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The global environmental humanities minor consists of 18 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300- or 400-) level. A 200-level language skill is highly recommended.

Topics courses containing themes concerning the environment require preapproval from the School of World Studies Advising Office.

Course Title Hours
Required course3
Nature, Culture, Justice
School of World Studies courses
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following list.12
Topics in Anthropology 1
Advanced Topics in Anthropology 1
Topics in Arabic: ____ 1
Topics in Chinese 1
Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation 1
Earth Ahead: Contributions by French Authors, Artists and Activists
Topics in French 1
Topics in German 1
Confronting Climate Crisis
Human-Environment Interactions: Foundations and Applications
International Migration and Displacement
Activism and Dissidence
Anthropology of Development and Globalization
Topics in International Studies 1
Topics in Italian 1
Topics in Religious Studies 1
Topics in Religious Studies 1
Topics in Russian 1
Topics in Spanish 1
Cultural Texts and Contexts: ____ 1
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Film and the City
Topics in World Languages and Cultures 1
Interdisciplinary courses
Select three credits from the following list.3
Nature Writing
Topics in Literature 1
Topics in History 1
Environmental Security 1
Environmental Sociology
Environmental Racism
Total Hours18

Appropriate topics courses will have environmental themes and require adviser approval.