Minor in Environmental Studies
Similar in design to the environmental studies major, students in the minor are required to take a shorter sequence of required introductory coursework, followed by a choice of electives to gain depth in a particular topic (science, policy, etc.) or breadth in topics across multiple disciplines.
Required Core Courses: 12 credits
- ENVR 150: Intro to Environmental Studies
- ENVR 175: Earth Systems Science (NS, NW, QR)
- ENVR 275: Humans in the Environment (NS)
Environmental Electives: 12 credits
Choose THREE courses from the following list.
- ENVR 300D: World Literature of Climate Change (HE, TE3-JU, WR)
- ENVR 300N: Conservation and Natural Resource Management (TE3-MV)
- ENVR 300Q: Environmental Health
- ENVR 300T: Sustainable Agricultural Science (NW, TE3-MV)
- ENVR 300Z: Outdoor Adventure Education & Leadership (2 credits)
- ENVR 303: Climate Action Workshop (EX, TE3-JU)
- ENVR 305: U.N. Climate Change Conference (2 credits) (SS, SW, EX, TE3-JU) enrolled students typically attend the UNFCCC COP
- ENVR 306: Global Climate Change Policy (2 credits) (SW, TE3-JU)
- ENVR 310: Environmental Geography (SS, SW, TE3-MV)
- ENVR 311: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (AS)
- ENVR 315: American Environmental Literature (HM, HE, TE3-JU)
- ENVR 327: Gender and Environment (GE, ES, CS)
- ENVR 331: Science of Climate Changes
- ENVR 360: U.S. Environmental History (HM, HE)
- ENVR 377A: Energy and Society (SS, SW, TF-JU)
Only 300-level courses that are formally listed as ENVR are accepted as elective in the minor. Courses from other departments that are not cross-listed (i.e. BIOL) may not be counted toward the minor. Courses taken through other institutions (i.e. study abroad) must be approved by the department chair on an individual basis.