2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog 
    
    Apr 23, 2024  
2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Analysis, Environmental Policy Track, Major


Learning Outcomes for Environmental Policy Track within the Major of Environmental Analysis


  1. Acquire a working knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of environmental policy, law, and politics
  2. Engage in critical thinking about issues and concepts in environmental policy and politics
  3. Locate and analyze research and reports in the field of environmental policy and politics

Requirements for the Major in Environmental Analysis


The Environmental Analysis major offers four Tracks:

  1. Environment and Society
  2. Environmental Policy
  3. Sustainability and the Built Environment
  4. Environmental Science.

The Major consists of three sets of requirements:

  1. A Core set of Courses and a Capstone Seminar or Thesis depending upon Track
  2. A Track with Course Plan
  3. An Environmental Internship for the Environment and Society, Environmental Policy, and Sustainability and the Built Environment Tracks

The number of courses required varies depending upon track, with at least 11 courses required for the Environment and Society, Environmental Policy, and Sustainability and the Built Environment tracks. Students who choose to craft a senior thesis or project are required to enroll in an additional course of independent research and writing (EA 198). Seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA who write a senior thesis or project and are awarded an A or A- on this thesis/project are eligible for Honors.

Environmental Policy Track


  1. Five Core Courses and One Internship
  2. Track Requirements (Six Courses)
    • One statistics course (e.g., MATH 052 PZ , Economics Statistics, Qualitative Methods in Sociology, or other appropriate statistics course as approved by student’s adviser)

Course Plan of Five Environmental Policy Courses from the following options: