Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Environmental Social Science

Minor in Environmental Social Science
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Social Science

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Department of Sociology

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Environmental Social Science

The Minor in Environmental Social Science, which is administered by the Department of Sociology, enhances the education of students who are interested in issues relating to the environment, including those who wish to prepare themselves for advanced degree programs in environmental social science or careers in related fields.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.  With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Social Science
Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:
1. The following course (3 credits):
SOC 252 Introduction to Environmental Sociology 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ANP 443 Human Adaptability 3
ANP 486 Environmental Archaeology 3
EC 450 Economics of Environmental Policy (W) 3
GEO 201 Introduction to Plant Geography 3
GEO 203 Introduction to Meteorology 3
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
GEO 206 Physical Geography 3
GEO 211 Environmental Policy and Practice 3
HST 391 Environmental History of North America 3
UP 488 The Sustainable and Climate Resilient City 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
AFRE 206 World Food, Population, and Poverty 3
AFRE 265 Ecological Economics 3
CSUS 310 History of Environmental Though and Sustainability 3
CSUS 463 Food Fight: Politics of Food 3
ENT 205 Pest, Society, and Environment 3
FOR 330 Human Dimensions of Forests 3
FW 434 Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management 3
FW 439 Conservation Ethics 3
IBIO 446 Environmental Issues and Public Policy 3
PHL 342 Environmental Ethics 3
REL 210 Religion and the Environment 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
SOC 452 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Sociology 3