Minor: Environmental Studies (Discontinued)

RC academic minors

University of Michigan students interested in Residential College programs and courses should contact the RC Academic Services Office (134 Tyler, East Quadrangle, 763-0032) or visit in person. Others should contact the RC Admissions Office, 133 Tyler, East Quadrangle, 763-0176.

RC academic minors are open to all LSA students

Students wishing to pursue an RC academic minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with each program's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the RC Academic Services Office, 134 Tyler, East Quad, or by calling (734) 763-0032.

Environmental Studies Academic Minor (through February 1, 2001) +

An academic minor in Environmental Studies is not open to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to students pursuing an academic minor in Biology or Global Change.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Environmental Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the RC Counseling Office, 134 Tyler, East Quad, or by calling 763-0176.

Environmental Studies Academic Minor

Effective through February 1, 2001

The goals of this academic minor are to enhance the environmental literacy of undergraduates by exposing them to various disciplinary approaches to environmental issues and problems and by providing opportunities for field-based experience and for the acquisition of analytical skills useful in solving environmental problems.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated:

  1. Introductory, interdisciplinary courses (4-8 credits are required), chosen from Environmental Studies 240, Environmental Studies 356, and Natural Resources and Environment 270.
  2. Basic courses in environmental natural sciences (3-5 credits are required), chosen from Biology 110, 111, 281, 282, 481, 498, Environmental Studies 353, 360, Geological Sciences 206, 284, Natural Resources and Environment 220, 306 (appropriate sections), 310, and 453.
  3. Basic courses in environmental social sciences and humanities (3-5 credits are required), chosen from Economics 370, Environmental Studies 402, 407, 415, History 346, 396 (appropriate sections), Natural Resources and Environment 210, 306 (appropriate sections), 335, 360, 480, 481, 482, 492, and RC Social Science 305.
  4. Field-based courses about specialized subjects (3-7 credits are required from category four or category five). Students may choose from Environmental Studies 311 and 312, Geological Sciences 116, Biology 477, Natural Resources and Environment 303, and various courses elected at the UM Biological Station.
  5. Applications of environmental knowledge to practical problems (3-7 credits are required from category four or category five). Students may choose from Environmental Studies 406, 420, 421, Natural Resources and Environment 392, 589, and 595.

Environmental Studies Academic Minor (Feb 2, 2001 through Sept 2, 2002) +

Environmental Studies Academic Minor

effective date of academic minor changes: February 2, 2001 - September 2, 2002 | | [Note:  This Academic Minor was replaced by the Academic Minor in the Environment]

The goals of this academic minor are to enhance the environmental literacy of undergraduates by exposing them to various disciplinary approaches to environmental issues and problems and by providing opportunities for field-based experience and for the acquisition of analytical skills useful in solving environmental problems.

An academic minor in Environmental Studies is not open to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to students pursuing an academic minor in Biology or Global Change.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Environmental Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the RC Counseling Office, 134 Tyler, East Quad, or by calling 763-0176.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory, interdisciplinary courses (4-8 credits are required), chosen from:
    • Environmental Studies 240, 270, 356
    • Natural Resources and Environment 270, 308.
  2. Basic courses in environmental natural sciences (3-5 credits are required), chosen from:
    • AOSS 171, 172, 467
    • Biology 110, 281, 282, 481, 498
    • Chemistry 467
    • Environmental Studies 263, 280, 290 (appropriate sections), 402 (appropriate sections)
    • Geography 201
    • Geological Sciences 201, 206, 207, 222, 284, 425, 442, 465, 477, 478
    • Natural Resources and Environment 110, 111, 220, 306 (appropriate sections), 310, and 453
    • RC Natural Science 232, 250, 263
    • Sociology 111
    • Urban Planning 263
    • University Courses 110, 111.
  3. Basic courses in environmental social sciences and humanities (3-5 credits are required), chosen from:
    • Economics 370
    • English 317 (appropriate sections)
    • Environmental Studies 290 (appropriate sections), 402 (appropriate sections), 407, 415
    • History 346, 396 (appropriate sections)
    • Natural Resources and Environment 210, 305, 306 (appropriate sections), 335, 360, 375, 480, 481, 482, 492
    • RC Social Science 305, 306, 415.
  4. (3-7 credits are required from category 4A or 4B).
    1. Field-based courses about specialized subjects Students may choose from:
      • Environmental Studies 311 and 312
      • Geological Sciences 116, 441
      • Biology 477
      • Study Abroad 303
      • various courses elected at the UM Biological Station.
    2. Applications of environmental knowledge to practical problems Students may choose from:
      • Environmental Studies 420, Geology 427
      • Natural Resources and Environment 392, 589, and 595.


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