2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Ecosystem for Human Well-Being (EHWB) Minor

The minor consists of 18 credit hours to include 9 required credits and 9 restricted elective credits.

Required Minor Courses
ENSC 1015Foundations of Environmental Science (Introduction/Foundational Experience Required Course; Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)3
HIST 3144American Environmental History (Mid-level Experience Required Course; Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Ethical Reasoning)3
PHS 4054Concepts in One Health (Capstone Experience Required Course Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)3
Subtotal9
Elective Courses
Select one course from each of the three following areas:9
Environment
Environment and Sustainable Development Economics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Literature and the Environment (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (advanced); Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Integrative Outcomes: Ethical Reasoning and Intercultural and Global Awareness)
First-Year Writing
Honors Freshman English
Communication Skills
Forest Ecosystems (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Forests, Society & Climate (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Water, Environment, and Society (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Ethical Reasoning )
Environmental Problems, Population, and Development (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Energy and Society (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Health
Agriculture, Global Food Security and Health (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Integrative Outcomes: Ethical Reasoning and Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Literature, Medicine, and Culture (Not pathways)
Medical Geography (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
History of Disease, Medicine, and Health (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States ; Integrative Outcome: Ethical Reasoning)
Behavioral Theory in Health Promotion (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Introduction to Environmental Health (Not pathways)
Human Behaviors and Natural Environments (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Culture
Introduction to American Indian Studies (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Introduction to Appalachian Studies (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Writing and Social Justice (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (advanced/applied); Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States ; Integrative Outcome: Ethical Reasoning )
Plants and Greenspaces in Urban Communities (Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Plants, Places, and Cultures in a Global Context (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Intercultural and Global Awareness)
Subtotal9
Total Credits18

Minimum GPA requirements: Must have a 2.0 or higher for all courses used to complete this minor.

Prerequisites: Some courses in the minor requirements have prerequisites. Please refer to Undergraduate Course Catalog or consult your advisor for information about prerequisites.

Steps for Completing the Minor

  1. Print and complete the CALS Request to add minor form online at: https://www.cals.vt.edu/content/dam/cals_vt_edu/current/files/change-major-minor.pdf
  2. Declare the minor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences 236 Smyth Hall and obtain departmental signature on the form.
  3. Students cannot graduate until they have either:
    1. satisfied the requirements for the minor or
    2. withdrawn from the minor.

From more information contact Dr. Matthew Eick (540)231-8943, eick@vt.edu or Renee Eaton (540)231-5987, rselberg@vt.edu