The Minor in Environmental Studies

Course Requirements for the Minor: 24 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

Social Policy Core: 12 units

4 courses required:

ECON 365 Environmental Economics 3.0 FS
GEOG 304 Environmental Issues 3.0 FS *
GEOG 440 Environmental Thought and Action 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS 461 Environmental Politics and Administration 3.0 FA

Science Core

6-8 units selected from:

BIOL 334 Conservation Ecology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
GEOS 330 Environmental Science 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1 and one course from Breadth Area B2 of the General Education requirements.

Applications

Note: You must select at least two courses from one of the following three categories.

4-6 units selected from:

Natural Resources

GEOG 389 Geography Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS

Note: Requires prior approval of the Environmental Studies coordinator.

GEOG 426 Water Resource Policy and Planning 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: GEOG 304 or equivalent.
GEOS 340 Environmental Geology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1 and one course from Breadth Area B2 of General Education requirements.
GEOS 370 Energy in the Human Environment 3.0 SP *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1.
GEOS 460 Water Resources Management 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; GEOS 330 or GEOS 380.
GEOS 530 Environmental Systems Modeling I 3.0 F2
Prerequisites: CHEM 112; GEOS 330 or faculty permission; MATH 120; either PHYS 202B or PHYS 204C.
PSSC 390 Food Forever: Comparisons of Sustainable Food Production Systems 3.0 FS * GC
RECR 310 Natural Resources and the Informed Citizen 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Nature, Society, and Human Values

ANTH 423 Human Behavioral Ecology 3.0 Inq
ANTH 435 Medical Anthropology 3.0 Inq
BIOL 322 Science and Human Values 3.0 SP *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.

This course is also offered as PHIL 322.

GEOG 389 Geography Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS

Note: Requires prior approval of the Environmental Studies coordinator.

GEOG 405S Nature and Restoration 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 102 or equivalents.
GEOG 435 Historical Geography of North America 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is also offered as AMST 435.

HIST 341 The American Environment 3.0 FS * USD
PHIL 329 Environmental Ethics 3.0 FS *
RECR 448 Methods and Materials for Environmental Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.

This course is also offered as EDCI 448.

RELS 347 Cross-Cultural Environmental Ethics 3.0 FS *

Law, Policy, and the Environment

ANTH 437 International Development and Globalization 3.0 S2
ANTH 487 Heritage Resource Planning 3.0 Inq
ECON 355 The Economics of Government Regulations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
GEOG 389 Geography Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
GEOG 423 Planning Methods 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: GEOG 315, GEOG 320.
GEOG 427 Environmental Impact Analysis 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: GEOG 320 or equivalent or faculty permission.
HCSV 362 Environmental Health 3.0 FS
POLS 468 Planning Law 3.0 SP
POLS 489K Internship in Legal Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
SOCI 420 Environmental Sociology 3.0 Inq

Note: Enrollment in GEOG 389 or POLS 489K requires the prior approval of the Environmental Studies coordinator.