Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Minor in Social and Behavioral Sciences -
Concentration in Anthropology  (18 Credits)

Students must complete the following courses:

SBSA 101

Introduction to Social and Behavioral Sciences, concentration in Anthropology


And 5 additional courses (15 credit hours), with at least 3 courses (9 credit hours) from the 300-level series in any of the three categories listed for the SBSA major above:  Category 1: Social and Cultural Formations, Category 2: Visual and Material Culture, Category 3: Applied SBSA.

Minor in Environmental Studies (18 Credits)

The Environmental Studies Minor Program allows students to concentrate courses from a variety of disciplines (fields of study) in order to increase their awareness of the complex environmental issues faced by human society.

Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the AUK minor in Environmental Studies, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the scientific, technical, social, cultural, economic, and political frameworks related to global and regional environmental concerns, including the policy dimension of environmental issues.
  • Analyze environmental values in contemporary society, and
  • Promote practical actions in the society or simply as better informed individuals.

Program Requirements:

A grade of “C” or better in each course.

  • At least 6 credit hours must be taken in upper level courses (300-level or above).
  • To complete a minor in Environmental Studies, students must complete the following courses:

Environmental Studies Core Course (3 Credit Hours):

ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)[S]

Environmental Sciences (3 Credit Hours):

Choose one course from the following:
BIOL 105 Environmental Science (3)[P]
CHEM 103 Chemistry in Everyday Life (4)[P]
PHYS 105 Environmental Physics (3)[P]
PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology (3)[S]

Environmental Studies Electives(12 Credit Hours):

Choose four courses (12 credit hours) from the following list.  Three of these must be upper-level (300-400 level).
BIOL 220 Ecology (3)[P]
CHEM 305 Environmental Chemistry (3)[P]
ECON 363 Environmental & Natural Resources (3)    
ECON 409 Economic Development (3)    
ENVS 215 Environmental Data Analysis (3)[S]
ENVS 220 Energy & the Environment (4)[S]
ENVS 230 Environmental Geology (3)[P]
ENVS 305 Environmental Health (3)[P]
ENVS 310 Environmental Ethics (3)[S]
ENVS 320 Global Environmental Policy (3)[S]
ENVS 325 Health, Environment & Armed Conflict (3)[S]
ENVS 340         The Gendered Environment (3)[S]
ENVS 389 Special Topics  
GDES 337 Environmental Design (3)    
INST 412 Sustainable Development (3)    
SBSA 255 Health, Medicine and Curing (3)[S]
SBSA 344 Tourism and Cultural Change (3)[S]