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  • Course description
    Closely associated with the Roberts Environmental Center, the Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) major emphasizes problems and opportunities for the real world of the 21th century. An awareness of the environmental issues has become increasingly important for anyone with a career in business or the professions. The EEP major provides students interested in economics and policy studies with a background in ecological analysis and environmental management.

    Students take basic courses in biology, chemistry, economics, government and mathematics, together with advanced courses in areas such as environmental law, environment and resource economics, government and the environment, and natural resource management. In their junior or senior year students participate in a clinic course related to the current research of the Center

    This major cannot be combined with economics or government as a dual major.

    Core Requirements

       1. Biology 43* - Introductory Biology
       2. Biology 43* - Introductory Biology
       3. Chemistry 14* - Basic Principles of Chemistry, or Chemistry 29 - Accelerated General Chemistry
       4. Chemistry 15* - Basic Principles of Chemistry, or Chemistry 29 - Accelerated General Chemistry
       5. Biology 137* - EEP Clinic
       6. Economics 86 - Accounting for Decision Making
       7. Economics 101 - Intermediate Microeconomics
       8. Economics 171 - Environmental and Resource Economics

    Topic Courses: total of six courses, one from each of the following groups

       1. Economics 120 - Statistics, or Mathematics 31 - Calculus II, or Biology 175* - Biostatistics
       2. Economics 102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics, or Economics 104 - Foundations of Political Economy, or Economics 167 - Law and Economics
       3. Biology 146* - Ecology, or Biology 159* - Natural Resource Management, or Biology 169* - Marine Ecology
       4. Government 50 - Introduction to Public Administration, or Government 121 - Organization and Management
       5. Government 111 - Politics and Population, or Government 118 - Practicum in Government and the Environment, or Government 144 - Political and Social Movements
       6. Government 119 - Introduction to Environmental Law and Regulation, or Government 120 - Environmental Law

          EEP majors, must complete either Senior Thesis, X 190 or a senior thesis in Biology (Biology 188L and/or 190I, or Biology 191)

    Notes

        * The following courses are prerequisites for major requirements: Mathematics 30, Economics 50, and Government 20. EEP majors must complete appropriate courses in all four fields of the social sciences as part of their general education requirements.
        * Students not planning advanced work in science may substitute environmental science and/or policy courses for Chemistry 14-15. Students must consult with the program advisor as to the appropriateness of substituted courses.
        * Students interested in additional work in ecology may substitute appropriate advanced biology courses for Economics 86, Government 50, or Givernment 121.

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