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 complement students’ primary majors. This program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to broaden their education through the wide range of environmental topics available at CSU as they prepare themselves for environmental careers or graduate study.

Program details are available from the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts. For more information on declaring this interdisciplinary minor, please visit Clark Building, Room C346 or contact Kate.Sherman@colostate.edu.

Effective Spring 2021

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 (2.000) in 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
Global Environmental Justice Movements
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
American Environmental 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
Environmental Politics in Developing World
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Global Environmental Issues (GT-SS3)
Introduction to Environmental Justice
Society and Environment
Environmental Science
A. Select one course from the following:3
Environmental Health
Physical Geography
Ecosystem Ecology
Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography
The Blue Planet - Geology of Our Environment (GT-SC2)
Geology of Natural Resources (GT-SC2)
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
Introduction to Weather and Climate
and Introduction to Weather and Climate Lab
Molecular Ecology
Study Abroad: Ecology/Conservation–Ecuadorian Biodiversity
Basic Hydrology
Environmental River Mechanics
Environmental Health--Water Quality
Fire Effects and Adaptations
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)
Conservation of Fish in Aquatic Ecosystems
Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)
Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)
Glaciers and Climate Change
Oceanography (GT-SC2)
Biological Diversity
Forest Vegetation Management
Coastal Environmental Ecology
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship
Ecological Restoration
Crop and Soil Management Systems II
Soil and Environmental Chemistry
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
Human Ecology
Indigenous Environmental Stewardship
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 Outdoor Recreation
Economics of Energy Resources
Development in Indian Country
Geography of Hazards
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
Forest Biogeography and Climate Change
American West to 1900
American West Since 1900
American Environmental History
Environmental History of the Middle East
World Environmental History, 1500-Present
History of Antarctica, 1800-Present
History of America's National Parks
Ethics of Sustainability
Agricultural and Food System Ethics
Environmental Ethics
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy
Global Environmental Politics
Air, Climate, and Energy Policy Analysis
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Global Environmental Issues (GT-SS3)
Population-Natural Resources and Environment
Introduction to Environmental Justice
Soc. of Environmental Cooperation & Conflict
Food Justice
Food, Agriculture and Global Society
Society and Environment
Water, Society, and Environment
Sociology of Disaster
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
Environmental Economics
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
Economics of Outdoor Recreation
Agricultural Law
AREC 381
Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics
Water Resource Economics
Economics of Energy Resources
Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development
Agricultural Policy
Ecological Engineering
Fundamentals of Environmental Engr
Applications of Environmental Engr Concepts
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building
Sustainable Practice-Design and Construction
Environmental Health-Air and Waste Management
Environmental Toxicology
Economics of the Forest Environment
Timber Harvesting and the Environment
Food Systems: Impact on Health/Food Security
Travel Abroad : Wildlife Conservation–Baja California Sur
Principles of Conservation Biology
Conservation and Management of Large Mammals
Issues in Animal Conservation and Management
Environmental Geology
Global Sustainability and Health
Law and Sustainability
Applications of Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Issues in Agriculture (GT-SS3)
Landscape Irrigation and Water Conservation
Urban and Community Forestry
Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)
Environmental Analysis
Design and Nature
Landscape Irrigation and Water Conservation
Ecology of Landscapes
Social and Sustainable Venturing
Natural Resources History and Policy
Contemporary Environmental Issues 2
Environmental Education
Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability
Seminar on Environmental Conservation
Principles of Environmental Communication
Conservation Leadership
Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management
Principles in Conservation Planning and Mgmt
Environmental Conflict Management
Environmental Governance
Integrated Planning for Conservation
Environmental Communication-Natural Resources
Non-Profit Administration in Conservation
Environmental Psychology
Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World
Rangeland Improvements
Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring
Rangeland Ecosystem Planning
Environmental Issues in Agriculture (GT-SS3)
Water in the West
Forage and Pasture Management
Irrigation Principles
Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture
Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Land Use, and Mgmt
Soil Ecology
Program Total Credits:21