Henry Scott, Ph.D. Environmental Studies

Henry Scott, Ph.D. | Coordinator
Northside Hall 345 | (574) 520-5527 | environstudies.iusb.edu


Coordinator | Scott
Faculty Advisors | Marr, Marmorino, Schnabel, Scott, Sernau, Shockey

About Environmental Studies

The objective of this interdisciplinary minor is for students to develop a broad understanding of our environment from the perspectives of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor provides an introduction to the physical and biological disciplines of environmental studies, in addition to instruction in ethical, political, and social topics necessary for effective implementation of sound environmental policy. The minor is administered by the Environmental Studies Committee.

Minor Offered

Minor in Environmental Studies

Course Descriptions

Geology GEOL | Physics PHYS

Minor in Environmental Studies

Notes |

  • Students are required to take 15 credit hours distributed between physical science, biological science, and policy/ethics courses. At least 6 credit hours must be taken at the 200-level or above.
  • Some of the course numbers listed below have variable titles. Only the specified titles are currently approved for credit toward the minor. New titles and courses may be approved by the Environmental Studies Committee.
  • Biology majors may substitute BIOL-L 473 Ecology and BIOL-L 474 Field and Laboratory Ecology

Requirements (15 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Physical Science (3 cr.)

Select one of the following:

  • CHEM-C 303 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Chemistry and Our Environment
  • GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology
  • PHYS-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Energy in the Twenty-First Century

Biological Science (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-N 390 The Natural World
    VT: Environmental Biology

Policy/Ethics (6 cr.)
  • PHIL-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Nature and Modernity
  • PHIL-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Environmental Philosophy
  • POLS-Y 115 Environment and People
  • SOC-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Susainable Communities
  • SOC-S 306 Urban Society
  • SOC-S 460 Topics in Non-Western Culture; or
  • INTL-I 490 International Studies Capstone Seminar
  • SOCI-S 362 World Societies and Culture

Electives (3 cr.)

Any of the above courses not already used in the specified areas, in addition to:

  • ANTH-E 335 Ancient Civilization of Mesoamerica (project paper must be on an environmental topic and is subject to approval by the Environmental Studies Committee)
  • FINA-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  • GEOL-G 210 Oceonography
  • GEOL-G 219 Meteorology
  • GEOL-G 451 Principles of Hydrogeology
  • HIST-T 190 World Literary and Intellectual Traditions
    VT: Environmental History
  • WGS-W 302 Issues in Gender Studies

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