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Standard Concentration

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three of the following Natural Sciences courses. At least two must have labs and at least one must be non-SI:12
ENV 200
CITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENV 204
ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENV 230
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
ENV 240
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
ENV 300
PLANT IDENTIFICATION (WITH LAB)
ENV 305
ANIMAL DIVERSITY
ENV 310
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE (WITH LAB)
ENV 315
PLANT ECOLOGY (WITH LAB)
ENV 316
CHEMISTRY OF EARTH SYSTEMS (WITH LAB)
ENV 320
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (WITH LAB)
ENV 322
ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY (WITH LAB)
ENV 340
URBAN ECOLOGY
ENV 341
URBAN FORESTS AS SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (WITH LAB)
ENV 355
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
BIO 191
GENERAL BIOLOGY I FOR SCIENCE MAJORS
Select three of the following Social Sciences courses:12
ENV 151
INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY
ENV 235
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ENV 245
URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
ENV 344
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY
CMNS 324
CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
CMNS 325
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
CMNS 326
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
CMNS 363
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
CSS 320
COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS
GEO 205
RACE, JUSTICE, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
GEO 269
CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY
PPS 260
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
PPS 330
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
PPS 333
GREEN CITIES
PSC 349
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Only Global Environmental Politics)
Select three of the following Humanities courses:12
ENV 160
IDEAS OF NATURE
ENV 170
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
PHL 235
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
ENV 165
NATIONAL PARKS HISTORY
ENV 180
ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
ENV 181
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
ENG 367
TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES (only "American Literature and the Environment")
HST 240
HISTORY OF CHICAGO
HST 270
U.S. HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE
REL 222
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (Only "Change in an Era of Sustainability" or "Sustainable Development" or "Industrial Diseases in Comparative Perspective" or "Sweatshops and Sacraments")
REL 262
RELIGION AND GLOBALIZATION
WRD 283
ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING
Others by approval

Each quarter one or more versions of ENV 390 are offered. Some might be applicable to your major requirements.  Please contact your advisor for details.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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