Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy

Program:
Minor in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy
Program Code:
3207 Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Minor - Sci, Tech, Envir & Public Plcy
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15
College:
James Madison College
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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.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

James Madison College

Minor in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy


The Minor in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy (STEPPS) is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. The minor will expose students to policy-making processes at the local, state, national and international levels; examine historical trends and analyze social relationships; build a strong understanding of scientific principles used to formulate sound policy initiatives; and facilitate a linkage between policy-making and science, technology and the environment.

Students who are interested in this minor must contact the coordinator for  the Minor in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy in James Madison College. The student’s program of study must be approved by the STEPPS coordinator prior to enrollment in any courses counted toward the minor. Study abroad programs or internships require prior approval of the coordinator to ensure their relevance to STEPPS’ curricular goals.

With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy

               
The student must complete (21 to 27 credits):  
Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy (3 credits):  
1. The following course:  
  FW 181 Introduction to Science, Technology, the Environment and Public Policy 3
History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (6 to 8 credits)  
1. Two of the following courses:  
  ENG 483 Literature and Medicine 3
  EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology  
        and Public Health 4
  FW 211 Introduction to Gender and Environmental Issues 3
  FW 438 Philosophy of Ecology (W) 3
  HST 425 American and European Health Care Since 1800 4
  HST 483 Seminar in Modern European History (W) 3
  JRN 412 Environmental Reporting 3
  LB 330 Topics in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (W) 4
  LB 332 Technology and Culture 4
  LB 333 Topics in History of Science 4
  LB 336 Gender, Science, Technology (W) 4
  LB 425 American and European Health Care since 1800 4
  MC 350 Evolution and Society 4
  MC 351 Science and Social Policy 4
  PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Health care 4
  PHL 380 Nature of Science 3
  PHL 484 Philosophy of Biological Science 3
  PRR 302 Environmental Attitudes and Concepts 3
  SOC 368 Science, Technology and Society 3
  SOC 452 Environment and Society 3
Science Applications (6 to 8 credits)  
Complete two courses at the 200-level or above which consists primarily of natural science. Integrative Studies courses can not fulfill this requirement. Students should check with the STEPPS Coordinator to ensure that the particular course chosen will fulfill this requirement.  
Public Policy (6 to 8 credits)  
1. Two of the following courses:  
  ABM 400 Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System 3
  ABM 427 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
  ANR 250 Global Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources 3
  EC 310 Economics of Developing Countries 3
  EEP 320 Environmental Economics 3
  ESA 430 Law and Resources 3
  ESA 433 Law and Social Change 3
  ESA 440 Environmental Policy Making in Michigan State University 3
  ESA 460 Natural Resource Economics 3
  FOR 464 Forest Resource Economics (W) 3
  FOR 466 Natural Resource Policy 3
  FSC 421 Food Laws and Regulation 3
  FW 439 Conservation Ethics 3
  FW 445 Socio-Economics of Conservation Biology 3
  FW 481 Global Issues in Fisheries and Wildlife 3
  FW 491 Special Topics in Fisheries and Wildlife 1 to 5
  LB 334 Science, Technology and Public Policy (W) 4
  LB 335 The Natural Environment: Perceptions and Practices 4
  LB 355 Philosophy of Technology (W) 4
  MC 348 Education Policy 4
  MC 361 Political Economy and Comparative Public Policymaking 4
  MC 363 Global Governance 4
  MC 364 Policy Evaluation 4
  MC 380 Social Policy 4
  MC 450 International Environmental Policy 3
  MC 469 Applied Public Policy Research Seminar 3 to 5
  NUR 401 Aging and Health in the United States 3
  PRR 371 Management of Park and Recreation Agencies and Organizations 3
  PRR 388 Physical Resource Management in Parks, Recreation and Tourism 3
Capstone Course (3 credits):  
The following course:    
MC 459 Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Capstone (N) 3

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy, MNUN (3207)

Required Credits: 21    Program Version: FS15

Requirement 1: Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Introduction
Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Introduction: 1 course from FW181

Requirement 2: Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - History, Philosophy and Sociology
Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - History, Philosophy and Sociology: 2 courses from ENG483, EPI390, FW211, FW438, HST425, HST483, JRN412, LB330, LB332, LB333, LB336, LB425, MC350, MC351, PHL344, PHL380, PHL484, PRR302, SOC368, SOC452

Requirement 3: Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Science Applications
Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Science Applications: 2 courses from courses at the 200 level or above which consists primarily of natural science. See academic advisor.

Requirement 4: Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Public Policy
Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Public Policy: 2 courses from ABM400, ABM427, ANR250, EC310, EEP320, ESA430, ESA433, ESA440, ESA460, FOR464, FOR466, FSC421, FW439, FW445, FW481, FW491, LB334, LB335, LB355, MC348, MC361, MC363, MC364, MC380, MC450, MC469, NUR401, PRR371, PRR388

Requirement 5: Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Capstone
Minor - Science, Technology, Environmental and Public Policy - Capstone: 1 course from MC459

Requirement 6
21 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.