» Minor in Environmental Studies

The Minor in Environmental Studies is designed to offer students a sound foundation in the scientific, political and cultural approaches to studying the environment. Students electing the Minor in Environmental Studies may study in a broad range of subject areas, including sociology, economics, philosophy and political science. Check here for course catalog.

Students electing the Minor in Environmental Studies take 21 credits. These 21 credits include two required core courses and any combination of elective courses chosen among the approved list for the Minor in Environmental Studies. 12 credits may not be duplicated by the major or any other minor. In addition, a minimum of 12 credits must be at the upper-division level. 

For additional information regarding the Minor in Environmental Studies please contact Dr. David Shafie in the Department of Political Science. 

core requirements (6 credits) 

  • ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 credits 
  • ENV 102 - Introduction to Environmental Policy 3 credits 

five of the following (15 credits) at least 12 credits must be upper-division 

  • ENV 112 - Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change 3 credits 
  • POSC 212 - Introduction to Public Administration 3 credits 
  • ENV 227 - Darwin and the Galapagos 4 credits 
  • HIST 301 - U.S. Environmental History 3 credits 
  • PHIL 303 - Environmental Ethics 3 credits 
  • POSC 320 - International Law, International Organization, and World Order 3 credits 
  • PHIL 321 - Philosophy of Science 3 credits 
  • POSC 335 - Political Economy 3 credits 
  • SOC 335 - Society and the Environment 3 credits 
  • POSC 346 - Environmental Law 3 credits 
  • POSC 370 - Energy Politics 3 credits 
  • ENG 374 - Environmental Rhetoric 3 credits 
  • POSC 374 - Environmental Politics and Policy 3 credits 
  • POSC 375 - Public Policy Process 3 credits 
  • ECON 465 - Environmental and Natural Resources Economics 3 credits 
  • ENV 490 - Independent Internship 1-3 credits 
  • ENV 491 - Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity 1-3 credits 

total credits 21 

Contact Us

David Shafie
Associate Professor of Political Science
Roosevelt Hall 106
(714) 532-7766
shafie@chapman.edu