The Environmental Humanities focus within the Generalist Track is designed for students who are fascinated by the deep call of environmental stories as expressed in art, literature, film, and digital media. Environmental humanities electives are offered across diverse cultures and historical periods.


The following is a suggested sequence of courses for students who wish to focus their study of environmental topics through the lens of the Environmental Humanities.

  1. One core course: ENV 200A-F: “The Environmental Nexus”
  2. One advanced humanities course: ENV 369/ENG 383: “Environmental Imaginings and Global Change,” or HIS 394/ENV 394: “The History of Ecology and Environmentalism;” and
  3. Three electives from the Generalist Track list, two of which must be from different academic divisions and should be at the 300-level or higher.


For a more in-depth overview of courses suggested for this focus area- please visit Environmental Humanities Focus Electives in our Course Offerings section.