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Environmental Studies

The environmental studies minor provides an cross disciplinary education engaging socio-cultural, scientific and technical issues raised by the oft-conflicting needs and desires of globally interacting societies. Designed to complement any major, the goals of the environmental studies minor include:

  • To help undergraduates develop an awareness of the cultural, political and scientific aspects of the world’s environmental problems.
  • To better prepare students for further study at the graduate or professional school level and careers in the expanding field of environmental professions.

The minimum requirement for a minor in environmental studies is 24 credit hours taken from the four categories outlined.
No more than three courses from a single subject (e.g., GEOG, GEOL, ANTH, ENG, etc.) may count toward completion of the environmental studies minor. Students wishing to complete more than one of the environment minors (environmental management, environmental science and environmental studies) may receive dual credit for the capstone course (ENVT 400), but may not receive dual credit for any other courses that might be shared by the minors.

Courses

Credit Hours

Introduction to Environmental Literacy 1

3

GANTH 196. Biological Anthropology

 

GBIO 103. Contemporary Biology

 

GENG 221. Literature, Nature, Environment (this section only)

 

ENVT 200. Environmental Systems Theory

 

GGEOL 102. Environment: Earth

 

GGEOL 115. Earth Systems and Climate Change

 

GISAT 112. Environmental Issues in Science and Tech

 

GEOG 210. Physical Geography

 

Socio-Cultural Approaches to Environmental Studies 2

15

ANTH 373. Anthropological Perspectives on Environment and Development

 

ECON 305. Environmental Economics

 

ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources

 

ENG 371. Literature and the Environment

 

ENG 372. Eco-Criticism and Environmental Ethics

 

GEOG 290. Human Interactions with the Physical Environment

 

GEOG 300. Population Geography

 

GEOG 310. Environmental Issues

 

GEOG 311. Endangered Environments

 

GEOG 320. Human Dimensions of Global Change

 

GEOG 322. Agricultural Systems

 

GEOG 325. Environmental Ethics

 

GEOG 341. Wilderness Techniques

 

GEOG 342. Management and Protection of Natural Resources

 

GEOG 343. Wildlife Management

 

GEOG 345. Geography of Poverty

 

GEOG/ISAT 429. Sustainability: An Ecological Process

 

GEOG 430. Geography of Crop Plants

 

HIST 427. U.S. Environmental History

 

ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation

 

PPA 484. Environmental Regulatory Policy and Politics

 

SCOM 354. Communication, Environment and Environmentalism

 

SOCI 311. Sociology of the Environment

 

WRTC 416/SCOM 465. Rhetoric of Environmental Science and Technology

 

Approved special topics courses

 

Approved internship programs

 

Approved study abroad courses

 

Environmental Science Literacy 3

 

BIO 451. Ecological Systems

 

BIO 452. Population Ecology

 

BIO 456. Landscape Ecology

 

BIO 457. Environmental Toxicology

 

BIO 459. Freshwater Ecology

 

GEOG 327. Climatology

 

GEOG 340. Biogeography

 

GEOL 211. Introduction to Oceanography

 

GEOL 310. Management of Marine Resources

 

GEOL 340. Soils and Land Use

 

ISAT 320. Fundamentals in Environmental Science

 

Senior Seminar Capstone Course

3

ENVT 400. Capstone Seminar

 


 

24

1 Minimum of three credit hours; can be double-counted with General Education credits.

2 Minimum of 15 credit hours; only two courses with the same course subject may be taken.

3 Minimum of 3 credit hours.