Academic Requirements – ENV Studies

 Academic Requirements

Environmental Program faculty believe that most students who are interested in studying in the environmental areas are best served by pursuing a core major partnered with rigorous courses constituting an interdisciplinary environmental minor. Students can chose either of two tracts: an Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Science or an Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies, which focuses more on the humanities and economic aspects of the environment. The Environmental Science or the Environmental Studies Minor, coupled with a liberal arts major, is designed to prepare students for careers in the environmental sciences, law, public health, public policy,and public administration, and to develop attitudes and values consistent with a sustainable environmental future.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies

Requirements for Environmental Studies Minor  (Curriculum revised in November 2016)

Minors are required to take ENV 201 Intro to Environmental Issues (3h) and one course each from a list of approved courses in the social sciences, sciences and humanities. A total of 18 hours is required for the minor.

Social Sciences (one course required)

  • ANT 339. Culture and Nature. (3h)
  • ECN 241. Natural Resource Economics. (3h)
  • ENV 301a. Topics: Land and Natural Resource Policy. (3h)
  • ENV 301b. Topics: Environmental Policy and Law. (3h)
  • ENV 330. Land and Natural Resource Management. (3H)
  • POL 150. Introduction to Political Economy. (3h)
  • POL 281. Environmental Political Thought. (3h)

Natural Sciences (one course required)

  • BIO  113. Ecology and Evolution. (4h)
  • BIO  306. Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. (3h)
  • BIO 311. Ecology and Conservation Biology of Coral Reefs. (3h)
  • BIO 312. Ecology and Conservation Biology of Coral Reefs. (4h)
  • BIO  340. Ecology. (4h)
  • BIO 341. Marine Biology. (4h)
  • BIO 342. Aquatic Ecology. (4h)
  • BIO 343. Tropical Ecology. (3h)
  • BIO  344. African Savanna Ecology and Conservation. (4h)
  • BIO  347. Physiological Plant Ecology. (3h)
  • BIO 348. Physiological Plant Ecology. (4h)
  • BIO  349. Tropical Biodiversity. (4h)
  • BIO  350. Conservation Biology. (3h)
  • BIO  350L.Conservation Biology Laboratory. (1h)
  • BIO  356. Ecology and Resource Management in Australia. (4h)
  • BIO  377. Community Ecology. (4h)
  • BIO 379. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. (4h)
  • BIO  380. Bio-statistics. (3h)
  • BIO  306. Geographical Information systems
  • CHM/PHY 120. Physics and Chemistry of the Environment. (4h)
  • CHM 334. Chemical Analysis. (4h)
  • MTH 256. Statistical Models. (3h)

Humanities (one course required)

  • ENG  300. American Environmental Literature. (3h)
  • ENG  302a. Literature in Ecology. (3h)
  • ENG  302b. Hemispheric Literature. (3h)
  • ENG 341. Literature and the Environment. (3h)
  • ENG  356. Caribbean Literature and Environment. (3h)
  • ENG  397. Creative Non-fiction Writing: Environmental Essay. (3h)
  • HMN 292. Ecofeminism. (3h)
  • HMN 365. Humanity and Nature. (3h)
  • HST 112. Big History: From Nothing to Now and Beyond. (3h)
  • HST  351. Global Environmental History. (3h)
  • HST  355. History of Natural Conservation in Latin America. (3h)
  • REL  341. Religion and Ecology. (3)

Electives
The following courses can serve as electives for the environmental studies minor. Additional courses may have been approved since the publication of this bulletin. The program director maintains a complete list of all approved courses. For course descriptions, see the relevant department’s listings in this bulletin.

  • ANT 339. Culture and Nature. (3h)
  • BIO  113. Ecology and Evolution. (4h)
  • BIO  306. Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. (3h)
  • BIO  340. Ecology. (4h)
  • BIO  344. African Savanna Ecology and Conservation. (4h)
  • BIO  341. Marine Biology. (4h)
  • BIO  342. Aquatic Ecology. (4h)
  • BIO  343. Tropical Ecology. (3h)
  • BIO  347. Physiological Plant Ecology. (3h)
  • BIO  349. Tropical Biodiversity. (4h)
  • BIO  350. Conservation Biology. (3h)
  • BIO  350L. Conservation Biology Laboratory. (1h)
  • BIO  356. Ecology and Resource Management in Australia. (4h)
  • BIO  377. Community Ecology. (4h)
  • BIO  380. Bio-statistics. (3h)
  • BIO  306. Geographical Information systems. (3h)
  • CHM 334. Chemical Analysis. (4h)
  • ECN 241. Natural Resource Economics. (3h)
  • ENG  300. American Environmental Literature. (3h)
  • ENG  302a. Literature in Ecology. (3h)
  • ENG  302b. Hemispheric Literature. (3h)
  • ENG 341. Literature and the Environment. (3h)
  • ENG  356. Caribbean Literature and Environment. (3h)
  • ENG  397. Creative Non-fiction Writing: Environmental Essay. (3h)
  • ENV 301-306. Topics in Environmental Studies. (1-4h)
  • ENV 391, 392. Individual Study. (1.5h)
  • ENV 394. Environmental Internship. (1-4h)
  • HMN 292. Ecofeminism. (3h)
  • HMN 365. Humanity and Nature. (3h)
  • HST 112. Big History: From Nothing to Now and Beyond. (3h)
  • HST  351. Global Environmental History. (3h)
  • HST  355. History of Natural Conservation in Latin America. (3h)
  • PHY/CHM 120. Physics and Chemistry of the Environment. (4h)
  • POL 150. Introduction to Political Economy. (3h)
  • POL 281. Environmental Political Thought. (3h)
  • REL  341. Religion and Ecology. (3h)