About the Minor

How do we understand the Earth and its many environments and living systems? How have cultural ideas and social pressures shaped how we understand those systems? What does it mean to seek environmental justice in an era of climate instability? 

The Environmental Studies minor offers multidisciplinary approaches to core questions and issues at a time of incredible planetary peril. This program study assumes, then, that the study of energy, environment, ecology, biodiversity, and climate cannot be separated from what's unfolding, now and in real time, all across the globe. The teaching and research associated with this minor also assumes that the scope and scale of environmental dilemmas require the insights of all the academic disciplines along with robust conversations across them.