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2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Minor

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A minimum of 20 credits is required for the minor, including:

Required Courses

10 credits of required courses:


10 credits from the following electives: (only one COR 1 or COR 2 course may be applied to the elective requirement):

Coursework Policies

Additional elective courses from future or current course offerings, transfer credits from other institutions, or credit for independent study may be approved by the Environmental Studies Steering Committee for inclusion in the coursework required to complete the minor. Courses in which a student receives a grade below ‘CD’ will not be accepted toward the minor.

Service Activities

All students in the minor are required to participate in at least three campus or local service activities related to environmental studies. Service activities must be approved by a student’s minor advisor.

Capstone Experience

The program’s core courses encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to problem solving. Toward the end of their program, usually in their final year, students integrate and apply their coursework in a capstone experience. Capstone experiences must be approved by the Environmental Studies Steering Committee and should culminate with a presentation to a public audience.

The capstone requirement may be fulfilled in one of the following ways:

  • COR III courses or projects with an environmental focus
  • Senior seminar projects with an emphasis on environmental issues
  • Capstone projects (within a major) associated with independent research, field courses or study abroad
  • Off-campus internships that are pre-approved by the Environmental Studies Steering Committee.

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