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Environmental Studies Minor

Mission: Educate students about the physical, biological, and social dimensions of the environment. The program teaches specific topics and skills central to understanding environmental issues and promotes pathways to jobs in the environmental field.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Explain the interconnectedness of humans and the environment.
  2. Apply problem solving skills to real-world environmental issues.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of current environmental issues in a community context.
Faculty:

Professors: Bryan Dutton, Mark Henkels, Mary Pettenger, Emily Plec, Stephen Taylor, Jeffrey Templeton
Associate Professors: Susan Daniel, Mark Van Steeter
Assistant Professor: Melinda Shimizu

Environmental Studies Minor…………………………………… 27 – 31

Core courses (8)

HST 489 Environmental History (4)

Choose one: 4 credits

BI 357 General Ecology (4)
BI 370 Humans and the Environment (4)

Foundation courses (13-14)

CH 371 Environmental Chemistry
ES 473 Environmental Geology

Choose two, one course from any two disciplines  6 – 7 credits

COM 380 Environmental Communication
GEOG 380 Environmental Conservation
GEOG 392 Physical Geography
GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy
GEOG 480 Nature and the American West
PHL 255 Environmental Ethics
PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy
PS 449 Environmental Values and Political Action
PS 477 International Environmental Politics

Electives 6 – 9 credits (select two courses approved by your Minor Advisor)

ANTH 311 Human Evolution .
BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History
BI 321 Systematic Field Botany
BI 331 General Microbiology
BI 361 Marine Ecology
BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology
BI 453 Marine Vertebrates
CH 310 Geochemistry
CH 412 Inorganic Chemistry of the Environment
EC 436 Environmental Economics and Public Policy
ES 322 Geomorphology and Aerial Photography and Interpretation
ES 331 Introduction to Oceanography
ES 390 Basic Meteorology
ES 431 Paleobiology
ES 453 Geology of the Pacific Northwest
ES 454 Volcanology
ES 460 Energy and Mineral Resources
ES 476 Hydrology
ES 492 Advanced GIS Applications in Earth Science
GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation
GEOG 340 Cartography
GEOG 341 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 385 Quantitative Methods in Geography
GEOG 391 Biogeography
GEOG 393 Soils
GEOG 490 Climatology
HST 407 Nuclear Landscapes
HST 490 Wests of Early Americ
HST 491 Western US: 20th Century Issues
HST 492 Pacific Northwest History
PS 409 Administrative Practicum
PS 446 Land Resource Politics and Policy
SOC 290 World Population and Social Structure
SOC 328 Social Data Analysis
SOC 350 Food and Hunger
SOC 400 International Development

 

Earth Science Student Handbook  –  Earth_Science_Advising_Guide_July_2015

 

Environmental Studies Courses

Environmental Course Descriptions

ANTH 311 Human Evolution 


BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History
BI 321 Systematic Field Botany
BI 331 General Microbiology
BI 361 Marine Ecology

BI 370 Humans and the Environment
BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology
BI 453 Marine VertebratesBI 357 General Ecology


CH 310 Geochemistry

CH 371 Environmental Chemistry
CH 412 Inorganic Chemistry of the Environment


COM 380 Environmental Communication


EC 436 Environmental Economics and Public Policy


ES 322 Geomorphology and Aerial Photography and Interpretation
ES 331 Introduction to Oceanography
ES 390 Basic Meteorology
ES 431 Paleobiology
ES 453 Geology of the Pacific Northwest
ES 454 Volcanology
ES 460 Energy and Mineral Resources

ES 473 Environmental Geology
ES 476 Hydrology
ES 492 Advanced GIS Applications in Earth Science


GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation
GEOG 340 Cartography
GEOG 341 Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 380 Environmental Conservation

GEOG 385 Quantitative Methods in Geography

GEOG 391 Biogeography

GEOG 392 Physical Geography

GEOG 393 Soils
GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy
GEOG 480 Nature and the American West

GEOG 490 Climatology


HST 407 Nuclear Landscapes

HST 489 Environmental History
HST 490 Wests of Early Americ
HST 491 Western US: 20th Century Issues
HST 492 Pacific Northwest History


PHL 255 Environmental Ethics


PS 409 Administrative Practicum
PS 446 Land Resource Politics and Policy

PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy
PS 449 Environmental Values and Political Action
PS 477 International Environmental Politics

 


SOC 290 World Population and Social Structure
SOC 328 Social Data Analysis
SOC 350 Food and Hunger
SOC 400 International Development

Contact Us:

Department of Earth and Physical Science

Department Chair: Jeff Templeton  

503-838-8858   l    email: templej@wou.edu l   Location: Natural Science Building  NS 211