Thematic Course Tracks

  1. Environmental economics and policy track
  2. Socio-natural systems and frameworks track
  3. Urban Environment
  4. Courses fulfilling the environmental sciences requirement

Below is only a sample of courses and is not a complete list of approved courses.  For a complete list of this quarter’s approved classes, visit: https://environmentalstudies-sites.uchicago.edu/page/courses-offered

I. Environmental economics and policy track

ANTHROPOLOGY

22000/35500. The Anthropology of Development
245/40500/514. Traditional People’s Intellectual Rights

ECONOMICS

26500. Environmental Economics
26510. Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics

BIG PROBLEMS

29000. Energy and Energy Policy

GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES

22700/32700. Urban Structure and Process
23500/33500. Urban Geography
26100/36100. Roots of the Modern American City
26300. The Chinese Environment
26600/36600. Economics of Urban Policies
42400. Urban Landscapes as Social Text

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

23100. Environmental Law
23500. Political Sociology
23600. The Environment in U.S. History
23700. Technology and Environment in History
24101. U.S. Environmental Politics
24301. International Development: Theory, Politics, and Policy
24400. Is Development Sustainable?
24701. U.S. Environmental Policy
24800. The Complex Problem of World Hunger
24901. Global Environmental Politics
25501. Environmental Justice, Human Rights, and Agriculture
28001. Environmental Ethics

POLITICAL SCIENCE

20407. The Environment and International Security
21308. Disasters, Narratives, and Philosophy
22200. Introduction to Political Economy of Development

PUBLIC POLICY

20000. Economics for Public Policy
21800. Economics and Environmental Policy
22100. Politics and Policy
22200. Public Policy Analysis
22300. Problems of Public Policy Implementation
23000. Organizational Analysis
24600. Economic Development in the Inner City
24800. Urban Policy Analysis

SOCIOLOGY

20104/30104. Urban Structure and Process
20122/30122. Introduction to Population
20129/30129. Economic Development in the Inner City
20146/30146. Culture and Politics
20152/30152. Migration and Immigration: Causes and Consequences

II. Socio-natural systems and frameworks track

ANTHROPOLOGY

21204/33800. Intensive Study of a Culture: The Brazilian Amazon
22000/35500. The Anthropology of Development
22400/34900. Big Science and the Birth of the National Security State
28000/36600. Health and Demography in Archaeological Perspective
28210/48210. Colonial Ecologies
28410/38810. Zooarchaeology
28500/48200. Political Ecology
29100/39100. Archaeobotanical Analysis
39205. Landscape History and Place Making

ART HISTORY

15700. Introduction to the American-Built Environment
26305/36305. American Landscapes, 1926 to 1964

EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATIONS

26300. Medicine in Traditional China

ENGLISH

18903. The Lives of Animals
25104. Nature Writing and Spirituality in America
25403. American West

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

22501 Urban Ecology: Environmental History of the Modern City
23500. Political Sociology
23600. The Environment in U.S. History
23700. Technology and Environment in History
24400. Is Development Sustainable?
24800. The Complex Problem of World Hunger
25501. Environmental Justice, Human Rights, and Agriculture
28001. Environmental Ethics
28402. Religion and Environment
28600. Ideas of Nature 1400-1900
28700. Environment and the Body

GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES

20100/30100. Cultural Geography
21900/31900. Historical Geography of the United States
22100/32100. Changing America, 1900 to the Present
22700/32700. Urban Structure and Process
23500/33500. Urban Geography
25300/35300. Seminar: Problems in the Human Geography of the Middle East
25400-25800/35400-35800. Ancient Landscapes I, II
26100/36100. Roots of the Modern American City
26600/36600. Economics of Urban Policies
29400/39400. Readings in Nature and Culture
42400. Urban Landscapes as Social Text

HIPS

17502. Modern Science

29507. Nature as Technology: A Philosophical and Historical Investigation

HISTORY

22705/32705. Empire, Science and Environment 1492-1800

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

21500. Darwinian Health

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

23101. Contemporary Global Issues I
23102. Contemporary Global Issues II

PHILOSOPHY

20300/30300. Scientific and Technological Change
22201/32201. Genetics in an Evolutionary Perspective
24901. Moral/Immoral, Natural/Unnatural
25100. Evolutionary Theory and Its Role in the Human Sciences

POLITICAL SCIENCE

20407. The Environment and International Security
21308. Disasters, Narratives, and Philosophy
22200. Introduction to Political Economy of Development

SOCIOLOGY

20104/30104. Urban Structure and Process
20122/30122. Introduction to Population
20129/30129. Economic Development in the Inner City
20146/30146. Culture and Politics
20152/30152. Migration and Immigration: Causes and Consequences

III. Urban Environment

ANTHROPOLOGY

25325. History and Culture of Baseball
39205. Landscape History and Place Making

ART HISTORY

14700. Building Renaissance Italy: A Survey of the Built Environment
15700. Introduction to the American-Built Environment
17310. Between the Agora and the Shopping Mall
17410.  Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago and Beyond
2/34170.  Research the Chicago Cityscape

BIG PROBLEMS

28800. The Sources of Inequality and their Origins
29000. Energy and Energy Policy

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

13131. Chicago's Natural History: Where Is It? What Is It? and There It Goes!

CREATIVE WRITING 

12101. Reading as a Writer: Chicago Stories
12115. Intro to Genres: The Surveilled City and the Googled Chicago

ECONOMICS 

23620. Inequality:  A Perspective from Macroeconomics
26500. Environmental Economics
26600. Economics of Urban Policies
26510. Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
28100. Economics of Sports
28700. Economics of Crime

ENGLISH

18108. Culture and the Police
22903. Literature of the City:  Between Utopia and Dystopia
27008. Black in the City
28816. Scenes of Chicago Housing

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 

21800. Economics and Environmental Policy
23100. Environmental Law
23500. Political Sociology
23600. The Environment in U.S. History
23700. Technology and Environment in History
24101. U.S. Environmental Politics
24301. International Development: Theory, Politics, and Policy
24400. Is Development Sustainable?
24701. U.S. Environmental Policy
24800. The Complex Problem of World Hunger
24901. Global Environmental Politics
25501. Environmental Justice, Human Rights, and Agriculture
26530. Environment, Agriculture and Food: Economic and Policy Analysis
27220. Environmental Management and Planning in the Calumet Region
27420. Urban Gardens:  Therapeutic, Educational, and Community Building Practicum
28001. Environmental Ethics
XXXX. The Social Theory of Cities (new course proposed by Alan Kolata for 2017/18)

GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES

22700/32700. Urban Structure and Process
23500/33500. Urban Geography
26100/36100. Roots of the Modern American City
26300. The Chinese Environment
26600/36600. Economics of Urban Policies
26800. Geography Issues in Housing and Community Development

HISTORY

18902. Chicago Social Movements, 1954-2014
22210. Introduction to Black Chicago, 1893-2010
26511. Cities from Scratch: The History of Urban Latin America
28805. World's Fairs, 1851-1937: Chicago and Paris
29613. History Colloquium:  Hyde Park and Chicago’s South Side as Historical Laboratory
29656. History Colloquium:  Urban Histories -- Experiencing, Using, and Representing the City

PUBLIC POLICY

20000. Economics for Public Policy
20305. Inequality in Urban Spaces
22100. Politics and Policy
22200. Public Policy Analysis
22300. Problems of Public Policy Implementation
24600. Economic Development in the Inner City
24800. Urban Policy Analysis
25405. Child Poverty and Chicago Schools
25810. Social Problems, Social Policy, and Social Change
25860. Crime, Justice, and Inequality in the American City
27800. Understanding Community: Civic Engagement and Public Policy
27821. Urban Schools and Communities
28050. Remaking Chicago: The City That Works on Social Change
28501. Process and Policy in State and City Government
29305. Law and Urban Problems

SOCIOLOGY

20104/30104. Urban Structure and Process
20120. Urban Policy Analysis
20122/30122. Introduction to Population
20129/30129. Economic Development in the Inner City
20146/30146. Culture and Politics
20152/30152. Migration and Immigration: Causes and Consequences
20215. Urban Health
20219. Urban Ethnography
20221. Crime and the City
20239. Urban School Reform: History and Policy
20252. Urban Innovation:  Cultural Place Making and Scenescapes
26000. Chicago Neighborhoods
26002. Urban Design Studio
26003. Chicago by Design
28016. Race, Politics and Neighborhood Revitalization
28072. Urban Space and Place
 

IV. Courses fulfilling the environmental sciences requirement

ANTHROPOLOGY

28100/38100. Evolution of the Hominoidea
28300/38200. Comparative Primate Morphology
28400/38800. Bioarchaeology and the Human Skeleton
28600/38600. Apes and Human Evolution

BIOLOGY

02810. The Complex Problem of World Hunger
10110. Biological Issues and Paradigms
20184. Biological Diversity
20185. Ecology and Evolution
11104. Genetically Modified Food: Calamity or Cornucopia?
11109. Molecules to Cells and Back
13106. The Hungry Earth: Light, Energy, and Subsistence
13107. Environmental Ecology
13109. Ecology
13113. Prairie Ecosystems: Lessons of Sustainability in the Past, Present, and Future
23232. Ecology and Evolution in the Southwest
23233. Ecology and Evolution in the Southwest, Field School
23241. Primate Evolution
23246. The Diversity and Evolution of Plants
23248. Primate Behavior and Ecology
23252. Field Ecology
23254. Mammalian Ecology
23266. Evolutionary Adaptation
23280. The Science behind Genetically Modified Organisms
23289. Marine Ecology
23299. Plant Development and Molecular Genetics
23351. Ecological Applications to Conservation Biology
23401. Mutualisms and Symbiosis
23406. Biogeography
29286. Biological and Cultural Evolution
29291. The History of U.S. Public Health
29299. History of Public Health in Latin America

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

11101-11201-11301. General Chemistry I, II, III: Variant A
12100. Chemistry and the Atmosphere
12402. Life through a Genomic Lens
14200. The Dynamic Environment: Global Systems and Climate During the Emergence of Humankind
14300. Settlement Systems, the Management of Nature, and the Emergence of Humankind within a Dynamic Environment
27400. Principles of Epidemiology

GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

13100. Physical Geology
13300. The Atmosphere
13400. Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
21200. Physics of the Earth
23200. Climate Dynamics of the Earth and Other Planets
23300. Physical Oceanography
23400. Chemical Oceanography
23800. Global Biogeochemical Cycles
23900. Environmental Chemistry
24500. Atmosphere and Ocean in Motion
25300. The Planetary Footprint of Farming

NATURAL SCIENCE

10300. Biological Evolution

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

10900. Ice-Age Earth
11000. Environmental History of the Earth