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Perspectives and Experiences Courses

After completing most of the Core and Foundation Courses, Environmental Studies majors complete a minimum of 30 credits from the list of approved courses below, with at least 3 credits in each category, to complete the Perspectives and Experiences degree requirement.

Perspectives and Experiences are broken up into seven categories (move your cursor over each icon for the name and description of category):

Human + Social Dimensions (H + S D)

Philosophical, literary, artistic, cultural or ethnographic aspects of how humans envision, value, and interact with the environment.
Natural Sciences (NS)

The physical, chemical and biological elements of the environment, including humans.
Policy and Decision Making (P + D M)

The intersection of facts and values as applied to governance, and specifically to environmental problems and decision-making.
Fieldwork (FW)
Direct engagement with sites or stakeholders out of the classroom for the purpose of collecting assignment-related material. A minimum time in the field equivalent to any combination of: 5 class sections, 3 day trips, or 2 overnight trips.
Tools and Technologies (T + T)
(only for students declared before Autumn 2010)

Methods for framing and analyzing the environment and environmental problems.
International (INT'L)
(formerly Global Studies)

Place-based analysis of environmental issues or problems outside of the United States.
Bioregional (BR)

Place-based analysis of environmental issues or problems within the Pacific Northwest bioregion.

For each course below, click on the course title to view the UW Course Catalog description. Click on the colored dot to view the UW Time Schedule for that particular quarter. An asterisk (*) indicates a special topics course.

To request a course not on the approved list be used to fulfill a Perspectives and Experiences requirement, please fill out a completed course substitution petition at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/poeadv/148320.

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2013

Winter Quarter 2013 Offerings:

 

Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork Tools and Technologies

ANTH 361

Anthropology of Food

   

ANTH 487

Cultures and Politics of Environmental Justice

   

AIS 475A

NW Native Peoples and Flora of Pacific NW

         

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

       

BIOL 476

Conservation Biology

   

CEP 498A

Shaping Your Urban Future: Local Planning, Governance, and Leadership

     

ENGL 365

Literature and Discourse on the Environment: "The Human Animal"

GEOG 270

Geographies of International Development and Environmental Change

GEOG 271

Geography of Food & Eating

   

GEOG 280

Geography of Health and Healthcare

   

GEOG 302

The Pacific Northwest

   

GEOG 461

Urban GIS

     

GEOG 462

Coastal GIS

   

JSIS 478 C

Growth and Environment

 

JSIS 478 F

Energy and Sustainability in East Asia

       

JSIS 486 A

Climate Change and Global Health in SE Asia

       

LIT 298

Topics in Literature and Culture: Literature, Culture, and the Environment

   

EDUC 401 P

Environmental Alternative Spring Break

 

EDUC 401 K

Education for Sustainability

FISH 311

Biology of Fishes

 

FISH 478

Topics in Sustainable Fisheries

     

ENVIR 313

Environmental Earth Science

     

ENVIR 433

Environmental Degradation in the Tropics

 

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio: Moving the UW toward a goal of zero waste

   

ESRM 311

Soils and Land Use

     

ESRM 321

Finance and Accounting from a Sustainability Perspective

 

ESRM 400

Natural Resource Conflict Management

   

ESRM 450

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

   

ESRM 458

Management of Endangered, Threatened, and Sensitive Species

     

ESRM 473

Restoration in North America

   

SMEA 480

Human Dimensions of Fishery Management

   

ENV H 472

Environmental Risk and Society

   

2012

Autumn Quarter 2012 Offerings:

 

Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork Tools and Technologies

ANTH 461

Histrorical Ecology

BIOL 315

Biological Impacts of Climate Change

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

BIOL 492 B*

Teaching of Biology

CEE 250

Enviornmental Pollution: Energy and Materials Balance

   

EDUC 401 N*

Nature-based Learning and Development

 

ENV H 311

Introduction to Environmental Health

ENV H 451

Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiologial Hazards

ENVIR 341
/ CHEM E 341

Energy and Environment

ENVIR 362
/ ESRM 362

Introductory to Restoration Ecology

 

ENVIR 379
/ ESRM 371

Environmental Sociology

ENVIR 384
/ POL S 384

Global Environmental Politics

ENVIR 416 / PHIL 416

Ethics and Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 476
/ SMA 476

Introduction to Environmental Law and Process

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio

 

ENVIR 495 A*

Environmental Innovation Practicum

ENVIR 495 C*

Land Use Planning and Permitting in Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 210

Introductory Soils

ESRM 250

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Forest Resources

 

ESRM 320

Marketing and Management from a Sustainability Perspective

ESRM 350

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

ESRM 381

Management of Wildland Recreation and Amenities

ESRM 425

Ecosystem Management

 

ESRM 470

Natural Resource Policy and Planning

ESRM 472

Wetland Ecology

 

ESRM 490 B*

Environmental Problems and Market Based Solutions

FISH 323

Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources

FISH 452
/ OCEAN 452

Spatial Information Technology in Ecosystem Sciences

 

FISH 473
/ BIOL 473

Limnology

FISH 474
/ BIOL 474

Limnology Laboratory

GEOG 335 / JSIS 335

Geography of the Developing World

   

GEOG 360

Principles of GIS Mapping

 

JSIS 478 B*

Water and Security in the Middle East

 

JSIS 478 J*

Rise of Global Cities and the Challenges of Economic and Environmental Change

 

L ARCH 300

Introductory Landscape Architecture Design Studio

L ARCH 341

Site Planning

L ARCH 361

The Human Experience of Place

SMEA 430

Development and the Enviornment

URBDP 450

Introduction to Land Use, Growth Management, and Environmental Planning

 

Spring Quarter 2012 Offerings:



Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork Tools and Technologies

ANTH 469C*

Arctic Perspectives on Global Problems

 

 

 

 

 

ANTH 479B*

Public Policy and Environmental Health: Hanford

     

BIOL 240

The Urban Farm

 

BIOL 315

Biological Impacts of Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 317

Plant Classification and Identfication

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 492B*

Teaching of Biology

 

 

 

 

 

EDUC 401K*

Inner Pipeline Seminar: Education for Sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 311

Introduction to Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 330 / FISH 330

Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 371 / ANTH 371

Anthropology of Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 416 / PHIL 416

Ethics and Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 418 / COM 418

Communications and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio: Carbon and Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495A*

Environmental Pedagogy

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495B* / ENGL 365

Living in Place: Literature and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495C* / POL S 333A

Political Ecology of the World Food System

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 250

Introduction to GIS in Forest Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 315

Natural Resource Issues: Old-Growth and Forest Management

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 401

Spring Comes to the Cascades

 

 

 

 

ESRM 465

Economics of Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 479

Restoration Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESS 301

Geology of the Northwest

 

 

 

 

 

ESS 421

Introduction to Geological Remote Sensing

 

 

 

 

 

 

EURO 490K*

EU Environmental Policy: Coming of Age

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 312

Fisheries Ecology

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 447

River Ecology and Watershed Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRENCH 228 / LIT 228

The Water Crisis in Literature and Film

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 271

Geography of Food and Eating

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 335 / SIS 335

Geography of the Developing World

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 360

Principles of GIS Mapping

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 370

Problems in Resource Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 380

Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 480

Environmental Geography, Climate and Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 363

Ecological Design and Planning

 

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 450

History of Environmental Design in the Pacific Northwest

 

 

 

 

 

POL S 335A*

Poverty and Hunger in the Global Food System

 

 

 

 

 

SMEA 485

Pacific Recreation and Tourism Issues

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 300

Introduction to Urban Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Quarter 2012 Offerings:



Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork Tools and Technologies

ANTH 361

Anthropology of Food

   

ARCH 498 X*

Mobilizing Energy

       

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

   

BIOL 476

Conservation Biology

CEE 250

Environmental Pollution:
Energy and Materials Balance

EDUC 401 K*

Pipeline Seminar: Education for Sustainability

 

ENVIR 313

Environmental Earth Science

   

ENVIR 418 / COM 418

Communications and the Environment

 

ENVIR 433 / SMEA 433

Environmental Degradation
in the Tropics

 

ENVIR 442 / M E 442

Renewable Energy

ENVIR 478

Topics in Sustainable Fisheries

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio: Water

     

ESRM 250

Intro to GIS in Forest Resources

     

ESRM 311

Soils and Land Use

 

ESRM 321

Finance and Accounting from a Sustainability Perspective

 

ESRM 400

Natural Resource Conflict Management

ESRM 450

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

 

ESRM 473

Ecosystem-Based Restoration Ecology

     

ESS 490 A*

Introduction to Geological GIS

     

FISH 311

Biology of Fishes

FISH 453

Geospatial Pattern Analysis and Geostatistics

 

GEOG 270

Geographies of International Development and Environmental Change

   

GEOG 280

Geography of Health and Healthcare

 

GEOG 302

The Pacific Northwest

 

GEOG 461

Urban Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 467 / LSJ 467

Law, Justice and the Environment

     

GEOG 471

Methods of Resource Analysis

 

Q-SCI 482

Statistical Inference in Applied Research I

   

SCAND 490 A* / EURO 490 E*

Eco-Capitalism

SIS 490 O*

Institutions, Growth and the Environment

     

SIS 490 Q*

Energy & Sustainability in East Asia

2011

Autumn Quarter 2011 Offerings:



Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork Tools and Technologies

ANTH 406
/ SISEA 406

China's Environment

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

BIOL 492 B*

Teaching of Biology

CHSTU 498 A*

Food Sovereignty Movements in Mexico and the United States

ENV H 311

Introduction to Environmental Health

ENV H 451

Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiologial Hazards

ENVIR 341
/ CHEM E 341

Energy and Environment

ENVIR 362
/ ESRM 362

Introductory to Restoration Ecology

 

ENVIR 379
/ ESRM 371

Environmental Sociology

ENVIR 384
/ POL S 384

Global Environmental Politics

ENVIR 450 B*

Environmental Innovation Practicum

ENVIR 476
/ SMA 476

Introduction to Environmental Law and Process

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio: Transportation Focus

 

ESRM 210

Introductory Soils

ESRM 250

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Forest Resources

 

ESRM 304

Environmental and Resource Assessment

 

ESRM 320

Marketing and Management from a Sustainability Perspective

ESRM 350

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

ESRM 381

Management of Wildland Recreation and Amenities

ESRM 425

Ecosystem Management

 

ESRM 470

Natural Resource Policy and Planning

ESRM 472

Wetland Ecology

 

ESRM 490 B*

Environmental Problems and Market Based Solutions

FISH 323

Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources

FISH 452
/ OCEAN 452

Spatial Information Technology in Ecosystem Sciences

 

FISH 473
/ BIOL 473

Limnology

FISH 474
/ BIOL 474

Limnology Laboratory

GEOG 360

Principles of GIS Mapping

 

GEOG 371

World Hunger and Agricultural Development

L ARCH 300

Introductory Landscape Architecture Design Studio

L ARCH 341

Site Planning

L ARCH 361

The Human Experience of Place