Environmental studies is the academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. It is a broad interdisciplinary field of study that includes the natural environment, built environment, and the sets of relationships between them. While distinct from ecology and environmental science, the discipline encompasses study in the basic principles of those two fields of learning as well as the associated subjects, such as: policy, politics, law, economics, sociology and other social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.
The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences(AESS) was founded in 2008 as the first American professional association in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. An academic journal is scheduled to begin publication in 2011.
- Bachelor of Environmental Studies
- Brian Black
- Conservation Commons
- Environmental communication
- Environmental education
- List of environmental studies topics
- School of Environmental Studies
- Sustainable development
- ↑ National Center for Education Statistics. Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP 2000)- (03) NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION. Institute of Education Sciences, United States Department of Education. [Accessed 29 January 2010]
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20051218131630/http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ump/majors/es
- ↑ Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences