Environmental Studies Minor

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Select one course from each subject area. Electives must be approved in advance by an advisor for the minor.

Biology and ecology
Select from the following:4
Plant Diversity and Ecology
Wildlife Conservation Biology
Wildlife Ecology
Principles of Conservation Biology
Ecosystem Ecology
Plant Ecology
Biological Oceanography
Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management
Earth science
Select from the following:3-4
Introduction to Earth Science
Introduction to Geology
Physical Geography
Global and Regional Climatology
Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
The Physical Environment: Earth
Physical Oceanography
Introductory Soil Science
Energy and pollution
Select from the following:3-4
Energy for a Sustainable Society
Environmental Chemistry: Water Pollution
Introduction to Air Pollution
Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
Physics of Energy
Energy, Society and the Environment
Social, political, economic, and ethical issues
Select from the following:3-4
Environmental Communication
Environmental Law
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Economics
Economics of Energy and Resources
Economics of Land and Water
Global Geography
Climate and Humanity
Geography of International Development
Values and Technology
Marine Conservation and Policy
Fire and Society
Environmental Ethics
Global Political Issues
World Food Systems
Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Development
Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Design
Environmental and Wilderness Education
Environmental planning, management, and sustainability
Select from the following:3-4
Principles of Organic Crop Production
Cal Poly Land: Nature, Technology, and Society
Holistic Management
Principles of Rangeland Management
Introduction to Environmental Planning
Sustainable Environments
Human Impact on the Earth
Fisheries Science and Resource Management
Environmental Management
Sustainability in the Experience Industry
Approved Elective
Choose one additional 300-400 level course from the above lists.4
Capstone Course4
The Global Environment
Selected Environmental Issues of California's Central Coast
Total units24-28