200 Level

Current offerings of Earth & Environment courses can be found on the course listing of the BU Bulletin.

Earth & Environment 200-level courses can be taken for divisional studies credit (NS = natural science divisional studies credit, SS = social science division studies credit).

All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.

GE 201 World Regional Geography I

Overview of the special combination of environmental, historical, economic, and organizational qualities of the regions of the Old World including Western and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, East and South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Emphasis on current issues of regional and global development. (SS)

GE 250 The Fate of Nations: Climate, Resources, and Institutions (SS)

Environmental contribution to the rise and fall of civilizations. Focus is on how the environment influenced the ideas and organization of societies, and how those ideas and power structures allowed the society to flourish or collapse. Interdisciplinary approach that unites ideas from history, ecology, and economics.

GE 270 Data, Models, and Analysis in Earth & Environment

Prereq: ES 107 or GE 100 (or equivalent), or consent of instructor

Introduces key questions, types and sources of data, and analytical methods in earth and environment, and introduces students to an array of quantitative methods from both the natural- and social-science disciplines. Required for all majors in Earth & Environment.