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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Minor (27-31 Credits)

The Environmental Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary approach for understanding the relationship between humans and the natural environment. It provides academic breadth, specific areas of expertise, and technical skills. The program supports an extensive internship program and is committed to the professional development of its students who seek employment in environmentally related fields such as resource management, environmental assessment, land-use planning, public administration, and teaching. The program also seeks to serve students interested in pursuing advanced training in Environmental Studies.

 

Note: Students must work their Environmental Studies advisor to prepare a program of courses before they will officially declare their ES minor. Some courses are offered only once every other year and students must plan accordingly.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Henkels, 838-8544, henkelm@wou.edu.

 

Environmental Studies Minor (27-31):

 

Core Courses (8 Credits):

  • HST 489 Environmental History (4)
  • BI 357 General Ecology (4) -OR-
  • BI 370 Environmental Science (4)

 

Foundation Courses (13-14 Credits)

  • CH 371 Environmental Chemistry (3)
  • ES 473 Environmental Geology (4)

 

Choose Two: one course from any two disciplines (6-7):

  • COM 380 Environmental Communication (3)
  • GEOG 380 Environmental Conservation (4)
  • GEOG 392 Physical Geography (4)
  • GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy (4)
  • GEOG 480 Nature and the American West (4)
  • PHL 255 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)
  • PS 449 Environmental Values and Political Action (3)
  • PS 477 International Environmental Politics (3)

 

Electives: Select two courses approved by minor adviser (6-9):

  • ANTH 311 Human Evolution (4)
  • BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)
  • BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)
  • BI 331 General Microbiology (4)
  • BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)
  • BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
  • BI 453 Marine Vertebrates (4)
  • CH 310 Geochemistry (3)
  • CH 412 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • EC 436 Environmental Economics and Public Policy (4)
  • ES 322 Geomorphology and Aerial Photography Interpretation (4)
  • ES 331 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
  • ES 390 Basic Meteorology (3)
  • ES 431 Paleobiology (4)
  • ES 453 Geology of Pacific Northwest (4)
  • ES 454 Volcanology (3)
  • ES 460 Energy and Mineral Resources (3)
  • ES 476 Hydrology (3)
  • ES 492 GIS Applications in Earth Science (3)
  • GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation (4)
  • GEOG 340 Cartography (4)
  • GEOG 341 Geographic Information Systems (4)
  • GEOG 385 Quantitative Methods in Geography (4)
  • GEOG 391 Biogeography (4)
  • GEOG 393 Soils (4)
  • GEOG 490 Climatology (4)
  • HST 407 Nuclear Landscapes (4)
  • HST 490 Wests of Early America (4)
  • HST 491 Western US: 20th Century Issues (4)
  • HST 492 Pacific Northwest History (4)
  • PS 409 Administrative Practicum (3-6)
  • PS 446 Land Resource Politics and Policy (3)
  • SOC 290 World Population and Social Structure (3)
  • SOC 328 Social Data Analysis (3)
  • SOC 350 Food and Hunger (3)
  • SOC 400 International Development (3)

 

Contact

Division of Social Sciences 503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu
Location: HSS 231

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