Environmental Studies

University of Mississippi

Course Descriptions

Minor in Environmental Studies

Contact the Director, Ann Fisher-Wirth, for information.

DESCRIPTION: A minor in environmental studies is designed to introduce students to an interdisciplinary approach to environmental concerns, including: 1) a study of human/environmental interactions from the viewpoint of the social sciences; 2) a reflection on environmental themes in the arts and humanities; 3) the scientific foundations of environmental thought.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: The environmental studies minor consists of Envs 101 (download syllabus), either Bisc 104 or Bisc 162, and 12 hours of approved electives. The approved electives must include a minimum of 3 hours in at least two of the three discipline categories: humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.  Students who complete relevant internships, study abroad courses, and special topics courses will consult with the Environmental Studies Director to apply those credits to the appropriate category depending on the internship experience or the course topic.

For a full list of courses, visit the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts Academic Catalog.