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Academics

Minor Requirements

The minor in environmental humanities consists of five classes. No more than two courses in one's major may be counted toward the minor. Students can use up to two courses from the social sciences toward the minor. In addition, students can use no more than one natural sciences course toward the minor.

Foundational Courses (Minimum Two Courses)

Choose two of the following:

  • AH 122: Global History of Architecture (humanities)
  • EHU 245: Nature/Culture/Memory/Modernity (humanities)
  • GSW 211: Politics of Nature: Gender, Race, and Environment (social science)
  • HIS 235: Environmental History (social science)
  • HIS 263: History of Food (social science)
  • PHL 230: Environmental Justice (humanities)
  • SA 252A: New Media and Emerging Practice 2: Art Environment Action (humanities)

Elective Courses (Three Courses)

Students can choose three electives from the course list below or choose to take one or two additional foundational courses. Foundational courses cannot be counted toward both the foundational and elective requirements. If advanced seminar is taken, only two electives are required.

  • AH 234: Art and the Environment (humanities)
  • AH 274: Cultural History of American Architecture (humanities)
  • AH 324: Architecture and Environment (humanities)
  • AH 329: Inundation and Catastrophe (humanities)**
  • AH 341: The Art of Infrastructure (humanities)**
  • ANT 226: Culture and Consumption (social science)
  • BIO 104: Ecosystem Conservation and Human Society (natural science)
  • EES 103: Introduction to Environmental Science (natural science)
  • EHU 167: Climate Futures (humanities; Meliora Seminar)*
  • EHU 240: Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene (humanities)
  • EHU 250: Food Justice, Urban Farming, Social Practice (humanities)
  • EHU 267: EcoMedia (humanities)
  • EHU 268: Food, Media, Literature (humanities)
  • EHU 302: Climate Species Justice (humanities)
  • EHU 340: Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene (humanities)
  • HIS 181: History of Eating and Food (social science)
  • HIS 219: Animal Histories (social science)
  • HIS 227: Podcasting History: Hear UR (social science)
  • HIS 263: History of Food
  • HIS 300W: History of Nature (social science)**
  • PHL 103: Contemporary Moral Problems (humanities)
  • PHL 120: Engineering Ethics (humanities)
  • PHL 135: Environmental Ethics (humanities)
  • SA 252A: New Media 2: Food Justice and Social Practice (humanities)
  • SA 253A: Advanced Video Art: Environment, Landscape, Action (humanities)

Advanced Seminar (One Course)

The advanced seminar is optional and should be taken during the junior or senior year.

  • AH 329: Inundation and Catastrophe**
  • AH 341: The Art of Infrastructure**
  • EHU 302: Climate Species Justice
  • EHU 340: Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene
  • HIS 300W: History of Nature**

*Open only to first-year, incoming students; requires application.
**The same course cannot be used as both an advanced seminar course and an elective course.