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Overview

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Environmental humanities—the study of ecological issues with humanities methodologies of interpretation, critique, historiography, and creative inquiry—is one of the newest and most quickly growing fields in the humanities.

This minor provides a structure for students to master new methodologies and gain critical analysis skills. It encourages them to investigate how culture, history, and imagination shape our understandings of ecological issues, and to interrogate how environmental problems and solutions have been narrated, defined, identified, and framed.

The study of environmental humanities contributes to both environmental and community improvements throughout the world.

A minor in environmental humanities complements the majors of students looking to pursue careers involving the environment, community building, or advocacy.