Environmental Studies Minor 2019-2020 Edition

Environmental Studies is an established and expanding field within academia, given the current pressing issues of climate change confirmed by science and noted in the most recent International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Rhode Island is a state with a large coastline, affected by sea level rise and with a history of fishing and an existing community for whom the reality of climate change affects livelihoods. Our state is geographically distinct in its nautical history and rich marine resources. Therefore, the program will also use access to the communities, organizations, historical and social sites[i]through which we can assist our students in creating, grounded in knowledge that is meaningful. Moreover, environmental studies is a field that is increasingly attractive to women; the mindful recruitment of female students will be a goal. 

Environmental Studies Minor Requirements

Select One 200 level course from the following:
Introduction to the Environmental Humanities
Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability
Select Either One 300 level course from the list below OR any 200 level course from the list above:
Art and Design Studio ((when topic is Environmental Art))
The Human/Animal in Philosophy and Culture: An Intro. to Animal Studies
Creative Writing Workshop ((when topic has Environmental theme))
Landscape, Visual Culture and Ecology
Global Environmental Sustainability and Policy
Coastal Environments
Human Impact on Land and Life
GIS for Environmental Decision Making
Select One 400 level course from the following:
Environmental Economics
Politics of Developing Countries
Population and Society
Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving
Issues in Environmental Science
Select One additional course from any of the three lists above