2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Minor

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The Environmental Studies Minor utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to help students develop their understanding of important environmental issues and potential solutions to these challenges. Students will develop a basic scientific understanding of how ecosystems function and how people interact with the natural environment. Students will also examine environmental issues from a variety of perspectives by taking courses about the natural environment in a variety of disciplines such as economics, philosophy, politics and geography, recreation and sports management, and sociology.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete an Environmental Studies Minor will be able to:

  1. Explain how ecosystems function, how people depend on the natural environment, and how people affect the natural environment.
  2. Identify and discuss various regional and global environmental challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  3. Create a synthesis amongst the different perspectives on the environment and provide a balanced opinion about environmental issues.
  4. Explore solutions to environmental challenges by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.

Program Requirements (18 Credits) *

Foundation Courses (7 Credits)

(Not counted as part of the minor)

Recommended Courses: (3-6 Credits)

Total Credits Required (outside of the University Core): 18*

*Students must complete a total of at least 18 credits outside of the University Core. Students can complete the minor by taking following courses with no additional prerequisites.

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