Environmental Studies Course Selection Fall 2012

All Environmental Studies Students

Fall 2012 semester Program Dates:

  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies – All concentrations (ASJS, CB, EE, Sci-Cert, SDCC, SDS) begin Thursday, August 30 and end Friday December 14.
  • Master of Science in Resource Management and Conservation begins Friday September 7 and ends Sunday December 9, meeting on the following weekends: September 7-9, September. 28-30 , October 12-14, November 2;4 and December 7-9. (*snow dates Dec 14-16)

Please note: there are no scheduled classes November 22 and 23.

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 10 – July 16, 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 17, 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 2011

Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability

Please register for the following: TRACKS 1 & 2

  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Sections A-D) (3 credits)
    (Section D: Restricted to SDCC and RMC-W July 10 -16 . Open to ALL ES students July 17.)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)

Conservation Biology

Please register for the following: TRACK 1

  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Sections A-D)
    (3 credits)
    (Section D: Restricted to SDCC and RMC-W July 10 -16 . Open to ALL ES students July 17.)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)

TRACK 2

  • ES 519 Biostatistics (formerly Ecological Research Design) (Section A) (3 credits)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change(Sections A-D) (3 credits)(Section D: Restricted to SDCC and RMC-W July 10 -16 . Open to ALL ES students July 17.)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)
Environmental Education

Please register for the following: TRACKS 1 & 2

  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Sections A-D) (3 credits)
    (Section D: Restricted to SDCC and RMC-W July 10 -16 . Open to ALL ES students July 17.)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)
Resource Management & Conservation

Please register for the following:

Sciences Teacher Certification
Please register for the following: TRACK I

Self-Designed Studies
Please register for the following: TRACKS I & 2

  • Self-designed concentration course (3 credits)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (Sections A-D) (3 credits)
    (Section D: Restricted to SDCC and RMC-W July 10 -16 . Open to ALL ES students July 17.)
  • ES Methods selection (3 credits) (choose methods courses from list below)
Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Please register for the following: TRACKS I & 2

Students Entering Fall 2012

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 A METHODS COURSE

Conservation Biology
Please register from the following: TRACK I: 12 Credits

TRACK 2: 9 Credits – DO NOT TAKE BIOSTATISTICS

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: 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

Restrictions
All courses listed in the Department of Environmental Studies are priority to ES students. Students from other departments may gain entry with written permission from the Director of ES Masters Program, Rachel Thiet.

METHODS COURSES; Choose from the following according to your concentration:

  • ESP 526 Art, Culture, and Nature
  • ES 519 Biostatistics (Required of and Restricted to Conservation Biology students; others with written permission of instructor)
  • ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations (Required of RMC-W)
  • ESP 605 Citizen Participation and Sustainable Communities
  • ES 602 Comparative Ecological Analysis (Secction A) (Required of and Restricted to RMC-W; others with written permission of instructor)
  • ESS 563 Conservation Biology (Required of and Restricted to Conservation Biology students; others with written permission of instructor)
  • ES 508 Conservation Psychology Theory & Application
  • ESF 554 Ecology and Management of the Adirondack Mountains (Course fee: $270.00 for food and accommodations.) (Note: This trip involves strenuous backpacking on mountain trails and tent camping)
  • ESE 549 EE Field Techniques: Civic Ecology Practices & Community Resilience
  • ESPE 570A Environmental Assessment , Planning and Design Strategies (Required of and Restricted to SDCC students from July 10 – 16; open to all ES students on July 17.)
  • ESF 563 The Food System of Cuba: Implications for Environment, Livelihood and Food Security (Cost: approx. $2700+-)
  • ESE 502 Foundations of Environmental Education (Required of and Restricted to ES Environmental Education students; others with written permission of instructor)
  • ES 510 Geographic Information System (GIS) (Required of RMC-W)
  • ES 515 Organizing For Social Change (Required of and Restricted to ASJS students; others by written permission of instructor ).
  • ESF 515 Ornithology
  • ESS 578 Principles of Sustainability
  • ESE 521 Problem-Solving & Inquiry-Based Science Teaching (Required of and Restricted to ES Certification students; others by written permission of instructor)
  • ESE 506 Program Evaluation for Environmental and Conservation Educators
  • ES 524 Proposal Writing and Project Management
  • ESE 520 Science Teaching Methods (Prerequisite: ESE 521 Problem-Solving & Inquiry-Based Science Teaching. Required of and Restricted to ES Science teacher certification students; others by permission of concentration director.)
  • ESE 522 Teaching Exceptional Children: Focus on Adolescence (Required of and Restricted to ES Certification students from July 10 – 16; open to all ES students on July 17)
  • ESF 541A Wetlands Ecology
  • ESSE 568 Wildlife and Forest Management