Environmental Policy and Culture Minor

Minors in environmental policy and culture may choose to concentrate in the humanities or social sciences or to take courses in both areas. A quarterly list of courses counting toward the minor is available from the program office and the website. Exceptions must be approved by the program director.

Course Title
Minor Requirements (7 units) 1
2 humanities or social science courses chosen from the following core courses: 2
Environmental Anthropology
Topics In Anthropology (relevant sections; see EPC website for details)
Environmental Law and Policy
Food and Society: An Introduction
Environment and Society
American Religion, Ecology and Culture
American Environmental History
Global Environments and World History
Special Topics in Environmental Policy and Culture (relevant sections; see EPC website for details)
Independent Study 3
World Biogeography
The Politics of Disaster: A Global Environmental History
New Lectures in History (relevant sections; see EPC website for details)
Climate Change and Sustainability: Ethical Dimensions
Ethics and the Environment
U.S. Environmental Politics
International Environmental Politics
Topics in American Religion (relevant sections; see EPC website for details)
At least 1 natural sciences course chosen from the following (no more than 2 natural sciences courses will be automatically approved for the minor):
Field Ecology
Conservation Biology
Climate Catastrophes in Earth History
The Ocean, the Atmosphere & Our Climate
Earth: A Habitable Planet
The Health of the Biosphere
Humans and the Environment
4 elective courses, including at least 1 from each of these categories: culture, policy, and natural sciences (see website for lists of eligible courses)

At least 4 of the 7 courses must be at the 300 level.


When a course on the list that is not under the ENVR POL subject code is taught in combined section as ENVR_POL 390-0, students can enroll during pre-registration under ENVR_POL 390-0 and it will count toward minor requirements.


Only 1 quarter of ENVR_POL 399-0 may count toward the requirements.