Guide for Oxford Continuees (2016-17)

Continuees from Emory's Oxford, Georgia, campus are among our best students and we are eager to smooth the transition from Oxford to Emory College for prospective majors. Although there is no single equivalent department at Oxford, students who have taken courses in Biology and Geology have an excellent preparation for a major or minor in ENVS.  Certain Oxford courses are "pre-approved" equivalents to Emory College ENVS courses. If you have any questions about a course not on this list, please contact Anne Hall, ENVS Director of Undergraduate Studies, ahall04@emory.edu, 404-727-2863. Note that some courses can count for a variety of requirements, but you can only use each course once. One exception is that a 200-level course with a lab can also be used to satisfy the ENVS Upper-level Lab requirement. Pre-approved Oxford Courses which count towards the Environmental Sciences major are listed under the course or major requirement they satisfy.

Oxford courses pre-approved to fulfill ENVS major or minor requirements 

Two ENVS Introductory Courses are required for both the ENVS major or minor in Emory College: 
ENVS 130: Introduction to ENVS (3 credit hours) AND
ENVS 131: Introduction to ENVS Field Studies (2 credit hours)

The Oxford equivalent to ENVS 130 and ENVS 131 is ENVS OX 131: Environmental Science with Lab

AP Environmental Science with a score of 4 or 5 is equivalent to ENVS 130: Introduction to ENVS (3 credit hours). If an Oxford continuee has AP credit in environmental sciences, they will need to enroll in ENVS 131: Introduction to Field Studies (2 credit hours) after their transfer to Emory College.

ENVS Intermediate Breadth Area Courses ~ Ecology and Conservation
BIOL OX 135: Plants and Society with Lab (Oxford Campus)
BIOL OX 185: Plants and Society with Lab (Study Abroad)
BIOL OX 285: Plants and Society with Lab (Study Abroad, for Biology Majors)
BIOL OX 235: Field Botany with Lab
BIOL OX 242: Animal Architecture and Physiology with Lab
BIOL OX 245: Freshwater Ecology with Lab


ENVS Intermediate Breadth Area Courses ~ Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
GEOL OX 115: Meteorology and Climatology with Lab
GEOL OX 141: Physical Geology with Lab
GEOL OX 142: Evolution of the Earth with Lab
GEOL OX 220N:  Modern and Ancient Tropical Environments
GEOL OX 250:  Mineral Resources, Energy and Power with Lab


ENVS Intermediate Breadth Area Courses ~ Social Science and Policy
SOC OX 215N: Social Problems

Upper Level Electives

Any of the 200-level courses listed above which are not already being used to meet a student’s Intermediate Breadth Area course requirements may be used to satisfy the Upper Level Elective requirements for the major.  In most cases, students may not use 100-level courses to fulfill the upper level elective requirement.   However, in some cases, for example, GEOL OX 141: Physical Geology with Lab (equivalent to ENVS 230), we will allow one 100-level course to count for upper level elective credit.

In exceptional circumstances, other Oxford courses may count towards the ENVS major or minor, but permission must be given by the ENVS Department.  Please check with your advisor first, and then email your request to the ENVS Program Development Coordinator.  You will need to fill out a course substitution form and submit a syllabus for the Oxford course in question, listing the ENVS requirement it might fulfill. This can be done while still studying at Oxford, if the student is an intended ENVS major. 

Field Course Requirement ~ The field course may also be used for an Upper Level Elective (if 200-level) or an Intermediate Breadth Area course, but will not count for both of these requirements while being used to fulfill the field course requirement.

BIOL OX 235: Field Botany with Lab
BIOL OX 245: Freshwater Ecology with Lab
GEOL OX 100N: Desert Geology
GEOL OX 220N:  Modern and Ancient Tropical Environments
GEOL OX 235N:  Geology and Culture in Scotland (English 235N does not count)

Upper Level Lab Requirement ~ The upper level lab course may also be used for an Upper Level Elective (if 200-level) or an Intermediate Breadth Area course, but will not count for both of these requirements while being used to fulfill the upper level lab requirement.

BIOL OX 235: Field Botany with Lab
BIOL OX 242: Animal Architecture and Physiology with Lab
BIOL OX 245: Freshwater Ecology with Lab
GEOL OX 141: Physical Geology with Lab (equivalent to ENVS 230)
GEOL OX 142: Evolution of the Earth with Lab (equivalent to ENVS 222)
GEOL OX 250:  Mineral Resources, Energy and Power with Lab

★Additional Requirements for the B. S. degree in Environmental Sciences

 

★The B.S. degree requires 5 courses in natural sciences and mathematics from the list given below ~ at least one course must be completed from each of the three categories

Math/Computer Science

Biology/Physics

Chemistry

Math 111, Math 112

Math 115, Math 116

Computer Sci 170

Bio 141/141L

Bio 142/142L

Phys 141, Phys 142

Phys 151, Phys 152

Chem 141, Chem 142

Chem 221, Chem 222

Natural Sciences Equivalents

BIOL 141 and 141L is equivalent to BIOL OX 141:  Introductory Biology I with Lab

BIOL 142 and 142L is equivalent to BIOL OX 142:  Introductory Biology II with Lab

 

CHEM 141 is equivalent to CHEM OX 141:  General Chemistry I with Lab

CHEM 142 is equivalent to CHEM OX 142:  General Chemistry II with Lab

CHEM 221 is equivalent to CHEM OX 221: Organic Chemistry I and

                                              CHEM OX 221L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab I

CHEM 222 is equivalent to CHEM OX 222: Organic Chemistry II and

                                              CHEM OX 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II

PHYS 141 is equivalent to PHYS OX 141:  Introductory Physics I with Lab

PHYS 142 is equivalent to PHYS OX 142:  Introductory Physics II with Lab

PHYS 151 is equivalent to PHYS OX 151:  General Physics: Mechanics with Lab

PHYS 152 is equivalent to PHYS OX 152:  General Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics with Lab

Math and Computer Science Equivalents

MATH 111 is equivalent to MATH OX 111: Calculus I

MATH 112 is equivalent to MATH OX 112: Calculus II

CS 170 is equivalent to CS OX 150: Introduction to Computer Science or CS OX 170: Introduction to Computer Science