Full Time Faculty: Louisa Bradtmiller, Dan Hornbach, Roopali Phadke (Chair), Chris Wells
Part Time Faculty: Jerald Dosch, Christie Manning, Marianne Milligan
Affiliated Faculty: Terry Boychuk (Sociology), Neil Chudgar (English), Paula Cooey (Religious Studies), Amy Damon (Economics), Mark Davis (Biology), Jim Doyle (Physics & Astronomy), Martin Gunderson (Philosophy), Arjun Guneratne (Anthropology), Theresa Krier (English), Ruthanne Kurth-Schai (Educational Studies), Keith Kuwata (Chemistry), Scott Legge (Anthropology), Kelly MacGregor (Geology), Diane Michelfelder (Philosophy), Jamie Monson (History), William Moseley (Geography), Suzanne Savanick Hansen (College Sustainability Manager), Wang Ping (English), Dan Trudeau (Geography), Sarah West (Economics)
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary department based on a holistic understanding of environmental issues occurring at the local, national, and global level. The department teaches students to use the tools and perspectives of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to understand the causes and consequences of environmental problems and to develop solutions to these problems.
Consistent with Macalester’s mission statement, which emphasizes internationalism, and in recognition of the global nature of many environmental issues, the faculty encourages students to participate in off-campus national and international programs of study and research.
General Distribution Requirement
ENVI 120 , ENVI 130 , ENVI 133 , ENVI 140 , ENVI 144 , ENVI 150 , ENVI 160 , and ENVI 285 count toward the general distribution requirement in mathematics and natural science. ENVI 172 , ENVI 215 , ENVI 225 , ENVI 231 , ENVI 232 , ENVI 252 , ENVI 258 , ENVI 259 , ENVI 270 , ENVI 333 , ENVI 335 , ENVI 365 , ENVI 368 , ENVI 370 , ENVI 375 , ENVI 477 , and ENVI 478 count toward the general distribution requirement in social science. ENVI 229 , ENVI 234 , ENVI 236 , ENVI 237 , ENVI 260 , , , ENVI 280 , ENVI 340 , ENVI 343 , ENVI 345 , and ENVI 370 count toward the distribution requirement in humanities.
General Education Requirements
Courses that meet the general education requirements in writing, quantitative thinking, internationalism and multiculturalism will be posted on the Registrar’s web page in advance of registration for each semester. Additional information general distribution requirement and the general education requirements can be found in the graduation requirements section of this catalog.
The Environmental Studies Department participates in the honors program. Eligibility requirements, application procedures, and specific project expectations for the Environmental Studies Department are available from either the department office or the Director of Academic Programs.
ENVI 194 , ENVI 294 , ENVI 394 , ENVI 494
Topics are occasional courses, offered by instructors at their own initiative or in response to student requests. To be announced at registration. Topics courses, depending on their content, may satisfy major requirements or college distribution requirements. This will be noted in the course description available for registration. (4 credits)
The department offers independent study options in the form of independent projects, internships, preceptorships and Honors independent projects. For more information contact the department and review the Curriculum section of the catalog.