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Program Requirements

The Environmental Studies minor is built around: I. one core course, II. three topic courses (Environment, Society, Skills), and III. one unifying final course.

I. Core Course (3)

GEOG 300i - Geography, People and the Environment

II. Topic Courses – take one from each topic (9)

     Topic 1: Environment. Take one course from this list:

  • BIOL 307 Principles of Ecology
  • CSEM 443 Soil Management
  • FOR 201 Ecology: North American Forests
  • GEOG 104 Weather, Climate, and Society
  • GEOG 303i Physical Geography
  • GEOL 220 Dynamic Earth
  • GEOL 221 Earth Through Time
  • HORT 238 Home Gardening
  • HORT 328A Landscape Design
  • HORT 462 Sustainable Landscape Practice
  • HORT 469 Organic Gardening
  • PLB 200 General Plant Biology
  • PLB 301i Environmental Issues
  • ZOOL 312i Conservation of National Resources

     Topic 2: Society. Take one course from this list:

  • ANTH 370 Contemporary Human Problems
  • ANTH 410K Ecological Anthropology
  • CMST 412 Environmental Rhetoric
  • FOR 285 Social Influences in Policy
  • FOR 325 Forest Admin and Policy
  • GEOG 100 Environmental Conservation
  • GEOG 320 Environmental Sustainability
  • GEOG 429 Local and Organic Food
  • HED 488 Environmental Health
  • HIST 457 American Env History
  • MGMT 474 Management in Society
  • PHIL 307i Philosophy of Science, Nature
  • PHIL 375 Ecology and Ethics
  • SOC 386 Environmental Sociology

     Topic 3: Skills. Take one course from this list:

  • ARC 231 Architectural History I
  • ARC 314i Expressions in Architecture
  • CP 440 New Media Production
  • FOR 420 Park amd Wildland Management
  • FOR 423 Environmental Interpretation
  • GEOG 310i Digital Earth
  • JRNL 301 Advertising/Marketing
  • JRNL 396 Publishing to www
  • KIN 416 Team Building
  • MKTG 304 Marketing Management
  • POLS 340 Public Administration
  • REC 301 Leadership in Recreation
  • RT 463 Sound Art and Practice II
  • TRM 440 Manage Sustainable Enterprises

III. Final Unifying Course

Geography 470 - Contemporary Issues in Environmental Studies


This program of study must be on file with the Environmental Studies Program Director:

Environmental Studies Plan of Study (.pdf)

SIU Change of Major form (fillable .pdf)