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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Josh Long

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

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512.863.1493

Josh Long

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies
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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.



AFTER SOUTHWESTERN

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EXPLORE SOUTHWESTERN

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General Funding Guidelines

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Arbor Day Foundation Honors Southwestern University with 2018 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Southwestern University was honored with a 2018  Tree Campus USA ® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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Interdisciplinary scholars and artists explore the Anthropocene at Southwestern’s Brown Symposium XXXIX.

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