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Environmental Inquiry Minor (ENV I) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Spring Semester 2007 -UCA

Environmental Inquiry Minor - ARCHIVE

Intercollege Program (ENV I)

PROFESSOR AMY K. GLASMEIER, in charge, Department of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral 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), E R M 210 GN(3), EARTH 002 GN(3), EARTH 100 GN(3), ENGL 180 GH(3), GEOG 030 GS(3), GEOSC 040 GN(3), HIST 151 GS(3)/S T S 151 GS(3), PHIL 118 GH(3), PL SC 135 GS(3)/S T S 135 GS(3), SOC 023 GS(3), SOC 047(3)/S T S 047(3), W F S 209 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)

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. Living on Earth: Biodiversity and Ecosystems
BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 417(4), BIOL 435(3), BIOL 482(4), BIOL 499A(3), CHEM 102(3), CHEM 402(3), FOR 308(3), GEOG 105(3), S T S 201 GN(3), S T S 424(3)/BIOL 424(3)/PPATH 424(3), W F S 430(3)/FOR 430(3)
Students may substitute up to 3 credits of research topics, internship, or independent studies courses focused on a relevant environmental topic in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

b. Justice and the Environment: Environment and Society
ANTH 456(3), E R M 411(3), ECON 428(3), GEOG 124 GS(3), GEOG 438W(3), GEOSC 402Y IL(3), HIST 453(3), PHIL 131 GH(3), PHIL 132 GH(3), S T S 201 GN(3), SOC 420(3)/EM SC 420(3)/S T S 420(3), SOC 423(3)
Students may substitute up to 3 credits of research topics, internship, or independent studies courses focused on a relevant environmental topic in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

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

    Social Science
    Natural Science
    Arts and Humanities
    ANTH 040(3), ANTH 146 GS;US(3)
    BIOL 220W GN(4), 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), CHEM 402(3)
    ENGL 418(3), ENGL 430(3)
    GEOG 430(3)
    FOR 308(3)
    HIST 200 US(3)*
    PL SC 412(3), PL SC 420(3)
    GEOG 115 GN(3)
    HIST 428(3) or S T S 428(3)
    S T S 327(3) or R SOC 327(3)
    GEOSC 020 GN(3), GEOSC 303(3)
    HIST 453(3)
    S T S 430 IL(3) or NUTR 430 IL(3)
    GEOSC 340(3)
    PHIL 131 GH(3), PHIL 132 GH(3)
    S T S 435(3)
    W F S 408(3), W F S 430(3) or FOR 430(3)
    PHIL 403(3)

*Where topic is appropriate, with program approval.

d. Environmental Literacy: Ideas About the Environment
ECON 428(3), ENGL 430(3), HIST 110 GH;IL(3), HIST 428(3), HIST 453(3), PHIL 403(3), S T S 100 GH(3), S T S 101 GH(3), SOC 420(3)/S T S 420(3)/EM SC 420(3)
Students may substitute up to 3 credits of research topics, internship, or independent studies courses focused on a relevant environmental topic in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

e. Wet and Wild: Water Resources
A S M 327(3), BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 435(3), C E 361(3), C E 475(3), E R M 450(3)/W F S 450(3), ENT 425(3), FOR 470(3), GEOG 431(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 focused on a relevant environmental topic in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)

Select 3 credits from E R M 430(3), GEOG 430(3), SOC 420(3)/S T S 420(3)/EM SC 420(3), SOC 423(3), SOILS 415(3), W F S 430(3)/FOR 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)

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 and disciplinary group of student's major, to be approved by the adviser (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-03-063

Review Date: 11/25/03

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