The Environmental Studies in the Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Minor is designed for students with a particular interest in environmental topics, focusing on a core of social sciences and humanities courses. 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.

Effective Fall 2022

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.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one requirement. No more than three courses from a single subject code can be used to fulfill the minor.

Select 9 credits from the following:9
Literature of the Earth
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)
Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)
Environmental Ethics
Environment, Food, and Social Justice (GT-SS3)
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following (at least six credits must be from the same category)12
Category 1: Social Systems and Institutions
Human Ecology
Impacts on Ancient Environments
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)
Introduction-Economics of Natural Resources
Indigenous Knowledges
Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)
American Environmental History
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy
Global Environmental Politics
Power, Equity and Inclusion in Env Justice
Study Abroad--Amazon: Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Politics in Developing World
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Population-Natural Resources and Environment
Environmental Justice
Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology
Category 2: Issues, Problems, and Policies
Study Abroad--Europe: Energy Transitions in Europe (Sustainable Energy Futures Denmark)
Population Economics
Economics of Outdoor Recreation
Economics of Energy Resources
Mountain Geography
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
The Geography of Commodities
History of America's National Parks
Heritage Resource Management
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy
Global Environmental Politics
Air, Climate, and Energy Policy Analysis
Power, Equity and Inclusion in Env Justice
Study Abroad--Amazon: Global Environmental Politics
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Population-Natural Resources and Environment
Food Justice
Green Criminology
Food, Agriculture and Global Society
Water and Social Justice
Category 3: Global Dimensions
Global Environmental Justice Movements
Study Abroad--Mexico: History, Community, and Environment in Mexico
Environmental History of the Middle East
World Environmental History, 1500-Present
Global Environmental Politics
Study Abroad--Amazon: Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Politics in Developing World
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
Environment, Food, and Social Justice (GT-SS3)
Category 4: Culture, Art, and Representation
Imagining Sustainability
Art and Environment
Literature of the Earth
Writing the Environment
American Architectural History
Science and Environmental Communication
Food and Natural Resources Communication
Ethics of Sustainability
Environmental Ethics
Program Total Credits:21