College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Bachelor of Arts

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Southwest Environments and Biocultural Diversity - 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 2018 Spring 2019
2. COM150 Environmental Communication 3
Description: Survey of environmental communication that is also focused on analytical research and the production of environmental messages for the purpose of public awareness and/or action. In addition to writing, the course involves the creation of messages in audio, visual, oral, or other forms. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
3. MATFOUNDATION Mathematics Foundation Course (FRNQ) 3 MATFOUNDATION Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
5. ENV115 Climate Change 3
Description: Evolution of the Earth's climate and the causes of climate change, including global warming. Cross-listed with GLG 115. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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. Prerequisite: Students who were not required to show proof of English language proficiency as a requirement of admission to the University.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
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.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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 score >= 30, or high school core GPA >= 3.0) or Corequisite: ENG 107
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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.
Prerequisite: ENV 115
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. POS110 American Politics 3
Description: Basic introduction to American national government; constitutional foundations, the structures of government, courts, Congress, the presidency, interest groups, political parties, and major political issues facing the American people. This course satisfies state teacher certification for teachers in Arizona for federal constitution only. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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 4
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: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. 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.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV324 Sustainable Ecology 3
Description: In this millennium the applications of ecology require a thorough understanding and use of sustainability concepts. Applied Ecology is designed for environmental studies students with the objectives of understanding ecosystems, ecological communities and population change through the lenses of sustainability. These include biodiversity, natural capital, resilience and mitigation. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: ENV 324L
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
2. ENV324L Sustainable Ecology Lab 1
Description: In this millennium the applications of ecology require a thorough understanding and use of sustainability concepts. Applied Ecology Lab is designed for environmental studies students with the objectives of understanding ecosystems, ecological communities and population change through the lenses of sustainability. These include biodiversity, natural capital, resilience and mitigation. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENV 230 Corequisite: ENV 324
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
3. 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: Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
4. ENV373 Sw Environments Through Time 3
Description: An environmental and cultural history of the Southwest, from the time of the last glacial to the present. This class will cover aspects of both temporal scales and spatial scales. This class will cover many aspects of natural environmental history, placing the human societies in the context of environmental change. We will examine several types of scientific proxies that allow us to determine environmental history. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
5. 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.
6. 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. Course fee required.
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: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
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: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
-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: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
-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. Please complete the Independent Study Proposal form and obtain signatures of approval BEFORE registering. https://policy.nau.edu/policy/Documents/Independent_Study_Form_FINAL.pdf
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
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 Env Sci & Std 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, the B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, or the B.A. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. 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: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
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 emphasis courses.

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


CONTACT INFORMATION

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

School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Studies Programs
Building 19, Room 100
Phone: 928-523-9333
EMAIL:  SESES_admin_support@nau.edu
http://nau.edu/CEFNS/NatSci/SESES/Degrees-Programs/

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.