For students entering Fall 2021

First Semester

4 units          ADV-9674 Proseminar in ECOLOGIES: Interrelated, In-between, Dynamic
12 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**

Second Semester

16 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**
Choose elective courses to develop the Trajectory

Third Semester

16 units        Electives
Choose elective courses to develop the Trajectory

Fourth Semester

8 units          Electives
8 units          ADV-9307 Open Project

**In the first year, students are required to take a minimum of 12 units of distributional electives from an approved list of courses.
Distributional electives may be completed in the second year with approval from the Domain Head.


Selection of Distributional Electives
Students are required to select 3 from across disciplines.

ECOLOGIES + Cultures
Situated understandings of / attitudes toward / historical traditions relative to land, landscape, nature, and environment (across cultures, and including inter-species and non-human lenses)
DES 3347 Wild Ways: Thinking, Relating and Being with/in Wilderness, Wild-ness and Nature in the Anthropocene
DES 3348 The Idea of Environment
HIS 4395 Environmentalisms II
HIS 4461 Natural Histories for Troubled Times, or, Revisiting the ‘Entangled Bank’
HIS 4464 Slavery, the Slave Trade and the Built Environment

ECOLOGIES + Atmospheres
Planetary and atmospheric change and dynamics, including impacts on energy, climate, biodiversity, habitat
HLS 2921 Climate Solution Living Lab (spring, by permission only – Oct deadline)
SES 5409 Climate Justice
SCI 6244 Climate by Design
SCI 6381 Power||Energy: Mapping the Thickened Ground of Labor
SCI 6482 Confronting Climate Change: A Foundation in Science, Technology + Policy (FAS GENED 1094)

Inhabitations of the earth’s surface, various forms and structures of collective living
DES 3241 Theories of Landscape as Urbanism
DES 3396 Thinking Landscape – Making Cities
SES 5380 Experimental Infrastructures
SES 5381 Urban Design and the Color-Line
SES 5397 Cities and the Urban Informal Economy: Rethinking Development, Urban Design and Planning

ECOLOGIES + Social Structures
Questions of to whom/for whom, including unequal social, environmental, and climate impacts
EH 249 Built Environment, Nature, and Health (CHAN)
SES 5370 Environment, Economics, Enterprise
SES 5429 Reimagining Social Infrastructure and Collective Futures
SCI 6361 Health and Buildings

ECOLOGIES + Resources
Interactions between and among resource availabilities, extraction and cultivation techniques and technologies, production, distribution, and consumption networks, including material ecologies
VIS 2353 The Desert We Eat: Explorations on Otomi Diet at Valle del Mezquital
DES 3365 Material Practice and Its Agency
DES 3391 Time’s Arrow Time’s Cycle

ECOLOGIES + Projections
Modes of inquiry, research, investigation, representation
AFVS 144M Photography and Ecology (FAS)
VIS 2314 Responsive Environments
DES 3483 Mapping Urbanization: Forms, Processes, and Systems
SCI 6322 Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation

Students contemplating cross-registering for courses at another Harvard school must abide by the dates and policies of the school in which the course is offered. Priority for enrollment may be given to the other school’s students first before cross-registrations are accepted — enrollment is not guaranteed. See