ESPP Secondary Field

The secondary field in ESPP offers students in other concentrations an opportunity to complement their studies with courses that will provide an environmental science and policy perspective.

Secondary Field Requirements - Five Courses

Choose one:
ESPP 11. Sustainable Development
SPU 25. Energy and Climate for the 21st Century
SPU 29. The Climate-Energy Challenge
SPU 31. Energy Resources and the Environment
SLS 22. Human Influences on Life in the Sea
SLS 25. Trees, Forests and Global Change
EPS 22. The Fluid Earth: Oceans, Atmosphere, Climate and Environment

Choose at least two upper-level courses from each of the two categories (students may petition the Head Tutor to approve additional courses not on this list)

Social Sciences and Public Policy
ECON 1010a. Microeconomic Theory
ECON 1661. Fundamentals of Environmental Economics
ECON 1687. Economics of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change
ESPP 77. Technology, Environment, and Society
ESPP 78. Environmental Politics
Gov 1016. Spatial Models for Social and Environmental Policy
Hist 60c. The Nature of Modern China: Space, Science, and Environment
Hist 97d. What is Environmental History?
Hist of Sci 197. Nature, Environment, and the Understanding of Space

Natural Sciences and Engineering
ENG SCI 163. Pollution Control in Aquatic Ecosystems
ENG SCI 165. Water Engineering
EPS 109. Earth Resources and the Environment
EPS 112. Thermodynamics by Case Study
EPS 131. Introduction to Physical Oceanography and Climate
EPS 132. Introduction to Meteorology and Climate
EPS 133. Atmospheric Chemistry
EPS 134. Global Warming Debates: The Reading Course
EPS 135. Physics & Chemistry: Energy and Climate at the Global and Molecular Level
EPS 200. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
EPS 208. Physics of Climate
EPS 231. Climate Dynamics
EPS 232. Dynamic Meteorology
ES 112. Thermodynamics by Case Study
OEB 55. Ecology: Populations, Communities and Ecosystems
OEB 118. Biological Oceanography
OEB 157. Global Change Biology
OEB 191. Physiological and Biochemical Adaptation

Additional Requirements

  • During each semester there will be three evening discussion sessions that are intended specifically to engage ESPP secondary field students in discussion with Harvard faculty. Some will require preparatory readings and others will require prior attendance at a public lecture on campus. Students will be required to attend at least one session for each semester once they have been accepted into the program.
  • Students must declare their engagement in this secondary field no later than study card day of their sixth term. They will then be assigned an advisor, following their submission of an anticipated course of study.
  • One junior ESPP tutorial may be used in substitution for one of the social science and public policy requirements.