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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374 Graduation Requirements for the Major  

Graduation Requirements for the Major

Students must complete all environmental policy, institutions, and behavior (374) courses with a grade of C or better.

I. College Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis (5-6 credits)

11:015:101 Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment (2)

11:015:400 Junior/Senior Colloquium (3) oran approved 11:374:420-439 topics course

II. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences

A.Life Sciences (8 credits)

01:119:103 Principles of Biology (4) or 01:119:101 General Biology (4)

11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)

B.Physical Sciences (3-4 credits)

One of the following courses is recommended.

01:460:101 Introductory Geology I: Physical (3)

01:460:102 Introductory Geology II: Historical (3)

11:628:120 Introduction to Oceanography (3)

11:670:202 Elements of Climatology (3)

III. Humanities and the Arts (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

IV. Multicultural and International Studies (6 credits)

11:374:101 Introduction to Human Ecology (3)

11:374:102 Global Environmental Processes and Institutions (3)

V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes

A.Human Behavior (3 credits)

11:374:322 Environmental Behavior (3) or another course suggested in the Degree Requiements chapter

B.Economic Systems (3-6 credits)

01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) or equivalent

11:373:121 Principles and Applications of Microeconomics (3) or equivalent

11:373:101 Economics, People, and Environment (3) may be substituted in the Health and Environmental Policy and Individualized options.

C.Political Processes (3 credits)

11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues (3)

VI. Oral and Written Communication (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter. Both courses should be completed before the fifth term.

VII. Experience-Based Education (3 credits)

One of the following:

11:374:337 Systems Approaches and Interventions in Human Ecology (3)

11:374:491 Readings and Practicum in Human Ecology (3)

11:374:492 Environmental Studies Internship (3)

11:374:493 Environmental Communication Clinic (3)

11:554:424 Practicum in Environmental Protection (3)

An appropriate adviser-approved placement in

cooperative education

An appropriate adviser-approved honors project

An appropriate adviser-approved independent study

VIII. Proficiency in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior (45-67 credits)

A. REQUIRED COURSES (15)

Quantitative Skills (3)

01:960:211 Statistics I (3)

Computer and Information Technology Competence (3)

11:374:201 Research Methods in Human Ecology (3)

Professional Ethics (3)

01:730:250 Environmental Ethics or 01:730:105 Current Moral and Social Issues (3) or 01:730:249 Medical Ethics (3) or01:730: 346 Rights, Justice, and Equality (3)

Additional Requirements (6)

One of the following courses on population issues (3):

11:374:269 Population, Resources, and Environment (3)

10:832:417 Introduction to Population Tools and Policy (3) orequivalent

One of the following courses on human responses to the environment (3):

11:374:322 Environmental Behavior (3)

11:374:325 Environmental Communication (3)

11:374:331 Culture and Environment (3)

11:374:335 Social Responses to Environmental Problems (3)

B. OPTIONS (30-52)

1. Health and Environmental Policy (30)

11:374:341 Social and Ecological Aspects of Health and Disease (3)

11:709:255 Nutrition and Health (3)

A course introducing the biological or physiological dimensions of health (3):

01:119:150 Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues (3) or01:146:356 Systems Physiology (3) (recommended for premedical and predental students)

A course presenting the public health perspective (3):

10:832:101 Introduction to Policy, Planning, and Health (3) orequivalent

A course on epidemiology (3):

11:375:403 Principles of Epidemiology (3) or 10:832: 335 Epidemiology (3) or adviser-approved equivalent

A course addressing the social dimensions of health issues (3):

01:070:307 Medical Anthropology (3) or 01:920:210 Sociology of Medicine and Health Care (3) or01:830:377 Health Psychology (3)

One of the following seminars, selected in consultation with the adviser (3):

11:374:420-429 Topics in Environmental and Resource Policy (3)

11:374:430-439 Topics in Health and Environment (3)

11:709:452 Nutrition and Behavior (3)

A planned sequence of three courses on a particular aspect of health, food, and the environment (9):

Suggested areas include public health, environmental/ occupational health, the social sciences of health (anthropology, sociology, psychology), food and nutrition, and aging. Written approval of the adviser is required.

2. International Environmental and Resource Policy (36-52)

11:373:363 Environmental Economics (3) or01:220: 332 Environmental Economics (3)

11:374:301 Environment and Development (3)

11:374:312 Environmental Problems in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

11:374:313 Environmental Policy and Institutions (3)

11:374:314 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (3)

11:374:315 International Environmental Policy (3)

01:790:327 International Political Economy (3) or 01: 790:319 Issues of American Foreign Policy (3)

A course that focuses on a particular geographical area (3):

This course may be selected from anthropology, geography, history, or political science.

A foreign language (0-16):

Students in the option should demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by completing either a year of intermediate-level courses or by performance of a foreign language proficiency or placement examination.

One of the following seminars, selected in consultation with the adviser (3):

11:374:420-429 Topics in Environmental and Resource Policy (3)

11:374:430-439 Topics in Health and Environment (3)

A planned sequence of three courses on a specific environmental problem (9):

Suggested areas include sustainable agriculture, air pollution, forest conservation and management, land use, marine pollution, fisheries management, and solid waste management. Written approval of the adviser is required.

3. United States Environmental and Resource Policy (36)

11:373:363 Environmental Economics (3) or01:220: 332 Environmental Economics (3)

11:374:312 Environmental Problems in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

11:374:313 Environmental Policy and Institutions (3)

11:374:314 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (3)

11:375:333 Environmental Law I (3)

01:790:201 American Government (3) oradviser-approved equivalent

Two of the following (6):

11:375:334 Environmental Law II (3)

01:512:323 History of the North American Environment (3)

01:790:305 Public Policy Formation (3)

01:790:341 Public Administration: American Bureaucracy (3)

01:790:342 Public Administration: Policy Making (3)

01:920:434 Social Science and Public Policy (3)

10:975:231 Social Public Policy (3)

10:975:305 U.S. Urban Policy (3)

10:975:330 Urban Fiscal Policy (3)

Oradviser-approved equivalents (6)

One of the following seminars, selected in consultation with the adviser (3):

11:374:420-429 Topics in Environmental and Resource Policy (3)

11:374:430-439 Topics in Health and Environment (3)

A planned sequence of three courses on a specific environmental problem (9):

Suggested areas include sustainable agriculture, air pollution, forest conservation and management, land use, marine pollution, fisheries management, and solid waste management. Written approval of the adviser is required.

4. Individual Option (36)

A planned sequence of courses, selected in consultation with a faculty adviser.

The student is required to develop a formal proposal for the individual option that includes the learning goals and lists the specific courses to be taken. This proposal must be approved in writing by the adviser by the beginning of the junior year. The sequence may represent a selection from the courses required for the other three options, or courses from one of the options combined with a Cook College minor (e.g., Science and Agriculture Teacher Education program), or some other well-defined program of study.

IX. Unspecified Electives (12-37 credits)


 
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