Feb 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Scripps Catalog 

Environmental Analysis Program (EA)

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, faculty, facilities, and opportunities in the study of environmental issues.

The Environmental Analysis Program 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. 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. Consult with Neva Barker in the Office of Study Abroad and Global Engagement (SAGE; http://www.scrippscollege.edu/sage/): with any of the Keck faculty listed below: and/or with Prof. Drake for more information.

Your Scripps EA faculty  advisor will help you develop a course plan and connect you with Pomona or Pitzer college faculty for the non-science EA major requirements.

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), Kimberly Drake (SC), Paul Steinberg (HM), Colin Robins (KS).

Faculty in the Keck Science Department (KSD) 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 Kimberly Drake, Professor Anne Harley, Professor Michael Spezio

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 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)
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.

Sustainability and the Built Environment Track (PZ)
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 Economics Track, Environment and Society Track, Environmental Values Track, and Sustainability and the Built Environment Track (PO)
1.Engage, assess, and critique an interdisciplinary scholarly literature.
2. Apply relevant theoretical techniques and methodological insights to environmental issues across the disciplines.
3. Conduct original archival, empirical and/or applied research, individually and collaboratively.
4. Speak and write clearly and persuasively.
5. Understand the real-world dimensions of environmental problem-solving.