Current Courses

Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Some courses can count for the minor but are not listed in the catalog.  Hess will issue variances for those courses so that they count toward the minor.

This is a list of courses that can receive credit for the Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. If you identify a course that is not on the list, please contact Prof. Hess to see if it can qualify for the minor. Usually he will need to see the syllabus before granting a variance. Note: in some cases it is possible to count a B list course for the C list and vice-versa, so please contact Prof. Hess if you want to be considered for a variance.  Some courses listed below may not appear in your degree audit for the ESS minor. If that happens, contact Prof. Hess.

 

Spring 2022

Some courses below will not necessarily show up automatically on your degree audit. Contact Hess for a variance.

A list

BSCI 2238 Ecology (Jorge)

EES 1030 Oceanography (Kelly)

EES 1080 Earth and Atmosphere (Bennartz)

EES 3310 Global Climate Change (Gilligan)

EES 4233 Conservation Biology (Jorge)

EES 4060 Paleoclimates (Oster)

ENVE 3610 Sustainable Development (Troxel)

Other ENVE courses may count with a variance.

 

B List

CSET 3329W Environmental Journalism (Little)

ENGL 3730 Literature and the Environment (Teukolsky)

 

C List

ANTH 1111 Climate Change and Culture (Ross)

ECON 4050 Environmental Economics and Policy (Zaragoza-Watkins)

HODC 3650 Food and Community Development (Bess).

PSCI 3253 Ethics and Public Policy (Ackerly). May need variance. Contact Hess to notify him.

SOC 1020W Cont. Social Issues: Food, Society, and Environment (Tzankova)

SOC 1030 Environment and Society (Tzankova)

SOC 3314 Environmental Inequality and Justice (Bandy)

SOC 3316 Business, Civil Society, and the Environment (Tzankova)

SOC 3318 Sociology of Green Jobs (Wilmot)

SOC 3321 Population and Society (Sana)

 

Capstone

ENVS 4101W  Society and Environment Capstone (Hess)

 

 

 

Fall 2021

A List (Science and Engineering)

BSCI 1103 Green Earth

BSCI 2238 Ecology

BSCI 3232 Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Our Health

EES 1030 Oceanography

EES 1510 Dynamic Earth)

EES 2510 Earth Systems through Time

EES 3280 Environmental Geochemistry

EES 4238 Ecology (see BSCI 2238)

ENVE 4615 Environmental Assessments

 

B List (Humanities)

ASIA 2306 Environment and Society in Asia

ASIA 2308 Narratives of Disaster and Apocalypse

ENGL 3730 Literature and the Environment

HIST 1430W Native Americans and the Environment

RLST 3472 Religion and Climate Change

 

C List (Social Sciences)

ANTH 1111 Ethnography of Climate
ANTH 2109 Food Politics in America

ANTH 2150 Urban Ecology

ANTH 2227 Food in the Ancient World

ANTH 4154 Environmental Anthropology

HODI 3270 Global Sustainable Development

PSCI 3266 Climate Change Justice

Soc 3311 Climate Change and Society

Soc 3317 Energy Transitions and Society

Soc 3321 Population and Society

 

 

 

Spring 2021

A List

BSCI 3223/EES 4233 Conservation Biology (Jorge)

EES 1030 Oceanography (Goodbred)

EES 1510 Dynamic Earth (Claiborne)

EES 2480 Earth System Dynamics (Fauria)

EES 3220 Life through Time (Kelly)

EES 3310 Global Climate Change (Gilligan)

EES 4750 Sustainable System Science (Ayers)

ENVE 3610 Sustainable Development (Troxel)

 

B List

ASIA 3333 Disaster and Apocalypse (Gergan)

CSET 3890 Environmental Journalism (Little)

ENGL 2330W Introduction to Environmental Humanities (Goddu)

HIST 2413 Global History of Waste (Rijke-Epstein)

HIST 3000W Nature, Culture, Power (Rijke-Epstein)

 

C List

ANTH 1111 Climate Change and Culture (Bjork-James)

ANTH 333W Technology and the Ecology of Materials (Kim-Butler)

ECON 4050  Environmental Economics and Policy (Zaragoza-Watkins)

SOC 1030 Environment and Society (Greiner)

SOC 3312 Environment and Development (Bandy)

SOC 3316  Business, Society, and the Environment (Wilmot)

SOC 3318: Sociology of Green Jobs (Wilmot)

SOC 3321: Population and Society (Sana)

 

Capstone

ENVS 4101W  Capstone in Environment and Society (research paper) (Hess)

 

Fall 2020

A list

BSCI 1103 Green Earth (Benson)

BSCI 2238 Ecology (Da Silva Pinto Jorge)

EES 1030 Oceanography (Goodbred)

EES 1510 Dynamic Earth (Claiborne)

EES 2510 Earth Systems through Time (Kelly)

EES 4650 Physics of the Climate System (Bennartz)

ENVE 4615 Environmental Assessments (Staff)

ENVE 4705 Physical Hydrology (Hornberger)

ENVS 4710 Hydrology (LeBoeuf)

 

B list

ASIA 3891 Environment and Development in South Asia (Gergan)

ENGL 3730 Literature and the Environment (Goddu)

HONS 1820W Religion and Climate Change (Taneja)
C list

ANTH 1111 Ethnography of Climate (Bjork-James)

ANTH 3890 Beyond Human/Animal (Conklin)

ANTH 4145 Environmental Anthropology (Sauer)

Soc 1030 Environment and Society (Greiner)

Soc 3314 Environmental Inequality and Justice (Greiner)

Sco 3315 Human Ecology and Society (Tzankova)

Soc 3319 NGOs, Civil Society, and the Environment (Tzankova)

Soc 3321 Population and Society (Sana)

 

 

Spring 2020

 

A List

BSCI 3223/EES 4233 Conservation Biology (Jorge)

EES 1030 Oceanography (Kelly)

EES 1510 Dynamic Earth (Tate)

EES 2480 Earth System Dynamics (Morgan)

EES 3310 Global Climate Change (Gilligan)

EES 4750 Sustainable System Science (Ayers)

ENVE 3610 Sustainable Development (Troxel)

 

B List

CSET 3890 Environmental Journalism (Little)

ENGL 3730 Literature and the Environment (Teukolsky)

HIST 2139 Technology, Nature, and Power in Africa (RIjke-Epstein)

 

C List

ANT 1111 Climate Change and Culture (Bjork-James)

ANTH 2225 Climate Change, Collapse, and Sustainability in History (Guengerich)

SOC 1030 Environment and Society (Greiner)

Soc 3316 Business, Civil Society, and the Environment (Tzankova)

Soc 3321 Population and Society (Sana)

SOC 3314 Environmental Inequality and Justice (Bandy)

 

Capstone

ENVS 4101W Capstone Seminar (Hess)

 

Fall 2019

A List

BSCI 1103 Green Earth (Benson)

BSCI 2238 Ecology (Da Silva Pinto Jorge). Lab optional for ESS minor.

EES 1030 Oceanography (Goodbred)

EES 1510 Dynamic Earth (Claiborne)
EES 2510 Earth Systems through Time (Darrock)

EES 3220 Life through Time (Kelly)

EES 3310 Global Climate Change (Gilligan)

EES 4650 Physics of the Climate System (Bennartz)

 

B List

HIST 2413 Global History of Waste (Rijke-Epstein)

PHIL 111 Green Cities (Bremer)

 

C List

ANTH 1111 Ethnography of Climate (Bjork-James)

ANTH 2109 Food Politics in America (Conklin)

ANTH 2227 Food in the Ancient World (Guengerich)

ANTH 3890 Environmental Anthropology (Dillehay)

Soc 1030 Environment and Society (Tzankova, Greiner)

Soc 3313 Sociology of Health and Environmental Science (Hess)

Soc 3317 Energy Transitions and Society (Hess)

Soc 3319 NGOs, Society, and the Environment (Tzankova)

Soc 3321 Population and Society (Sana)

For courses outside the College of Arts and Science, see Prof. Hess for approval.

 

Spring 2019

A List

EES 1030 Oceanography (Kelly)

EES 1510 Dynamic Earth (Tate)

EES 2480 Earth System Dynamics (Morgan)

EES 3220 Life Through Time (DeSantis)

EES 4680 Paleoclimates (Oster)

EES 4750 Sustainable System Science (Ayers)

ENVE 3610 Sustainable Development (Troxel)

 

B list

ENGL 3896 Topics in Investigative Writing (Little).  Must have an environmental project.

 

C list

ANTH 1111 Climate Change and Culture (Bjork-James)

ANTH 2225 Climate Change, Collapse, and Sustainability in History (Guegenrich)

HODH 3650 Environmental Health (McDonald)

PSCI 3896 Climate Change and Justice (Ackerly)

SOC 1030 Environment and Society (Greiner)

Soc 3313 Environment and Development (Bandy)

Soc 3316 Business, Civil Society, and the Environment (Tzankova)

Soc 3321 Population and Society (Sana)

 

Capstone (for juniors and seniors)

ENVS 4101 Capstone in Environmental and Sustainability Studies