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EVS 300


Environmental Science and Policy


Smith College, a prestigious, liberal arts institution with a reputation of activism and progressiveness does not have an Environmental Science and Policy major. Other academic institutions in the United States of comparable size and reputation have ES&P departments with respectable majors and requirements. Why does Smith lack this ever more common major? I have investigated the reasoning behind the status quo from the perspective of Smith faculty and administration and I have attempted to find solutions and alternatives with the goal of having an ES&P major. With a growing understanding of the human impact on the planet, environmental science and policy is a growing field and is no less important than other subjects being taught at Smith College.


© 2006; Marie-Laure Couët