Climate Change Studies Minor

Nicky Phear, 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 Davidson Honors College, W.A Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, College of Humanities and Sciences, and Missoula College.

Minor - Climate Change Studies

Davidson Honors College

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Summary

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

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
CCS 103XIntro Climate Change:Sci & Soc3
Total Hours3
Minimum Required Grade: C-

Climate Change Science

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Change and Society

Complete at least 6 credits from the following courses:6
Communication, Consumption, and Climate
Int Env Econ & Clim Change
Environmental Politics & Policies
Social Issues:The Mekong Delta
Climate Change Ethics/Policy
Climate and Society
Intro Ethics and Environment
Public Policy Cycle and the Climate
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Change Solutions

Note: Students must complete one course from each category for a total of 6 credits. 

Category A 

Complete three credits of the following courses:3
Special Topics
Clmt Change Internship/SERV
Environmental Citizenship
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Category B

Complete three credits of the following courses:3
Issues in Sustainability
Sustainability Reporting
Sustainable Business Practices
Climate Field Studies
Special Topics/Experimental Courses (Energy and Climate)
Climate Change: Mekong Delta
Sustainable Cities
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-