The Environmental Studies Minor integrates scientific, political, economic and social aspects of environmental issues. It examines the long-term effects of human action on ecological patterns and processes. The curriculum provides students with the theory necessary to approach and evaluate environmental problems and the tools needed to develop and implement solutions to the problems. Students are encouraged to become actively engaged in their local, regional and global communities.
The student should discuss the program with the Environmental Studies minor advisor within the Politics Department and register by the end of the fifth semester at Saint Anselm College. To enroll, a student must have a grade point average of 2.00 or higher and be a full-time, degree candidate not majoring in environmental science.
To be awarded this interdisciplinary minor, a student must:
- Achieve a grade no lower than a C in all minor courses.
- Earn an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.33 in all minor courses.
- Complete two core courses: BI 205 Biosphere at Risk and PO 108 Politics of the Environment or PO 260 Theories and Ideologies in Environmental Politics.
- Complete three elective courses, with at least one each from the sciences (BI 319 , BI 320 , BI 328 , BI 329 , CH 260 , PS 201 , PS 103 ) and social sciences ( EC 141 , EC 250 , HI 399 (Special Topics: African Environmental History), HI 109 , SO 206 , SO 334 ).