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Environmental Humanities

This minor allows students to articulate broad historical and cultural views of the complex interactions among humans and the natural and material environment. Students will analyze and produce expressive, creative work that illustrates the complexity of human interaction with the environment.

Students select 18 hours as distributed below. No more than three courses can come from a single academic unit in the total hours selected. Students may double-count two courses in the minor with their major.  At the discretion of the minor coordinator, science courses may be substituted into the minor.

Humanities and the Environment

                Credit Hours

Choose four courses, no more than two from the same discipline:

            12

ARCD 330. Materials and Methods I

           

ARCD 332. Materials and Methods II

           

ENG 221. Literature/Culture/Ideas (for minor credit when topic is “Environmental Literature”)

           

ENG 371. Literature and the Environment

           

ENG 372. Eco-Criticism and Environmental Ethics

           

ENG 390. The Environmental Imagination

           

ENVT 300. Special Topics in Environmental Humanities

           

ENVT 301. Internship

           

ENVT 401. Studio or Independent Study

           

GEOG 325. Environmental Ethics

           

HIST 304. Native Peoples of the United States1

           

HIST 315. Sport History

           

HIST 427. Environmental History

           

HIST 434. Recent America

           

INDU 392. Special Topics: Design and Sustainability

           

SCOM/WGS 302. Third Wave Ecofeminism

           

SCOM 354/WRTC 326. Environmental Communication and Advocacy

           

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

 

Approved Special Topics Courses

 

Approved Internship Programs

 

Approved Study Abroad Programs

 

Humanities/Social Science Elective

        

Choose one:

    3

ANTH 300. Anthropology of Food

           

ANTH 373. Anthropological Perspectives on Environment & Development

           

ANTH 430. Primate Conservation Biology

           

ARTH 380. American Art to 1870 (for landscape, painting, nationalism)

           

ARTH 464. Romanticism and Enlightenment

           

ENG 325. Romantic Literature

           

ENG 363. Native American Literature

           

ENG 496. Food Writing (Cavanagh’s section)

           

HIST 326. The Automobile in 20th Century America

           

HIST 327. Technology in America

           

HIST 405. Travel and Exploration

           

HIST 443. Technology and Culture

           

HIST 453. Patterns of Global History

           

HIST 469. International Aid and Development

           

HUMN 300. Introduction to Natural Disasters

           

ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation

           

PPA 484. Environmental Regulatory Policy and Politics

           

SOCI 311. Sociology of the Environment

           

SOCI 354. Social Inequality

           

SOCI 358. Sociology of Consumption

           

WRTC 342. Writing Place

           

WRTC 358. Writing about Science and Technology

           

Science Elective2

            

Choose one:

3

ENVT 200. Environmental Systems Theory

           

GEOG 322. Agricultural Systems and Global Food Production

           

GEOG 341. Wilderness Techniques

           

GEOL 102. Environment Earth

           

GEOL 115. Earth Systems and Climate Change

           

GEOL 211. Introduction to Oceanography

           

HTH 352. Environmental Health

           

ISAT 100. Environmental and Energy Sustainability

           

ISAT 112. Environmental Issues in Science and Technology

           

NUTR 380. Global Nutrition

           


            18

1 These four history courses are offered on a rotating basis. One will be offered each year.  Each one contains substantial environmental material.

2 General Education courses may double-count for the minor.