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Environmental Diplomacy

“Environmental diplomats should engage in an ethical and philosophical debate when it comes to taking moral actions. Being a 'technocratic' or expert diplomat is not enough vis-à-vis this intergenerational field that requires a sense of moral awareness and ​responsibility. This moral consciousness must be embedded with the diplomats’ understanding of how their actions can influence future generations as well as predecessors.”

- Leila Nicolas and Elie Kallab, Effective Forms of Environmental Diplomacy, 2021

The Grace School’s concentration in Environmental Diplomacy is the first university program in the world designed to train future practitioners of diplomacy in this vital field and reflects the fact that the new language of diplomacy is emerging from three terms which are common to all cultures and geographic locations: “clean air,” “clean water” and “arable land.” The Environmental Diplomacy concentration provides a foundation for those who are interested in pursuing multiple career trajectories, including work in international and domestic NGO’s, the foreign service, science diplomacy, community organizing, municipal government and activism.

Students in the Environmental Diplomacy concentration are required to take six courses from the following list.

“Environmental diplomats should engage in an ethical and philosophical debate when it comes to taking moral actions. Being a 'technocratic' or expert diplomat is not enough vis-à-vis this intergenerational field that requires a sense of moral awareness and responsibility. This moral consciousness must be embedded with the diplomats’ understanding of how their actions can influence future generations as well as predecessors.” 

- Leila Nicolas and Elie Kallab, Effective Forms of Environmental Diplomacy, 2021

The Grace School’s concentration in Environmental Diplomacy is the first university program in the world designed to train future practitioners of diplomacy in this vital field and reflects the fact that the new language of diplomacy is emerging from three terms which are common to all cultures and geographic locations: “clean air,” “clean water” and “arable land.” The Environmental Diplomacy concentration provides a foundation for those who are interested in pursuing multiple career trajectories, including work in international and domestic NGO’s, the foreign service, science diplomacy, community organizing, municipal government and activism. 

Students in the Environmental Diplomacy concentration are required to take six courses from the following list.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose six courses from the following list:24
BIO 118
MARINE BIOLOGY
DPL 210
LEADERSHIP AND DIPLOMACY
ENV 101
INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE WITHOUT LAB
ENV 102
INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE WITH LAB
ENV 118
EARTH THROUGH TIME
ENV 150
FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
ENV 151
INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY
ENV 152
ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ECONOMICS
ENV 160
IDEAS OF NATURE
ENV 165
NATIONAL PARKS HISTORY
ENV 170
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
ENV 181
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
ENV 200
CITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENV 202
RESOURCES, POPULATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENV 204
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENV 216
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
ENV 217
HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
ENV 230
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
ENV 235
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ENV 240
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
ENV 245
URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
ENV 310
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE
ENV 331
URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
ENV 344
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY
ENV 355
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
ENV 359
ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ANALYSIS WITH R
ENV 361
RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
GEO 101
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY
GEO 141
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
GEO 200
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
GEO 205
RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
GEO 210
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
GEO 220
OCEANOGRAPHY
GEO 225
EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE
GEO 269
CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY
GEO 330
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
GEO 333
URBAN PLANNING
GEO 335
GEODESIGN
GEO 346
GIS ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH
INT 321
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
LSP 112
FOCAL POINT SEMINAR The only LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar Course subtopics that may be selected are Biodiversity and the Modern Extinction Process (Study Abroad) and A Focus on Climate Change
PPS 260
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
PPS 300
APPLIED URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
PPS 302
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
PPS 330
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
PPS 331
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
PPS 332
NATIONAL PARKS POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
PPS 333
GREEN CITIES
PPS 334
SUSTAINABLE LAND REVITALIZATION AND BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT POLICY
PPS 360
GREAT LAKES GOVERNANCE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
PPS 376
ENERGY POLICY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
PPS 378
URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION POLICY
PSC 348
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS

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