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
[EPS 50. The Fluid Earth: Oceans, Atmosphere, Climate and Environment]

[SPU 25. Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future]
SPU 29. The Climate-Energy Challenge
SPU 31. Energy Resources 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. Fundamentals of Environmental Economics
[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.
China, Japan, Korea]
IGA 411 The Energy-Climate Challenge

Natural Sciences and 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]
ESE 163. Pollution Control in Aquatic Ecosystems
ESE 136. Climate and Climate Engineering
OEB 55. Ecology: Populations, Communities and Ecosystems
OEB 109. Conservation Ecology and Practice
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 tutorial may be used in substitution for one of the social science and public policy requirements.