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

Foundational/Introductory Courses
Choose one:
EPS 50 The Fluid Earth: Oceans, Atmosphere, Climate, and Environment
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
API 165 Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy
ECON 1010a Microeconomic Theory
ECON 1661 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
ESPP 77 Technology, Environment, and Society
ESPP 78 Environmental Politics
Gov 1722 Politics of the Environment and Climate Change
Hist 1610 Environments: China, Japan, Korea
Hist of Sci 132 History of Environmental and Earth Sciences 

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
EPS 168 Human Environmental Data Science: Agriculture, Conflict and Health
ESE 136 Climate and Climate Engineering
ESE 163 Pollution Control in Aquatic Ecosystems
ESE 169 Seminar on Global Pollution Issues: Case Study of Lead Biogeochemistry

OEB 55 Ecology: Populations, Communities and Ecosystems
OEB 60 Fundamentals of Marine Biology 
OEB 65 Conservation Biology 
OEB 109 Conservation Ecology and Practice
OEB 120 Plants and Climate
OEB 137 Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology
OEB 157 Global Change Biology
OEB 218 Ecosystem Restoration

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.