Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Environmental Studies Minor
Participating Faculty: Christine Casson (WLP), Paul Hackett (MC), Steve Himmer (WLP), Jon Honea (IN)**, Brooke Knight (VMA), Bob Nesson (VMA), Charles Oliver (IN), Wyatt Oswald (IN), Greg Payne (CS), Nejem Raheem (MC), John Satriale (School-Comm), Doug Struck (JR), Doug Whynott (WLP).
This interdisciplinary minor examines environmental processes, challenges, and solutions from a variety of perspectives, including science, policy, economics, history, ethics, media, literature, and the arts. Students will explore the relationships between people and the environment, focusing in particular on the sustainable use of natural resources and the causes, consequences, and communication of the complex environmental problems faced by human societies, including air and water pollution, habitat loss and restoration, and climate change.
Students must complete 4 courses, 16 credits, from the list of approved courses to complete the minor. Students must select at least one course from each track and must complete at least one course at the 300/400-level.
For the Environmental Studies minor, at least 16 credit hours in designated courses are required.
Students may choose from the following classes (for additional classes always check the semester registration listings):
|SC 220||Energy and Sustainability|
|SC 222||Natural Disasters|
|SC 223||Climate Change|
|SC 224||Ecology and Conservation|
|SC 225||Science and Politics of Water|
|SC 226||Plants and People|
|SC 292||Topics in Environmental Science|
|SC 320||Science in Translation: Environmental Science|
|SC 321||Environments, Ecosystems, and Cultures of the Past|
|SC 392||Advanced Topics in Environmental Science|
Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts
|EC 203||Principles of Economics|
|IN 234||Topics in Environmental Studies|
|IN 326||The Dammed Shawsheen: Blending Ecology and Economics in the Real World|
|JR 320||Environmental Journalism*|
|LI 217||Literature, Culture, and the Environment|
|LI 405||Reading and Writing the Environment*|
|PH 204||Environmental Ethics|
**Adviser for the minor