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Environmental Sciences  Minor

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences| Interdisciplinary Program Detail



Also available via Ecampus.



Courses taken in the "Humans and the Environment" section of the Environmental Sciences minor must be unique to the minor and cannot be used to satisfy major or other minor requirements. Course substitutions must be selected in consultation with an environmental sciences advisor. Substitutions must cover material in the same course category (natural environmental systems or humans and the environment) at a similar or higher level. Credits must sum to a minimum of 27.

Core: Natural Environmental Systems (12–14)

ATS 210. Introduction to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)
   or ATS 420. Principles of Climate: Physics of Climate and Climate Change (4)
   or GEO/GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
   or FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
   or GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
   or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3)
   or SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
   or FW 456. Limnology (5)
   or GEO/SOIL 335/GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
   or GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)

Humans and the Environment (15–19)

Select at least one course in each of the following five categories to bring the total number of credits to 27 or more.

One course in economics, selected from the following:
AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)

One course in environmental law and policy, selected from the following:
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (4)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
SOC 360. *Population Trends and Policy (4)

One course in ethics and environmental ethics, selected from the following:
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
BI/FES/MCB/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
CH 374. *Technology, Energy and Risk (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
PHL 439. Philosophy of Nature (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PHL/ES 448. Native American Philosophies (4)
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
SOC 456. *Science and Technology in Social Context (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
WGSS 440. *Women and Natural Resources (3)

One course in the human environment, selected from the following:
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 348. *Human Ecology (3)
ENSC 479. *^Environmental Case Studies (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
GEO/GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
HSTS/FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3) Ecampus only.
Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)

One course in environmental management, selected from the following:
BI/FW/Z 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
BOT 415. Forest Insect and Disease Management (5)
FES 352. Wilderness Management (3)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3) Ecampus only.
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3) [Terminated winter 2017]
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water and the Environment (3)
GEO 423/GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 424/GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425/GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEO 426. Development and Global Resources (3)
   or GEOG 431. Global Resources and Development (3)
GEO 451. Environmental Site Planning (3)
   or GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
HORT/FES 350. Urban Forestry (3) Ecampus only.
NR 455. Natural Resource Decision Making (4)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)

Total Credits=Minimum of 27

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 758


 
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