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Environmental Science and Policy Minor (for Engineering Students)

The minor is designed to give engineering majors greater exposure to natural and social sciences, and thereby deepening student's understanding of the causes and solutions to problems related to environmental sustainability. The minor focuses on the integration of knowledge and approaches from different fields for the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The goal of the minor is to empower student navigation across disciplines and to prepare engineering students for interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of environmental sustainability. The faculty advisor for this minor is John Durant, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Forms for Environmental Science and Policy Minor:

The minor will have THREE required core courses and THREE electives:
(Only two of these courses may be double-counted as foundation or concentration courses taken for School of Engineering majors.)

A) Three (3) CORE COURSES
Required course (EC 8):
EC 8 Principles of Economics with Environmental Application  
One from the following:
BIO 7 Environmental Biology  
EOS 2 Environmental Geology  
CHEM 8 Environmental Chemistry  
CEE 30 Environmental Chemistry  
One from the following:
UEP 94 Environmental Policy, Planning and Politics  
ENV 135 Environmental Policy  
B) Three (3) ELECTIVES
One from the following:
(Or another approved research methods course)
GIS 101 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems  
ENVS 196 Remote Sensing  
ENV 196-1 & RA Research, Analysis and Communication  
ENVS 51 Experiments in Ecology  
CEE 187 Geographical Information Systems  
One approved environmental studies seminar course:
(Other seminars can be considered by petition)
BIO 179 Seminar in Marine Biology  
BIO 180 Seminar in Conservation Biology  
BIO 181 Tropical Ecology and Conservation  
BIO185 Food for All: Ecology, Biotechnology, and Sustainability  
CH 184 Globalization and Health  
CH 188 Health Equity & Built Environment  
CH188-05 Community Environmental Health  
EC 130 Topics in Environmental Economics (as appropriate)  
ENV 91 Seminar in Environmental Preservation and Improvement  
ENV 152 Seminar in Environmental Negotiations  
PS 188-20 International Environmental Negotiations  
UEP 200 Land Use Planning  
UEP 201 Land Use Planning II  
UEP 207 Environmental Law  
UEP 221 Climate Change Policy and Planning  
UEP 265 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues  
UEP 278 Environmental Justice, Security, and Sustainability  
UEP 279 Water Resource Policy, Planning and Watershed Management  
UEP 281 Chemicals, Health and the Environment  
UEP 286/ENV 286 Environmental Justice, Security, and Sustainability  
One approved elective drawn from Anthropology, Art History, Drama, English, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, and Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning:
CULTURE, ART, & HUMANITIES
ANTH 128 Food, Nutrition, and Culture  
ANTH 185 Cars, Culture and Place  
ANTH 149 Energy, Environment, and Empire  
DR 27 Public Speaking  
ENG 160 Environmental Justice and US Literature  
ENV 150 Environment, Communication and Culture  
FAH 104 Greening of Art: Ecology, Sustainability, and Sculpture Since 1970  
PHIL 91 Climate Change Ethics  
POLICY & ECONOMICS
EC30/ENV30 Environmental Economics  
EC 35 Economic Development  
EC 130 Topics in Environmental Economics (as appropriate)*  
EC 132 Energy Markets  
EC 192 Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy  
ES 27 Public Health Engineering  
PS 118 Water Diplomacy: Politics and Economics of Water Policies  
PS 138-08 Conflict & Natural Resources  
PS 138-09 Political Economics of Developing Countries  
PS 138-10 Politics of Oil & Energy  
ENV 152 Seminar in Environmental Negotiations  
PS 188-20 Politics of International Environmental Negotiations  
PS 195 Politics of Sustainable Communities  
UEP 105 Urban Planning and Design  
UEP 194-02 Policy Implementation and Innovation  
UEP 194-04 Green Urban Design  
UEP 194-08 Plan for Low Impact Development  
UEP 194-16 Environmental Health for Policy and Planning  
UEP 200 Land Use Planning  
UEP 201 Land Use Planning II  
UEP 207 Environmental Law  
UEP 281 Chemicals, Health and the Environment