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College of Liberal Arts
Geography, Urban, Environmental & Sustain Studies
ES 1001 - Introductory Seminar
(2.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Introduction to the complexities of multidisciplinary environmental issues through research and literature review with emphasis on development of critical thinking skills.

ES 2095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be assigned)
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Special topics in environmental science

ES 2803 - Issues in Global Ecology (SUSTAIN, LE CAT5, LEIP CAT05)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, spring, every year)
Holistic approach to current status and future prospects of Earth's life support systems.

ES 3100 - Sustainable Food Systems (SUSTAIN)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Historical and contemporary food systems within sustainability framework. Understands food within social, political, economic and environmental contexts. Looks at sustainable production, consumption and processing issues.

ES 3500 - Ecological Economics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[ES or URS major] and [Econ 1022 or Econ 1023] or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, every year)
Examine the basic principles and assumptions of Micro and Macro Economics, and their relevance in our modern global economic system. Examine the environmental/social consequences of deviations from these assumptions, and alternative economic models/analyses and policies consistent with sustainable development.

ES 4010 - Seminar
(4.0 cr; Prereq-ES major or minor, 90 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for 5001; A-F only, spring, every year)
Critical discussion, research, and literature review of multidisciplinary environmental issues.

ES 4090 - Internship Preparation
(1.0 cr; Prereq-ES major, credit will not be granted if already received for 5040; S-N only, spring, every year)
Various employers and members of environmental organizations in the Duluth region, and in Minnesota will speak to the class each week to describe what they do in their perspective fields of environment and sustainability. Students will research careers in environmental work, producing reports on prominent fields and directions in environmental work. Students will be placed with perspective internship experiences at the end of the semester.

ES 4091 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-60 credits, instructor consent; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ES 4001; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed readings and projects for students who wish to do independent advanced study or work on topics not normally covered in other courses.

ES 4097 - Internship
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4090 or 5040, ES major, instructor consent, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for 5050; S-N only, summer, every year)
Practical experience in some field of environmental work, under direction of a faculty adviser and a work-site adviser.


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