May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog 
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog

Environmental Analysis Major Program

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Please see the Science  section of this catalog for more information.

Professor Char Miller (PO), Director
Steering Committee: Ann Davis (PO), Paul Faulstich (PZ), Richard Hazlett (PO), Melinda Herrold-Menzies (PZ), Donald McFarlane (W.M. Keck Science Department), Katie Purvis-Roberts (W.M. Keck Science Department), Paul Steinberg (HM)

Keck Science Advisers: (Environmental Science Track): D. McFarlane, K. Purvis-Roberts, C. Robins, D. Thomson, B. Williams
Pitzer College Advisers: P. Faulstich, M. Herrold-Menzies, L. Neckar, S. Phillips, B. Sarathy
Pomona College Advisers: B. Cutler, A. Davis, C. Miller, M. Los Huertos


Scripps College participates with Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Pomona Colleges in a 5-College collaboration that allows students to take advantage of a broad range of courses, facilities, and opportunities in the study of environmental issues.

The Environmental Analysis Program (EAP) is designed to prepare students for careers in many environmental problem-solving fields, including law, policy, medicine, chemistry, conservation, global climate change, urban planning, and resource management. It also provides a solid background for careers in environmental education and community environmental action.

The program regards off-campus study as a vital, strongly encouraged, part of the major experience, enabling students to secure a deeper appreciation for the global dimensions of our environmental situation. Specially focused environmental off-campus study semesters include programs in Australia, Costa Rica, Botswana, Ecuador, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Learning Outcomes of the Tracks in Environmental Analysis 

Environment and Society Track
1. Understand and describe different cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender perspectives on the environment.
2. Understand, describe, and conduct research on where social justice and environmental issues intersect. 

Environmental Policy Track
1. Acquire a working knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of environmental policy, law, and politics.
2. Engage in critical thinking about issues and concepts in environmental policy and politics.
3. Locate and analyze research and reports in the field of environmental policy and politics.

Sustainability and the Built Environment Track
1. Understand and analyze sustainable design in a holistic manner.
2. Develop conceptual frameworks for critical inquiry and environmental problems solving.
3. Apply design concepts and skills for sustainability and resilience.
4. Integrate scholarship and analyses to test spatial ideas.

Environmental Science Track
1. Use foundational principles to analyze problems in nature.
2. Develop hypotheses and test them using quantitative techniques.
3. Articulate applications of science in the modern world.
4. Effectively communicate scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.


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