Environmental Studies

Interdisciplinary Minor

Directors: Loretta Cormier and Sharyn Jones (Anthropology)

Faculty: Baker (Social Work), Becker (Environmental Health Sciences), Copes (Justice Sciences), Dickinson (Environmental Health Sciences), Ertas (Government), Fidopiastis (Health Professions), Hwang (Sociology), Keitt (History), King (History), Lalor (Civil Engineering), Macrina (Health Education), Marion (Biology), Petri (Human Studies), Sullivan (Philosophy), Wheatley (Anthropology)

The environmental studies minor, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking a broad learning experience in human-ecological interactions, bio-cultural diversity, and strategies to foster social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability from a holistic perspective. The peace, justice, and environmental studies minor offers students the opportunity to examine themes of ecological adaptation and sustainability as well as environmental health and human rights in local, cross-cultural, and global contexts, and to apply scientific, philosophical, and ethical reasoning to real-world problems.



Minor Requirements for Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Foundation Courses
ANTH 104Introduction to Peace Studies3
ANTH 483Intern in Peace, Justice and Environmental Study1-3
Environmental Studies Electives12
Select four of the following:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1
Introductory Archaeology 1
Contemporary Global Issues
Anthropology of Gender
Historical Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Environmental Engineering
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Civil Engineering Honors Seminar
Economics of Environment
Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
Special Topics in Literature
Our Global Environment: Issues and Challenges
Nature vs. Nurture: Genes, Environment and Health
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
Physical Geology
Planet Earth
Personal Health
Introduction to Epidemiology and Disease Impact
Women in American History
The Civil Rights Movement in America
Reacting to the Past
Historic Preservation and Public Policy
Media, Crime & Justice
Contemporary Moral Issues
Cooperation and Competition
Social Change
Introduction to Medical Sociology
Urban Ecology
Disaster Preparedness
Total Hours16-18


May also be eligible to count toward Core Curriculum Area IV; check the Core Curriculum for your particular major.

Grade Requirement

A C or better is required in all courses applied to the minor.