2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Climate and Society (CLSO) Minor

Required Foundational Courses
FREC 2124Forests, Society & Climate (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)3
GEOG 1524Introduction to Earths Climate (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)3
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Restricted Electives
Select one course from three different content areas for a total of three courses: 1 9
Physical/Natural Sciences
Agriculture, Global Food Security and Health (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Forest Soil and Watershed Management (Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking ( 5A ) ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Climate History: Past, Present, and Future (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning)
Oceanography (Not a Pathways course)
Science, Techology, and Environment (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Environment and Ecosystems
Forest Ecosystems (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Water, Environment, and Society (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning)
Environmental Problems, Population, and Development (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Polar Environments (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse ( 1A ); Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness) 2
Earth Resources, Society, and Environment (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Humans Dimensions and Policy
Leadership for Global Sustainability (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Global Science and Technology Policy (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Energy and Society (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Methods
Digital Planet (Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking ( 5F ) ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning)
Environmental Data Science (Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking ( 5A ) ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning)
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Required Capstone
FREC/PSCI 4174Climate Change and the International Policy Framework (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse ( 1A ); Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning) 2 3
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Total Credits18
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Please note that one of the courses must be at a 3000/4000 level.

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Prerequisites: Some courses listed on this checksheet may have pre-/co-requisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

Pathways Core Concepts

  • 1f = Foundational Discourse
  • 1a - Advanced/Applied Discourse
  • 2 = Critical Thinking in the Humanities
  • 3 = Reasoning in the Social Sciences
  • 4 = Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
  • 5f = Foundational Quantitative and Computational Thinking
  • 5a = Advanced/Applied Quantitative and Computational Thinking
  • 6 = Critique and Practice in  Design and the Arts
  • 7 = Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States

Pathways Integrative Concepts

  • 10 = Ethical Reasoning
  • 11 = Intercultural and Global Awareness

Notes:

  1. Students must complete 3 credits in each of the two following integrative outcomes: (10) Ethical Reasoning and (11) Intercultural Global Awareness.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken is required to complete this minor.
  3. All minor courses must be taken on A-F basis.
  4. No more than 50% of the graded course credits required for the Minor may be double-counted in a student's Major.