College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Four Year Progression Plan Southwest Environment - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV181 Environmental Sustainability 3
Description: An introduction to the ways in which we perceive the environment: how our environment is structured and functions, how we relate to the environment and environmental sustainability from humanistic, cultural and political perspectives, and how we resolve major issues focusing on the sustainability of our natural and cultural systems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. COM150 Environmental Communication 3
Description: Analytical research and writing skills for public dissemination of environmental information via the media. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. MATFOUNDATION Mathematics Foundation Course (FRNQ) 3 MATFOUNDATION Notes
Notes: * Math foundation is satisfied with MAT 114; however some courses in the focus area have higher level math courses as a pre-requisite.
4. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
6. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HUM175 Environmental Humanities 3
Description: Introduces and examines arts and ideas that reflect the relationship between nature and culture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 4

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV230 Fndtns Env Sci: Humans & Env 4
Description: Introduces scientific methods of investigating and solving environmental problems. Interdisciplinary analysis of interactions among living and nonliving environmental components, focusing on human interactions. Lab emphasizes experimental design and presentation. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4 LANGUAGE101 Notes
Notes: **You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university coursework.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV326 Ecology 3
Description: Introduces ecological principles, including the distribution and abundance of organisms, population dynamics, community organization, energy flow, and nutrient cycling. Cross-listed with BIO 326. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENV 230 Corequisite: ENV 326L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. ENV326L Environmental Ecology Lab 1
Description: Introduces the application of ecological science in environmental management. Focus on land and resources management issues and hypothesis testing using data collected from the field. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENV 230 and Corequisite: ENV 326
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4 LANGUAGE102 Notes
Notes: **You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university coursework.
4. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHI331 Environmental Ethics 3
Description: Critical examination of the moral reasons for protecting and preserving the environment. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. POS359 Environmental Policy 3
Description: Political aspects of environmental problems, policy responses to those issues, and their impact on the human and natural environment. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4 LANGUAGE201 Notes
Notes: **You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university coursework.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV301W Topics In Enviro Studies 3
Description: Intensive writing projects and discussion in subject areas within Environmental Studies. Course content varies. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4 LANGUAGE202 Notes
Notes: **You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university coursework.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Meet with your advisor to discuss internship or research options.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENV408 Field Work Experience 3
Description: Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENV485 Undergraduate Research 3
Description: Original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
-Option C-
ENV497 Independent Study 3
Description: Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV490C Senior Sem In Enviro Sciences 3
Description: Presentation of internship results in scientific meeting format. Participation in weekly seminar and cooperative project with a team of student colleagues is required. You must receive a 70% grade to be awarded the B.S. in environmental sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENV 408 or ENV 485
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Focus elective include 24 units of coursework. You must complete 6 units each from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 4 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: General electives are needed to reach the 120 units total. You may need more or less than 4 units depending on previously taken courses.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT FOUNDATION (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) HUM 175 (3), PHI 331 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) COM 150 (3), POS 359 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) LANGUAGE 101 (4), LANGUAGE 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) LANGUAGE 201 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.
A grade of C or better is required for all core and focus area courses (except ENV 408, 485 & 497)

* Math foundation is satisfied with MAT 114; however some courses in the focus area have higher level math courses as a pre-requisite.

**You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university coursework. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking the CLEP exam.

*** Focus electives includes 24 hours from the focus area listed below.  You must complete 6 units from Group A (natural sciences), 9 units each from Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities).  You may also take other courses consistent with your focus area with approval from your advisor.  Courses with pre-requisites or co-requisites are noted with (#) and the pre-requisite needs to be taken before the desired course and co-requisites need to be taken with the desired course. Courses that also satisfy liberal studies or diversity are indicated in ( ) with their appropriate distribution block.

The Southwest Environment
Group A:  AIS 470 (#), BIO 414 (#), CENE 150 (#), ENV 115 (SCI: SAS), ENV 440/440L (#), FOR 230 (SPW & E), FOR 250 (SCI: SAS), FOR 270 (SCI: SAS & E), FOR 340 (SCI: SAS & #), FOR 370 (SCI: SAS & #), FOR 479 (#), FOR 381, GLG 303, GLG 304 (SCI: LAB & #), ME 451(#)
Group B: ANT 102 (CU & G), ANT 205 (CU & E), ANT 306 (SPW & E), ANT 351 (SPW & E), ANT 459 (E & #), CCJ 312, ECO 325 (#), ECO 328 (#), GCS 350, PL 407, POS 347(#), POS 455, PRM 446, PSY 411 (#), SOC 333 (SPW), SOC 444 (#)
Group C: COM 250 (AHI), ENG 464 (#), GCS 352 (#), HIS 308 (AHI), HIS 368 (#), HIS 381(CU & E), HIS 397 (SPW), HUM 130 (CU/AHI as of spring 2010  & E), HUM 373 (CU & #)

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Environmental Studies Program
School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Building 19, Room 119
Phone: 928-523-9333
http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/CSE

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
EMAIL: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.