Environmental Studies Course Selection Spring 2012

Spring 2012 Program Schedules

  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies courses begin January 12 and end May 4. *Some field courses may run later. Please check individual course descriptions for specific dates and times.
  • Master of Science in Resource Management & Conservation weekend program courses begin January 13 and end April 29. *Please see individual course descriptions for specific dates and times.
  • Spring break for ALL Environmental Studies programs is March 12 – 23.

IMPORTANT: It is important that you register according to the instructions listed for your program, concentration and year of entry. Priority registration, which will take place from December 5 – 11, is given according to these criteria. After December 11, most course registration restrictions will be lifted.

Note: If you are unable to gain entry into a course during December 5 – 11, please check for restrictions and try and register again after the 11th.

If you are going to make alterations to the suggested sequence of courses for your entry date and program, you should meet with your academic 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 program or concentration area. Please read carefully to make sure the course will fulfill the desired degree requirement.


Students Who Entered Spring 2010 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.


Students Who Entered Fall 2010 and Spring 2011

Please Note: The academic credit load for the Spring semester for all ES masters programs is 6 – 9 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.

*Spring 11 enterers may need additional course work. Please see your advisor.


Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 6 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits


Conservation Biology (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 6 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits


Environmental Education (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 6 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits


Resource Management and Conservation (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Enterers)

*Spring 11 enterers may need additional course work. Please see your advisor.


Science Teacher Certification (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Enterers)

Please register for one of the following:


Self-Designed Studies (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 6 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits


Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 6 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits


Students Who Entered Fall 2011

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 from the courses, and when indicated, sections listed for your concentration.


Advocacy Social Justice and Sustainability (Fall 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 12 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits (Select only one methods course)


Conservation Biology (Fall 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 12 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits (Select only two methods courses)


Environmental Education (Fall 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 12 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits (Select only one methods course)


Resource Management & Conservation – Weekend Program (Fall 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1 only: 9 credits


Science Teacher Certification (Fall 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:
TRACK 1 only: 12 credits


Self-Designed Studies (Fall 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 12 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits (Select only one methods course)


Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Fall 2011 Enterers)

Please register from the following:

TRACK 1: 12 credits

TRACK 2: 9 credits (Select only one methods course)


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.


Wednesdays

6-9pm

*ESF 535 Tropical Ecology and Conservation Science: Costa Rica (Section A)
(Pre-trip meetings February 8, 22 and March 7) (Study trip, Sunday – Saturday, March 11 – 24)

*ESF 540 Ecosystems of Mount Desert Island (Section A)

(Pre-trip meeting Feb 29; study trip Monday – Monday, May 14 – 21)


Thursdays

8- 11am

ESE 544 Curriculum Design (Section A)

ES 590 Advanced Topics in ES: Environmental Communication in the Digital Age (Section A)

ESS 562 Natural Resource Inventory: Wildlife (Section A)

ESS 578 Principles of Sustainability (Section A)

11:15am – 12:45pm

Program meetings. Check ES Calendar for dates and times.

1-4pm

*ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative (CSI) (Sections A, B & D)
(See course description for specific dates and times)

*ES 517 Diversity, Justice and Inclusion (Section A)
(See course description for specific dates and times)

ESS 573 Soil Ecology (Section A)

ESF 512 Vertebrate Ecology: Mammalogy (Section A)

5-8pm

ES 558 Research Seminar (Section A)

TBD

* Internship Seminar for Student Teaching – all sections


Fridays

8-11am

ESF 514 New England Flora (Section A)

ES 570 Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation (Section A)

*ESE 535 Conceptual & Human Development (Section A)

ESE 514 Program Planning and Design (Sections A)

11:15am – 12:45pm

Program meetings. Check ES Calendar for dates and times.

1-4pm

ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative (CSI) (Sections C & E)

ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (Sections B – D)

*ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (Section A)
(See course description for specific dates and times)

1-8:30pm

* ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (Section E) (Jan. 13, Feb. 3, Mar. 2 & 30, Apr. 27)

5:00-8:00pm

*ESPE 595 Land Use & Community Planning (Section A)

5:30-8:30pm

ES 510 Geographic Information System (GIS) (Section A)


Weekend 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.

January 14-15, February 4-5, March 3-4, March 31, April 1, 28-29

*ESAF 500 Financial Administration (Section A)

(Saturdays, 1:30 – 5:30 pm-Sundays, 12- 3pm)

*ESPE 560 Energy and Materials Sustainability (Section A)

(Saturdays, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm-Sundays, 8- 11am)

March 11-24

*ESF 535 Tropical Ecology and Conservation Science: Costa Rica
(Section A) (Study trip)

(See course description for pre and post-trip meeting dates-times)

April 14

* Student Research Symposium (Saturday, 9am – 3pm)

May 14-21

*ESF 540 Ecosystems of Mount Desert Island (Section A) (Study trip)

(See course description for pre-trip meeting dates-times)


Courses Without Scheduled Meetings

ES 696 Internship, General (Sections A – D)

ES 699A Master’s Project (Sections A – M)

ES 699B Master’s Project Continuation (Sections A – Q)

ES 699C Master’s Thesis (Sections A – M)

ES 699D Master’s Thesis Continuation (Sections A – Q)

ANE 690 SIS: Supervised Independent Study (Sections A-B)

ES 697 Thesis Research Internship (Sections A – L)