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Environmental Issues

Advisors — BURNS, HOURDEQUIN

New Environmental Issues Minor Requirements Approved December 2013

Note:  Students who declared the environmental issues minor under the earlier requirements are governed by the requirements listed in the 2013-14 course catalog.  These requirements are available from the environmental issues minor advisors.

Minor Requirements

This minor is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems and opportunities.  For exceptions to the list below, a formal written proposal of the alternative(s) desired should be given to the minor advisors before taking the course(s), especially if the course is not a Colorado College course.  Note also: No more than ONE course from your major department may be used to fultill requirements in the minor.  The Environmental Issues Minor is comprised of six courses: an introductory course, four core courses, and a capstone course.

Introductory Course (1 unit):

EV128 - Introduction to Global Climate Change

Core Courses (4 units):

Students must take one course in each of the following areas, plus a second course in one area.  One of the four courses must be at the 300- or 400- level.  Selected environmentally-related topics courses in science, social science, and humanities may count toward these requirements with prior approval of the student's environmental issues minor advisor.

Area One: Environmental Science

Any EV science course can count toward this requirement.  Recommended courses include:

EV135 - Meteorology

EV155 - Introductory Earth Systems Science

EV209 - Ecology and the Environment

EV211 - Human Impacts on Biogeochemical Cycles

EV212 - Energy: Environmental Thermodynamics and Energetics

EV228 - Analysis of Environmental Data

EV311 - Water: Hydrology, Aquatic Chemistry, and Ecology

EV422 - Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Ecology

EV431 - Air:  Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Area Two: Environmental Social Science

Any EV social science course can count toward this requirement, as well as a number of courses in other departments.  Recommended courses include:

EV141 - Sustainable Development

EV271 - Environmental Policy

EV277 - Ecofeminism

EV341 - Ecological Economics and Sustainability

EV374 - Environmental Law and Policy for the Global Commons

ED385 - Environmental Education

PS272/EV272 - Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice

PS321/EV373 - Public Policymaking

PS334/EV334 - United States Environmental Movement

PS356 - Global Environmental Policy

PS358 - Environment, Health and Security

SO130/EV161 - Environmental Sociology

SW220 - Environmental Justice in the Southwest

SW230 - Native Americans Under Federal Law

SW272 - Nature, Region, and Society of the Southwest

SW301 - Political Ecology of the Southwest 

Area Three: Environmental Humanities

The following courses count toward this requirement:

EV221 - Environmental Inquiry

EV281 - Environmental Ethics

EV261 - Topics in Environmental Humanities

EN280 - Literature and the Environmental Imagination

HY212/EV273 - American Environmental History

HY255/EV255 - Nature and Society

TH240 - Environmental Design for Performance and Community Engagement

Capstone Course (1 unit)

EV321 - Environmental Management