|Michelle and Ben collect insects in a cut-over forestry section
The Environmental Studies/Adirondack FIG offers a complete semester of five courses taught by a team of professors from various disciplines who share a common environmental studies emphasis and use the Adirondack Park region as case study.
The program investigates the artistic or philosophical questions, the scientific problems, and the social and political controversies which the Adirondack Park creates for its residents, scholars, and visitors.
The Environmental Studies/Adirondack FIG enrolls twenty first-year ("freshman") students who work closely all week with professors and advisors, advanced students, and each other in frequent team projects, science and writing labs, field trips, or art studios. It constitutes a complete semester schedule of approximately 17 credit hours.
Because it stresses coherence across disciplines, field experience, and teamwork, the program is excellent preparation for many liberal arts majors. Students are also well prepared to continue in SUNY Potsdam's Environmental Studies major or minors.
Courses in the Environmental Studies/Adirondack FIG change slightly from year to year, but always include the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. The program in Fall 2008 combined the following courses: Landscape Art, Environmental Biology, and Natural Resources. Geography, English composition, Environmental Studies. Being a complete semester schedule, the program satisfies more than a third of the General Education requirements in an unusually coherent fashion
Thank you for visiting The Environmental Studies/Adirondack FIG website. If you have any questions, please feel free to call, write or e-mail me. I am more than happy to correspond with you.
Name: Prof. Stacy Rosenberg
Office Telephone: (3150 267-2963
Department Name: Department of Politics
Mail: Satterlee Hall
Potsdam NY 13676 USA
Department Phone (315) 267-2768
Department Fax: (315) 267-2743