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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Environmental Studies (for non-science majors)
Hours: 15-17 credits, all completed with grades of C or better

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The minor in environmental studies is distinct from the minor in environmental science, which is for science-oriented students. It provides course work of high environmental relevance with an introductory scientific foundation for students in fields such as architecture, humanities or fine arts who want to gain useful knowledge of the environment without having access blocked by course prerequisites in the biophysical sciences.

The minor requires exposure to a combination of basic environmental science issues, applications and policy.

Students must earn 45 credits before they can apply for this minor. The application is available in 103 Black Hall. Students must first obtain their college dean's (or representative's) signature before submitting the completed form for processing.

Five Required Courses

Principles of Ecology: take one

ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology3
EES 3000 and 3000L Environmental Science and Humanity and Laboratory4
EES 4103 Applied Ecology (GE-B)2
PCB 3034C Introduction to Ecology (GE-B)4

Environmental Issues and Applications: take two or three

AGG 3501 Environment, Food and Society3
ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality3
AMH 3460 U.S. Urban History3
ANT 2700 Introduction to Applied Anthropology3
ANT 4266 Economic Anthropology3
ARC 3610 Environmental Technology 13
FAS 2024 Global and Regional Perspectives in Fisheries3
FOR 2662 Forest for the Future3
FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People3
GEO 3370 Conservation of Resources3
GEO 3430 Population Geography3
GLY 1801 Mineral Resources of the World3
LAA 2710 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture4
LAA 3530 Landscape Management3
LEI 3250 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks3
OCE 3016 Introduction to Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering3
PCB 2050 Genes and Gender3
PLP 2000 Plants, Plagues and People3
SYD 3410 Urban Sociology3
SYD 4020 Population3
URP 3001 Cities of the World3
WIS 2040 Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3
WIS 2552 Biodiversity Conservation3

Take one course from 1 or 2 categories:

Environmental Ethics

AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics (GE-H, S)3
PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology (GE-H)3
POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics3
REL 3492 Religion, Ethics and Nature (GE-H)3

Earth Systems

GEO 2200 and 2200L Physical Geography and Laboratory (GE-P)4
GLY 1000 Exploring the Geological Sciences (GE-P)3
GLY 1073 Introduction to Global Change3
GLY 2030C Environmental and Engineering Geology (GE-P)4
GLY 2080C Introduction to Marine Sciences3
MET 1010 Intro to Weather and Climate3
OCE 1005 Introductory Oceanography (GE-P)3


AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics4
AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law3
AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics3
ECP 3113 Population Economics4
ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy4
PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology (GE-S)3
PUP 4021 Law, Politics and Public Interest (GE-S)3