Program Information

Environmental SamplingThe Environmental Studies minor consists of a minimum of 24 credits from the courses listed below. The core courses are ENV 201, 303, and 496 and are required of all students. A minimum of three credits are required from each of the liberal arts divisions as listed below: natural science, social science, and humanities. These requirements constitute 18 credits. Electives to fulfill the required total credits for the minor may be selected from any of the courses listed below beyond the core 18 credits.

Some departments, because they offer several of their own courses for the environmental studies minor, limit the number of credits that their majors may apply to the environmental studies minor. Biology majors may not apply any biology credits toward the minor. Geography majors may apply a maximum of six credits to the minor. Health education and health promotion majors may not apply HED 335 to the minor. Sociology or archaeological studies majors may apply a maximum of three credits to both their major and minor.

 

Core Courses (required)

Credits

ENV 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies 

3

ENV 303 Issues in Environmental Studies

3-6

ENV 496 Integrative Seminar

3

 

Electives:

Natural Science (minimum 3 credits)

Credits

BIO 103 Introductory Biology

4

BIO 105 General Biology

4

BIO 307 Ecology

3

BIO 341 Limnology

3

CHM 412 Environmental Chemistry

3

GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments

3

GEO 425 Biogeography

3

GEO 427 Water Resources

3

ESC 211 Global Warming and Climate Change

3

MIC 350 Bacterial Diversity 3
MIC 434 Aquatic Microbiology Ecology 3

 

Social Science (minimum 3 credits)

Credits

ARC 404 Environmental Archeology

3

C-I 381 Environmental Education Methods

1

ECO 346 Environmental and Resource Economics

3

HED 335 Human Ecology and Environmental Health

3

POL 318 Environmental Politics and Policymaking

3

PSY 302 Environmental Issues: Applied Psychology 3

REC 202 Outdoor Recreation Skills

3

REC 480 Outdoor Education

3

SOC 311 Rural and Urban Sociology

3

SOC 328 Environmental Sociology

3

SOC/ANT 360 Catastrophes and Human Societies

3

SOC/ERS 363 American Indians and the Environment

3

 

Humanities (minimum 3 credits)

Credits

CST 215 Influence, Advocacy, and Social Responsibility

3

ENG 445 Literature and Environmental Activism

3

HIS 321 Wisconsin History

3

HIS 317 American Environmental History

3

HIS/W-S 371 Women, Agriculture and the Environment

3

HIS 379 African Environmental History 3
HIS 391 History of Environmental Policy in the United States 3

PHL 341 Environmental Ethics

3

 

Other Electives

Credits

ENV 450 Internship

3

ENV 499 Independent Study

1-3