University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Environmental and Nature Writing Certificate

The Certificate in Environmental and Nature Writing (ENW) offers students multiple course opportunities to practice and improve their understanding of and skills in writing about nature and the environment, as well as in evaluating and critiquing such writing.  It provides hands-on internship experiences with a biannual environmental literary journal and an annual community reading series, both run by EVST graduate students and advised by EVST faculty.

Post-Secondary Certificate - Environmental and Nature Writing


Required Courses9
Total Hours12

Degree Specifics: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ENST 335LLiterature of the Earth3
ENST 373AWriting the Earth: Workshop on Nature, Environment & Justice3
ENST 398Cooperative Education/Intern3
Total Hours9

Minimum required grade: C-


Note: To register for ENST 573 and ENST 594, students must have senior standing, a 3.0 GPA, and instructor permission.

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:3
Earth Ethics
Culture & Agriculture
Environmental Writing
Graduate Seminar
Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism
Introductory Nonfiction Workshop
Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop
Advanced Nonfiction Workshop
Writing the News
Total Hours3

Minimum required grade: C-