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Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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Middlebury College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Complete Expired Jack Byrne
Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Program in Environmental Studies

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The program brings together a community of scholars and students engaged in the study of the human relationship to the environment from many different directions, across 24 departments on our campus. The ten core faculty members and forty affiliated faculty colleagues together offer an interdisciplinary major and minor. Both foster in students a shared base of knowledge across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Three introductory core courses, Natural Science and the Environment, Conservation and Environmental Policy, and Nature’s Meanings: The American Experience, prepare students to focus their studies in one of thirteen disciplines: policy, architecture, chemistry, economics, creative arts, literature, geography, conservation biology, nonfiction writing, human ecology, history, geology, or religion/philosophy. Two-thirds of all environmental studies majors study abroad for one semester at schools and programs across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. Our senior majors collaborate on a community-connected learning project in partnership with local environmental organizations in the Senior Seminar. ES majors and minors graduate with in-depth knowledge of the American story of human-environmental interaction, but also recognize that there are other stories, often strikingly different, from other parts of the world.


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Joint majors also available in architecture and the environment, conservation biology, environmental chemistry, environmental geology, geography, or human ecology.

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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
No

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