Environmental Studies (ENST)

ENST 1000. Introduction to Environmental Studies. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to fulfill major and minor requirements of environmental studies students. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of environmental issues and introduces students to methods in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied arts and sciences.

Attributes: ENMI, INST, ISIN, SOIN.

ENST 2999. Tutorial. (2 Credits)

Tutorial.

ENST 3000. Environmental Research Methods. (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to interdisciplinary methods in environmental studies in preparation for the senior research thesis course (ENST 4000). It is normally offered each fall and should be taken within the time frame of the student's last two or three semesters. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

ENST 3070. Green Architecture. (4 Credits)

A studio course in sustainable design practices for public spaces, landscapes, furnishings, or buildings. A major design project is prefaced with environmental research, technical strategies and standards, and in-depth case studies. Portfolio layouts. Field trips, workshops, lab fee, and office hours visits are required. Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attribute: URST.

ENST 3307. Environmental Politics. (4 Credits)

The course introduces students to the history and evolution of environmentalism and environmental policy in the United States and abroad. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, ENMI, ENVS, ESEL, ESPL, INST, IPE, ISIN, PJEN, PJST, POAP.

ENST 3308. Catastrophe and Human Survival. (4 Credits)

Pandemics, climate change, war, and resulting political and economic crises preoccupy narratives about human survival. As a result, our lives, societies, and political systems seem increasingly unstable and precarious—our futures, uncertain. Examining past natural disasters and pandemics, and how future threats therefore become imagined, this course explores the relationship between thinking about future disasters, and how humans seek to protect themselves from significant danger. Drawing on an interdisciplinary literature from critical and political theory, security studies, other social sciences, and the humanities, this course surrounds the phenomena of future catastrophe and human survival to ask: What does it mean to live in an age of extreme turbulence? Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, ENST, ESEL, ESPL, HPSE, INST, IPE, ISIN, PJEN, PJST, POIP, POSC, SOCI.

ENST 4000. Senior Thesis. (4 Credits)

Using methods in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied arts and sciences, students in their senior year write an interdisciplinary research thesis on an environmental issue. It is normally offered each spring, and should only be taken within the time frame of the student's last two semesters.

ENST 4900. Environmental Internship. (4 Credits)

Students intern in an environmental organization, government agency, business, or other entity in order to pursue hands-on learning in conjunction with their other environmental coursework and career goals. The instructor works with students to find a placement that meets their educational and career goals. Students pursue readings geared to their particular internship, discuss and analyze their internship experience, and complete an essay on their internship and the environmental issues dealt with in it. This course fulfills the Environmental History & Culture requirement in the environmental studies major, or, with the permission of the program director, it can be used for the Environmental Politics & Law, the Environmental Ethics & Justice, or the Environmental Design requirement if the student's internship is in one of these areas. The internship can be used as a case study in the senior thesis required for the major in ENST3000 and ENST4000. The course also counts toward electives in the environmental studies minor, as well as in the Peace and Justice minor if the student has interests in environmental justice. Sample internships can be found at https://www.fordham.edu/info/20924/internship_and_job_opportunities. Internships can be paid or unpaid. Some internships will be paid through Fordham's Cultural Engagement Internships Program as described at https://www.fordham.edu/info/30520/cultural_engagement_internships_program. Note: Four-credit courses that meet for 150 minutes per week require three additional hours of class preparation per week on the part of the student in lieu of an additional hour of formal instruction.

Attributes: ESEL, ESHC, PJEN.

ENST 4999. Environmental Studies Tutorial. (1 to 4 Credits)

Individualized reading and research under the supervision of a consenting faculty member and with the director's permission.