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Environmental Studies

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Environmental Studies Minor

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Minor Program (18 hours) is intended to provide all students with the opportunity to obtain a broad-based knowledge of the environmental issues facing our planet; knowledge that spans the biological-physical threats and solutions, as well as behavioral, social, economic, and design implications.  The Environmental Studies Program fosters interdisciplinary study among diverse course offerings in Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Philosophy,and Political Science.

The Minor Course Requirements: 

Students pursuing  behavioral-humanistic-design emphasis must select two courses (6 hours) from the following offerings:

BIOL 1020/1021 - Intro to Biology II/Lab
CHEM 1010/1011 - Chemistry of Materials/Lab
ESCI 1020 - Landforms
ESCI 1003 - Earth
ESCI 1010 - Weather and Climate; or
ARCH 3421 - Environmental Systems with ARCH 3713 - Architecture Design Studio

 Students pursuing an environmental science emphasis must select two courses (6 hours) in differenct disciplines from the following offerings:

BIOL 3050 - General Ecoology
BIOL 4055 - Ecology/Environmental Issues
CHEM 4001 - Environmental Chemistry
ESCI 4251 - Environmental Hazards
ESCI 4252 - Global Environmental Change
PHYS 4222 - Environmental Physics

All Environmental Studies students also select three elective courses (9 hours) from the following offerings:

ANTH 4220 - Cultural Perspectives/Environment
ANTH 4510 - Health/Culture/Environmental Justice
ECON 3024 - Economics of Ecology
ESCI 4201 - Urbanization/Environment
PHIL 3515 - Environmental Ethics
POLS 4512 - Environmental Law/Policy/Regulation
ARCH 4421 - Sustainable Design

In addition to these elective courses, all Environmental Studies students are required to take one core course: ENVR 4000 - Environmental Studies Directed Research.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)

Music

Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)


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