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ELA Requirements

Core Courses (15 credits)
Year One:
ELA 1000: Images of Nature (6 credits)
ELA 1500: Voices of Community: First Year Writing Seminar (3 credits)

Year Two:
ELA 2000: Dimensions of Nature (3 credits)

Year Three:
ELA 4000: A Delicate Balance (3 credits)

Distribution Courses (take one course from each category)
Quantitative Analysis
ELA 1105: Quantitative Environmental Analysis (3 credits)

Natural Systems
ELA 1013: Environmental Science (3 credits)
ELA 1016: Astronomy: A Guided Tour of the Heavens (4 credits)
ELA 1017: Intro to Environmental Chemistry (4 credits)
ELA 1110: Local Flora (3 credits)
ELA 1112: Wildlife Ecology (3 credits)
ELA 1114: Conservation Medicine (3 credits)
ELA 1115: Nutrition and Health (3 credits)
ELA 2012: Natural History of Vermont (3 credits)
ELA 2110: Natural Disasters (3 credits)
ELA 3010: Climate Dynamics (3 credits)

Human Systems
ELA 1023: Contemporary Social Issues (3 credits)
ELA 1027: Simplicity & Sustainability (3 credits)
ELA 1043: Utopias: Envisioning the Good Society (3 credits)
ELA 1123: Energy & Society (3 credits)
ELA 1124: Unraveling Food Systems (3 credits)
ELA 1125: Poverty and Inequality in America (3 credits)

ELA 2024: Introduction to Systems Thinking (3 credits)
ELA 2026: Indigenous America (3 credits)
ELA 2027: Conservation Psychology (3 credits)
ELA/ECO 3023: Contemporary Political Economy (3 credits)
ELA/ENV 3021: Sustainable Development (3 credits)
ELA/SOC 3022: Ethnoecology (3 credits)

Aesthetic Appreciation
ELA 1031: Theater: The Audience Environment (3 credits)
ELA 1035: The Western Imagination (3 credits)
ELA 1039: Nature In Theater and Film (3 credits)
ELA 1135: The Nature of Design (3 credits)
ELA 2032: Stage to Screen: Social Issues in Theater & Film (3 credits)
ELA 2033: Aesthetics: Beauty in the Arts and Literature (3 credits)
ELA 2034: Chinese Nature Poetry (3 credits)
ELA 2035: Natural Science Illustration (3 credits)
ELA 2036: Latin American Literature (3 credits)

Moral Reasoning
ELA/PHI 1045: Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
ELA 1049: Moral Beliefs: Who’s to Say? (3 credits)
ELA 3041: Ethical Theory (3 credits)

Historical Contexts
ELA/HIS 1057: World History and the Environment (3 credits)
ELA/HIS 1058: American Views of the Environment (3 credits)
ELA/HIS 3054: The Silk Roads (3 credits)
ELA/HIS 3058: Chicago: History of a Built Environment (3 credits)

The Examined Life
ELA 1061 The Sacred Earth (3 credits)
ELA 1066 The Vegetarian Lifestyle (3 credits)
ELA 1068 Exploring Virtues (3 credits)
ELA 1121 Multiculturalism, Diversity Awareness, & Social Justice (3 credits)
ELA 1161 Body and Being: Tribal Dance and Spirituality (3 credits)
ELA 2045 International Negotiation (3 credits)
ELA 2065 Homesteaders Ecology (3 credits)
ELA 2069/REL 2009 Stories of the Spirit(3 credits)

Total ELA Credits: 36-37


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