MSU Billings Catalog

ENST - Environmental Studies

ENST 210 Intro to Environmental Studies. 3 Credits

Recommended background or concurrent enrollment in WRIT 201. Presents an orientation to the field of environmental studies as an academic discipline and as public service. Provides students with experiential opportunities with local agencies and organizations designed to facilitate individual interests and educational goals relative to the study and practice of environmental problem solving. Students will acquire information literacy skills through the process of identifying, accessing, analyzing, and evaluating secondary source material, audiovisual media, and computer-based information. Course requires students to complete a community-based environmental project.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 294 Seminar/Workshop. 1-6 Credits

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 298 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-9 Credits

Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Environmental Studies supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 335 The Environmental Vision. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.

Considers nature and the environment as represented in literature and culture. Readings may include landmarks of literary nature writing and environmental advocacy, as well as representative works in various genres.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: English & Philosophy

ENST 382 Environmental Law. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of WRIT 101, WRIT 201, WRIT 220, or WRIT 221.

Provides a broad overview of the major federal and Montana environmental statutes, including attention to how the statutes attempt to balance long-view goals (i.e., needs of future generations) and broad-view goals (i.e., needs of ecological systems). Course content also examines how the statutes are administratively and judicially enforced, as well as the social benefits and burdens associated with criminal punishments and civil litigations. Course content will address the complexities inherent to a regulatory system that is generated within federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Course assignments will include at least one important writing assignment (i.e., term paper assignment).

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 385 Envir Impact & Policy Analysis. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.

Explores human environmental impact, impact assessment, and environmental policy. Topics include pollution impact and mitigation, energy policy, natural resources management, environmental impact assessment and impact statement methods.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 490 UG Research. 1-4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior in the EVST program, 3.0 or better GPA in major, 3.0 or better GPA overall, BIOE 202, PHL 324.

Involves intensive study of a specific problem related to environmental studies. A contract describing the study must be completed at the time of enrollment.

Lecture Hours 1-4

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 491 Special Topics. 1-12 Credits

Lecture Hours 1-12

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 492 Independent Study. 1-8 Credits

Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by the regular college courses.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-6 Credits

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of WRIT 101, WRIT 201, WRIT 220, or WRIT 221.

Involves intensive study of a specific problem related to environmental studies. A contract describing the study must be completed at the time of enrollment.

Lecture Hours 1-6

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-6 Credits

Provides university credit for a work experience in the area of Environmental Studies, supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies

ENST 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ENST 385, PHL 324, BIOE 202, senior standing.

Provides an opportunity for students in the environmental studies program to demonstrate proficiency in the skills presented in the environmental studies curriculum.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies