Wilderness Studies Minor

Joanna Campbell, Director of Education Programs, Wilderness Institute

The Wilderness Studies minor is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that combines campus- and field-based experiences.  Students investigate sustainability, wildland conservation, and the human-environment relationship through the lenses of ecology, humanities, arts, and social sciences. Students earn the Wilderness Studies minor by completing the Wilderness and Civilization program, an 18 credit fall semester immersion program.  Wilderness and Civilization is open to all majors.  Students must apply for the program, which is limited to 25 students each year. Applicants must have sophomore standing or higher and a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 for all college work.  Applications are due by April 1 and are available online at http://www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/.

Minor - Wilderness Studies

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Summary

Lower-Division Required courses

7

Upper-Division Required Courses

5

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

6

Total Hours

18


Lower-Division Required Courses

Note: NRSM 271N is an Honors course.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ECP 102

Wilderness First Aid

1

NRSM 271N

Conservation Ecology

3

NRSM 273

Wilderness & Civilization Field Studies

3

Total Hours

7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Required Courses

Note: NRSM 373 is an Honors course.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

NRSM 373

Wilderness and Civilization

5

Total Hours

5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Note: LIT 280L is an Honors course.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

ARTZ 321

Painting II Contemporary Landscape  

ARTZ 394A

Environmental Drawing

ENST 410

TEK of Indigenous Peoples

LIT 280L

Ecology of Literature

NASX 303E

Ecological Perspectives in Native American Traditions

NRSM 370S

Wildland Conservation Policy/Governance

NRSM 398

Internship

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-