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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:

  • AHST 122: Global History of Architecture
  • EHUM 245: Environmental Literature: Memory and Modernity
  • GSWS 211: Politics of Nature: Gender, Race, and Environment (social science)
  • HIST 235: Environmental History (social science)
  • HIST 263: History of Food (social science)
  • PHIL 230: Environmental Justice
  • SART 252A: New Media and Emerging Practice 2: Art Environment Action
  • SART 262A: Planetary Landscapes: Advanced Video Art in the Anthropocene

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 234: Art and the Environment
  • AHST 274: Cultural History of American Architecture
  • AHST 324: Architecture and Environment
  • AHST 329: Inundation and Catastrophe**
  • AHST 335: Ecological Realism**
  • AHST 341: The Art of Infrastructure**
  • ANTH 226: Culture and Consumption (social science)
  • BIOL 104: Ecosystem Conservation and Human Society (natural science)
  • EESC 103: Introduction to Environmental Science (natural science)
  • EHUM 167: Climate Futures (humanities; Meliora Seminar)*
  • EHUM 240: Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene
  • EHUM 250: Food Justice, Urban Farming, Social Practice
  • EHUM 267: EcoMedia
  • EHUM 268: Food, Media, Literature
  • EHUM 302: Climate Species Justice**
  • EHUM 340: Environmental Apocalypse and the Anthropocene**
  • HIST 181: History of Eating and Food (social science)
  • HIST 219: Animal Histories (social science)
  • HIST 227: Podcasting History: Hear UR (social science)
  • HIST 263: History of Food
  • HIST 300W: History of Nature (social science)**
  • 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
  • RELC 284: Civil Disobedience
  • SART 151: Arttech 1: Photoshop and Apocalypse
  • SART 252A: Advanced New Media: The Swamp

Advanced Seminar (One Course)

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

  • AHST 329: Inundation and Catastrophe**
  • AHST 335: Ecological Realism**
  • 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.