Minor in Environmental Studies
The Environmental Studies minor offers students a program of study that draws from multiple disciplines within the College, recognizing that environmental issues and problems are of a class that do not fit easily into the category of problems having scientific or technical solutions. Rather, environmental issues typically encompass challenges in socio-economic, political, and moral or ethical dimensions as well as in scientific and technical arenas.
The requirements for the Environmental Studies minor are:
- BIOL 108 (Environmental Biology) and 203 (Ecology)
- ECON 212 (Environmental Econ) or GVFA 234 (Environmental Politics Policy)
- One course chosen from the following:
- PHYS 107 (Energy Environment) or 108 (Meteorology Climatology)
- CHEM 105 (Toxic Chemicals in Society)
- CHEM 110 & 151 (Chemical Concepts & Techniques of Chemistry)
- Two courses, from different departments, chosen from the following:
- ENGL 199 (American Nature Writing)
- INDS 440 (Leadership & Ethics)
- GVFA 231 (Public Policy)
- RELI 103 (Intro World Religions), 225 (Christian Ethics) or 329 (Christian Ethics & Technology)
- Sociology 201 (Intro to Sociology)
- INDS 372, Capstone project, sample topics include:
- Environmental and Health Impacts of Air Pollution in China
- An Analysis of Pork Production in Virginia: Production vs. Protection
Additionally, students are encouraged and expected to participate in:
- Seminars, dinners, and networking opportunities
- Environmental service projects on campus and nearby
There are also extracurricular programs and internships.
Students interested in the minor should consult the coordinator, Professor Goodman.
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