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Minor - Environmental Studies

Minor - Environmental Studies


The Environmental Studies minor is designed to introduce students to an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues, combining knowledge of 1) the political, social, and psychological dimensions of human-environmental interactions; 2) the science of ecological systems and environmental change; and 3) the role of the environment in human history, philosophy, religion, culture, and art.

Course Requirements

The Environmental Studies minor consists of one core course (either Envs 101 or Envs 301) and 15 hours of approved electives. The approved electives must include a minimum of 3 hours of coursework in the social sciences and a minimum of 3 hours of coursework in the natural sciences.

Pre-approved Envs electives include the courses named on the list below. Note that this list includes opportunities for students to receive Envs course credit for internships (Envs 385) and study abroad courses (Envs 311, 312, 313). Students who wish to receive Envs credit for internships or study abroad courses must consult with the Environmental Studies director for approval prior to enrollment in the course. Students may also petition the Envs faculty to receive Envs credit for courses taught at UM that are related to the environment but that are not currently named on the list of pre-approved electives below.

Environmental Studies Core (3 hours)
Envs 101. Humanities and the Environment or Envs 301. Advanced Introduction to Humanities and the Environment
Eng 388. Studies in British Environmental Lit
Eng 389. Studies in American Environmental Lit
Eng 391. Environmental Genres and Forms
Eng 405. Nature Writing
Eng 458. Southern Environmental Literature Writing
Eng 494. Special Topics in Environmental Studies
Eng 495. Literature and the Nonhuman
Envs 311. Study Abroad-Environment & Humanities
Envs 321. Special Topics in Humanities
G St 391. Women, Gender, and the Environment
Hst 355. Water in the Middle East
Hst 453. Environmental History of the South
Phil 345/PPL 345. Environmental Ethics
Rel 390/Phil 348. Nature and Environment in Asian Religion
S St 536. The Southern Environment
Social Sciences (minimum of 3 credits)
Envs 312. Study Abroad-Environment & Social Science
Envs 322. Special Topics in Social Sciences
Anth 104/Geog 101. Introduction To Human Geography
Anth 105/Geog 105. Intro to Environment and Society
Anth 319. Environmental History of the South
Anth 320. Archaeozoology: Animal Use in History
Anth 330. Environmental Anthropology
Anth 331. American Indians and the Natural World
Anth 338. Food, Place, and Power
Anth 360. Political Ecology
Anth 417. Environmentalism: Society, Politics, Law
Econ 406. Environmental Economics
PPL 381. Global Environmental Issues
Psy 350. Ecopsychology and International Youth
Psy 365. Environmental Psychology
Soc 411. Environment, Technology, and Society
Natural Sciences (minimum of 3 credits)
Bisc 104. Inquiry into Life: The Environment
Bisc 162. Biological Sciences II
Envs 313. Study Abroad-Environment & Nat. Science
Envs 323. Special Topics in Natural Sciences
Envs 333. Natural Sciences for Envs Minors
Bisc 220. Natural Resource Management
Bisc 318. Botany
Bisc 320. Introductory Marine Biology
Bisc 321. Introduction to Aquatic Biology
Bisc 322. General Ecology
Bisc 329. Biology of Fishes
Bisc 334. Ornithology
Bisc 337. Introductory Entomology
Bisc 342. Plant Diversity
Bisc 345. Symbiosis
Bisc 349. Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives
Bisc 350. Mammology
Bisc 413. Conservation Biology
Bisc 443. Ecology Of Plant Communities Of Mississippi
Bisc 502. Mycology
Bisc 510. Theoretical Ecology
Bisc 512. Animal Behavior
Bisc 522. Microbial Ecology
Bisc 524. Aquatic Botany
Bisc 525. Conservation and Restoration Ecology
C E 471. Environmental Engineering
Chem 103. Chemistry for Nonmajors or Chem 105. Chemistry for Majors
Chem 201. Environmental Chemistry I
Chem 202. Environmental Chemistry II
Geol 104. Environmental Geology - Hazards
Geol 105. Environmental Geology - Resources
Geol 107. Introduction to Oceanography
Phcl 347/547. Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
Phcl 349. Specialized Topics In Environmental Health
Phcl 381/581. Introduction to Toxicology
Environmental Studies Electives
Envs 311. Study Abroad-Humanities And The Environment
Envs 312. Study Abroad-Social Sciences And The Environment
Envs 313. Study Abroad-Natural Sciences And The Environment
Envs 321. Special Topics In Humanities And The Environment
Envs 322. Special Topics In Social Sciences And The Environment
Envs 323. Special Topics In Natural Sciences And The Environment
Envs 333. Natural Sciences And The Environment For Envs Minors
Envs 385. Environmental Studies Internship
Envs 397. Topics In Environmental Studies Abroad
Envs 399. Special Topics In Environmental Studies
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