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Program Change

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2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October, 12, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Environmental Studies Coordinator: Renate Gebauer Telephone: 358-2577 Email: rgebauer@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science PROPOSED ACTION: Program addition Change in requirements* Program redesign Program deletion Other : Editorial change (see p. 6 and 7) *Please note that changes pertaining to admission requirements for a major require approval of the Senate Academic Standards Committee. EXISTING (OLD) DATA: The Environmental Studies (ENST) Program provides students with a conceptual framework and set of skills needed to make effective, relevant, and sustaining contributions to society with respect to environmental issues, both as professional practitioners and as individual citizens. Through field and inquiry-based projects in the regional setting, students gain knowledge and develop skills in investigating environmental issues and formulating solutions. The program builds on and integrates contributions from many disciplines in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Students intending to major in Environmental Studies are encouraged to select an advisor and formally declare their major as early as possible, preferably by the end of their first year. In addition, ENST majors are strongly encouraged to undertake a disciplinary minor to develop an area of specialization, which will help with postgraduate placement. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum 2 MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 64-88 credits Prerequisite Courses 16 credits The following courses need to be taken by all ENST majors as prerequisites for courses in the Environmental Science and Environmental Policy requirements. If a student takes a course marked with an asterisk, additional prerequisite courses must be taken (see the list at the end of this program description). o BIO 111 Evolution o BIO 210 Ecology o INGEOL 151 Physical Geology o Select one: o SGEOG 204 Physical Geography o GEOG 221 Maps Interpretation Core Courses 28 credits o ENST 120 Global Environmental Change o ENST 220 Investigating Environmental Problems o ENST 240 Solving Environmental Problems o ENST 395 Junior Seminar o ENST 495 Senior Seminar o INCHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry o Select one: o GEOG 324 Vector GIS o GEOG 326 Raster GIS 3 Environmental Science Requirements 8 credits o Select one: o GEOL 315 Environmental Geology o GEOL 412 Environmental Geochemistry * o GEOL 460 Hydrogeology * o Select one: o BIO 343 Ecosystem Ecology o BIO 347 Plant Physiological Ecology * Environmental Policy Requirements 8 credits o Select one: o ECON 340 Environmental Economics * o POSC 315 Environmental Policy * o Select one: o GEOG 330 Natural Resources Management o GEOG 332 Water Resources Geography o GEOG 420 Environmental Assessment * o SAFE 304 Environmental Regulation Environmental Humanities Requirements 4 credits o Select one: o ENG 270 Literature and the Environment o SOC 380 Environmental Sociology * o IIJRN 268 Environmental Issues and the Media 4 When offered, appropriate Special Topics courses or other new courses may be substituted to meet this environmental humanities requirement with the approval of the program coordinator. *Courses with additional prerequisites (or permission by the instructor) • GEOL 412 Environmental Geochemistry (additional prerequisite: PHYS 142) • GEOL 460 Hydrogeology (additional prerequisite: INPHYS 141, MATH 151) • ECON 340 Environmental Economics (additional prerequisite ISECON 100) • GEOG 420 Environmental Assessment (GEOG 330) • POSC 315 Environmental Policy (additional prerequisite: ISPOSC 210 or permission by the instructor) • BIO 347 Plant Physiological Ecology (additional prerequisite BIO 110) ELECTIVES Select courses to reach a total of 124 credits. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 124 credits of the coordinator. PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science The Environmental Studies (ENST) Program provides students with a conceptual framework and set of skills needed to make effective, relevant, and sustaining contributions to society with respect to environmental issues, both as professional practitioners and as individual citizens. Through field and inquiry-based projects in the regional setting, students gain knowledge and develop skills in investigating environmental issues and formulating solutions. The program builds on and integrates contributions from many disciplines in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. 5 Students intending to major in Environmental Studies are encouraged to select an advisor and formally declare their major as early as possible, preferably by the end of their first year. In addition, ENST majors are strongly encouraged to undertake a disciplinary minor to develop an area of specialization, which will help with postgraduate placement. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 64-88 credits Prerequisite Courses 16 credits The following courses need to be taken by all ENST majors as prerequisites for courses in the Environmental Science and Environmental Policy requirements. If a student takes a course marked with an asterisk, additional prerequisite courses must be taken (see the list at the end of this program description). o BIO 111 Evolution † o BIO 210 Ecology o INGEOL 151 Physical Geology o Select one: o ISGEOG 204 Physical Geography o GEOG 221 Maps Interpretation Core Courses 28 credits o ENST 120 Global Environmental Change † o ENST 220 Investigating Environmental Problems o ENST 240 Solving Environmental Problems o ENST 395 Junior Seminar o ENST 495 Senior Seminar o INCHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry 6 o Select one: o GEOG 324 Vector GIS o GEOG 326 Raster GIS † Students must earn a grade C or higher in BIO 111 and ENST 120 in order to take BIO 210 and ENST 220 respectively Environmental Science Requirements 8 credits o Select one: o GEOL 315 Environmental Geology o GEOL 412 Environmental Geochemistry * o GEOL 460 Hydrogeology * o Select one: o BIO 343 Ecosystem Ecology o BIO 347 Plant Physiological Ecology * Environmental Policy Requirements 8 credits o Select one: o ECON 340 Environmental Economics * o POSC 315 Environmental Policy * o Select one: o GEOG 330 Natural Resources Management o GEOG 332 Water Resources Geography o GEOG 420 Environmental Assessment * o SAFE 304 Environmental Regulation 7 Environmental Humanities Requirements 4 credits o Select one: o ENG 270 Literature and the Environment o SOC 380 Environmental Sociology * o IIJRN 268 Environmental Issues and the Media When offered, appropriate Special Topics courses or other new courses may be substituted to meet this environmental humanities requirement with the approval of the program coordinator. *Courses with additional prerequisites (or permission by the instructor) • GEOL 412 Environmental Geochemistry (additional prerequisite: PHYS 142) • GEOL 460 Hydrogeology (additional prerequisite: INPHYS 141, MATH 151) • ECON 340 Environmental Economics (additional prerequisite ISECON 100) • GEOG 420 Environmental Assessment (GEOG 330) • POSC 315 Environmental Policy (additional prerequisite: ISPOSC 210) • BIO 347 Plant Physiological Ecology (additional prerequisite BIO 110) • SOC 380 Environmental Sociology (additional prerequisite SOC 101) ELECTIVES Select courses to reach a total of 124 credits. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 124 credits 8 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: SAME THAN PROPSAL 2006/2007 RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. This editorial change is to make the already approved “C” or better requirement for these sophomore courses also clear to students in the program description of the catalogue. The additional prerequisite for SOC 380 was missed in the filling of the 4-credit proposal. It should be listed as the other courses with additional prerequisites. RESOURCES: N/A ADVISORY OPINIONS: Biology: The Biology department is in favor of the proposed change by the ENST program. This change will be consistent with requirements in Biology and faciliitate student registration. ************************************************ Karen R. Cangialosi, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Biology Mailing address: Dr. Karen R. Cangialosi Phone: 603-358-2578 Dept. of Biology, #2001 Fax: 603-358-2897 Keene State College email: kcangial@keene.edu Keene, NH 03435-2001

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Senate Curriculum Committee

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English

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Keene State College

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