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The Environment Minor

Effective Fall 2015

Exclusions:

A minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing a minor in Global Change or minor in Sustainability.

Students can either pursue an Academic Minor in the Environment or the Academic Minor in Sustainability, but not both.

Advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Program in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's academic advisor.

Students interested in declaring either a major or a minor must attend an information session. Information sessions are held throughout the Fall and Winter terms. Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Program in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's academic advisor. Appointments may be scheduled with Program advisors on-line at: /lsa.umich.edu/pite/majors/advising.html

Prerequisites

None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 17

At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:
    • ENVIRON 110 / AOSS 171 / BIOLOGY 110 / EARTH 171 / ENSCEN 171 / RCNSCI 110: Introduction to Global Change: The Science Behind Sustainability
    • ENVIRON 111 / AOSS 172 / EARTH 172 / ENSCEN 172 / GEOG 111: Global Change: The Sustainability Challenge
    • ENVIRON 201 / RCNSCI 202: Ecological Issues
    • ENVIRON 270: Our Common Future
    • CEE 260: Environmental Principles
  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses, above.
  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses, below.
  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses, below.
  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):
    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.
    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing STATS 250 or SOC 210 or equivalent (STATS 265 or IOE 265).

Environmental Social Science Courses for the academic minor.

These courses do not necessarily satisfy the SS distribution requirement.

  • ARCH 423
  • ANTHRCUL 256
  • CEE 307
  • COMM 413
  • ECON 330, 360, 370
  • EDCURINS 382
  • EHS 588
  • ENVIRON 203, 207, 208, 211, (221 prior to Fall 2016), 222, 223, 237, 242, 256, 270, 290, 302, 306, 308, 312, 313, 316, 318, 320, 321, 335, 345, 350, 356, 360, 361, 365, 367, 370, 375, 382, 390, 391, 405, 407, 408, 412, 413, 448, 449, 462, 475, 490
  • HISTORY (222 prior to Fall 2016), 223, 237 
  • NRE 449, 475
  • ORGSTUDY 203, 208
  • POLSCI 331, 380, 394
  • PSYCH 384, 385
  • PUBPOL 312, 412
  • RCIDIV 316, 318, 390
  • RCSSCI 221, 222
  • SOC 222, 330
  • UP 423


Culture and Environment Courses for the academic minor. (Fall 2014 - Current | Previous)

  • AAS 409, 432
  • AMCULT 284, 311 section titled “Green Indigeneity”, 373
  • ANTHRBIO 364, 365, 373
  • ANTHRCUL 256, 328, 408, 439, 440
  • ARCH 209 section titled “Experiencing Architecture”, 212, 213, 357, 423
  • ARTDES 250
  • ASIAN 257, 258
  • CLARCH 222, 382, 350 section titled "The Art and Life in Roman Villas"
  • CLCIV 382
  • EARTH 238
  • ENGLISH 290 section titled “American Environments: History, Thinking, Reps”, 317 section titled “Green Indigeneity”, 319 section titled “Literature of Climate Change”, 328, 346 section titled “Embodiment / Environment /Community”
  • ENVIRON 221, 223, 238, 240, 244, 256, 270, 284, 301, 304, 320, 350, 370, 376, 377, 464
  • HISTART 212, 213, 222, 243, 301, 394 section titled "The Art and Life in Roman Villas"
  • HISTORY 222, 223, 238, 284, 285, 373
  • ITALIAN 310
  • MOVESCI 241
  • PHIL 224, 240, 355, 356, 359, 361, 366, 376
  • RCHUMS 334 section titled “Experiencing Architecture”
  • RCIDIV 305
  • STRATEGY 411, 445
  • UC 254 section titled “Much Depends on Dinner”
  • UP 357, 423
  • WOMENSTD 344 section titled “Embodiment / Environment / Community”

Environment Minor (Winter 2013 - Summer 2015)

Effective: Winter 2013 - Summer 2015

 

A minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing a minor in Global Change or minor in Sustainability.

The goals of this minor are to enhance the environmental literacy of undergraduates by exposing them to various disciplinary approaches to environmental issues and problems and by providing opportunities for field-based experience and for the acquisition of analytical skills useful in solving environmental problems.

The intended audience is students seeking some measure of environmental literacy or preparing themselves for careers with an environmental dimension.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. 

Prerequisites to the Minor

None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:
    • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / AOSS 171 / ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts
    • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts
    • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues
    • ENVIRON 270 / NRE 270. Our Common Future
    • CEE 260. Environmental Principles
  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses, above:
  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses:
  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses:
  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):
    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.
    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing STATS 250 (or 350) or equivalent (STATS 265, 400, 405, or 412; ECON 404 or 405; or IOE 265).

Environment Minor (Winter 2012-Fall 2012)

Effective: Winter 2012-Fall 2012

Academic Minor in the Environment

An academic minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing an academic minor in Global Change or academic minor in Sustainability.

The goals of this academic minor are to enhance the environmental literacy of undergraduates by exposing them to various disciplinary approaches to environmental issues and problems and by providing opportunities for field-based experience and for the acquisition of analytical skills useful in solving environmental problems.

The intended audience is students seeking some measure of environmental literacy or preparing themselves for careers with an environmental dimension.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:
    • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / AOSS 171 / ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts
    • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts
    • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues
    • ENVIRON 240 / RCIDIV 240. Big Questions for a Small Planet
    • ENVIRON 270 / NRE 270. Our Common Future
    • CEE 260. Environmental Principles
  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses, above:
  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses:
  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses:
  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):
    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.
    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing STATS 250 (or 350) or equivalent (STATS 265, 400, 405, or 412; ECON 404 or 405; or IOE 265).