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Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Center for the Study of Global Change

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Ph.D. Minor in the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

The graduate minor will instruct students in theories and methods that combine the physical and social sciences on human dimensions of global environmental change (HDGEC). The curriculum, as described below, will familiarize students with (1) the major issues of the field through exploration of the available approaches to this kind of interdisciplinary work and creation of a research proposal; (2) institutional analysis and design; and (3) forest and institutions research methods. Students will be expected to become familiar with GIS and/or remote sensing as tools in the analysis of global environmental change through both formal courses and hands-on apprentice­ship as part of team research projects.

Course Requirements

The Minor in Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change requires 12 credit hours of approved courses. The core courses G561, E622, and Y673 are required, unless explicitly ap­proved otherwise by the directors of the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change and the University Graduate School. Students who have (1) completed the required credit hours in good standing and (2) presented a dissertation to their research committee, at least one member of which must be a core faculty member associated with the program, will complete the minor.

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