Environmental Studies Minor


Environmental Studies Coordinator: David Aagesen

This minor provides an opportunity for the interested student to engage in a thorough study of the environment from many academic viewpoints, but in an integrated fashion. Through participation in this program, the student has an opportunity to study the nature of the environment, human relationship to the environment, today’s environmental problems, and proposed solutions to these problems. Qualified students may also participate in research within the College through collaboration with individual professors or in the community through various internships sponsored by participating departments.

 

 

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Requirements

Environmental Studies Minor:  Requirements as of Fall 2013

 

Total Credit Hours Required 25-28

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS – two courses

 

ENVR 124 Environmental Issues (3 cr) AND

GEOG 111 Physical Geography (3 cr) and

GEOG 112 N/Physical Geography Lab (1 cr) OR

GSCI 140 Environmental Science (3 cr) and

GSCI 141 N/Environmental Science Lab (1 cr)

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES – three courses in at least two disciplines

 

ANTH 204 Human Ecology (3 cr)

ANTH 302 Medical Anthropology (3 cr)

ANTH 313 Global Health Issues (3 cr)

ECON 340 Environmental Economics (3 cr)

ECON 355 Economic Development and Growth (3 cr)

ENGL 250 Literature and the Environment (3 cr)

ENVR 250 Urban Environmental Issues in Latin America (3 cr)

ENVR 268 Landscapes and Livelihoods in Central Appalachia (3 cr)

ENVR 395 Environmental Internship (3 cr)

ENVR 399 Directed Studies (3 cr)

GEOG 201 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning (3 cr)

GEOG 269 Geographic Field Studies in Western Canada (3 cr)

GEOG 274 Conservation and Resource Management (3 cr)

HIST 369 Environmental Thought & Politics in Modern America (3 cr)

PHIL 201 Environmental Ethics (3 cr)

PLSC 215 Community, State and Regional Politics (3 cr)

PLSC 314 American Public Policy (3 cr)

PLSC 316 Political Power in America Cities (3c r)

PSYC 275 Environmental Psychology (3 cr)

SOCL 218 Sociology of Environmental Issues (3 cr) or SOCL 318 Environmental Sociology (3 cr)

 

SCIENCES – three courses in at least two disciplines

 

BIOL 203 Principles of Ecology (3 cr)

BIOL 215 Plant Diversity (4 cr)

BIOL 235 Disease and the Developing World (3 cr)

BIOL 305 Conservation Biology (3 cr)

BIOL 311 Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (4 cr)

BIOL 312 Aquatic Community Ecology (4 cr)

BIOL 314 Biodiversity (3 cr)

BIOL 376 Environmental Management (3 cr)

CHEM 104 Chemistry and Society (3 cr) and

CHEM 105 N/Chemistry and Society Lab (1 cr)

ENVR 395 Environmental Internship (3 cr)

ENVR 399 Directed Studies (3 cr)

GEOG 220 Weather and Climate (3 cr)

GEOG 230 Biogeography (3 cr) or GEOG 331 Field Biogeography (3 cr)

GEOG 340 Pyrogeography (3 cr)

GEOG 370 Physical Climatology (3 cr) or GEOG 371 Synoptic Climatology (3 cr)

GEOG 382 Climate Change and Variability (3 cr)

GSCI 120 Our Geological Environment (3 cr) and

GSCI 121 N/Our Geological Environment Lab (1 cr)

GSCI 121 N/Our Geological Environment Lab (1 cr)

GSCI 150 Geology of Climate Change and Energy (3 cr) and

GSCI 151 N/ Geology of Climate Change and Energy Lab (1 cr)

GSCI 160 Physical Geology (3 cr)

GSCI 161 N/ Physical Geology Lab (1 cr)

GSCI 200 Environmental Geology (3 cr)

GSCI 210 Mineralogy (3 cr)

GSCI 315 Principles of Geochemistry (3 cr)

GSCI 331 Geomorphology (3 cr)

GSCI 335 Global Climate Change (3 cr)

GSCI 347 Groundwater Hydrology (3 cr)

 

NOTES:

1.  A three-credit lecture taken with its one-credit co-requisite lab constitutes one course.

2.  No more than four courses total can be taken from the same prefix.

3.  Three credits of ENVR 395 (internship) constitute one course.  No more than three credits of ENVR 395 can be applied to the minor.

4.  Three credits of ENVR 399 (directed study) constitute one course.  No more than three credits of ENVR 399 can be applied to the minor.

 

Environmental Studies Minor:  Requirements Pre-Fall 2013

The Environmental Studies Program is comprised of a grouping of courses offered by the various College departments and by the program itself. The student is required to complete 24 or 25 semester hours of these course offerings in a prescribed sequence.

Total Required Hours
24-25 semester hours
I ) FIRST LEVEL COURSES: Students are required to complete two introductory courses.

Envr 124
Environmental Issues
3 hours

Chem 103
Chemistry and Society OR Chem 116 Chemistry I OR Chem 120 General Chemistry I OR GSci 105 Environmental Science
3-4 hours
II) SECOND LEVEL COURSES: Students are required to complete four courses, two to be selected from among those courses with emphasis on “Natural Systems” and two to be selected from those with emphasis on “Human/Environment Systems.”

Natural Systems

Biol 203
Principles of Ecology

Biol 235
Disease and the Developing World

Geog274
Conservation and Resource Management

GSci 200
Environmental Geology

GSci 205
Oceanography

GSci 210
Mineralogy

Human/Environment Systems

Anth 204
Human Adaptation and Variation

Engl 250
Literature and the Environment

Geog 201
Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning

Phil 201
Environmental Ethics

Plsc 215
Community, State, and Regional Politics

Psyc275
Environmental Psychology

Socl 218
Environmental Sociology

Socl 260
Population Studies

III) THIRD LEVEL COURSES: students must complete two courses from among the following

Biol 303
Community Ecology

Biol 305
Conservation Biology

Biol 311
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

Biol 314
Biodiversity

Biol 374
Wildlife Management

Biol 376
Environmental Management

Econ 330
Government Finance

Econ 340
Environmental Economics

Econ 355
Economic Development and Growth

Envr 395
Environmental Internship (see Note C)

Geog 340
Pyrogeography

Geog 370 OR Geog 371
Physical Climatology OR Synoptic Climatology (Note: only one climatology course may be used in the environmental studies minor.)

Geog 377
Urban Geography

Geog 382
Climate Change and Variability

GSci 315
Principles of Geochemistry

GSci 331
Geomorphology

GSci 333
Geologic Applications of Remote Sensing Imagery

GSci 347
Groundwater Hydrology

Hist 369
Environmental Thought and Politics in Modern America

Plsc 314
American Public Policy

Plsc 316
Political Power in American Cities
Note:
A) Courses at the 400 level may be applied at the Third Level if the student obtains department and program approval.
B)A student who is registered in the Environmental Studies Program may take one 300- or 400- level Directed Study course in lieu of one required course listed at the Third Level of the curriculum. Consult the Coordinator for details.
C) Environmental Internship may be used to satisfy the requirements for up to two Environmental Studies courses. For more information on this internship, contact the Coordinator of the Environmental Studies minor.


For further information and/or to enroll in the Environmental Studies Program, contact:

David Aagesen

SUNY Geneseo
Fraser 107B
Geneseo, NY 14454
E-mail: aagesen@geneseo.edu

Phone: (585) 245-5238

Fax: (585) 245-5180