Course code:



IM - Introductory/Intermediate

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • HS - Human Studies

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Once every three years

This course explores the historical roots and contemporary themes of environmental psychology.

The major topics include: environmental stress and human coping processes, crowding, personal space, architectural influences on feelings and actions, wilderness psychology, the development of environmental attitudes, and the determinants of environmental responsibility. We also examine some of the recent ideas derived from ecology, and the philosophy of nature as they apply to environmental education, voluntary simplicity, and human ecologically informed architecture, technology, and living.

Evaluations are based on class participation and two problem sets

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.