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.

Note: Courses in brackets and italics are not offered in 2018-19

Secondary Field Requirements - Five Courses

Foundational/Introductory Courses
Choose one:
ESPP 11. Sustainable Development
ESE 6. Intro to Environmental Science and Engineering
GE 1085. Energy Resources and the Environment
GE 1094. Confronting Climate Change
GE 1137. The Challenge of Human Induced Climate Change: Transitioning to a Post Fossil Fuel Future
GE 1158. Water and the 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. Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
ESPP 77. Technology, Environment, and Society
ESPP 78. Environmental Politics
Hist 97d. What is Environmental History?
Hist of Sci 132. History of Environmental and Earth Sciences
Hist of Sci 1610. Environments: China, Japan, Korea
IGA 411 The Energy-Climate Challenge

Natural Sciences and Engineering
EPS 101 Global Warming Science
EPS 109. Earth Resources and the Environment
EPS 112. Thermodynamics by Case Study
EPS 131. Introduction to Physical Oceanography and Climate
EPS 133. Atmospheric Chemistry
EPS 134. Climate Change Debates: The Reading Course
ESE 136. Climate and Climate Engineering
ESE 163. Pollution Control in Aquatic Ecosystems
OEB 55. Ecology: Populations, Communities and Ecosystems
OEB 120. Plants and Climate
OEB 157. Global Change Biology

Additional Requirements

  • During each semester there are several opportunities for secondary field students to come together to explore various environmental science and policy topics through facilitated discussions. These discussions require preparatory readings and/or prior attendance at a public lecture on campus, and students are required to attend at least one session per 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 seminar may be used in substitution for one of the social science and public policy requirements.