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, 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
Engl 362 American Env. Lit. 1850-Present
Engl 447 Animals in Literature
Engl 448 Nature Writing
ENG 449 Studies in Environmental Literature
English 461 Studies in Native American Fiction
Engl 475 Southern Environmental Writing
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
Anth 331 American Indians and the Natural World
Anth 319 Environmental History of the South
PPL 381 Global Environmental Issues
PPL 385 Food Policy, Agricultural Systems, and Community Action
Soc 411 Environment, Technology, and Society
ENVS 399. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES. Content varies. May be repeated once for credit. (3).
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).