Environmental Studies Minor
The Environmental Studies Minor is a multidisciplinary program of study that involves 7 courses. Each student tailors the minor to his/her own interests and strengths within the minor requirements. Students may apply for a Environmental Studies Minor in conjunction with any major. Once a minor has been declared, students will be given preferential placement in some environmental studies courses.
Program Advanced Placement Policy
AP credits cannot be applied toward the Environmental Studies minor.
The Environmental Studies Minor changed in 2019. For previous versions of this major, visit the Archives.
|Two required courses:|
|Students must also take Environmental Perspectives.|
|One environmental humanities course:|
|China and the Environment|
|Nature in the Classical World|
|Georgic and Pastoral|
|The Romantic Revolution|
|Thoreau: Then and Now|
|Nature and Society in American History|
|Environmental Political Philosophy|
|Ecology & Religion|
|Comparative Mysticism & Human Ecology|
|Gardens & World Religions|
|Fire & Ice: Siberia In Fiction|
|Making the Modern City|
|Drawn to Nature|
|One environmental social science course:|
|Politics Of Development|
|Nat Res Conflicts in Latin Am|
|Global Environmental Politics|
|Consumer & Corp Sustainability|
|Cities and Environment|
|Two additional environmental science courses:|
|Introduction to Biol Diversity and Ecology|
|Environmental Chemistry (with lab)|
|Atoms & Molecules|
|Introduction to Geographic Info Systems|
|Introduction to Geology|
|One additional elective from any area above.|
Students may also use study abroad courses and courses at other colleges and universities to fulfill minor requirements with prior permission from the Environmental Studies Study Abroad Advisor.
The courses listed above are regularly offered. Departments frequently offer additional courses that may be counted for ENVS credit. The director will publicize other courses and how they may be used to fulfill minor requirements.
Several Montserrat courses can be applied toward the Environmental Studies minor. Please contact the director for details.