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Environmental Issues

Advisors — Burns, Hourdequin

This minor is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems and opportunities. For exceptions to the list below, a formal written proposal of the alternative(s) desired should be given to the minor advisors before taking the course(s), especially if the course is not a Colorado College course. Off-campus courses must first be accepted by the respective department chair as being worthy of credit in their department; general education courses are usually not accepted. Note also: No more than ONE course from your major department may be used to fulfill requirements in the minor. 6 units minimum, one from each category; no course may count twice. (Courses marked with an asterisk [*] have prerequisites. Many of the following courses are cross-listed in other departments.)

Category One: Social Systems — Economic, Legal, and Political. EC141, *EC335, *EC341, *EC404; *PS321; *EV271; and selected topics courses.

Category Two: Personal Connection — Philosophical, Religious, and Historical. EV281/PH246; EV161/SOC130; RE292; EV277/FG215; selected topics courses. 

Category Three: Laboratory Experience — Physical Science Foundation. CH107; PC141 or PC241 (CH108; PC142, 242 highly recommended).

Category Four: Field Experience — Biological or Earth Systems. *BY202, *BY203, *BY208; *CH210; GY130; GY140.

Category Five: Quantitative Skills — Mathematical Modeling. Statistics: MA117; EC200; BY220; or Calculus: MA125, MA126, or MA127.

Category Six: The Integrative Experience: An upper-level, environmentally focused course with a paper or project that builds on the previous categories. If the minor is also fulfilling distribution requirements, this Capstone course should not be in your major.

Courses used to meet requirements above cannot be counted again here. The following courses are automatically accepted: *BY308; *EC335, *EC341, *EC404; *EV310, *EV421, *EV422; and selected topics/research courses at the 300 or 400 level (obtain advance approval from the above thematic minor advisors).