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Environmental Studies

Phone: 843.953.5995

Seth Pritchard, Director

The environmental studies minor is offered for students who have an interest in learning more about the natural environment and the ecology of the planet, as well as understanding the relationship of political, social, cultural, and economic activities to that environment.

Requirements

Credit Hours: 19 hours (from the following three categories)

At least nine hours in the minor at the 200 level or above must be earned at the College of Charleston.

I. Natural Sciences and Mathematics Environmental Courses

Three or more courses (at least nine credit hours) plus prerequisites selected from:

BIOL 204

Man and the Environment

BIOL 209

Marine Biology, with lab

BIOL 301

Plant Taxonomy

BIOL 340

Zoogeography

BIOL 341

General Ecology, with lab

BIOL 342

Oceanography, with lab

BIOL 360

Introduction to Biometry

BIOL 406

Conservation Biology

BIOL 410

Applied & Environmental Microbiology, with lab

BIOL 444

Plant Ecology

BIOL 503

Special Topics in Ecology

CHEM 522

Environmental Chemistry

CHEM 522L

Environmental Chemistry Lab

CHEM 526

Introduction to Nuclear and Radiochemistry

CHEM 528

Nuclear and Radiochemistry

GEOL 103

Environmental Geology, with lab

GEOL 107

Introduction to Coastal and Marine Geology

GEOL 213

Natural Hazards

GEOL 257

Marine Geology

GEOL 275

Geomorphology, with lab

GEOL 312

Environmental Field Methods, with lab

GEOL 320

Earth Resources

GEOL 438

Hydrogeology, with lab

GEOL 449

Geographical Information Systems, with lab

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I

PHYS 105

Introduction to Meteorology

PHYS 308

Atmospheric Physics

PHYS 350

Energy Production

PHYS 456

Air Pollution Meteorology

PHYS 457

Satellite Meteorology

PHYS 458

Climate Change

Special topics courses offered by departments may be approved on a course-by-course basis.

NOTE: Only one course in the student’s major department may be applied to the minor. Only one mathematics course may be chosen.

II. Social Sciences and Humanities Environmental Courses

Two courses (plus prerequisites) selected from:

ANTH 318

Theories for the Origin of Agriculture

ECON 311

Environmental Economics

ENTR 407

Ecopreneurship

PHIL 150

Nature, Technology and Society

PHIL 155

Environmental Ethics

PHIL 245

Environmental Philosophy

POLI 294

Sustainability

POLI 307

Environmental Policy

POLI 364

International Environmental Politics

POLI 397

Environmental Geography

PSYC 329

Environmental Psychology

SOCY 346

Environmental Sociology

SOCY 352

Population and Society

SOCY 355

Science, Technology, and Society

Special topics courses offered by departments may be approved on a course-by-course basis.

NOTE: Only one course in the student’s major department may be applied to the minor.

III. Interdisciplinary Environmental Courses

At least four credit hours including:

ENVT 200

Introduction to Environmental Studies

One additional ENVT course selected from:

ENVT 350

Independent Study in Environmental Science and Studies

ENVT 352

Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies

ENVT 355

Environmental Studies Field Internship

ENVT 395

Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Seminar