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