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Naropa University’s Environmental Studies Department offers significant education for those in the Transition movement who are seeking the learning, re-skilling, and heart and soul skills needed to lead towards a sustainable future and the resilience of local communities.
Naropa University is a liberal arts colleges located in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Naropa University has both a BA in Environmental Studies and an MA in Environmental Leadership. Please see www.naropa.edu
for full details. See below for a list of the BA and MA courses that are offered. Many of these courses are open for local public enrollment as well as for the degree students.
BA in Environmental Studies
The 36-credit Environmental Studies major at Naropa University welcomes students who feel drawn to study, celebrate and serve the earth. The program emphasizes experiential learning, natural science, personal growth and an awakened relationship between self and world.
We combine multicultural views, contemplative practice and effective action in engaging environmental issues. Field trips, experiential teaching methods and small class sizes provide students with hands-on knowledge that fosters life-long learning.
The major integrates the disciplines of Natural Science, Ecology, Horticulture, Systems Theory, Ecopsychology, Service Learning, and Sustainable Living. Sound information about natural and human systems joined with a contemplative path and spiritual awareness provide the foundation upon which all courses are built. Students acquire information and experience through many ways of knowing.
All courses are taught via active experience, analytical thought, contemplation and intuitive exploration. The classroom community works to help students build trust and skill while uniting science, spirit and engagement.
BA Courses in Environmental Studies
MA Courses in Environmental Studies
- Physical Geography: Beholding the Body of the Earth
- History of the Environmental Movement
- Ecology and Systems Science
- Global Corporatism
- Green Building
- Geography: Pilgrimage and Sacred Landscape
- Nature, the Sacred and Contemplation
- Environmental Economics
- Introduction to Permaculture
- Environmental Pollution and Solutions
- Plant Ecology
- Deep Ecology
- Permaculture Design
- Environmental Justice
- Creating a Learning Community (noncredit)
- Indigenous Environmental Issues
- Independent Study
- Environmental Service Learning: Ecological Restoration
- Senior Project Course
- Deep Ecology in Context
- Inner Work for Environmental Leaders I
- Groups as Living Systems: Matrixworks
- Transforming Systems
- Political Ecology for Global Environmental Leadership
- The New Science and Its Cultural Applications
- Inner Work for Environmental Leaders II
- Wilderness Solo
- Leadership Skills Seminar
- Sustainability: Policy and Practice
- Applied Environmental Leadership Project
- Environmental Leadership Capstone Seminar
- Extended Master's Thesis/Project
- Authentic Leadership