Sustainability and Environmental Studies (Minor)
In this minor, you'll see how every environmental issue has a tangible link to a multitude of academic disciplines; e.g. the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business, and economics. To deal with environmental issues effectively, individuals must be able to recognize and understand the technical (scientific) issues, obtain a historical perspective of the circumstances creating the issue (history), understand the dynamic cultural and environmental issues affecting different parts of the world (geography), examine the value judgments at stake in any proposed solution (literature and philosophy), understand the workings of the policy process to achieve a solution (political science), posses the savvy to develop economically sound (business), or technical (engineering, chemical or biological) solutions, have an awareness of the social ramifications of the solutions (sociology) and an appreciation of the difficulty of communicating a selected policy (writing), and have the ability and motivation to engage in the necessary behavior changes (psychology).
See more information about the Sustainability and Environmental Studies minor, including course requirements, in the course catalog.