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    Environmental Issues

    Applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Advisors: Professors HOURDEQUIN (on sabbatical 2019-20), KOHOUT, LEE, MCKENDRY

    Minor Requirements

    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 (1 unit):

    EV128 - Introduction to Global Climate Change

    Core Courses (4 units):

    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.

    Area One: 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

    Area Two: 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 

    Area Three: 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 (1 unit)

    EV321 - Environmental Management