Interested in combining your interests in the environment with a focus on social science and humanities approaches? Take the Environment and Society Minor in the Faculty of Arts.
Minor in Environment and Society
The Minor in Environment and Society allows students to consider and explore both the consequences of humankind’s actions on the environment and how the accumulating impact of these actions increasingly affects us. Some science content is included, as it is essential to understanding the effect our actions and decisions have on the environment and human health. However, the majority of content is examined from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences, through the Arts disciplines that focus on the human experience; provide insight into the origins of the wide range of issues related to our place in and interaction with the environment; consider our ethical obligations to each other and future generations; and examine the political, economic, and social strategies that might be employed to address environmental problems and promote a sustainable society.
The Minor in Environment and Society allows students to complement their major program of study with an interdisciplinary minor drawn from the large number of relevant courses offered by Arts, Science and other faculties.
It consists of 21 credits: 15 credits from List A (Environment and Society) and 6 credits from List B (Environmental Sciences), specified below. At least 18 of these credits must be taken at the 300-level or above. A maximum of 3 credits taken at the 100- or 200-level are permitted towards the minor. Some courses listed below may not be offered every year. Moreover, many of the courses listed below have prerequisites. Students should therefore plan their courses of study in advance. Students enrolled in faculties other than Arts who are interested in the Minor in Environment and Society should consult an advisor in their home faculty.
The course options for the Environment and Society Minor are listed here.
Chair of the Environment and Society Minor
Dr. David Tindall
Department of Sociology
6303 N.W. Marine Drive
Anthropology and Sociology Building Room 1317
Phone: 604 822-2363
Note: office hours by appointment. Contact is best by e-mail rather than phone.