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Fall 2023 Courses for Revised (2021) BA

Core Courses

Majors take a sequence of core courses: ENST 2813 (Cornerstone), ENST 3893 (Research), ENST 4883 (Seminar), and ENST 4893 (Capstone). They also take 3 hours of ENST 3891 (Learning Community)—concurrently with ENST 2813 and ENST 3893, and one other semester.

This table shows Core courses offered in Fall 2023. If you wish to enroll in ENST 3893, Environmental Studies Research Project, please contact the Environmental Studies Advisor.

ENST 2813/001: Environmental Studies Cornerstone44341MW, 3:00-4:15This course introduces students to the Environmental Studies program. It offers students an overview of environmental teaching and research at OU, and emphasizes the importance of integrating disciplinary perspectives on environmental topics. 
ENST 3891/001: Environmental Studies Learning Community42203R, 4:30-5:45The Learning Community course gives Environmental Studies majors the opportunity to enrich their classroom experience, through a variety of activities including structured interactions with other students; presentations on academic and policy topics; workshops on career planning; and environmentally related service projects.
ENST 4883/001: Environmental Studies Seminar44277M, 3:00-5:40Intensive study of interdisciplinary approaches to environmental issues, typically through close reading of major academic works that integrate multiple disciplines. Content will vary by instructor.


If you are pursuing the revised (2021) BA, you must take 15 hours of electives: 6 hours from the Interdisciplinary category, and 9 hours from the Single-discipline category. For the Single-discipline category, you must take classes from three of these four groups: Natural Sciences (#NS), Social Sciences (#SS), Humanities (#HU), and Applied Disciplines (#AD).

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Category key:

  • #ID: Interdisciplinary
  • #NS: Natural Sciences
  • #SS: Social Sciences
  • #HU: Humanities
  • #AD: Applied Disciplines
CategoryCourse TitleCRNMeeting TimesPrerequisitesGen-Ed Type
#IDENST 1013: Consumption and the Environment36269T R, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMNoneIII. Social Science
#IDENST 2203: Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change46006M W, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMNoneII. Natural Science
#IDENST 3303: Food, Agriculture and the Environment36271OnlineJunior standing or permission of instructorNone
#NSBIOL 1005: Concepts in Biology24673T R, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM and W, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PMNone, but high school or college chemistry is recommendedII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSBIOL 1013: Introduction to Biology41777M W, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PMNoneII. Natural Science
#NSBIOL 1134: Evolution, Ecology and Diversity27508M W F, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PMLife science majors onlyII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSBIOL 3083: Animal Behavior43303T R, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM2013 or permission of instructorNone
#NSBIOL 3403: Principles of Ecology30935T R, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AMBIOL 1114 and BIOL 1121, or BIOL 1134, or PBIO 1114None
#NSBIOL 3563: Biological Conservation43312T R, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMBIOL 1114 and BIOL 1121, or BIOL 1134, or BOT/PBIO 1114None
#NSBIOL 4463: Lake Ecology43350M W, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PMCHEM 1315, PHYS 1205 or 2414, and BIOL 3403, or permission of instructorNone
#NSGEOG 1114: Physical Geography15820M W F, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AMNoneII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSGEOG 3023: Principles of Physical Geography47474T R, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMJunior standing or permission of instructorNone
#NSGEOG 4183: Patterns and Processes in Landscape Ecology46296M W F, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PMJunior standing and GIS 2023None
#NSGEOL 1034: Native Science and Earth Systems of North America46451T R, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PMNoneII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSGEOL 1104: The Dynamic Earth (Geology for non-Science Majors)16409M W F, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AMNoneII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSGEOL 1114: Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors41642M W, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PMEquivalent knowledge of high school chemistry, algebra and trigonometryII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSGEOL 2014: The Earth System44805M W, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PMNoneII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSGEOL 4533: Earth’s Past Climate43578T R, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMSenior or graduate standing, or permission of instructorNone
#NSMETR 1014: Introduction to Weather and Climate18415M W F, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PMNoneII. Natural Science w/lab
#NSPBIO 3453: Principles of Plant Ecology30613M W F, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AMPBIO 1114 or Biology 1134 or permission of instructorNone
#SSANTH 1913: Plagues and People: Health and Disease in Human Society44358M W F, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PMNoneIII. Social Science
#SSANTH 3203: Introduction to Biological Anthropology36756T R, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMSophomore standing or 3 credit hours in ANTH or concurrent enrollment in 3 credit hours of ANTH or permission of the instructorNone
#SSANTH 4783: Landscape Archaeology38676Study AbroadJunior standing or 3 hours of ANTHIV. World Culture
#SSECON 3213: Environmental Economics45037T R, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMA grade of C or better in ECON 1123None
#SSGEOG 1103: Human Geography15798M W, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AMNoneIV. Western Culture
#SSGEOG 1203: Global Environmental Issues27782M W F, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PMNoneIII. Social Science
#SSGEOG 3233: Principles of Sustainability31374Study AbroadJunior standing or permission of instructorNone
#SSGEOG 3243: Principles of Economic Geography31377Study AbroadJunior standing or permission of instructorNone
#SSGEOG 3443: Environment and Society37640M W F, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AMJunior standing or permission of instructorIII. Social Science
#SSGEOG 4123: Urban Geography45933M W, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PMJunior standing or permission of instructor.None
#SSGEOG 4663: Water and Society46294T R, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMSophomore standing and ENGL/EXPO 1213, or instructor permissionNone
#HUA HI 2803: Introduction to Native American Art45038M W, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMNoneIV. Non Western Culture
#HUENGL 3113: Nature/Environment/Science Writing32058Study AbroadENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213IV. Western Culture
#HUHIST 3443: Early North American West47231M W F, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AMHIST 1483IV. Western Culture
#HUHIST 3453: The Modern North American West47232M W F, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AMHIST 1483 or HIST 1493IV. Western Culture
#HUHSTM 1113: Science, Nature and Society: Historical Perspectives46367OnlineNoneIV. Western Culture
#HUHSTM 2423: Social and Ethical Issues in Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine46370OnlineNoneIV. Western Culture
#HUPHIL 3293: Environmental Ethics36400T R, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM  Junior standing or permission of instructorIV. Western Culture
#HUWGS 3493: Bodies, Nature and Justice47264M W, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PMNoneNone
#ADCEES 2313: Water Quality Fundamentals12455T R, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMCHEM 1415, MATH 2423 or MATH 2924None
#ADCEES 3213: Water Resources Engineering12456M W, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM2223 or permission of instructorNone
#ADENST 3213: Law and the Environment44561OnlineJunior standing or permission of instructorNone
#ADENST 3723: Issues in Ecological Restoration47305OnlineEnglish 1213/Expository Writing 1213, junior standing or permission of instructorNone
#ADGEOG/METR 3523: Managing for a Changing Climate37646OnlineJunior or Senior standingII. Natural Science
#ADGEOG/RCPL 4003: The Global City and Planning Issues15915M W F, 8:30 AM - 9:20 AMEnglish 1213 and junior standingNone
#ADL A 4103: Introduction to Landscape Architecture38014T R, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AMJunior standing and permission of instructorIV. Artistic Forms