2015-16 Catalogs

Minor in Environmental Sustainability

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy offers a 19-credit minor in environmental sustainability.

We must strive to live in a sustainable relationship with Earth's finite resources. The goal of the environmental sustainability minor is to provide broad, interdisciplinary training related to local and global environmental problems. Students in the environmental sustainability minor examine the scientific, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of sustainability and are provided skills in how to recognize and overcome barriers to achieving sustainability.

Required Courses:
     ESP 101/102 Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Lab
     ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation
     ESP 308 Global Environmental Problems and Sustainability

Choose one:
     ECO 335 The Political Economy of Food
     EYE 102 Sustainability, Culture, and the Environment
     EYE 112 The Built Environment: Energy
     EYE 129 The Chicken
     ESP 131 The Northern Forest Canoe Trail
     ESP/PHI 212 Environmental Ethics
     GEO 320 Conservation of Natural Resources

Courses of Analysis (select two):
     ESP/PHI 212 Environmental Ethics
     ESP 200 Environmental Planning
     ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy   
     ESP 326 Environmental Economics
     ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics 
     ESP 470 Solid Waste Planning & Policy

All courses taken to satisfy the requirements for a minor in environmental sustainability must be completed with a grade of C- or better. ESP majors may double-count up to 9 credits of courses used in their major toward use in the minor.