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The SOU Department of Environmental Studies offers or supports the following minors:

Environmental Studies
Geography
Land Use Planning

Lower Division, Required (12 credits)

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Earth Science (ES 101) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Biological Science (ES 102) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Science (ES 103) 4 credits 

Upper Division Natural Science, Select two of the following (8 credits)

  • Intro Ecology (BI 340) 4 credits
  • Climatology (ES/GEOG 482) 4 credits
  • Environmental Geology (G 360) 4 credits
  • Hydrology (G 314) 4 credits

Upper Division Social Science, Select two of the following (8 credits)

  • Ecological Economics & Sustainable Development (ES 421) 4 credits
  • Cultural Ecology (ANTH 451) 4 credits
  • Environmental Sociology (ES/SOC 420) 4 credits
  • Conservation in the U.S. (ES/GEOG 437) 4 credits

Lower Division, Required (12 credits)

  • Introduction to Geography: The Rogue Valley (GEOG 101) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG 107) 4 credits
  • Physical Environment I (ES 111) 4 credits
  • Physical Environment II (ES 112) 4 credits 

Upper Division, Required (8 credits)

  • Maps, Cartography and Geospatial Technology (ES/GEOG 349) 4 credits
  • Select one of the following
    • Geography of Latin America (GEOG 330) 4 credits
    • Geography of East & Southeast Asia (GEOG 336) 4 credits
    • Geography of Central & Southwest Asia (GEOG 338) 4 credits 

Upper Division Electives, Select two of the following (8 credits)

  • Urban Environments (ES/GEOG 350) 4 credits
  • Global Issues in Population, Development and the Environment (ES/GEOG 360) 4 credits 
  • Environmental Data Analysis (ES/GEOG 386) 4 creditsSoil Science (ES/GEOG 433) 4 credits
    or 
  • Conservation in the United States (ES/GEOG 437) 4 credits
  • Land Use Planning (ES/GEOG 439) 4 creditsGeomorphology (ES/GEOG 481) 4 credits 
    or
  • Climatology (ES/GEOG 482) 4 credits

Lower Division, Required: Select one of the following (4 credits)

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Earth Science (ES 101) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Biological Science (ES 102) 4 credits
  • Physical Environment I (ES 111) 4 credits
  • Physical Environment II (ES 112) 4 credits

Lower Division, Required: Select one of the following (4 credits)

  • Introduction to Geography: The Rogue Valley (ES/GEOG 101) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Human Geography (ES/GEOG 107) 4 credits
  • Global Lands & Livelihoods (ES/GEOG 108) 4 credits 

Upper Division, Required (20 credits)

  • Maps, Cartography and Geospatial Technology (ES/GEOG 349) 4 credits
  • Urban Environments (ES/GEOG 350) 4 credits
  • Land Use Planning (ES/GEOG 439) 4 credits
  • Planning Issues (ES/GEOG 440) 4 credits
  • Introduction to Geographic Information System (ES/GEOG 451) 4 credits