Environmental Studies Minor

The minor requires six courses, many of which may also count toward the core curriculum through appropriate course selection.

Summary of requirements

Course Title Credits
ENST 1000Introduction to Environmental Studies3
One course in chemistry, physics, or earth science
One course in ecology
Three elective courses

1. One course in introductory environmental studies.

ENST 1000 Introduction to Environmental Studies is preferred, but any course listed below may apply to this requirement.

Courses below have the ENMI attribute.

Course Title Credits
ANTH 4373Environment and Human Survival4
ENST 1000Introduction to Environmental Studies3
HIST 3990North American Environmental History4
PHIL 3109Environmental Ethics4
PHIL 3712Global Environment and Justice4
PHIL 4302Environmental Policy & Ethics4
PHIL 4409Environmental Ethics4
SOCI 3145Environment Technology Society4
THEO 4008Religion and Ecology4

2. One course in chemistry, physics, or earth science.

CHEM 1109 Chemistry of the Environment, PHYS 1203 Environmental Physics, or NSCI 1020 Physical Science: Today's World is recommended, but any course listed below may apply to this requirement

Course Title Credits
CHEM 1109Chemistry of the Environment3
CHEM 4340Environmental Chemistry3
ENVS 3000Environmental Science3
NSCI 1020Physical Science: Today's World3
PHYS 1203Environmental Physics3
The following courses may also apply:
CHEM 1321General Chemistry I4
NSCI 1321General Chemistry Lecture I4
NSCI 1501General Physics Lecture I3
PHYS 1501General Physics I3
PHYS 1601Introduction to Physics I4
PHYS 1701Physics I3
HPLC 1603Honors: Natural Science I4
HPRH 2004Honors: Science I3

3. One course in ecology.

BISC 1002 Ecology: A Human Approach or NSCI 1040 People and the Living Environment is recommended, but any course listed below may apply to this requirement

Course Title Credits
BISC 1002Ecology: A Human Approach3
BISC 2561Ecology3
BISC 4642Animal Behavior4
NSCI 1040People and the Living Environment3
NSCI 2010Global Ecology Lecture3
The following courses may also be used:
BISC 1000Life on the Planet Earth3
BISC 1010Foundations of Biology3
BISC 1401Introduction to Biology I4
BISC 1403Introductory Biology I3
NSCI 1403General Biology Lecture I3
NSCI 1423Concepts in Biology Lecture I3
HPLC 1604Honors: Natural Science II4
HPRH 2005Honors: Science II3

4. Three elective courses.

Any course below with the ENST attribute code may apply toward this requirement.

Course Title Credits
AFAM 4147Food and Globalization4
ANTH 2700You Are What You Eat: The Anthropology of Food4
ANTH 3380Hazards, Disasters, and Human Experience4
ANTH 4373Environment and Human Survival4
ANTH 4722Primate Ecology and Conservation4
ARHI 4555Art and Ecology4
BISC 1000Life on the Planet Earth3
BISC 1002Ecology: A Human Approach3
BISC 1401Introduction to Biology I4
BISC 1402Introduction to Biology II4
BISC 1403Introductory Biology I3
BISC 1404Introductory Biology II3
BISC 2561Ecology3
CHEM 1109Chemistry of the Environment3
CHEM 1321General Chemistry I4
COMC 4222Media and the Environment4
ECON 3430ST: Sustainable Business4
ECON 3840Environmental-Economic Policy4
ECON 3850Environmental Economics4
ENGL 3424Romantics and Their World4
ENGL 3633The Enlightened Earth: American Lit and Culture After 19454
ENGL 3916Animals in Literature4
ENGL 4107Seminar: Ecology on the Edge: Climate Change and Literature4
ENGL 4147Food and Globalization4
ENVS 3000Environmental Science3
HIST 3538The Good Earth?4
HIST 3564Environmental History of New York City: A Research Seminar4
HIST 3990North American Environmental History4
HIST 3991The American Indian4
HIST 3992Capitalism4
HIST 3993Environmental History: New York City4
HIST 3994Climate and Society4
HIST 3998People and Other Animals in History4
HPLC 1603Honors: Natural Science I4
HPLC 1604Honors: Natural Science II4
HPRH 1101Interdisciplinary STEM I3
HPRH 1201Interdisciplinary STEM II3
HUST 2001Introduction to Global Health4
INST 3100The Global Environment4
LPBU 3430ST: Sustainable Business3
NSCI 1020Physical Science: Today's World3
NSCI 1040People and the Living Environment3
NSCI 1321General Chemistry Lecture I4
NSCI 1403General Biology Lecture I3
NSCI 1404General Biology Lecture II3
NSCI 1423Concepts in Biology Lecture I3
NSCI 1424Concepts in Biology Lecture II3
NSCI 1501General Physics Lecture I3
NSCI 2010Global Ecology Lecture3
NSCI 2060Environment: Science, Law, and Policy3
NSCI 2142Paleoecology Lecture3
PHIL 3109Environmental Ethics4
PHIL 3712Global Environment and Justice4
PHIL 3722Native American Philosophy4
PHIL 3990Environmental Worldviews and Ethics4
PHIL 4302Environmental Policy & Ethics4
PHIL 4409Environmental Ethics4
PHYS 1203Environmental Physics3
PHYS 1501General Physics I3
PHYS 1601Introduction to Physics I4
PHYS 1701Physics I3
PJST 3200Environmental Justice4
POSC 3131Politics, Urban Health, and Environment4
POSC 3307Environmental Politics4
PSYC 3340Urban Psychology4
SOCI 3142Environmental Sociology4
SOCI 3145Environment Technology Society4
THEO 4008Religion and Ecology4
THEO 4520Animals, Angels, and Aliens: Beyond the Human in Christian Thought3
URST 5066Urban Health and Environment3
URST 5070Environmental History of the American City3
VART 2050Designing the City4
VART 2055Environmental Design4
VART 2070Architectural Design I4
VART 3055Ecology for Designers4