Designed to give students the core information they need to understand both the natural and social science implications of our environmental problem(s), the minor in Environmental Studies will provide them with a solid background and confidence that they can carry out environmental activities. The minor is intended to help them to better understand the rapidly developing environmental field, and become active participants in the discussion of environmental issues, as well as help them integrate environmental understanding into their other areas of study and their professional careers. As global climate change, for example, begins to take on truly large and significant dimensions, it is important that we prepare students for their lives as active citizens.
Students interested in a minor can simulate a worksheet that accounts for courses already completed and in progress using the "What If" feature in Degree Works.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are interested in pursuing deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
UENV 2000 Environment and Society UENV 2100: Environmental History, Race, and Natural Resource Management UENV 2400 Urban Ecology LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment
UENV 2530 Environmental JusticeUENV 2601: Climate JusticeUENV 3034: Global Political EcologyUENV 3202: Food, Power, and ParadoxUENV 3240: Coffee: From Seed to CupUENV 3510 Planning Sustainable Cities UENV 3610: Religion and Ecology: Environmental Care, Land Struggles, and Sacred EcologiesUENV 4520: Urban Food SystemsUENV 4703 Social Justice in Sustainable Food SystemsLCST 2503: Unsafe Operating Space: Living on a Volatile EarthLSCI 2040: Genes, Environment, and BehaviorPSDS 2100: Research and Development MethodsPSDS 2510 Visualizing Urban ChangePSDS 2532 Urban InterventionsPUDM 1100 Introduction to Design and ManagementPUDM 1101: Design Strategies in Everyday ExperiencePUDM 2101 Economics and Ethics of Sustainable DesignULEC 2280: Liquid Cities: Reimagining Urban Waterfronts and Waterways
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Rafi Youatt, chair, at email@example.com.
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