Environment and Society is an interdisciplinary minor that provides students with analytical and communication skills, as well as the scientific foundation needed to succeed in environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental philosophy, sustainable development, environmental education, and other fields. Topics explored include climate change, sustainability, resource rights, law and regulation, environmental ethics, and the role of environmental issues in domestic and international conflicts.
Students are encouraged to participate in collaborative environmental research and service projects with government agencies, non-profit organizations, local businesses and other environmental actors such as state and national park systems.
A minor in Environment and Society requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits of coursework distributed as follows:
Choose one from the following:
In addition to three semesters of Core Cur. Science, students are strongly urged to take a fourth science foundation course.
3-4 courses selected from this list or by permission. Depending on whether student has elected the highly recommended fourth science course, student must select 3 or 4 courses from these regularly offered courses:
The Environment and Society minor collaborates with the Climate Change Initiative to advance UML’s Climate Action Plan, and to serve the region, the state, and beyond.
For more information contact Charlotte Ryan, Sociology Dept., Charlotte_Ryan@uml.edu or Susan Gallagher, Political Sciences Dept., Susan_Gallagher@uml.edu