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. More on curriculum within EEES Guidelines for Ph.D. Program.
EEES 133. Foundations in Ecology
EEES 135. Foundations in Ecosystems & Society
Two methods courses such as EEES 127-128, 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