ecology

See environmental studies for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Research in Environmental Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Bryophytes and Lichens of the Pacific Northwest JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Climate and Ecosystem Change in the Anthropocene FR-SO
  • Winter
16
Climate and Ecosystem Change in the Anthropocene FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Conserving Wildlife JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Countertextual Ecologies: Eco-Music FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Countertextual Ecologies: Eco-Poetics FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Countertextual Ecologies: Gastropoetics FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Countertextual Ecologies: Political Ecology FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Counting on Soils: Precalculus and Soil Sciences FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Ecological and Environmental Economics JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Ecology of Perennial Agricultural Systems FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Environmental Problem Solving FR-SO
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Field Ecology JR-SR
  • Spring
16
General Biology: Cells, Populations, and Ecosystems FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Imperative Change: Earth, Food for the Future SO-SR
  • Spring
8
Marine Life: Marine Organisms and Their Environments JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Models in Biology SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
12
Northwest Forests: Biogeochemistry and Management JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Plant Biology FR-SR
  • Summer
6
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Spring, Summer) FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Fall FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Rivers of Clay SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Seeds of Change: Food, Culture, and Work FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Environmental Science SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
The Nature and Culture of Natural History FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Research in Environmental Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Birds: Inside and Out JR-SR
  • Winter
16
Caring for a Living Planet: Ecology and Ethics SO-SR
  • Fall
8
Ecological Agriculture: The Science, Justice, and Policy of Food Systems SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Ecology of Grazing and Grasslands in the Pacific Northwest FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Forests and Farms: The Systems that Sustain Us FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Introduction to Environmental Studies FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Invertebrate Zoology JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Living With Climate Change SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
Models in Biology SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall) FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Spring, Summer) FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Riding the Carbon Cycle from the Mountains to the Sea SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Symbiosis JR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Fungal Kingdom JR-SR
  • Fall
16
What Are Trees For? Forest Ecology and Resource Conflicts FR-SR
  • Spring
8