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Environmental Inquiry Minor (ENV I) - Archive

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2004

Environmental Inquiry Minor (ENV I) - Archive

PROFESSOR DONALD J. EPP, in charge, Agricultural Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences

This intercollege minor is designed for students across the disciplines who wish to prepare for addressing environmental issues or problems as professionals or citizens. The minor is available to all undergraduates regularly enrolled in a degree program at the University. The objectives are to allow students to gain the multiple perspectives necessary for understanding environmental issues as well as to increase skills in collaborating with those from very different disciplinary backgrounds to find acceptable solutions. Students will be challenged to move beyond the channels of thinking characteristic of their own discipline to new ways of knowing, new sensitivities, and new analytical approaches. The program will engage students actively in learning experiences outside their major course of study. This minor is intended not to replace existing minors but to be a true intercollege, interdisciplinary minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Advising for students in this minor and approval of curriculum exceptions will be available through the Environmental Inquiry Adviser designated within each participating college.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 3 credits from BI SC 003 GN(3), BIOL 110 GN(3), EARTH 002 GN(3), EARTH 100 GN(3), ENGL 180 GH(3), GEOG 030 GS(3), HIST/S T S 151(3), PL SC 135 GS(3), SOC 023 GS(3), S T S 047(3), W F S 209(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from E R M 430(3), FOR 430(3), GEOG 406(3), GEOSC 403(3), SOC 447(3), SOILS 415(3) or other approved 400-level courses (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from one of the following five available clusters a, b, c, d, e (students may not use a course from their major in their chosen cluster):

    a. Biodiversity and Ecosystems
    BIOL 220W GN(3), BIOL 417(4), BIOL 435(3), BIOL 482(4), BIOL 499A(3), CHEM 102(3), GEOG 105(3), MICRB 400(2), or W F S/FOR 430(3)
    Students may substitute up to 3 credits of research topics, internship, or independent studies courses in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

    b. Environment and Society
    ANTH 456(3), ECON 428(3), GEOG 124 GS(3), GEOG 407/HIST 453(3), SOC 423(3), or SOC 447(3)
    Students may substitute up to 3 credits of research topics, internship, or independent studies courses in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

    c. Environmental Explorations
    Students must take 3 credits each of social science, natural science, and arts and humanities courses:

    Social Sciences

    Natural Science

    Arts and Humanities

    ANTH 040(3), ANTH 146 GS;GI(3)

    BIOL 220W GN(3), BIOL 427(3)

    ENGL 400(3)*, ENGL 401(3)*

    ANTH 152(3), ANTH 456(3)

    BIOL 435(3), BIOL 446(3)

    ENGL 404(3), ENGL 412(3)

    ANTH 464(3)

    BIOL 450W(5), BIOL 499A(3)

    ENGL 413(3), ENGL 415(3)

    ECON 428(3)

    CHEM 102(3)

    ENGL 416(3), ENGL 418(3)

    GEOG 401(3), GEOG 406(3)

    GEOSC 020(3), GEOSC 303(3)

    ENGL 430(3), ENGL 483(3)

    PL SC 412(3), PL SC 420(3)

    GEOSC 340(3), GEOSC 462(3)

    HIST 200(3)*, HIST 428(3)

    PL SC 444(3)

    GEOG 115 GN(3)

    HIST 453(3)

    S T S 435(3)

    MICRB 400(3)

    PHIL 403(3)


    W F S 408(3), W F S 430(3)


     

    *Where topic appropriate with program approval.

     

    d. Ideas About the Environment
    ENGL 430(3), HIST 428(3), HIST 453/GEOG 407(3), LARCH 003 GA(3), PHIL 403(3), S T S 101 GH(3)
    Students may substitute up to 3 credits of research topics, internship, or independent studies courses in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

    e. Water Resources
    A S M 327(3), BIOL 220W GN(3), BIOL 435(3), C E 351(3), C E 475(3), ENT 425(3), FOR 470(3), GEOSC 412(3), GEOSC 452(3), METEO 022(2), METEO 417(3), W F S 422(3)
    Students may substitute up to 3 credits of research topics, internship, or independent studies courses in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select one additional 3 credit course, environmentally related, preferably at the 400-level and outside the student's college, to be approved by the adviser (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-07-085

Review Date: 4/9/02

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