Advanced Courses

Courses that count toward your Field of Specialization are to be at an advanced-level.  Courses are generally considered as advanced if they require pre-requisite knowledge and/or are designated as upper-level by the respective department.    
Below is a list of courses that ESPP students have taken as part of their declared Field of Specialization.  This is by no means an exhaustive list. The courses may or may not be appropriate for your own field of specialization. Additional courses that align with your Field of Specialization could and should be considered, and discussed with your advisor and/or the ESPP Head Tutor.


Anthropology 1045. Ancient Settlement Systems: Seminar
Anthropology 1732. China Through Ethnography and Film: Seminar
Anthropology 2695. Design Anthropology: Objects, Landscapes, Cities
Anthropology 2712. Ethnographies of Food
Anthropology 2812. Space and Power

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Chemistry 17. Principles of Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 20. Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 27. Organic Chemistry of Life
Chemistry 30. Organic Chemistry

Earth and Planetary Sciences

EPS 109. Earth Resources and the Environment
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: In the Context of Energy & Climate at the Global & Molecular Level
EPS 162. Hydrology and Environmental Geomechanics
EPS 182. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
EPS 186. Low Temperature Geochemistry I: Introduction to Biogeochemical Cycles
EPS 189. Analytical and Field Methods in Geobiology


Ec 1010a. Microeconomic Theory
Ec 1010b. Macroeconomic Theory
Ec 1011a. Microeconomic Theory
Ec 1011b. Macroeconomic Theory
Ec 1030. Psychology and Economics
Ec 1032. The Packing Problem: The Behavioral Economics of Scarcity
Ec 1051. Introduction to Game Theory
E 1052. Game Theory and Economic Applications
Ec 1056. Market Design
Ec 1060. Firms, Contracts, Financial Structure
Ec 1070. Normative Economics
Ec 1393. Poverty and Development
Ec 1410. Public Economics: Designing Government Policy
Ec 1420. American Economic Policy
Ec 1425. Political Economics
Ec 1430. Macroeconomics and Politics
Ec 1432. Economics of European Integrations
Ec 1531. Economics of International Financial Policy
Ec 1535. International Trade and Investment
Ec 1545. International Financial and Macroeconomic Policy
Ec 1620. Industry Structure, Strategy, and Public Policy
Ec 1640. Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications
Ec 1642. Advanced Industrial Organization
Ec 1661. Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy*
Ec 1687. Advanced Economics of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change*
Ec 1723. Capital Markets
Ec 1745. Corporate Finance
Ec 1760. Behavioral Finance

Engineering Sciences

ES 135. Physics & Chemistry: In the Context of Energy & Climate at the Global & Molecular Level
ES 162. Hydrology and Environmental Geomechanics
ES 164. Environmental Chemistry
ES 165. Water Engineering

Environmental Science and Public Policy

ESPP 78. Environmental Politics*


Gov 1009. Advanced Geographical Information Systems Workshop
Gov 1016. Spatial Models for Social and Environmental Policy
Gov 1540. The American Presidency
Gov 1780. International Political Economy
Gov 2034. Ethics, Economics and Law

History of Science

History of Sciences 136. History of Biotechnology

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

OEB 51. Biology and Evolution of Invertebrate Animals
OEB 52. Biology of Plants
OEB 54. Biology of Fungi
OEB 55. Ecology: Populations, Communities and Ecosystems*
OEB 118. Biological Oceanography
OEB 119. Deep Sea Biology
OEB 120. Plants and Climate
OEB 130. Biology of Fishes
OEB 141. Biogeography
OEB 153. Statistics for Biology
OEB 155r. Biology of Insects
OEB 157. Global Change Biology
OEB 167. Herpetology
OEB 190. Biology and Diversity of Birds
OEB 290. Microbial Sciences: Chemistry, Ecology and Evolution
OEB 296. Conservation History, Values and Law


Physical Sciences 12a. Mechanics from an Analytic, Numerical and Experimental Perspective
Physical Sciences 12b. Electromagnetism and Statistical Physics from an Analytic, Numerical and Experimental Perspectivs


Statistics 100. Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences and Humanities
Statistics 102. Introduction to Statistics for Life Sciences
Statistics 104. Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Economics
OEB 153. Statistics for Biology

Graduate School of Design

GSD 3302. Designing the American City: Civic Aspirations and Urban Form
GSD 3242. Theories of Landscape Architecture
GSD 4329. Urbanization in the East Asian Region
GSD 5302. Transportation Planning and Development
GSD 5206. Land Use and Environmental Law
GSD 5326. Housing and Urbanization in the United States
GSD 5502. Urban Governance and the Politics of Planning in the Developing World
GSD 6122. Energy in Architecture
GSD 6125. Environmental Systems in Architecture
GSD 6318. Urban and Town Area Ecology
GSD 6337. Changing Natural and Built Coastal Environments

Kennedy School

API 135. Environmental and Resources Economics and Policy * (Ec 1661)
API 164. Energy Policy Analysis
API 905. Seminar in Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy
BGP 204M. Food Policy and Agribusiness
IGA 103. Global Governance
IGA 410. Energy Policy: Technologies, Systems and Markets
IGA 422. Global Food Politics and Policy
IGA 513. Science, Power and Politics
IGA 516. Law, Science and Society in America
SUP 601. Urban Politics Planning and Development
SUP 663. Planning and Environmental Law

Law School

Law 2074. Environmental Law

School of Public Health

EH 201-01. Introduction to Environmental Health
EH 202-01. Principles of Environmental Health
EH 232-01. Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine
EH 257-01. Water Pollution
ID539-01. Built Environments and Human Energy
HPM 278-01. Human Health and Global Environmental Change

*May count as advanced course if not take as part of basic requirements