2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Blue Planet (BLPL) Minor

Required Foundational Course
GEOG/WATR 2004Water, Environment, and Society (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
Subtotal3
Specialization Options
Select one of the following:12
Water and Society Specialization (see below)
Science of Water Specialization (see below)
Subtotal12
Required Restricted Electives
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Law
Literature and the Environment (1A or Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities) 1
Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Environmental Data Science (5A) 1
Climate Science 1
Forest Soil and Watershed Management (5A) 1
Introduction to Coastal Regions
Environmental Problems, Population, and Development (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Interdisciplinary Issues and Ethics in Water Resources 1
Seeking Sustainability (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Oceanography 1
Land Use and Environment: Planning and Policy 1
Subtotal3
Required Capstone Course
ALS/WATR 4614Watershed Assessment, Management, and Policy 1 2
Subtotal2
Total Credits20
1

Courses may have prerequisites, corequisites, or other restrictions. Please consult the University Course Catalog, or check with your advisor.

A minimum of 6 hours of 3000/4000 level courses are required for the minor

Notes:

  1. All courses for the Blue Planet minor must be taken A/F and be completed with a minimum in-minor GPA of 2.0. Any course taken to fulfill the Blue Planet minor will count towards the minor GPA.
  2. No more than 50% of the graded course credits required for the Blue Planet minor may be double-counted by a student in the Water: Resources, Policy, and Management major.

Specializations

Water and Society Specialization

AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
FREC/WATR/AAEC 4464Water Resources Policy and Economics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States) 13
Select one of the following:3
Leadership for Global Sustainability (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
American Environmental History (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities or Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Environmental Science (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Foundations of Environmental Science (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Forest Ecosystems (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Ecology of Appalachian Forests (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Earth Resources, Society, and Environment (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Environment and Natural Systems (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences or 5F)
Total Credits12
1

Courses may have prerequisites, corequisites, or other restrictions. Please consult the University Course Catalog, or check with your advisor.

Science of Water Specialization

FREC/WATR 3104Principles of Watershed Hydrology 13
MATH 1025Elementary Calculus (5F)3
MATH 1026Elementary Calculus (5F)3
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Environmental Science (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Foundations of Environmental Science (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Forest Ecosystems (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Ecology of Appalachian Forests (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Earth Resources, Society, and Environment (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences)
Environment and Natural Systems (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences or 5F)
Total Credits12
1

Courses may have prerequisites, corequisites, or other restrictions. Please consult the University Course Catalog, or check with your advisor.