The EEES curriculum is designed with flexibility to accommodate the broad interdisciplinary interests of our students while ensuring that they have a rigorous disciplinary foundation. Strong mentoring is provided by an advisory committee of 3-4 faculty, who are assembled to match the student, and who work with the student to develop a customized curriculum, independent research plan, and professional development program. We also encourage and facilitate bottom-up learning opportunities, which includes courses, seminars, and working groups that are designed and led by graduate students.
The EEES program has two tracks: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Sustainability, Ecosystems, and Environment (SEE). Students in both tracks take two Foundations course, two statistics courses, participate in mentored teaching experiences, participate in a common weekly research colloquium, and participate in seminars and discussions with visiting scientists. Most students also take a few other electives from an evolving list of options, which can include short courses taught elsewhere.
EEES 133. Foundations of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
EEES 135. Foundations in Ecosystems & Society
EEES 128-129. Theory and Practice of Statistics 1 & 2
EEES 169. Mentored Teaching Experience
EEES 266. Research Colloquium (EEES-Lunch) – during fall, winter and spring quarters
EEES seminars with invited speakers from outside Dartmouth