The interdisciplinary environmental studies minor is administered by New College and the Department of Geography.
The objective of the interdisciplinary environmental studies minor is to provide undergraduates with interdisciplinary training in environmental studies. Drawing on the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, this minor acquaints students with current environmental problems and the tools of analysis to identify causes and solutions. Contact Dr. Mike Steinberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
Admission into the Minor
Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama. This minor is restricted to residential students; New College LifeTrack does not offer minors.
The minor in interdisciplinary environmental studies requires the successful completion of a minimum of 17 semester hours including the following:
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Perspec. on Env. Literature|
Students must earn 10–11 hours chosen from (but not limited to) the following courses :
|BSC 385||Ecology and Evolution||3|
|BSC 482||Conservation Biology||3|
|EC 480||Econ of Environment||3|
|GEO 105||Sustainable Earth||4|
|GY 202||The Water Planet||4|
|GY 317||Natural Hazards||3|
|GY 339||Natural Resource Envirmn Plang||3|
|GY 404||Physical Geography Seast Us||3|
|GY 409||Forest History and Restoration||4|
|GY 410||National Parks||3|
|GY 413||Applied Climatology||3|
|GY 420||Remote Sensing I||4|
|GY 430||Intro Geographic Info Systems||1,3|
|GY 439||GIS Programming||4|
|GY 453||Environment & Society||3|
|GY 472||Soil Science||4|
|GY 485||River Hydrology||3|
|GY 486||Watershed Dynamics||3|
|GY 489||Forest Ecology Veg Analy||4|
|GY 491||Fluvial Geomorphology||3|
|GY 492||Eastern Forest Communities||4|
|GY 494||Forest Measurement & Methods||4|
|GY 495||Coastal Geomorphology||3|
|GY 585||River Hydrology||3|
|NEW 226||Organic Farming||4|
|NEW 310||Independent Study||1-15|
|NEW 365||Environmental Policy||3|
|NEW 400||Sporting Conservation||3|
|NEW 401||Birds and Birding||4|
|NEW 407||407 W: Landscapes of the South||3|
|NEW 416||American Environmental Thought||3|
|NEW 441||Climate Change Seminar||4|
|NEW 442||Environmental Ethics||3|
|NEW 446||Gender and Environment||3|
|NEW 490||Special Topics (Arts & Science of Fly Fishing)||4|
Grade Point Average
A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.
A minimum of six hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.
Additional Minor Requirements
Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.