Exploring humanity’s evolving relationship to the environment through various artistic lenses. Perspectives like philosophy, religion, literature, and history allow us to view the environment creatively.

Why study Environmental Arts and Humanities at Sewanee?

This major examines environmental issues by integrating the diverse perspectives offered by anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual studies. While you’ll be encouraged to pursue your own specific interests in environmental arts and humanities, the major includes three interrelated components of common study.

First, it offers a grounding in environmental science and policy. Second, it examines how the areas of environmental arts and humanities inform and are informed by the perspectives of environmental science and policy. Finally, as the defining core of the major, you will explore how the arts and humanities enrich our understanding of humanity's complex, evolving relation to the world we inhabit and inform our responses to the many dimensions of environmental issues.

First Destinations: Environmental Arts & Humanities Majors

Sewanee graduates secure positions in a variety of fields. Some you would expect, others, are a bit of a surprise. Sewanee prepares you for your profession and your passion. Below is a sampling of recent graduates' first job.

  • Research Editorial Staff in Marketing & Communications, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Outdoor Adventure Program Staff, City Kids Wilderness Project, Jackson, WY.
  • Logistics Analyst, Bellhops, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Episcopal Service Crops, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Future Leaders Program Associate for the Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability Program, GloxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

Sewanee graduates enjoy extraordinary acceptance rates to top graduate and preprofessional programs–about 95 percent to law school and over 85 percent to medical school. Below is a sampling of where Sewanee grads continue their education.

  • Master of Environmental Science and Management, John Hopkins University.
  • M.S. in Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge.

A Sampling of Courses

Meet some professors


James R. Peters
Professor of Philosophy, Coordinator of Environmental Arts and Humanities


Carnegie Hall 201A, Ext. 1581

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