Climate Change Studies Minor

Steven Running, Director

Climate Change Studies is an interdisciplinary program open to all majors. The program educates students in three areas of the climate change issue: science, society, and solutions. Coursework in the minor provides a foundation that enables students to engage the scientific, societal, and political dimensions of global climate change. Further, the focus on solutions with its orientation toward applied learning will help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Participating students will enhance their major field of study. They will be better prepared to enter a broad range of professions and graduate programs where they can meet the emerging challenges and opportunities arising from climate change. Climate Change Studies is a joint program between the W.A Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, College of Humanities and Sciences, and Missoula College’s Energy Technology program.

Minor - Climate Change Studies (Minor)

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Summary

Required Course3
Climate Change Science6
Climate Change and Society6
Climate Change Solutions6
Total Hours21

Required Course

Rule: must take the following course

CCS 103XIntro Climate Change:Sci & Soc3
Total Hours3
Minimum Required Grade: C-

Climate Change Science

Select at least 6 credits from the following:6
Weather and Climate
Global Change
Science of Climate Change
Special Topics
Global Cycles and Climate
Ecosystem Climatology
Special Topics
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Change and Society

Select at least 6 credits from the following:6
Special Topics
Comm Consump & Climate
Int Env Econ & Clim Change
Environmental Politics & Policies
Sustainable Cities
Practicum
Climate and Society
Climate Change Ethics/Policy
Climate Policies: China & U.S.
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Change Solutions

Rule: Must take at least 1 course but a total of 6 credits between both categories A and B

Category A: Practical Application

Select three credits from the following:3
Climate Change Practicum
Clmt Change Internship/SERV
Environmental Citizenship
Internship
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Category B

Select 3 credits from the following:3
Issues in Sustainability
Climate Field Studies
Sustainable Cities
Intro to Sustainable Energy II
Practicum
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-