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Academic Programs

Environmental Studies Minor

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning fall 2017, we have a new curriculum that will replace the following!

Required courses (minimum of 18 semester hours):

A. Core Courses

  • ENV 100 (Introduction to Environmental Studies)
  • ENV 110 (Introduction to Sustainability Studies)

B. A minimum of 15 additional hours outside the student’s major department, with no more than 8 hours from any one department and comprised of the following categories:

  • Natural Sciences (At least 6 hours from two departments):
    • ATY 253 (Introduction to Biological Anthropology) and ATY 253L (Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory)
    • BIO 277 (Human Physiology)
    • BIO 301 (Principles of Ecology) and BIO 302 (Introductory Ecology Laboratory)
    • BIO 322 (Plant Diversity)
    • BIO 341 (Invertebrate Zoology)
    • BIO 354 (Plant Systematics)
    • BIO 361 (Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles)
    • BIO 420 (Marine Biology)
    • BIO 430 (Biological Evolution)
    • BIO 431 (The Biosphere)
    • BIO 438/PSY 438 (Animal Behavior)
    • BIO 477 (Animal Physiology)
    • BIO 526 (Conservation Biology)
    • BIO 529 (Aquatic Ecology)
    • CHE 205 (Introductory Organic Chemistry) and CHE 206 (Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
    • CHE 252 (Chemistry and the Human Environment)
    • CHE 331 (Quantitative Analysis) and CHE 333 (Quantitative Analysis Laboratory)
    • CHE 351(Organic Chemistry I)
    • CHE 352 (Organic Chemistry II)
    • GEO 205 (Environmental Change: Its Nature and Impact)
    • GEO 305 (Environmental Hazards Assessment)
    • GEO 311 (Weather and Climate) and GEO 311L (Climatology Laboratory)
    • GEO 314 (Physical Geography: Landscape Processes) and GEO 314L (Physical Geography Laboratory)
    • GEO 330 (Elements of Hydrology)
    • GEO 511 (Advanced Weather and Climate – Synoptic Climatology)
    • HEA 314 (Public Health Diseases)
  • Applied Social Sciences (at least 3 hours):
    • ATY 213 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)
    • ATY 450 (Anthropology in the Environment: Culture, Environment and Adaptation)
    • ATY 465 (An Overview of Medical Anthropology)
    • ATY 520 (Economic Anthropology)
    • ATY 526 (Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Agriculture)
    • CST 420 (Environmental Communication)
    • ENV 493 (Honors Work)
    • GEO 105 (Cultural Geography)
    • GEO 303 (World Population Problems)
    • GEO 313 (Natural Resource Regions of North America)
    • GEO 331/STH 331 (Sustainable Tourism and Transportation)
    • GEO 358 (Geographic Information Systems)
    • GEO 359 (Remote Sensing)
    • HEA 207 (International Health)
    • HEA 316 (Environmental Health)
    • STH 232 (Tourism Impacts and Alternatives)
    • STH 311 (Sustainable Food and Beverage)
    • STH 312 (Greening Hotel Facilities)
    • STH 332 (Sustainable Destination Planning and Management)
  • Policy and Humanities (at least 3 hours):
    • ECO 100 (Economics of a Global Sustainable Society)
    • ECO 380 (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics)
    • ENG 219 (Journalism I: Fundamentals of Newswriting)
    • ENG 318 (Journalism IV: Advanced Reporting and Writing)
    • ENG 323 (Literary Nonfiction)
    • ENG 380 (Literature and the Environment)
    • ENV 401 (Individual Study)
    • ENV 493 (Honors Work)
    • HEA 318 (Conflict Resolution and Facilitation Skills)
    • HIS 334 (United States Environmental History)
    • IAR 124 (Introduction to Sustainable Design)
    • IAR 221 (History and Theory of Design I)
    • MST 326 (News Analysis)
    • MUS 223 (Music and Environment)
    • PHI 363 (Environmental Ethics)
    • PSC 312 (Environmental Law and Policy)
    • PSC 313 (Natural Resources Law and Policy)
    • PSC 314 (Wildlife Law and Policy)
    • REL 250 (Religious Tradition and Care of the Earth)
    • SOC 202 (Social Problems in Global Context)
    • SOC 370 (Environmental Sociology)
    • SOC 377 (Disaster, Self, and Society)

Environmental Studies minor plus Sustainability Studies minor.

See the restrictions here.