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2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Environmental Studies Minor

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies section in this catalog.

Students enrolled in an environmental studies major will explore multiple dimensions on human-environmental interactions: sociocultural, scientific, technological, political, and economic. They will also develop an understanding of sustainability concepts, acquire experience in interdisciplinary collaboration, and become familiar with basic field research focused on local environmental issues.

Requirements for a Minor in Environmental Studies

The environmental studies minor will require a minimum of 21 credit hours including the following courses.

A. ENS 201 (3 credits)

B. One course from each of the following categories (9 credits)

Sociocultural Perspectives on Environment

Physical Life Science Perspectives on Environment

Political and Economic Perspectives on Environment

C. Electives (6 credits)

Any two upper-level electives (300 or above) from two different disciplines from the list of all environmental studies electives (socio-cultural, physical and life science, and political and economic) listed previously. ENS 490 - Internship in Environmental Studies (1 to 5 credits) (up to 5 credit hours) can be taken as one of the two upper-level electives.

D. ENS 401 (3 credits)

Environmental Studies Program Description

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