Environmental studies minors must take at least three of the designated environmental courses in specific disciplines.

See also: minor requirements and anticipated course offerings.

Science/Technology Courses

Students must take at least one of these courses.

The environmental science/technology category includes courses that emphasize techniques and methodologies of the sciences and engineering and whose subject is central to environmental studies. Therefore, all minors will be familiar with a body of scientific knowledge and scientific approaches to environmental problems.

Science/Technology Courses
Course No Course Name
BIOL 002 Organismal and Population Biology
BIOL 036 Ecology
BIOL 037 Conservation Biology
BIOL 039 Marine Biology
BIOL 137 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
CHEM 001 Chemistry in the Human Environment
CHEM 103 Topics in Environmental Chemistry
ENGR 004A Introduction to Environmental Protection
ENGR 063 Water Quality and Pollution Control
ENGR 066 Environmental Systems
PHYS 024 The Earth's Climate and Global Warning

Social Sciences/Humanities Courses

Students must take at least one of these courses.

The environmental social sciences/humanities category includes courses that are central to environmental studies and focus on values, their social contexts, and their implementation in policies. Thus, all minors will have studied the social context in which environmental problems are created and can be solved.

Social Sciences/Humanities Courses
Course No Course Name
ANTH 023C Anthropological Perspectives on Conservation
CHIN 087 Fresh Water Resources: Policies and Issues, China and the U.S. (cross-listed as POLS 87)
CHIN 088 Governance and Environmental Issues in China (cross-listed as POLS 088)
ECON 003A Environmental Policy and Economics
ECON 076 Environmental Economics
ENGL 009C FYS: Imagining Natural History
ENGL 070G Writing Nature
FMST 035 Histories of the Water (cross-listed as HIST 061)
HIST 061 Histories of the Water (cross-listed as FMST 035)
HIST 089 Environmental History of Africa
JPNS 035 Narratives of Disaster and Rebuilding in Japan
LITR 086R Nature and Industry in Russia (cross-listed as RUSS 086)
PHIL 035 Environmental Ethics
POLS 037 Introduction to GIS for Social Environmental Analysis (cross-listed as SOAN 030P)
POLS 043 Environmental Policy and Politics
POLS 043B Environmental Justice: Theory and Action
POLS 071 Applied Spatial Analysis with GIS: Special Topics
POLS 087 Fresh Water Resources: Policies and Issues, China and the U.S. (cross-listed as CHIN 087)
POLS 088 Governance and Environmental Issues in China (cross-listed as CHIN 088)
RELG 022 Religion and Ecology
RUSS 086 Nature and Industry in Russia (cross-listed as LITR 086R)
SOAN 020M Race, Gender, and Environment
SOAN 030P Introduction to GIS for Social and Environmental Analysis (cross-listed as POLS 037)

Cognate and Interdisciplinary Courses

Students may take at most two of these courses.

The following are courses that are relevant to environmental studies that can be included in the five courses required for the minor but are not central enough to justify their inclusion in the preceding groups:

Cognate and Interdisciplinary Courses
Course No Course Name
ANTH 080B Anthropological Linguistics: Endangered Languages (cross-listed as LING 120)
ARTH 035 Pictured Environments: Japanese Lanscapes and Cityscapes
BIOL 016 Microbiology
BIOL 017 Microbial Pathogenesis and Immune Response
BIOL 020 Animal Physiology
BIOL 025 Plant Biology
BIOL 026 Invertebrate Biology
BIOL 031 History and Evolution of Human Food
BIOL 034 Evolution
BIOL 115E Plant Molecular Genetics - Biotechnology
BIOL 116 Microbial Processes and Biotechnology
BIOL 130 Behavioral Ecology
CHEM 043 Analytical Methods and Instrumentation
ECON 032 Operations Research (cross-isted as ENGR 057)
EDUC 074 Social Problems in Philadelphia (cross-listed as SOCI 006H)
ENGR 003 Problems in Technology
ENGR 004B Swarthmore and the Biosphere
ENGR 035 Solar Energy Systems
ENGR 057 Operations Research (cross-listed as ECON 032)
ENVS 002 Human Nature, Technology, and the Environment
HIST 001N First-Year Seminar: Oil and Empire
LING 120 Anthropological Linguistics: Endangered Languages (cross-listed as ANTH 080B)
LITR 022G Food Revolutions: History, Politics, Culture
MATH 056 Modeling
PHYS 002E FYS: Energy
PHYS 020 Principles of the Earth Sciences
POLS 048 The Politics of Population
SOCI 006H Social Problems in Philadelphia (cross-listed as EDUC 074)