Majors & Minors

Environmental Studies

 

At the heart of Southwestern’s Environmental Studies program lies a list of provocative and urgent questions that students will be challenged to investigate.

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Romi Burks, PhD

Professor of Biology

Phone

512.863.1280

Romi Burks, PhD

Professor of Biology

What is humankind’s relationship to its environment?

How do natural systems operate?

What are some of today’s most pressing environmental issues?

How do we address the complicated issue of environmental justice? 

What are key environmental issues on the Southwestern campus and in Central Texas?

From these starting points, environmental studies students will begin an examination of the world around them that will continue through their time at Southwestern and into their lives beyond the classroom.

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Environmental Studies News

SU Garden

Campus Ecological Audit

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Renewable Energy

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TREIA & Southwestern’s Environmental Studies Program to Host Film Screening of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power on Campus October 22

Southwestern’s Environmental Studies Program, in conjunction with The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA), will host a film screening of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Poweron campus October 22.

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Sustainability begins with "SU"

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Sustainability Begins with “SU”

Evidence of the school’s eco-minded efforts are visible in every corner of campus, from the solar panels on Heather Hall to the water bottle refill stations, rainwater collection barrels, single stream recycling, and much more.

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