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)
- 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)
- RELI 103 (Intro World Religions), 225 (Christian Ethics) or 329 (Christian Ethics & Technology)
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- INDS 372, Environmental Studies capstone research seminar
Additionally, students are encouraged and expected to participate in:
- Seminars, dinners, and networking opportunities
- Environmental service projects on campus and nearby