Jul 24, 2024  
2019-2020 Scripps Catalog 

Environmental Analysis Program (EA)

Scripps College participates in a 5-College, collaborative Environmental Analysis Program that allows students to take advantage of a broad range of courses, faculty, facilities, and opportunities in the study of environmental issues.

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

The program regards off-campus study abroad and global engagement 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, Botswana, Denmark, and many more. Consult with Neva Barker in the Office of Study Abroad and Global Engagement (SAGE; http://www.scrippscollege.edu/sage/) and with Prof. Thomson and Prof. Spezio for more information.

Lead College (2019-2020): Harvey Mudd
Lead Dean of Faculty: Dean Lisa M. Sullivan, HMC
Scripps College EA Faculty Advisor for Prospective Majors, Science Track: Professor Diane Thomson, KS Biology
Scripps College EA Faculty Advisor for Prospective Majors, Non-Science Tracks: Professor Michael Spezio, SC Psychology & Neuroscience

(Prof. Spezio will be able to connect you with faculty at Pitzer College and at Pomona College who teach courses in the Non-Science Tracks in the EA Major, as well as answer questions about curricular items specific to Scripps College (e.g., Core)).

Tracks and Faculty in the EA Major (College(s) Offering the Track)

EA Environmental Economics (PO)
EA Environmental Policy (PZ)
EA Environmental Science (KS at SC)
EA Environment and Society (PZ, PO)
EA Environmental Values (PO)
EA Sustainability and the Built Environment (PZ, PO)

Main contacts at:

5C Environmental Analysis Coordinating Committee: Muriel Poston (PZ, Chair), William Ascher (CM), Marc Los Huertos (PO), Michael Spezio (SC), Tanja Srebotnjak (HM), Branwen Williams (KS).

Faculty in the Keck Science (KS) EA Science Track: Professor Donald McFarlane, Professor Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, Professor Colin Robins, Professor Diane Thomson, Professor Branwen Williams

Faculty at Scripps advising EA students: Professor Adam Davis, Professor Kimberly Drake, Professor Anne Harley, Professor Michael Spezio

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

Learning Outcomes of the Environmental Analysis (EA) Tracks

Environmental Science Track (KS at SC)

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.

Environmental Economics Track (PO)


Environmental Policy Track (PZ)
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.

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

Environmental Values Track (PO)


Sustainability and the Built Environment Track (PZ, PO)
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.