CES Courses

The Conservation and Environmental Science program is interdisciplinary and involves courses from a variety of different departments. In addition to the CES courses listed below, you may find a comprehensive list of approved courses on the CES Major page.

CES 199 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
For further information, consult dept chair. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
CES 210 - Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science (3 units; U)
Relations between human populations and resource depletion, pollution and ecosystem disturbance; search for solutions. Discussion section includes some community activities with environmental organization. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis Prereq: none.
CES 289 - Internship in Environmental Studies, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of environmental studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in CES; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
CES 290 - Seminar: Cool Power to Slow Global Warming (3 units; U)
Climate change - myth? science? Global warming causes; energy for sustainability; non-renewable (coal, oil, nuclear power), renewable (sun, wind, hydro, biomass, biogas) sources; predictions for 2050. Prereq: none.
CES 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
CES 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
CES 461 - The Politics and Policy of Sustainability (3 units; U/G)
Principles of environmental policy, governance, and management for global sustainability. CES 461, FrshWtr 461, & Global 461 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; CES 210(P) and Global 361(C), or cons instr.
CES 471 - Practicum in Natural Resources Management (4 units; U/G)
Preparation and presentation of a natural resource or environmental management plan for a real-world client. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis. Prereq: sr st; Bio Sci 310(P); declared CES major; or cons instr.
CES 489 - Internship in Environmental Studies, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of advanced principles of environmental studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Conservation & Environmental Sciences; 2.5 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
CES 490 - Senior Seminar: Conservation and Environmental Science (1 units; U)
Examination of conservation literature and preparation, presentation, and discussion of oral reports by individual students. Prereq: sr st; Conservation & Environmental Sciences major or Bio Sci major.
CES 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
CES 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
CES 550 - Introduction to Science Interpretation (3 units; U/G)
Concepts and practices of presenting science information for audience understanding of impact of science on daily life. Interpretation techniques for science content in nonformal settings. Prereq: jr st; CES 210(P) or cons instr.
CES 551 - Application of Science Interpretation (3 units; U/G)
Building upon CES 550, application of skills and knowledge to interdisciplinary environmental issues. Prereq: jr st; CES 550(P).
CES 571 - Practical Approaches to a Sustainable Future (3 units; U)
Natural ecological principles used to develop sustainable human-influenced environments. Emphasis on practical solutions to assess and develop alternative sustainable human agroecological models. Counts as a repeat of CES 499 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st; grade C or better in CES 210(P).
CES 699 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Advanced level independent work under the supervision of CES faculty or academic staff member. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.Prereq: jr. st; 2.50 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.