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Minors

Option 1:

Environmental Studies

Environmental
Humanities

Food Studies

The Environmental Studies Minor, while providing a foundation in the natural sciences, focuses in particular on the social sciences, policy studies, environmental design, and the humanities.This minor differs from the Environmental Studies minor in its primary focus on how humanities disciplines and the arts can contribute to understandings of environmental change; environmental ethics and politics; environmental justice; climate justice; and equitable, sustainable futures.The Food Studies Minor provides a holistic and broadly interdisciplinary examination of food’s central place in the human experience. The Minor is designed to enhance and give balance—with a focus—to the experience of students pursuing majors in a wide variety of programs across the university.

Option 2:

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Minor, while providing a foundation in the natural sciences, focuses in particular on the social sciences, policy studies, environmental design, and the humanities.

Requirements

The interdisciplinary minor in Environmental Studies includes:

  • Three (3) lower-division required courses
  • Five (5) upper-division required courses
  • Total credits: 32

Letter grades of C- or better must be earned in all courses applied to the minor.  At least 16 of the 32 credits must be taken at the University of Oregon. Students can count up to two upper division courses from their major department.  Students may work with their Tykeson Advisor to submit a petition to substitute an upper division ENVS course for one of the lower division requirements.

ENVS Minor Requirements (Updated 9-26-17)

Advising

Food Studies students work with academic and career advisors in the Healthy Communities flight path of Tykeson College and Career Advising at Tykeson Hall

Program Contact

ENVS Undergraduate Coordinator, Sophie Bybee: sbybee@uoregon.edu.

Environmental Humanities

For more information, see the Center for Environmental Futures Website.

The Environmental Humanities Minor helps students to understand the environment and the human condition through interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and allied disciplines—history, literature, philosophy, art and architecture and their histories, anthropology, sociology, and historical and cultural geography. Through interpretation, argumentation, storytelling, and the arts, Environmental Humanities students reflect on the interactions between humans and their environments over time and among different cultures, grapple with complex moral and ethical issues, think critically about the world around us, and help to transform our environmental futures through imaginative and creative projects. This minor differs from the Environmental Studies minor in its primary focus on how humanities disciplines and the arts can contribute to understandings of environmental change; environmental ethics and politics; environmental justice; climate justice; and equitable, sustainable futures. At the UO, the Environmental Humanities are also concerned with the long histories of colonialism and racism.

Requirements

The minor requires 24 credits from an approved list of courses.

  • ENVS 203 (Introduction to Environmental Studies: Humanities) is required.
  • All upper-division coursework for the minor must be taken in residence at the University of Oregon. Up to 4 lower-division credits may be earned elsewhere, with approval of the ENVS Academic and Career Advisor.
  • No more than two courses for the Environmental Humanities minor may have the same subject code, with the exception of ENVS, which can be two courses beyond the required ENVS 203.
  • Only two courses taken for the minor may be used to fulfill another minor, certificate, or major.
  • Letter grades of C or better must be earned in all courses counted toward the Environmental Humanities minor.

Advising

Environmental Humanities students work with academic and career advisors in the Public Policy, Society, and Identity flight path of Tykeson College and Career Advising at Tykeson Hall

Program Contact

ENVS Undergraduate Coordinator, Sophie Bybee: sbybee@uoregon.edu.

Food Studies

For more information, see the Food Studies Website.

The Food Studies Minor provides a holistic and broadly interdisciplinary examination of food’s central place in the human experience. The Minor is designed to enhance and give balance—with a focus—to the experience of students pursuing majors in a wide variety of programs across the university. The Minor combines classroom and experiential work allowing students from a range of disciplines to gain valuable hands-on experience, through opportunities to work on the Urban Farm, to utilize community connections and conduct service-learning with local hunger and relief efforts, or to document a variety of regional, occupational, and ethnic foodways.

Requirements

FDST Minor Requirements

Advising

Food Studies students work with academic and career advisors in the Healthy Communities flight path of Tykeson College and Career Advising at Tykeson Hall

Program Contact

Food Studies Coordinator: foodstudies@uoregon.edu.