People, Equity, and the Environment Specialization

The purpose of this specialization is to give today's professional environmental managers a range of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological skills necessary for understanding how to critique, improve and implement models of environmental management that address historically engrained challenges.

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    Note that a capstone course used to fulfill the MEM capstone requirement cannot also be used toward fulfilling an MEM Specialization requirement; a capstone course taken once cannot be used to fulfill multiple requirements. Learn more about YSE capstone courses by visiting the MEM Capstone page.

    Courses

    Core

    Two core courses required. Choose one course from Group A and one course from Group B.
    Those students who matriculated to the program prior to Fall 2021 may follow the requirement for their entering class of 2 required core courses: ENV 826 & ENV 759.

    Group A

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 759
    Power, Knowledge, and the Environment: Social Science
    Dove
    M 1:00-3:50
      Dove  
    ENV 826
    Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
    Clark
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Clark
    Tentative
     

    Group B

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 631
    Poverty, Environment and Inequality
              Tentative
    ENV 642
    Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
      Torres
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Tentative

    Elective

    Students must take 3 courses from the "Social Sciences and Humanities" and at least 1 course from the "Ecological Sciences"

    Social Science Perspectives

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 618
    Anthropology of Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries
    Carpenter
    W 9:00-11:50
             
    ENV 633
    Critical Race Theory
    Torres
    Tu,Th 2:30-3:50
      Torres
    Tentative
     
    ENV 645
    Urbanization, Global Change and Sustainability
    Seto
    Tu 9:00-11:50
      Seto  
    ENV 693
    Advanced Readings: Social Science of Development and Conservation
              Tentative
    ENV 727
    Global Food Challenges
      Wargo
    W 1:00-3:50
      Wargo
    ENV 742
    Fundamentals of Working with People
      DeCew
    Tu,Th 9:00-10:20
      DeCew
    ENV 764
    Sociology of Sacred Values: Modernity, Ecology, and Policy
    Farrell
    Th 8:00-10:50
             
    ENV 770
    Western Lands and Communities Field Clinic: Research to Practice
      Farrell
    O based on student schedules
    Farrell  
    ENV 836
    Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development
    Faculty
    W 1:30-5:20
      Faculty
    Tentative
     
    ENV 839
    Power in Conservation
      Carpenter
    Th 1:00-3:50
      Carpenter
    ENV 850
    International Organizations and Conferences
    Geballe
    Tu 5:30-7:50
             
    ENV 877
    Anthropology of the Global Economy for Conservation and Development
              Carpenter
    ENV 878
    Climate and Society: Past to Present
    Dove
    Th 1:30-3:20
      Dove  
    ENV 952
    Political Ecology of Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forest Landscapes
                   
    ENV 964
    Large-Scale Conservation: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy
      Clark
    W 2:30-5:20
      Tentative
    ENV 980
    Social Justice in the Global Food System Capstone
    Reynolds
    Th 2:30-5:20
      Reynolds
    Tentative
     

    Humanities: History, Religion and Ethics

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 619
    Philosophical Environmental Ethics
    Latham
    Tu,Th 11:35-12:50
             
    ENV 642
    Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
      Torres
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Tentative
    ENV 759
    Power, Knowledge, and the Environment: Social Science
    Dove
    M 1:00-3:50
      Dove  
    ENV 774
    Agriculture: Origins, Evolution, Crises
      Weiss
    Th 9:25-11:15
    Weiss
    Tentative
     
    ENV 775
    Federal Indian Law
    Torres
    M,W 10:35-12:00
      Torres
    Tentative
     
    ENV 785
    Asian Religions and Ecology
              Grim
    ENV 826
    Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
    Clark
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Clark
    Tentative
     
    ENV 857
    Environmental History and Values
      Grim
    W 4:00-6:50
      Grim
    ENV 876
    Indigenous Traditions and the Environment
              Tentative
    ENV 959
    Clinic in Climate Justice, Climate Policy, the Law, and Public Health
    Bozzi
    M 10:00-11:50
    Bozzi
    M 10:00-11:50
    Faculty
    Tentative
    Tentative
    ENV 961
    Environmental Law and Politics: Research and Advanced Topics Seminar
            Wargo
    Tentative
     
    ENV 970
    Environmental Protection Clinic Policy and Advocacy (Follows Law School Calendar)
    Loomis
    Tu 12:10-2:00
    Loomis
    Tu 12:10-2:00
    Kysar
    Tentative
    Tentative

    Ecological and Conservation Science

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 602
    Ecosystems and Landscapes
    Bradford
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Bradford  
    ENV 629
    North American Drylands: Ecology and Land Use
              Lauenroth
    ENV 630
    The Physical Science of Climate Change
      Raymond
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Raymond
    ENV 659
    The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
      Ashton
    M,W 8:30-10:20
      Ashton
    ENV 660
    Forest Ecology & Dynamics
    Duguid
    Tu,Th 10:00-11:20
      Duguid  
    ENV 677
    Ecological Restoration
              Duguid
    ENV 752
    Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Forests
            Comita
    Tentative
     
    ENV 983
    Water Resource Science & Management Capstone
              Tentative
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