Environmental Studies Minor

Delve into the ways our environment is interconnected through various disciplines, like science, policy, ethics, and ecology.

 

Minor in Environmental Studies—ENVS (16 hours)

  • All of the following:
  • ENVS 161 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 hours
  • ENVS 171 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
  • ENVS 395 Capstone Seminar 1 hour

Three of the following, drawn from at least two of the listed categories:

Category 1: Science

  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History 4 hours
  • BIO 109 Marine Biology 3-4 hours
  • BIO 312 Evolution 3 hours
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology 4 hours
  • BIO 323 Ecology 4 hours
  • BIO 324 Field Botany 4 hours
  • BIO 332 Ornithology 3 hours
  • CHEM 102 Chemistry in Everyday Life 3 hours
  • MATH 107 Mathematics for Sustainability 3 hours
  • MATH 381 Mathematical Modeling 3 hours
  • PHYS 102 Intro Topics in Physics: 21st Century Energy 3 hours

Category 2: Policy, Ethics, Applications

  • ART 236 Sustainable Textiles 3 hours
  • EDUC 466 Communicating Climate Science 3 hours
  • ENVS 101 Sustainable Living 1 hour
      and ENVS 203 Sustainability at Saint Mary’s College & in the Holy Cross Charism 2 hours
  • GWS 240 Gender and Environmental Justice 3 hours
  • JUST 250 Introduction to Justice Studies 3 hours
  • NURS 414 Community Health Nursing 5 hours
  • PHIL 254 Social Justice 3 hours
  • POSC 326 Global Environmental Politics 3 hours
  • SOC 203 Social Problems (approved sections) 3 hours
  • SOC 306 Consumer Society 3 hours

Category 3: Human Ecology

  • ANTH 141 People and Nature 3 hours
  • ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language 3 hours
  • ANTH 254 Survey II: Human Prehistory 3 hours
  • ANTH 392 Topical Seminar in Cultural Anthropology (approved topics) 3 hours
  • ANTH 394 Topical Seminar in Archaeology (approved topics) 3 hours
  • ENLT 206 Studies in Literature (approved topics) 3 hours
  • ENLT 211 Animals in Literature and Society 3 hours
  • ENLT 212 Ecopoetics in the Age of the Anthropocene 3 hours
  • ENVS 331 Human Ecology and Spirituality 3 hours
  • HUST 103 Lives and Times (approved topics) 3 hours