Environmental studies explores the interaction of humans and our environment.
By its nature, environmental studies is cross-disciplinary; students benefit from being broadly trained in all four areas of the liberal arts curriculum. For example, issues surrounding tropical deforestation include those that are biological, cultural, political and economic. While it is not possible to become expert in all these areas, the trick is to be based broadly enough to spot all the potential concerns and to be based deeply enough in several areas to offer reasonable solutions.
“A group of trees is called a forest”: An accidental education in the West, the wild, and a changing world
Tending to Place: Communities, lands, histories in Memphis, Northern Minnesota, Chilean Patagonia, and Northern New Mexico
It is more than just food: A practice-as-research approach to teaching experiential learning courses through the lens of food
Enough for all: Feeding the human population by preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of the land community
Reflections on the nature of survival: The role of facilitation in the conservation of Sonoran Desert foundation species