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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Science Minor

Post-Fall 2015

Description:  The Environmental Science minor is intended to provide a base in the science, social & political issues, and methods relevant to understanding environmental issues and working to solve environmental problems.

Requirements:  7 courses (21-22 credit hours)*; at least 3 courses must be ENVS

*A maximum of 3 courses can count toward this minor and an IES major.

Environmental/Ecological Science  (4 courses)
All ENVS 200-level courses, except ENVS  284 & 290, have ENVS 137 or UCSF 137 as pre-req.
ANTH 104 (The Human Ecological Footprint)
ENVS 207 (Plants & Civilization)
ENVS 218 (Biodiversity & Biogeography)               
ENVS 223 (Introduction to Soils)
ENVS 224 (Climate & Climate Change)
ENVS226 (Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems)
ENVS 227r (Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea) 
ENVS 237 (Foundations of Environmental Science II)
ENVS 267 (Bird Conservation & Ecology)               
ENVS 273 (Energy & the Environment)
ENVS 280a (Principles of Ecology) or BIOL 265 [Ecology]
ENVS 281c (Environmental Sustainability & Science in China)
ENVS 281v (Humans and the Environment in Contemporary Vietnam)
ENVS 283 (Environmental Sustainability)              
ENVS 319c (Winter Ecology)
ENVS 340 (Natural History of Belize)
ENVS 345c (Conservation & Sustainability in Neotropical Ecosystems)
ENVS 369 (Field Ornithology)
Policy, Business & Society (1 course)
ECON 328 (Environmental Economics)b
ENVS 284 (Environmental Justice)
ENVS 290 (Environmental Law)
ENVS 363 (Introduction to Sustainable Business)
ENVS 383 (Human Dimensions of Conservation)
HIST 292 (Environmental History)                            
PLSC 354 (Global Environmental Politics)
PLSC 392 (Environmental Politics)                            
SOCL 272 (Environmental Sociology)
SOCL 276 (Sociology & the Politics of Food)
Methods & Application (2 courses)
ENVS 288 (Applied Interdisciplinary Data Analysis)
ENVS 350a (STEP: Water)
ENVS 350f (STEP: Food Systems)              
ENVS 391 (Independent Environ. Research)
ENVS 380 (Introduction to GIS)
ENVS 395 (Environmental Internship)
SOCL 301 (Statistics for Social Research)e
STAT 303 (SAS Programming & Appl. Statistics)f
STAT 307 (Statistical Design & Analysis of Experiments)h
STAT 310 (Categorical Data Analysis)g
STAT/BIOL 335 (Intro. to Biostatistics)i

Pre-requisites:  a. ENVS 237; b. ECON 201; c. ENVS 280 or BIOL 265 [or instructor permission]; e. SOCL 206; f. STAT 103, 203 or 335; g. BIOL 355 or STAT 203; h. STAT 203 or 355; i. BIOL 102 & MATH 132 or 162. 

Appropriate substitutions from other departments may be allowed.

Contact Dr. Christopher Peterson (BVM Hall 316 - 773.508.2950) to obtain application forms and to discuss your interests and needs.

ENVS minor course descriptions

ENVS Minor Planning Sheet, Post-Fall 2015


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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