Division of the Sciences
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Determining whether environmental problems exist, understanding their complexity, and creating and carrying out solutions to them requires reflection, creativity, and action; therefore, an effective environmental education generates thinkers who can do as well as doers who can think. To this end, the Environmental Studies Minor aims to provide students with a broad background in environmental issues from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Embracing disciplines across the curriculum, Environmental Studies courses are taught by faculty from various departments in the College.
In this interdisciplinary minor, students, with the guidance of faculty advisers and the Environmental Studies faculty, have a degree of freedom to explore topics which best fit with their overall program of study.
Students who complete a minor in Environmental Studies will have acquired:
- A basic scientific understanding of the natural world and its connection to human societies and individuals;
- An awareness of social, political, cultural and ethical issues related to the environment;
- Problem solving skills in topics of local, regional and global importance; and
- An appreciation for the importance of multiple perspectives in understanding environmental issues.
|GS 183 Environmental Science ||3 |
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|Students must take a minimum of 15 credits from the following: || |
|GS 170 General Geology ||(3) |
|IS 207 World Geography ||(3) |
|PHIL 306 Environmental Ethics ||(3) |
|PS 355 Green Political Thought ||(3) |
|PSYCH 361 Environmental Psychology ||(3) |
|BIOL 392 Ecology ||(3) |
|Some Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies Courses may be applied to this minor; see the faculty members above to determine which courses apply. || |
Dr. Terry Morley
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., State University of New York at Oswego
Ph.D., University of Maine, Orono
Dr. Andreas Hernandez
Assistant Professor International Studies
B.S.W., University of Washington
M.S.W., University of British Columbia
Ph.D., Cornell University
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Associate Professor of Business Management
Judith Hanks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Kelsey Jordahl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Alessandra Leri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science