Environmental Studies Minor

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses

ENS 210Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

Humanities Core:

One of

CRW 270Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment

3

ENG 386

PHI 145Environmental Ethics

3

PHI 305"Eat Your Values": The Ethics of Food

3

Social Studies Core:

One of

ANT 360GIS and the Environment

3

ECO 355Environmental Economics

3

HIS 361American Environmental History

3

POL 433American Environmental Policy

3

Sciences Core:

BIO 370Principles of Ecology

4

OR

ENS 270Introduction to Ecology

3

Two electives chosen from the "track" lists in the major (if not used as a core requirement)

Humanities:

CRW 270Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment

3

ENS 330/GER 330Natural and Unnatural Ecologies

3

ENG 386

PHI 145Environmental Ethics

3

PHI 305"Eat Your Values": The Ethics of Food

3

Social Studies:

ANT 350Ecological Anthropology

3

ANT 351Climate Change and Human Society in the Past

3

ANT 360GIS and the Environment

3

ECO 355Environmental Economics

3

ECO 365Sustainability

3

ECO 459Regulating the Environment: The Economist's Perspective

3

ENS 251Human Ecology in the Yucatan

3

ENS 310Environmental Justice

3

ENS 315Environmental Conflict and Negotiation

3

ENS 420Rivers and Adaptive Ecosystem Management

3

ENS 430Human Dimensions of Climate Change

3

HIS 361American Environmental History

3

SOC 386Sociology of Food and Agriculture

3

Sciences:

BIO 280Into the Abyss: Cave Ecology

3

BIO 315Freshwater Ecology

4

BIO 360Plant Biology

4

BIO 371Behavioral Ecology: Avian Reproductive Strategies

3

BIO 373Invasive Species Ecology in New Zealand

3

BIO 375Conservation Biology

3

BNS 330Animal Behavior

3

CHE 351Chemistry of the Environment

3

MAT 260Environment Modeling

3

One additional course, consisting of one of the following:

an internship or independent study in an area of environmental studies (subject to approval by the Environmental Studies committee), or an unused elective from the approved courses listed above, including ENS 500.

NOTE: Many of the courses listed above have prerequisites, and several courses are not offered regularly or are offered only once every two years. Students are encouraged to consult with a program committee member early on to discuss course offering schedules and options for an emphasis in the major or minor. Upon program committee approval, additional courses may be added to the list of courses fulfilling major and minor requirements.