Environmental and Urban studies as a major is only open to students that entered before Fall 2022, students entering in the fall of 2022 should look to the Environmetal Studies concentration.

 

Introduction to Environmental Studies

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 100

CRN Number: 90219

Class cap: 30

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Monique Segarra and Beate Liepert

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     9:10 AM11:30 AM Reem Kayden Center 103

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis  

Humans have profoundly altered the character of the Earth’s system since the advent of agriculture and urbanization 10,000 years ago. This course explores how natural and human systems are connected, and how global problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss, species extinction are linked with one another and with social problems such as financial instability, widening economic inequality, food insecurity, intensifying conflict, and public health. We review the empirical evidence of these “wicked problems”, and introduce core concepts and methodologies from natural, and social sciences perspectives, together with practical skills that are required to tackle these issues. We will contemplate alternative political and socioeconomic options (from indigenous knowledge to shared socioeconomic pathways) and will explore how impacts of these decisions on future natural and human systems can be assessed (foresight work). Issues will be considered at a variety of scales—from the level of individual responsibility to the local, regional, national, and global dimensions. The course includes a community service component, labs, and guest lectures.  It will be co-taught by instructors in the natural and social sciences.

 

Land-Atmosphere Interactions

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 109

CRN Number: 90218

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Gidon Eshel

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     11:50 AM1:10 PM Hegeman 106

 

Distributional Area:

MC Mathematics and Computing  

One of the key modes of climate variability arises not from inherent atmospheric variability, and not for  inherent land surface variability, but from their interactions. In this course will address both climatological phenomena (e.g., radiative-thermodynamic-hydrological interactions that explain the geography of major deserts and of major rainfall provinces) and anomalies (e.g., the recent western US wildfires, ecological recovery from tropical clearcut deforestation). While these two operate on timescales of days to decades, we will also explore a third form of land–atmosphere interactions having to do with long term Earth evolution on billion year timescale. This addresses, e.g., snowball Earth (both onset and recovery), early pre-GOE C and N cycles, or 100,000 year timescale glaciation events.

 

Air Quality Research

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 223

CRN Number: 90220

Class cap: 16

Credits: 2

 

Professor:

Elias Dueker

 

Schedule/Location:

    Fri   9:10 AM11:30 AM Hegeman 308

 

Distributional Area:

LS Laboratory Science  

Harmful algal blooms in the ocean and freshwater lakes, streams, and rivers are increasing across the United States, threatening drinking water supplies, aquatic ecology, and human health. While we know that these algal blooms can be toxic to animals and humans if ingested or through skin contact, we know very little about the potential for exposure to these toxins through the air. Using cutting-edge field and laboratory equipment, this class will conduct research focused on characterizing and quantifying connections between water quality and air quality regionally. Prerequisites:  EUS 102 or other 100-level lab science course.

 

Advanced Readings in Environmental Science

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 240

CRN Number: 90221

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Gidon Eshel

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     10:10 AM11:30 AM Albee 106

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis  

The F22 rendition of this course will focus on two related topics: (1) urban metabolism; and (2) thermodynamic performance of built environments. The course is based exclusively on reading recent vintage scientific papers. Students need not understand every sentence of every paper, but you should definitely be willing to REALLY try, and raise the points that eluded you in class.

 

Social Entrepreneurship Practicum

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 305E

CRN Number: 90222

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Alejandro Crawford and Eliza Edge

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     8:30 AM9:50 AM Barringer Global Classroom

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis  

This is a collaborative, cross-institution course in social entrepreneurship ,where student teams envision and build their own start-up companies or non-profits. Social entrepreneurship means creating organizations that offer scalable solutions to social and environmental challenges. Bard students will engage with classes from Bangladesh, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Taiwan, Bulgaria, the US, China and  Lithuania through a mixture of synchronous on-line learning, and a weekly in-person lab. The course will culminate in a “shark tank for sustainability” among and between teams from the different universities, with winning teams then competing at the Bard MBA’s annual Disrupt to Sustain pitch competition in December for a $1500 prize. The practice of social entrepreneurship explores the full suite of liberal learning: critical analysis, persuasive writing, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, design thinking, and group social dynamics The course will include readings and discussion focused on social issues related to entrepreneurship: drivers of change, from decarbonization to AI; delinking growth from material throughput; urban-based innovation ecosystems; social obstacles to risk taking; working on multi-disciplinary teams; language, power, race and gender dynamics in entrepreneurship; deconstructing the archetypes of entrepreneurship.

 

GIS for Environmental Justice

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 321

CRN Number: 90047

Class cap: 12

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Susan Winchell-Sweeney

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     9:30 AM11:50 AM Henderson Comp. Center 0

 

Distributional Area:

LS SA Laboratory Science Social Analysis D+J Difference and Justice

 

Crosslists: Architecture; Historical Studies; Human Rights

Using ESRI GIS software and associated apps, students will receive formal instruction in the fundamentals of using spatial information, conducting spatial analysis, and producing high-quality cartographic products in this practicum. Students will learn how GIS may be used as a tool for identifying and assessing environmental justice (EJ) issues at the local, regional and global scale. Students will apply these GIS skills and knowledge base to a team-based research project focused on an environmental justice problem. The course culminates in a presentation session, where students show their analysis and results to their peers, professors and the greater Bard community. This course is part of the Racial Justice Initiative, an interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty to further the understanding of racial inequality and injustice in the United States and beyond.

 

Environmental Law for Policy

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 324

CRN Number: 90224

Class cap: 3

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Danielle Spiegel-Feld

 

Schedule/Location:

Wed     1:00 PM3:00 PM Albee 102

Fri   10:00 AM11:00 AM 

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis  

This course introduces students to the core concepts of environmental law in the context of interdisciplinary policy making. Students examine responses and solutions to environmental problems that rely on legal and regulatory instruments, judicial decisions, and voluntary agreements, while exploring the interaction between environmental law and policy. They also take into account the nature of international, federal, state, and local relationships in developing and applying the law, as well as the role of technology and science, tensions between private and public interests, and environmental justice considerations. Theory and practice are combined to address issues of contemporary importance. A main goal is to gain a sense of the various legal approaches to environmental problems.

 

Statistics & Econometrics

 

Course Number: EUS/ES 340

CRN Number: 90223

Class cap: 4

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Gautam Sethi

 

Schedule/Location:

 Mon  Fri    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Albee 102

 

Distributional Area:

MC Mathematics and Computing  

This course introduces students to quantitative tools used for analyzing data for policy analysis by developing a strong understanding of the nature of causality. Using policy applications, this course focuses on developing a logical structure underlying statistics while eschewing formulaic learning. After taking this course, students will be able to explain statistical concepts rigorously in plain English, develop an appreciation for connections among geometry, trigonometry, and statistics, and write code in a programming language such as STATA or R.

 

Cross-listed courses:


Ancient Indigenous Peoples before the Bard Lands: Archaeological Methods and Theory

 

Course Number: ANTH 211

CRN Number: 90197

Class cap: 12

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Christopher Lindner

 

Schedule/Location:

Lab:

Thurs    3:30 PM4:50 PM Olin 302

Fri   1:30 PM4:30 PM Rose Laboratories 108

 

Distributional Area:

LS Laboratory Science  

 

Crosslists: American Studies; Environmental & Urban Studies

 

The Rift and the Nile

 

Course Number: ANTH 218

CRN Number: 90601

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

John Ryle

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon   Wed    11:50 AM – 1:10 PM Olin 107

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis D+J Difference and Justice

 

Crosslists: Africana Studies; Environmental and Urban Studies; Historical Studies; Human Rights

 

Spatial Subjects: Architecture as Media

 

Course Number: ARCH 111 MC

CRN Number: 90502

Class cap: 12

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Michael Cohen

 

Schedule/Location:

  Wed     10:10 AM1:10 PM Garcia-Renart House STUDIO

 

Distributional Area:

PA Practicing Arts  

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies; Experimental Humanities

 

Unseen Services: Reimagining the Everyday

 

Course Number: ARCH 111 BC

CRN Number: 90506

Class cap: 12

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Betsy Clifton

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon       10:10 AM1:10 PM Garcia-Renart House STUDIO

 

Distributional Area:

PA Practicing Arts  

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies; Experimental Humanities

 

Domestic Agents: Open Practices Workshop I

 

Course Number: ARCH 130

CRN Number: 90505

Class cap: 12

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Betsy Clifton

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     3:30 PM6:30 PM Garcia-Renart House STUDIO

 

Distributional Area:

PA Practicing Arts  

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies; Experimental Humanities; Studio Art

 

Little Blue Marble: Letters to the earth

 

Course Number: ARCH 211

CRN Number: 90566

Class cap: 12

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Thena Tak

 

Schedule/Location:

Fri     10:10 AM – 1:10 PM Garcia-Renart House STUDIO

 

Distributional Area:

PA  Practicing Arts   

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies; Experimental Humanities

 

Tender Thresholds: An Architecture of Non-Human Belonging

 

Course Number: ARCH 323

CRN Number: 90567

Class cap: 18

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Thena Tak

 

Schedule/Location:

 Tue    1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Garcia-Renart House STUDIO

Thurs  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Garcia-Renart House STUDIO

 

Distributional Area:

PA Practicing Arts

 

Crosslists: Environmental and Urban Studies

 

Print I

 

Course Number: ART 109 AC

CRN Number: 90448

Class cap: 12

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Adriane Colburn

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon      2:00 PM5:00 PM F Fisher Studio Arts 139, 140

 

Distributional Area:

PA  Practicing Arts   

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Situating Architecture

 

Course Number: ARTH 126

CRN Number: 90010

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Olga Touloumi

 

Schedule/Location:

  Wed  Fri   11:50 AM1:10 PM Olin 204

 

Distributional Area:

AA Analysis of Art  

 

Crosslists: Architecture; Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Ecology and Evolution

 

Course Number: BIO 202

CRN Number: 90021

Class cap: 16

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Bruce Robertson

 

Schedule/Location:

  Wed  Fri   8:30 AM11:30 AM Reem Kayden Center 114/115

 

Distributional Area:

LS Laboratory Science  

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Biostatistics

 

Course Number: BIO 244

CRN Number: 90023

Class cap: 16

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Kathryn Anderson

 

Schedule/Location:

 Tue  Thurs    1:30 PM4:30 PM Reem Kayden Center 111

 

Distributional Area:

MC Mathematics and Computing  

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies; Global Public Health; Mathematics

 

Marine Biology

 

Course Number: BIO 319

CRN Number: 90025

Class cap: 16

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Kathryn Anderson

 

Schedule/Location:

Lab:

Mon  Wed     10:10 AM11:30 AM Reem Kayden Center 102

Mon       1:30 PM4:30 PM Reem Kayden Center 114/115

 

Distributional Area:

LS Laboratory Science  

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Economic Development

 

Course Number: ECON 221

CRN Number: 90210

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Sanjay DeSilva

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     5:10 PM6:30 PM Hegeman 102

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis  

 

Crosslists: Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Environmental & Urban Studies; Global & International Studies; Human Rights; Latin American/Iberian Studies; Science, Technology, Society

 

Introduction to Econometrics

 

Course Number: ECON 229

CRN Number: 90212

Class cap: 18

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Sanjay DeSilva

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     3:30 PM4:50 PM Hegeman 102

 

Distributional Area:

MC Mathematics and Computing  

 

Crosslists: Economics & Finance; Environmental & Urban Studies; Global & International Studies

 

History of New York City

 

Course Number: HIST 2014

CRN Number: 90238

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Cecile Kuznitz

 

Schedule/Location:

 Tue  Thurs    3:30 PM4:50 PM Olin 204

 

Distributional Area:

HA Historical Analysis  

 

Crosslists: American Studies; Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Stakes and Claims:  A Social and Cultural History of Ownership

 

Course Number: HIST 2041

CRN Number: 90236

Class cap: 20

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Tabetha Ewing

 

Schedule/Location:

 Tue  Thurs    6:40 PM8:00 PM Olin 201

 

Distributional Area:

HA Historical Analysis D+J Difference and Justice

 

Crosslists: Architecture; Environmental & Urban Studies; French Studies; Human Rights

 

Landscape Studies: The Hudson River Valley

 

Course Number: HUM 234

CRN Number: 90605

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Jana Mader

 

Schedule/Location:

Tue  Thurs       1:30 PM – 2:50 PM Henderson Computer Center 101A

 

Distributional Area:

HA Historical Analysis

Crosslists: Architecture; Environmental and Urban Studies; Historical Studies

 

Extinction: Loss and Futurity in American Literature

 

Course Number: LIT 336

CRN Number: 90327

Class cap: 15

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Alex Benson

 

Schedule/Location:

   Tue    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Olin 305

 

Distributional Area:

LA Literary Analysis in English D+J Difference and Justice

 

Crosslists: American Studies; Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Climate and Energy

 

Course Number: PHYS 215

CRN Number: 90081

Class cap: 16

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Beate Liepert

 

Schedule/Location:

Lab:

 Tue       3:10 PM – 5:30 PM Rose Laboratories 108

 Thurs    3:10 PM – 5:30 PM Rose Laboratories 108

 

Distributional Area:

LS Laboratory Science  

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Introduction to Urban Sociology

 

Course Number: SOC 138

CRN Number: 90283

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Peter Klein

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     10:10 AM11:30 AM Aspinwall 302

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis D+J Difference and Justice

 

Crosslists: American Studies; Architecture; Environmental & Urban Studies

 

Introduction to Research Methods

 

Course Number: SOC 205

CRN Number: 90286

Class cap: 15

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Yuval Elmelech

 

Schedule/Location:

 Tue  Thurs    10:10 AM11:30 AM Henderson Comp. Center 106

 

Distributional Area:

MC Mathematics and Computing  

 

Crosslists: American Studies; Environmental & Urban Studies; Global & International Studies; Human Rights

 

The Environment and Society

 

Course Number: SOC 231

CRN Number: 90287

Class cap: 22

Credits: 4

 

Professor:

Peter Klein

 

Schedule/Location:

Mon  Wed     11:50 AM1:10 PM Hegeman 102

 

Distributional Area:

SA Social Analysis D+J Difference and Justice

 

Crosslists: Environmental & Urban Studies; Human Rights; Science, Technology, Society