May 22, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies, B.A.


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The major consists of eleven (11) courses; most EVST majors will complete the required curriculum with 42 or 43 semester hours.

Upper Division Major Requirements: 3 courses


Major Distribution Course Requirements: 4 courses


Majors must meet the following course distribution requirements:

  • Humanities (1 course; 3-4 semester hours)
  • Social Sciences (1 course; 3-4 semester hours)
  • Environmental Science (1 course, plus lab is applicable; 3-4 semester hours)
  • Ethics and Justice (1 course; 3-4 semester hours)

Majors must meet the following requirement in selecting distribution courses:

  • No more than four (4) lower division courses may count for the major (including the three required lower division major courses)

Major Elective Course Requirements: 1 course


Majors must meet the following requirements in selecting an additional course to complete the major:

  • No more than four (4) lower division courses may count for the major (including the three required lower division major courses)
  • 1- and 2-semester-hour courses do not count toward the 11-course major requirement

Courses Approved for the Major and Minor Distribution Requirements


I. Humanities Distribution


II. Social Science Distribution


III. Environmental Science Distribution


Note:


Some biology and environmental science courses have prerequisites beyond ENVS 101 .

IV. Ethics and Justice


Note:


PHIL 3110  and PHIL 3998  and WGST 3200  may only be counted for one of the distribution requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully compete the Environmental Studies major should:


Know-Understand

  1. The basic science that frames and makes comprehensible current debates about environmental issues.
  2. Various ways to asses and grasp the moral and ethical significance of environmental crises and the various possible responses to those crises.
  3. The practical challenges (e.g., political, economic, etc.) associated with various possible responses to environmental crises.
  4. The primary environmental issues confronting humans in the 21st Century (e.g., anthropogenic climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource consumption, etc.).

Do-Be Able to

  1. Apply diverse perspectives and ways of addressing environmental questions (e.g., philosophical, economic, scientific, political, theological, etc.), transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries in favor of a more holistic perspective.
  2. Apply the knowledge they have learned in the course of their studies to real-world issues, bridging the supposed gap between theory and practice.
  3. Write, speak, and think clearly about the issues studied in the major and minor.

Value

  1. The diverse perspectives and values (cultural, religious, economic, political, etc.) amongst the various stakeholders in environmental challenges.
  2. The importance of good science in framing environmental questions.
  3. The role of both (a) personal transformation (e.g., lifestyle choices, consumptive dispositions, etc.) and social transformation (e.g., community involvement, political action, addressing environmental justice and environmental racism, etc.) in any response to environmental challenges.

Environmental Studies Major Four-Year Plan:


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 12-15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • Social Science EVST Requirement 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • Environmental Science EVST (plus lab if applicable) 3-4 semester hours
  • 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • EVST Upper Division Elective 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

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