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Humans in the Natural Environment

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”  --John Muir

This thread models the interconnectedness of the living community by asking students to examine scientific constructs and cultural interpretations of the natural environment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and in global historical, social, and political contexts.  By exploring themes of connection, expression, change, resilience, accountability, and sustainability, and through community engagement and active participation in natural settings, students should develop a sense of agency and urgency in helping to address vital environmental issues. 

This thread is 9 hours.

Students must take courses from at least two course levels: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000.
Courses must be from a minimum of two disciplines. 

Select Courses to Meet Thread Requirements  
BIO 1300 Introduction to Environmental Science 4 hours
BIO 3500 Conservation Biology 4 hours
ENG 2270 Topics in World Literature: Environment 4 hours
ENG 3630 Studies in Rhetoric 2 hours
HIST 2610 Environmental History 4 hours
IDS 3240 Experiential Learning - Environmental Thread 1-2 hours
MUSIC 3840 Music History: The Environment 4 hours
PHYS 1200 Energy and the Global Environment
PHYS 1200L Energy and the Global Environment Lab
4 hours
POLSC 2720 Global Environmental Politics 4 hours
SOC 2530 Population and Environment 4 hours
SOC 3530/SOC 4530 Environment, Food, and You 4 hours