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Requirements

The Environmental Affairs program requires that students enrolled in the program meet a set of minimum course requirements as detailed on this page. If you are enrolled or interested in the program, please download and print the Checklist Form. The Checklist Form is an Adobe pdf document that lists all of the information on this page and will assist you in planning your course schedule.

Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits, at least 12 of which must be upper division (300- or 400-level). Students must earn a minimum grade of C for all courses taken for the interdisciplinary minor.

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS CORE

Choose three courses from:
COURSE # # TITLE CREDITS
ANTH 330p Human Ecology 3
ANTH 414 Development in Indian Country 3
ETST 414
ANTH 415 Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World 3
ANTH 450p Hunter-Gatherer Ecology 3
ANTH 453p Impacts on Ancient Environments 3
E 339p Literature of the Earth 3
E 403p Writing the Environment 3
ECON 340p Introduction to Economics of Natural Resources 3
AREC 340p
GR 410p Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications 3
HIST 353p U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 3
HIST 355p American Environmental History 3
HIST 463p Science and Technology in Modern History 3
HIST 470p World Environmental History, 1500-Present 3
HIST 471p History of Antarctica, 1800-Present 3
HIST 476p History of American's National Parks 3
JTC 461p Writing about Science, Health, and Environment 3
PHIL 320 Ethics of Sustainability 3
PHIL 345p Environmental Ethics 3
POLS 361p U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy1 3
POLS 362p Global Environmental Politics1 3
POLS 462p Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice 3
SOC 220 Global Environmental Issues 3
SOC 322p Introduction to Environmental Justice 3
SOC 460p Society, and Environment 3
SOC 463p Sociology of Disaster 3
SPCM 429 Environmental Discourse 3
TOTAL 9

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

A. Select one course from the following:
COURSE # # TITLE CREDITS
ERHS 220 Environmental Health 3
F 310 / Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
RS 310 3
GEOL 122 The Blue Planet: Geology of Our Environment 2 3
GEOL 124 Geology of Natural Resources2
GR 210 Physical Geography 3
LIFE 320 Ecology 3
NR 120A Environmental Conservation 3
NR 120B Environmental Conservation 4
NR 130 Global Environmental Systems 3
SOCR 240p Introductory Soil Science 4

B. Select a second course from the A list OR select one course from the B list below OR select another science course in consultation with adviser. Courses in B must have a strong environmental focus.

COURSE # # TITLE CREDITS
AGRI 116 / Plants and Civilization 3
IE 116 2
ATS 350 Introduction to Weather and Climate 1
AND
ATS 351 Introduction to Weather and Climate 1
BSPM 102 Insects, Science, and Society 3
CIVE 322p / 3
ENVE 332p / Basic Hydrology 3
CIVE 413p Environmental River Mechanics 3
CIVE 425p Soil and Water Engineering 3
ERHS 320p Environmental Health Water Quality 3
F 324p Fire Effects and Adaptation 3
FW 104 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 3
GR 100 Introduction to Geography 3
NR 150 Oceanography 3
NR 300p Biological Diversity 3
NR 326p Forest Vegetation Management 3
RS 300p Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
RS 478p Restoration Ecology 3
SOCR 421p Crop and Soil Management Systems II 4
WR 304 Principles of Watershed Management 3

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES

A. Select one course from the list below OR select a different course with a strong environmental focus with approval of adviser. Course(s) selected here may not also be used to fulfill the Core requirement above.

COURSE # # TITLE CREDITS
AGRI 562 / Food Systems & Agriculture 3
SOC 310 /
ANTH 330* Human Ecology 3
ANTH 450* Hunter-Gatherer Ecology 3
ANTH 453* Impacts on Ancient Environments 3
E 339* Literature of the Earth 3
E 403* Nature Writing 3
ECON 240 / Issues in Environmental Economics 3
AREC 240 3
ECON 340p / Introduction to the Economics of Natural Resources 3
AREC 340p 3
ECON 344p Economics of Energy Resources 3
ECON 346p / Economics of Outdoor Recreation 3
AREC 346p 3
ETST 344 Native American Religious History and Issues 3
ETST 414 / Development in Indian Country 3
ANTH 414 3
GR 410p Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications 3
HIST 351p American West to 1900 3
HIST 352p American West Since 1900 3
HIST 353p U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 3
HIST 355p American Environmental History 3
HIST 463p Science and Technology in Modern History 3
HIST 470p World Environmental History, 1500-Present 3
HIST 471p History of Antarctica, 1800-Present 3
HIST 476p History of American's National Parks 3
HONR 492p Honors Senior Seminar 3
JTC 461p Writing About Science, Health, and Environment 3
PHIL 320 Ethics of Sustainability 3
PHIL 351 / Agricultural Ethics 3
AGRI 330 3
PHIL 345p Environmental Ethics 3
POLS 361p U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy 1 3
POLS 362p Global Environmental Politics 1 3
POLS 462p Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice 3
SOC 220 Global Environmental Issues 3
SOC 320p Population-Natural Resources and Environment 3
SOC 321p Soil, Environment, and Society 3
SOC 322p Introduction to Environmental Justice 3
SOC 364p Agriculture and Global Society 3
SOC 460p Society and Environment 3
SOC 461p Water, Society, and Environment 3
SOC 463p Sociology of Disaster 3
SOC 564p Environmental Justice 3

SELECT FROM OTHER COLLEGES

Select a minimum of three credits from the list below OR select a different course with a strong environmental component with approval from adviser.

COURSE # # TITLE CREDITS
AGRI 330 / Human Ecology 3
PHIL 330 3
AREC 240 Agricultural and Resource Economics 3
AREC 240p / Issues in Environmental Economics 3
ECON 240 3
AREC 340p / Introduction to Economics of Natural Resources 3
ECON 340p 3
AREC 342p / Economic Analysis-Water Resource Development 3
AREC 346p / Economics of Outdoor Recreation 3
ECON 346p 3
AREC 375p Agricultural Law 3
AREC 460p / Economics of World Agriculture 3
AREC 478p Agricultural Policy 3
CIVE 438p / Pollution Control Engineering 3
ENVE 438p / 3
CIVE 439p / Environmental Engineering Chemical Concepts 3
ENVE 439p 3
CIVE 440p Nonpoint Source Pollution 3
CON 450 / Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building 3
INTD 450 3
ENVE 441p Water and Wastewater Characterization 3
ERHS 410p Environmental Health Waste Management 3
ERHS 410p Environmental Health Waste Management 3
ERHS 446p Environmental Toxicology 3
F 332p Economics of the Forest Environment 3
F 330p Timber Harvesting and the Environment 3
GR 320p Cultural Geography 3
GR 342 Geography of Water Resources 3
GR 345p Geography of Hazards 3
HORT 466p Community Forestry 3
LAND 110 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
LAND 120 History of the Designed Landscape 3
NR 320 Natural Resources History and Policy 3
NR 355p Contemporary Environmental Issues3 3
NR 365 Environmental Education 3
NRRT 330 Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management 3
NRRT 462p Environmental Communication-Natural Resources 3
PSY 316p Environmental Psychology 3
SOCR 320 Forage and Pasture Management 3
SOCR 370p Irrigation Principles 3
SOCR 377p / Irrigation Principles 3
CIVE 377p 3

p This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Courses of Instruction section of the catalog or to see the course prerequisites.

1 Students may not get credit for both POLS 361 and POLS 362 in this program.

2 GEOL 121 is also recommended.

3 Offered as a telecourse course only.