Environmental Sciences Minor
NEW ADDITIONS TO COURSE OFFERINGS
Please contact Program Director for more information.
ECON 349: Environmental and Natural Resources
ENVS 170: Rocky Mountain Field Research (at Teton Science Schools)
FYWS 151: Overton Park and the History of Urban Parks
MATH 114: Mathematics for the Life Sciences
New Course Numbers:
INTS 342: Comparative Ecopolitics
ENVS 486: Senior Seminar
Requirements for a minor in Environmental Sciences
A total of twenty-four (24) credits and one additional environmental experience as follows:
- ENVS 150: Environment and Society.
- One of the following introductory courses in Environmental Sciences:
- BIOL 120: Environmental Science.
- CHEM 120: Foundations of Chemistry.
- ENVS 111: Physical Geology.
- ENVS 116: Introductory Topics in Earth Science.
- ENVS 120: Introduction to Earth and Atmospheric Science.
- MATH 114: Mathematics for Life Sciences.
- MATH 115: Applied Calculus.
- PHYS 111: Fundamentals of Physics I.
- Three of the following Environmental Sciences courses from the following list. At least one must be taken from outside student’s major department. Additional courses may be designated by the Environmental Studies and Sciences program. Please note prerequisites listed above.
- BIOL 200 (L): Evolution.
- BIOL 202: Vertebrate Life.
- BIOL 207: Animal Behavior.
- BIOL 212 and 214 (taken together): Environmental Issues in Southern Africa, Environmental Field Studies in Namibia and Botswana.
- BIOL 220: Human Biology of Parasites.
- BIOL 301: Microbiology.
- BIOL 315: Ecology.
- BIOL 320: Conservation Biology.
- BIOL 365: Advanced Topics in Biology. (when topic is environmentally focused and with permission of director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences program)
- CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I.
- CHEM 240: Analytical Chemistry.
- One additional Environmental Studies elective from the following list. Additional courses may be designated by the Environmental Studies and Sciences program.
- ANSO 201: Human Evolution.
- ANSO 203: Becoming Human: Domesticating the World.
- ANSO 221: North of the Rio: Indiginous People of North America.
- ANSO 271: Ecological Anthropology.
- ANSO 273: Gender and the Environment.
- ANSO 275: Food and Culture: You Are What You Eat.
- ART 166: Topics in Studio Art: Sculpture, Trees, and the Life of Wood.
- CHIN 214: Intro to Chinese Culture: Material Culture and Chinese Gardens.
- ECON 360: Urban Economics.
- ECON 349: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
- ENGL 332: Advanced Shakespeare Studies: Green Shakespeare.
- ENGL 336: Literature & Landscape.
- ENVS 205: Topics in Environmental Studies and Sciences. (when approved by the director of the program)
- FYWS 151: Overton: Memphis and the History of Urban Parks.
- HIST 105: Disease & Epidemics.
- HIST 207: Global Environmental History.
- HIST 305: U.S. Cities and Suburbs.
- HIST 307: Nature and War.
- HIST 309: Natural Disasters.
- HUM 201: Search for Values. (Jackson’s section only)
- INTS 340: Global Ecopolitics.
- INTS 342: Comparative Ecopolitics.
- INTS 375: Population and National Security.
- PHIL 230: Environmental Philosophy.
- POLS 316: Urban Policy.
- RELS 101: The Bible. (Hotz’s section only)
- RELS 220: Topics in Theology: Environmental Theology.
- URBN 201: Introduction to Urban Studies.
- Experiential Learning. Each student in the major will be required to complete an environmentally-oriented experience in which he or she will have a substantial engagement with environmental issues outside the Rhodes campus. There are several ways to complete this requirement, some of which are credit-bearing, but others are not. As with the College’s F11 requirement, students are not required to receive academic credit.
A. Students may enroll in one of the following:
- ARCE 120: Field Research in Environmental Archaeology.
- BIOL 212 and 214 (taken together): Environmental Issues in Southern Africa and Field Study in Namibia.
- ARCE 450: Archaeological Field School.
- ENVS 160: Rocky Mountain Ecology. (at Teton Science Schools)
- ENVS 170: Rocky Mountain Field Research. (at Teton Science Schools) ENVS 450: Field Experience in Environmental Studies and Sciences.
- ENVS 460: Internship in Environmental Studies and Sciences.
- ENVS 490: Independent Research in Environmental Studies and Sciences.
B. Experiences other than those listed above must be approved by the director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program and will require a substantial essay, evaluated by the director of the program, which links the student’s experience with what he or she has learned in the classroom. Experiences may include organized service projects at Rhodes with faculty or staff oversight (such as the Summer Service Fellowships), or study abroad experiences approved by Rhodes with significant environmental content as determined by the director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences program. Students should submit the form on the program’s website to petition for such experiences.
N.B.: Although not required, INTD 225: Geographic Information Systems, is strongly recommended.