University of Mississippi



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, 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.


Envs 101 Classics of Modern Environmental Thought
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Engl 362 American Env. Lit. 1850-Present

Engl 447 Animals in Literature

Engl 448 Nature Writing
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ENG 449 Studies in Environmental Literature

English 461 Studies in Native American Fiction
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Engl 475 Southern Environmental Writing
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Engl 483 Renaissance Literature and the Environment

G St 391 Women, Gender, and the Environment

Phil 345 Environmental Ethics


Bisc 525 Conservation and Restoration Ecology

Bisc 413 Conservation Biology

Bisc 320 Introductory Marine Biology

Bisc 345 Symbiosis

Bisc 318 Botany

Bisc 342 Plant Diversity

Bisc 329 Biology of Fishes

Bisc 334 Ornithology

Bisc 337 Introductory Entomology

Bisc 350 Mammology

Bisc 321 Introduction to Aquatic Biology

Chem 104 Chemistry for Nonmajors or Chem 105 Chemistry for Majors

Geol 104 Environmental Geology – Hazards

Geol 105 Environmental Geology – Resources

Phcl 347/547 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology

Phcl 381/581 Introduction to Toxicology


Anth 330 Environmental Anthropology
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Anth 331 American Indians and the Natural World
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Anth 319 Environmental History of the South
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PPL 381 Global Environmental Issues
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PPL 385 Food Policy, Agricultural Systems, and Community Action

Soc 411 Environment, Technology, and Society
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ENVS 399. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES.  Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. (3).
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ENVS 397. TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ABROAD.  Students complete approved course work on an environmental studies topic at a foreign university.  May be repeated once with consent of director. (3).

ENVS  385 .  INTERNSHIP.  Students complete an internship off-campus during the summer. Requires the consent of director.  Get forms from the director. (3).