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2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses 
2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Policy Minor

Coordinator: Brad Clark (Political Science)

The Environmental Policy minor would be an excellent addition to any major at Fort Lewis College – except Environmental Studies.  By completing the Environmental Policy minor, students can enhance their preparation for graduate school or a career in areas such as environmental management, public policy, environmental justice, government, law, and tribal government or law.  As described for the Environmental Studies major, the Environmental Policy minor is interdisciplinary and is designed to prepare dynamic leaders who can negotiate the ecological and sociocultural aspects of complex environmental problems.  Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their advisors to ensure they design a course of study that best suits their career goals and fulfills all perquisites and general education requirements in a timely fashion.  Students interested in completing the minor should contact the Program Coordinator to learn about the courses, internships, and practicum opportunities.

There are two required components to the minor:

1. Students select 18 credits from a list of existing courses representing the diverse perspectives on environmental policy (see below). 

2. Students must take PS 130  at the beginning of their minor-related coursework and ENVS 395  during their junior or senior year.  The latter course is one in which students and faculty of varied backgrounds come together to work on joint projects related to local, regional, or national environmental concerns.


No more than one course from the major department will count toward any minor.  A student majoring in any discipline other than Environmental Studies may complete a minor in Environmental Policy upon satisfactorily completing the following requirements:

Additional Credits

18 additional credits chosen from the list below, at least nine credits of which must be upper-division.  Credits from Independent Study, Internship, Innovative Month, and Practicum courses may apply with prior approval of the coordinator.  Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure all prerequisites for each selected course have been taken (note: no more than one course from you major department may count toward this minor.)

Other Relevent Courses

Relevant courses from a variety of disciplines may also be offered as 190, 191, 390, or 391 courses. Other relevant courses can also be found in course lists from the Environmental Studies Options. Students are strongly encouraged to talk with an Environmental Studies advisor about current offerings that could be applied toward the Environmental Policy Minor. PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY MINOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR MUST BE OBTAINED IN ORDER TO HAVE THESE COURSES INCLUDED AS PART OF THE MINOR.