (Section E)

ES 519 Ecological Research Design (Section A)
*ESP 551A Environmental Law (Section A)
ES 510 Geographic Information System (GIS) (Section B)
ESE 506 Program Evaluation for Environmental Educators (Section A)

5:00 – 8:00 pm
*ES 570 Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation (Section B)

5:15 – 8:15 pm
ES 510 Geographic Information System (GIS) (Section C)

Note: * These courses have varied meeting dates and/or times. Please check the individual course description for the complete list of times and dates.


Weekends & Irregular meeting courses
(Meet 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, unless otherwise stated)

September 3 & 4, October 1 & 2 and November 12 & 13
*ESS 578 Principles of Sustainability (Section A)
(9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

September 7, 14 and 17 – 21
* ESF 539A Coastal Geoecology of New England
Wednesdays September 7 & 14, pre-trip meetings,
5:00 – 7:30 pm and Saturday – Wednesday, September 17 – 21, study trip on Cape Cod, MA)

September 10 & 11, October 1 & 2, October 15 & 16, November 5 & 6, and December 3 & 4
*ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations (Section A)
(1:30 – 5:30 pm)

September 10, October 1 & 15, November 5 and December 3
*ES 570 Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation (Section B)
8:00 am – 12:30 pm)

September 10, November 5 and December 3
*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

September 11, October 2 & 16, November 6 and December 4

*ESP 551A Environmental Law (Section A)
(8:00 am 12:30 pm)

September 24, October 22, November 12
*ESF 541A Wetlands Ecology (Section A)
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

September 24 & 25, October 22 & 23, and November 12 & 13
*ES 524 Proposal Writing & Project Management (Section A)
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

October 1 & November 19
*ES 570 Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation (Section A) (Check course description for exact meeting times.)

October 27 & 28
Internship Orientation – Required for all first year students on either Thursday, October 27th or Friday October 28th , 5:00 – 7:00 pm

October 29
ES 696 Summer Internship Presentations (Sections A-D)
(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)


Classes without Scheduled Meetings:
ES 696 Internship, General
ES 699AMaster’s Project
ES 699B Master’s Project Continuation
ES 699C Master’s Thesis
ES 699DMaster’s Thesis Continuation
ANE 690SIS: Supervised Independent Study

ES 697 Thesis Research Internship