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2012-2013 Catalog 
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Environmental Studies Minor

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Coordinator: Dr. Mikel Vause
Location: EH 256
Telephone: 801-626-6659

The Environmental Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary degree that focuses on the work of science in human activity. The curriculum is rooted in science to ground factual knowledge. However, its trunk is solidly comprised of social science and humanities courses because they teach the application of science in policy-making, business decisions and historical precedent even as they call upon the arts for their expression and upon ethics in consideration of health and social justice issues. The minor reaches across campus because all disciplines play an essential role in shaping environmental thought.

Students will gain an appreciation for local, national and international environmental issues and problems as well as their potential solutions. They will develop a personal philosophy about the environment’s role in their lives and their own ability to affect nature and their physical environment by making ethical choices.

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 25 credit hours is required, at least 15 of these must be upper division (numbered 3000 or higher).

Students must select courses from outside their major academic department whenever a choice is offered. Students are encouraged to consider diversity in curriculum selection.

Course Requirements for Minor


* A prerequisite or consent of the instructor is required. Most prerequisites are in the core curriculum.

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