Environmental and Sustainability Studies (BA)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance

Fall Semester

ESST 1003 and ESST 1000L
Sustainability Concepts
CODE 1023

Environment & Sustainable Society
ENVS 1013
Environmental Science

Winter Semester

ESST 1023
Environmental Perspectives

2) English Courses

These courses fill up quickly. Register as soon as possible. If they are filled, get on the waiting list and/or wait until year 2. If you wait until year 2 to take an English course be sure to register for an extra Arts Core course in Box 3 below.

Choose one of:

ENGL 1213
ENGL 1413
ENGL 1483 and ENGL 1493 (this course is 6 credit-hours and extends over both Fall and winter terms)

Choose one of:

ENGL 1223
ENGL 1423

ENGL 1483 and ENGL 1493

3) Arts Core Courses

Courses students register for that meet the requirement for the arts core courses (see below).

Choose two 3 credit-hour courses

Choose three 3 credit-hour courses

Important Notes

Description of the Arts Core Courses (30 credit-hours)

a.  6hrs in English at the 1000-level (see row 2)

b.  6hrs (two 3hr courses) in a single language other than English

c.  6hrs (two 3hr courses) in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, WGST

d.  6hrs (two 3hr courses) in Art (not 2013, 2023, 3013, 3023), Classics, Comparative Religion, History, Philosophy, Music (not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies), or WGST

e.  6hrs in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

Students transferring to Environmental & Sustainability Studies from another post-secondary institution should contact the department before registering.


Dr. Edith Callaghan
ESST Program Coordinator