Climate Change Studies Minor

Peter McDonough, Coordinator

Climate Change Studies is an inter-disciplinary 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 Arts and Sciences, and Missoula College s Energy Technology program.

Minor - Climate Change Studies

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

Summary

Required Course

3

Climate Change Science

6

Climate Change and Society

6

Climate Change Solutions

6

Total Hours

21


Required Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

CCS 103X

Intro Climate Change:Sci & Soc

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Change Science

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:

6

ERTH 303N

Weather and Climate

GEO 318

Earth's Changing Climate

GEO 488

Snow, Ice and Climate Change

GPHY 525

Advanced Physical Geography

NRSM 210N

Soils, Water, and Climate

NRSM 281

Science of Climate Change

NRSM 408

Global Cycles and Climate

NRSM 418

Ecosystem Climatology

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Change and Society

Note: Special topics courses and experimental offerings may apply to this requirement at the direction of the Climate Change Studies program director.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:

6

COMX 349

Communication, Consumption, and Climate

ECNS 445

Int Env Econ & Clim Change

ENST 367

Environmental Politics & Policies

ENST 427

Social Issues:The Mekong Delta

NRSM 326

Climate and Society

NRSM 349E

Climate Change Ethics/Policy

NRSM 428

Climate Policy

PHL 112E

Intro Ethics and Environment

PHL 323

Ethics of Climate Change

PUAD 503

Policy Analysis

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Change Solutions

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

Category A

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three credits of the following courses:

3

CCS 391

Climate Change Special Topics

CCS 395

Climate Change Practicum

CCS 398

Clmt Change Internship/SERV

ENST 476

Community Sustainability in Practice

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Category B

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three credits of the following courses:

3

BGEN 160S

Issues in Sustainability

BGEN 445

Sustainability Reporting

BMGT 410

Sustainable Business Practices

CCS 352

Climate Field Studies

CCS 391

Climate Change Special Topics

CCS 491

Climate Change Special Topics

ENST 291

Special Topics/Experimental Courses (Energy and Climate)

ENST 437

Climate Change: Mekong Delta

GPHY 421

Sustainable Cities

NRSM 321

Field Studies: Energy Systems of Montana

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-