• Environmental Studies Program

    The goals of the environmental studies major are:

    • to examine holistically the interactions between humans and the environment from aesthetic, cultural, economic, moral, political, and scientific perspectives;

    • and to emphasize skills and techniques needed to solve environmental problems in an interdisciplinary fashion.

    The environmental studies major allows students to combine their interests in a traditional discipline with the broader training needed to address complex environmental issues. Individuals with environmental problem-solving abilities are needed in many facets of society, including science, politics, law, business, and public administration. Each environmental studies major will follow an individualized program of study that will include economic, scientific, political, and ethical components. 

    Students in the environmental studies program can take advantage of Hamline’s location in the Twin Cities to pursue an increasing variety of internship and research opportunities.

  • News

    Assistant Professor of Environmental and STEM Education Patty Born has published a new book titled Teaching STEM Outdoors. The book aims to help educators and others who work with children to better understand and support the thinking skills and practices associated with science, technology, engineering, and math. It also illustrates the many ways to use nature as a context for learning STEM.

    English Department assistant professor Jen England published the article Sustainable Worlds, Sustainable Words: Using Digital Games to Develop Environmental Awareness in Writing Classrooms. It appears in the fall 2016 special edition of Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning.

    The next Sustainability Movie Night is on Wednesday, October 12 in Drew Science room 118 at 6:45 p.m. and will feature Trouble the Water by Tia Lessin Deal. The Sustainability Initiative invites everyone on campus to join the group for Changemakers Cinema, a chance to watch and discuss documentary approaches to sustainability topics around the world.