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The Environmental Affairs interdisciplinary minor is designed for students with a particular interest in environmental topics, focusing on a core of social sciences and humanities courses that are supplemented with required science courses, as well as environmental electives from six colleges. Courses address domestic and international issues of concern with both current and historical perspectives, and will provide students with a well-rounded program of study. The program is open to all students and designed to be an additional component to the student’s major. CSU has environmental expertise and this program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to broaden their education as they prepare themselves for environmental careers or graduate study.

Program details are available from the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts.

Effective Spring 2015

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C for all courses taken for the interdisciplinary minor.

Environmental Affairs Core
Select three courses with three different subject codes from the following:9
Human Ecology
Development in Indian Country
Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
Hunter-Gatherer Ecology
Impacts on Ancient Environments
Literature of the Earth
Writing the Environment
Introduction: Economics of Natural Resources
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
American Environmental History
Science and Technology in Modern History
World Environmental History, 1500-Present
History of Antarctica, 1800-Present
History of America's National Parks
Writing About Science, Health, and Environment
Ethics of Sustainability
Environmental Ethics
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy
Global Environmental Politics
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Global Environmental Issues (GT-SS3)
Soil, Environment, and Society
Introduction to Environmental Justice
Society and Environment
Sociology of Disaster
Environmental Discourse
Environmental Science
A. Select one course from the following:3
Environmental Health
Physical Geography
Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography
The Blue Planet: Geology of Our Environment (GT-SC2) 1
Geology of Natural Resources (GT-SC2) 1
Ecology
Environmental Conservation (GT-SC2)
Environmental Conservation
Global Environmental Systems (GT-SC2)
Introductory Soil Science
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 advisor. Courses in B must have a strong environmental focus.3
Plants and Civilizations (GT-SS3)
Introduction to Weather and Climate
and Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory
Insects, Science, and Society (GT-SC2)
Basic Hydrology
Environmental River Mechanics
Soil and Water Engineering
Environmental Health - Water and Food Safety
Fire Effects and Adaptations
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)
Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)
Sustainable Watersheds
Oceanography (GT-SC2)
Biological Diversity
Forest Vegetation Management
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship
Ecological Restoration
Crop and Soil Management Systems II
Liberal Arts Electives
Select one course from the list below OR select a different course with a strong environmental focus with approval of advisor. Course(s) selected here may not also be used to fulfill the Core requirement above.3
Sociology of Food Systems and Agriculture
Human Ecology
Hunter-Gatherer Ecology
Impacts on Ancient Environments
Literature of the Earth
Writing the Environment
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)
Introduction: Economics of Natural Resources
Economics of Energy Resources
Economics of Outdoor Recreation
ETST 344
Development in Indian Country
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
American West to 1900
American West Since 1900
U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
American Environmental History
Science and Technology in Modern History
World Environmental History, 1500-Present
History of Antarctica, 1800-Present
History of America's National Parks
Honors Senior Seminar
Writing About Science, Health, and Environment
Ethics of Sustainability
Agricultural and Food System Ethics
Environmental Ethics
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy 1
Global Environmental Politics 1
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Global Environmental Issues (GT-SS3)
Population-Natural Resources and Environment
Soil, Environment, and Society
Introduction to Environmental Justice
Agriculture and Global Society
Society and Environment
Water, Society, and Environment
Sociology of Disaster
Environmental Justice
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 advisor.3
Agricultural and Food System Ethics
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)
Introduction: Economics of Natural Resources
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
Economics of Outdoor Recreation
Agricultural Law
Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development
Agricultural Policy
Environmental Engineering Concepts
Environmental Engineering Chemical Concepts
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building
Environmental Health and Waste Management
Environmental Toxicology
Economics of the Forest Environment
Timber Harvesting and the Environment
Cultural Geography
Geography of Hazards
Urban and Community Forestry
Introduction to Landscape Architecture
History of the Designed Landscape
Natural Resources History and Policy
Contemporary Environmental Issues 2
Environmental Education
Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management
Environmental Communication-Natural Resources
Environmental Psychology
Forage and Pasture Management
Irrigation Principles
Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture
Total Credits21
1

GEOL 121 is also recommended.

2

Offered as a telecourse course only.