Environmental Studies

[slideshow:  Spring 2013 ES 300 fieldtrip]

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major for the student who wants broad training in environmental themes. Environmental Studies majors select a primary disciplinary focus in biology, chemistry, economics, history, or political science.

Majors take the junior qualifying exam in their home department, as well as a research proposal-based junior qualifying exam evaluated by the Environmental Studies Committee. 

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Environmental Studies Announcements

  • 2014 Environmental Studies Colloquium Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 5 pm, Vollum 120.  Come join ES faculty and your fellow ES students for a Colloquium featuring presentations by this past summer's three MESSE Fellows: Adriana Escobedo-Land, Rennie Meyers and Mia Reback. Pizza and beverages will be provided. After presentations by the MESSE fellows, there will time for discussion and Q&A about the ES program.
  • Dipesh Chakrabarty of the University of Chicago will present the Wallace T. MacCaffrey Distinguished Lecture in History on "Climate and Capital: On Conjoined Histories" on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 5 pm in the Performing Arts Building room 320.
  • Scott Burns of the Portland State University Geology department will present a seminar on "The mystery of terroir - the relationship between geology, soils, climate and wine" on Thursday, Oc.t 2, 2015 at 4:15 pm in Bio 19.
  • Sophomore/junior environmental enthusiast? Consider applying for a Udall Fellowship: a nationally competitive student award. Look here and here for more info. Reed reviews applications each January.

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