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EV Minor

New Environmental Issues Minor Requirements
Approved December 2013
Advisors - Burns, Hourdequin

 *Note:  Students who declared the Environmental Issues minor under the earlier requirements are governed by the requirements listed in the 2013-14 course catalogue.  These requirements are available from the Environmental Issues minor advisors.

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:
EV128 - Introduction to Global Climate Change

Core Courses:
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.

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

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

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:
EV321 - Environmental Management