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:

  • AHST 122: Global History of Architecture
  • EHUM 167: Climate Futures (humanities; Meliora Seminar)
  • EHUM 245: Environmental Literature: Memory and Modernity
  • EHUM 268: Decolonizing Food (formerly Food Media Literature)
  • GSWS 211: Politics of Nature: Gender, Race, and Environment
  • HIST 235: Environmental History
  • HIST 263: History of Food
  • PHIL 230: Environmental Justice
  • SART 252A: New Media and Emerging Practice 2: Art Environment Action
  • SART 262A: Advanced Video Art: Mind Society Environment

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.

  • AHST 140: Northern Renaissance Culture: Cold Art Edition
  • AHST 234: Art and the Environment
  • AHST 237: Islamic Architecture in Context
  • AHST 274: Cultural History of American Architecture
  • AHST 324: Architecture and Environment
  • AHST 329: Inundation and Catastrophe**
  • AHST 335: Ecological Realism**
  • AHST 336: Art, Design and the Law
  • AHST 341: The Art of Infrastructure**
  • ANTH 205: Theories and Debates: Culture vs. Ontology
  • ANTH 207: Radical Social Theory
  • ANTH 226: Culture and Consumption
  • ANTH 228/428: Mobile Phones in the Developing World
  • ANTH 232: The Indigenuous Peoples Movement
  • ANTH 233: Prison Towns
  • ANTH 256: American Empire
  • ANTH 266: Anthropology of Globalization
  • BIOL 104: Ecosystem Conservation and Human Society
  • EESC 103: Introduction to Environmental Science
  • EHUM 167: Climate Futures (humanities; Meliora Seminar)*
  • EHUM 250: Food Justice, Urban Farming, Social Practice
  • EHUM 267: EcoMedia
  • EHUM 268: Decolonizing Food (formerly Food Media Literature)
  • EHUM 302: Climate Species Justice**
  • EHUM 340: Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene**
  • ENGL 284: Argument and Evidence Across Contexts
  • HIST 181: History of Eating and Food
  • HIST 219: Animal Histories
  • HIST 227: Podcasting History: Hear UR
  • HIST 263: History of Food
  • HIST 300W: History of Nature**
  • HIST 313: History of Global Exploration
  • ITAL 107: Italian in Italy: Summer Study Abroad in Procida, Italy
  • ITAL 157: Italian in Italy: Summer Study Abroad in Procida, Italy
  • PHIL 103: Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHIL 120: Engineering Ethics
  • PHIL 135: Environmental Ethics
  • PSCI 241/241W: Urban Change and City Politics
  • PSCI 246: Environmental Law and Policy
  • PSCI 249: Environmental Policy in Action
  • RELC 284: Civil Disobedience
  • SART 151: Arttech 1: Photoshop and Apocalypse
  • SART 153: Ecomusicology: Techno, Industrialization, and The City
  • SART 252A: Advanced New Media: The Swamp
  • WRTG 265: Argument and Evidence

Advanced Seminar (Optional, One Course)

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

  • AHST 329: Inundation and Catastrophe**
  • AHST 341: The Art of Infrastructure**
  • EHUM 302: Climate Species Justice**
  • EHUM 340: Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene**
  • HIST 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.