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This table shows undergraduate courses on environmental topics offered across the Norman campus. Click the title to see the catalogue description. 

Not all courses are offered every semester. Click for a list of those courses being offered in Spring 2023 (pdf).

The courses on this list are all approved as electives for the BA in Environmental Studies. The categories follow the distribution requirements for that degree, and indicate the broad academic approach taken in each class.

The table shows ten course listings at a time. Click arrows to sort each column, or use the search box to find specific courses (e.g. enter category key, topic, or other term).

Category key:

  • #ID: Interdisciplinary
  • #NS: Natural Sciences
  • #SS: Social Sciences
  • #HU: Humanities
  • #AD: Applied Disciplines
CategoryCourse TitleGenEd TypePrerequisites
#IDENST 1013: Consumption and the EnvironmentIII. Social ScienceNone
#IDENST 3303: Food, Agriculture & EnvironmentNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#IDENST 3263: EcotourismNoneENST 1013 or ENST 2623, junior standing, or permission of instructor
#IDENST 3463: Water and Ecological SustainabilityII. Natural ScienceJunior standing and English 1213 or Expository Writing 1213, Biology 1114 or Biology 1124 or Biology 1134, or permission of instructor
#IDENST 3503: Energy Use, Climate Change and The EnvironmentNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#IDENST 3633: Wilderness PhilosophyNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#IDENST 3653: Community ConservationNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#NSBIOL 1005: Concepts in BiologyII. Natural Science w/labNone, but high school or college chemistry is recommended
#NSBIOL 1013: Introduction to BiologyII. Natural ScienceNone
#NSBIOL 1134: Introductory Biology: Evolution, Ecology and DiversityII. Natural Science w/labLife science majors only
#NSBIOL 2103: Everyday EvolutionII. Natural ScienceSophomore standing
#NSBIOL/PBIO 2404: Ecology/Environmental QualityII. Natural Science w/labSophomore standing
#NSBIOL 3083: Animal BehaviorNone2013 or permission of instructor
#NSBIOL 3403: Principles of EcologyNoneBIOL 1114 and BIOL 1121, or BIOL 1134, or PBIO 1114
#NSBIOL 3463: Water and Ecological SustainabilityII. Natural ScienceJunior standing and English 1213 or Expository Writing 1213, BIOL 1114 or BIOL 1124 or BIOL 1134, or permission of instructor
#NSBIOL 3563: Biological ConservationNoneBIOL 1114 and BIOL 1121, or BIOL 1134, or BOT/PBIO 1114
#NSBIOL 4423: Stream EcologyNoneZOO/BIOL 1124, or ZOO/BIOL 1114 and ZOO/BIOL 1121; and Biology 1134; junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor
#NSBIOL 4433: Freshwater Fish EcologyNoneTwo college science courses that include a laboratory, one of which should be in biological sciences or permission of UOBS Director
#NSBIOL 4463: Lake EcologyNoneCHEM 1315, PHYS 1205 or 2414, and BIOL 3403, or permission of instructor
#NSBIOL 4553: Wetlands EcologyNoneTwo college science courses that include a laboratory, one of which should be in biological sciences or permission of UOBS Director
#NSBIOL 4573: Conservation GeneticsNone3333 or permission of the instructor
#NSENST 2203: Ecosystem Impacts of Climate ChangeII. Natural ScienceNone
#NSENST 3603: Global Perspectives of Wildlife ConservationNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#NSENST 3663: Hot Topics in Wildlife ConservationNoneENST 2623 or ENST 3613 or permission of adviser or instructor
#NSENST 3743: Biological Invasion and SocietyNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#NSGEOG 1114: Physical GeographyII. Natural Science w/labNone
#NSGEOG 3023: Principles of Physical GeographyNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#NSGEOG 4283: BiogeographyNoneJunior or senior standing
#NSGEOL 1024: The History of the Earth and LifeII. Natural Science w/labNone
#NSGEOL/METR 1034: Native Science and Earth Systems of North AmericaII. Natural Science w/labNone
#NSGEOL 1104: The Dynamic Earth (Geology for non-Science Majors)II. Natural Science w/labNone
#NSGEOL 1114: Physical Geology for Science and Engineering MajorsII. Natural Science w/labEquivalent knowledge of high school chemistry, algebra and trigonometry
#NSGEOL/AGSC 2014: The Earth SystemII. Natural Science w/labNone
#NSGEOL 3013: Geology of OklahomaII. Natural ScienceJunior standing or permission of instructor
#NSGEOL 3033: Earth Resources & the EnvironmentII. Natural ScienceJunior standing or permission of instructor
#NSGEOL/METR 4533: Earth’s Past ClimateNoneSenior or graduate standing, or permission of instructor
#NSMBIO/METR/PBIO 4693: Environmental Sampling MethodsNoneDiverse STEM background; permission of instructor; senior standing
#NSMETR 1014: Introduction to Weather and ClimateII. Natural Science w/labNone
#NSMETR 4543: Global Climate ChangeNoneSee course catalog
#NSMETR 4553: Climate and Renewable EnergyNoneJunior standing
#NSPBIO 3453: Principles of Plant EcologyNonePBIO 1114 or Biology 1134 or permission of instructor
#SSANTH 1913: Plagues and People: Health and Disease in Human SocietyIII. Social ScienceNone
#SSANTH 3203: Introduction to Biological AnthropologyNoneSophomore standing or 3 credit hours in ANTH or concurrent enrollment in 3 credit hours of ANTH or permission of the instructor
#SSANTH 4783: Landscape ArchaeologyIV. World CultureJunior standing or 3 hours of ANTH
#SSCOMM 3563: Risk and Crisis CommunicationNoneCOMM 1113 and junior standing or permission of instructor
#SSECON 3213: Environmental EconomicsNoneA grade of C or better in ECON 1123
#SSENST 3023: Environmental PsychologyNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor.
#SSENST 3223: Environmental JusticeNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#SSGEOG 1103: Human GeographyIV. Western CultureNone
#SSGEOG 1203: Global Environmental IssuesIII. Social ScienceNone
#SSGEOG 3213: Principles of Human GeographyNoneUpper-division standing or permission of instructor
#SSGEOG 3233: Principles of SustainabilityNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#SSGEOG 3243: Principles of Economic GeographyNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#SSGEOG 3253: Environmental ConservationIII. Social ScienceNone
#SSGEOG 3443: Environment and SocietyIII. Social ScienceJunior standing or permission of instructor
#SSGEOG 4343: Climate, History, and SocietyII. Natural ScienceJunior standing or permission of instructor
#SSGEOG 4583: Energy Systems and SustainabilityNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#SSGEOG 4943: Natural HazardsIII. Social ScienceJunior or senior standing
#SSIAS 3863: Global EnvironmentNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#SSP SC 3233: Environmental Policy and AdministrationNone1113
#SSSOC 3893: Environment, Ecology and SocietyNoneSOC 1113 or permission of instructor
#HUA HI 2803: Introduction to Native American ArtIV. World CultureNone
#HUENGL 3113: Nature/Environment/Science WritingIV. Western CultureENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213
#HUGEOG 3843: Gender and EnvironmentIII. Social ScienceJunior standing or permission of instructor
#HUGEOG 4143: History of Geography and SustainabilityNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#HUHIST 2063: History of ActivismIV. Western CultureNone
#HUHIST 3383: The American WestIV. Western CultureNone
#HUHIST 3493: American Environmental HistoryIV. Western CultureNone
#HUHIST 4553: Environmental History of Latin AmericaIV. Non Western CultureENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213
#HUHSCI 1113: Science, Nature and Society: Historical PerspectivesIV. Western CultureNone
#HUHSCI 2423: Social and Ethical Issues in Science, Technology, Environment and MedicineIV. Western CultureNone
#HUHSCI 3473: History of Ecology and EnvironmentalismIV. Western CultureJunior standing, or completion of one History of Science lower-division course, or permission of instructor
#HUIAS 3193: Environment and Disease Crises in ChinaIV. Non Western CultureJunior standing or permission of instructor
#HUNAS 3313: Introduction to Native Peoples and SustainabilityNoneJunior standing
#HUPHIL 3293: Environmental EthicsIV. Western CultureJunior standing or permission of instructor
#ADCEES 2313: Water Quality FundamentalsNoneCHEM 1415, MATH 2423 or MATH 2924
#ADCEES 3213: Water Resources EngineeringNone2223 or permission of instructor
#ADENST 3243: Introduction to Water LawNoneEnglish 1213/Expository Writing 1213, junior standing or permission of instructor
#ADENST 3213: Law and the EnvironmentNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#ADENST 3313: Gardening, Community & Environment NoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#ADENST 3713: Nature in the CityNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor
#ADENST 3723: Issues in Ecological RestorationNoneEnglish 1213/Expository Writing 1213, junior standing or permission of instructor
#ADGEOG/METR 3523: Managing for a Changing ClimateII. Natural ScienceJunior or Senior standing
#ADGEOG/RCPL 4003: The Global City and Planning IssuesNoneEnglish 1213 and junior standing
#ADGEOG 4713: Dynamic Modeling of Socio-Environmental SystemsNoneSenior standing or permission of instructor
#ADGIS 4733: Environmental Remote SensingNoneEither a course or hands-on experience in remote sensing, GIS, statistical analysis, computer programming, or permission of the instructor and adviser
#ADL A 4103: Introduction to Landscape ArchitectureIV. Artistic FormsJunior standing and permission of instructor
#ADL A 4423: Human Experience of the EnvironmentIII. Social ScienceJunior standing
#ADL A 4743: Garden History from Ancient to ContemporaryIV. Western CultureJunior standing
#ADL A 4943: History and Theory of Landscape ArchitectureNoneJunior standing or permission of instructor