2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Humanities, Science and Environment (HSE) Minor

Required Minor Courses
Course in Science and Technology in Society
STS 1504Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society3
STS 3104Science and Technology in Modern Society3
Subtotal6
Humanities (Outside STS)
Select two of the following:6
Literature and the Environment (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; WI) 1
Leadership for Global Sustainability
American Environmental History
The North American West
History of Modern Biology
Religion and Science
Global Ethics (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities)
Ethical Theory 1
Political Philosophy 1
Philosophy of Biology (WI) 1
Environmental Ethics and Policy 1
Subtotal6
Social Sciences
Select two of the following:6
Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States) 1
Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Housing
Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife 1
Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Problems, Population, and Development
Geography of Resources
Modeling with Geographic Information Systems
Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism
Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility 1
The U. S. Policy Process (WI) 1
Population Trends and Issues
Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning
Community Involvement
Gender, Environment, and International Development 1
Subtotal6
Natural Sciences
Select two of the following: 2 6
Plants and Civilization 1
Ecology 1
Freshwater Ecology 1
Environmental Toxicology 1
Plant Ecology 1
CSES 3134
1
Fundamentals of Environmental Science 1
Fish Ecology 1
Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife
Forest Ecology and Silvics 1
Environmental Interpretation 1
Biogeography
Environmental Geosciences
Subtotal6
Written, Oral, and Visual Communications
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Technical Writing
Business Writing
Science Writing 1
Special Study
Subtotal3
Total Credits27
1

Prerequisites may apply - See your advisor.

2

All Biology 3000 and 4000 level courses have restricted capacity for non-majors.

Minimum of 6 credit hours at 3000 level or above is required for the completion of the minor.

Students should discuss the requirements for their minor with their advisor prior to registering for classes each semester.

Minimum Grade Point Average

A minimum GPA of 2.0 In all courses taken to fulfill the minor is required.