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This minor embraces human diversity and inclusion in natural resources fields, through exploration of how complex and important aspects of diversity serve to shape natural resources and our environment in our modern era. The minor serves students already passionate about natural resources through an exploration of counter-narratives not often thoroughly discussed in seminal works of natural resource history. It provides for a critical examination of historical and current relationships between human diversity, natural resources, and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of, and types of, diversity in human-environment interactions; how this diversity contributes to vulnerability and/or resilience to environmental change; and the barriers and opportunities for recognizing and protecting human diversity in the context of natural resource conservation and management. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to address diversity and inclusion issues within the natural resource disciplines represented in the Warner College. This includes proposing solutions to environmental injustices, facilitating intercultural environmental communication, integrating multicultural perspectives in assessment of natural resource issues and development of policy and management solutions, and cultivating a deeper understanding and respect for diverse ways of knowing and experiencing the environment.

Effective Fall 2022

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

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

NR 140Diversity and Inclusion in Natural Resources3
Select Foundational Course3
Please choose one of the following courses.
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)
Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)
Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)
Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)
Select 18 credits from the courses below with a minimum of 3 credits from each elective competency area. The remaining 9 credits may be selected from any elective area. At least 12 credits applied towards the minor must be WCNR courses18
Human-environment relationships and interactions:
Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
Indigenous Environmental Stewardship
Global Climate Justice (Online Course only)
Sustainability of Parks and Protected Places
African American History (GT-HI1)
Asian American History (GT-HI1)
Chicanx History and Culture (GT-HI1)
Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management
Natural resource, justice, ethics, and governance:
Global Perspectives on Sustainability
International Climate Negotiations
Global Environmental Justice Movements
Climate Migrants (GT-SS2)
Cultural and Political Ecology
Environment, Food, and Social Justice (GT-SS3)
Environmental Justice
Skills and applications in Diversity & Inclusion:
Mapping Diverse Perspectives in Conservation
Natural Resource Rights and Reconciliation
Program Total Credits:24