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Environmental Studies, Minor

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Requirements

Environmental Studies explores the complex links between human culture and the natural world. The program challenges students to critically examine both the ecological and social context of environmental issues and the numerous connections between natural and social systems, from local to global scales. It is undeniable that humans have a profound impact on the environment. To have the greatest positive influence, we must seek knowledge of the structure and function of natural systems, as well as an understanding of how culture affects the way we perceive nature.

Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements:   3 Credits 
  ENST 3000   Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
Elective Requirements 15 Credits
Choose 6 credits from the following courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or the Woodbury School of Business. 6
  Culture Ecology and Health (3)  
  Biology and Culture (3)  
  Communicating in Environments (3)  
  The Culture of Nature and Technology (3)  
  Wilderness and Environmental Writing (3)  
  Environmental History of the United States (3)  
  Environmental Ethics (3)  
  Environmental Aesthetics (3)  
or
Environmental Aesthetics  (3)
  The Ethics of Human/Animal Relationships (3)  
or
Animals and Society  (3)
  Environmental Sociology (3)  
or
Environmental Sociology  (3)
  Environmental Economics (3)  
Any other advisor approved courses
 
Choose 6 credits from the following courses in the College of Science. 3 of these credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. 6
Biology  
  College Biology I (4)  
  College Biology II (3)  
  Environmental Biology (3)  
  General Ecology (3)  
  Conservation Biology (3)  
  Environmental Law (3)  
  Freshwater Ecology (4)  
  Ethical Issues in Biology WE (2)  
Botany  
  Field Botany 3)  
  Flora of Utah (3)  
  Ethnobotany WE (4)  
  Plant Ecology (3)  
  Native Trees and Shrubs of Utah (3)  
  Introduction to Grasses (3)  
Chemistry  
  Elementary Organic Bio-Chemistry (4)  
  Environmental Chemistry (3)  
  Radiochemistry (3)  
Environmental Management  
  Introduction to Environmental Management (3)  
  Introduction to Water Reclamation (3)  
  Environmental Microbiology (3)  
  Introduction to Water Treatment (3)  
  Hazardous Materials Emergency Response (3)  
  Environmental Health (3)  
  Introduction to Soils (4)  
  Environmental Law (3)  
  Water Resources Management (3)  
  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)  
  Land Use Planning (3)  
  Natural Resources Management (3)  
  Energy Use on Earth (3)  
Geology  
  Prehistoric Life (3)  
  Introduction to Oceanography (3)  
  Historical Geology (3)  
  Environmental Geochemistry (3)  
  Geologic Hazards (3)  
  Geomorphology WE (4)  
  Paleontology (4)  
Geography  
  Introduction to Physical Geography (3)  
  Environmental Remote Sensing (3)  
  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)  
  Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4)  
  Wetland Studies (3)  
  Environmental History of the United States (3)  
Meterology  
  Introduction to Meteorology (3)  
  Climate and the Earth System (3)  
Physics  
  Energy You and the Environment (3)  
  Energy Use on Earth (3)  
Outdoor Recreation  
  Foundations of Recreation (3)  
  Leave No Trace Trainer (1)  
  Ethical Concerns in Recreation (3)  
  Outdoor Leadership and Management Practicum (2)  
  Natural Resource and Protected Area Management (3)  
Zoology  
  Vertebrate Zoology (3)  
  Invertebrate Zoology (3)  
  Herpetology (3)  
  Entomology (3)  
  Mammalogy (3)  
  Animal Behavior (3)  
  Ornithology (4)  
Choose an additional 3 credits from any of the courses listed above – OR – complete 3 hours of research credits, service project credits, or internship credits    3

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENST 3000 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
ENST Elective Environmental Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including biology, behavioral science, business/economics, community health, communications, environmental technology management, history, political science, english, geography, geology, humanities, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENST Elective Environmental Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
ENST Elective Environmental Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including biology, behavioral science, business/economics, community health, communications, environmental technology management, history, political science, english, geography, geology, humanities, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENST Elective Environmental Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including biology, behavioral science, business/economics, community health, communications, environmental technology management, history, political science, english, geography, geology, humanities, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENST Elective Environmental Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including biology, behavioral science, business/economics, community health, communications, environmental technology management, history, political science, english, geography, geology, humanities, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 18

Department

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