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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Philosophy Minor in Environmental Values

The minor in Environmental Values may be added to any bachelor's program at UW. This minor creates a vital link among the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences through exploration of aesthetics, culture, ethics, and policy.

The minor requires a total of 18 credit hours, including at least one course within each of four areas of concentration. At least 12 of these credits must be outside the primary major, and nine of these credits must be at or above the 3000-level. A three-hour, core course (either Phil 2330 Environmental Ethics or Phil 2340 Natural Resource Ethics) is required of all students.

Areas of concentration: 

Aesthetics - Expressing ourselves through the performing, visual and literary arts.

ART 4640 Art and Ecology <C3, W3>
ENG 4050 Nature Writing
ENG 4240 19th Century English Literature: Romantic Period
G&R 4500 American Landscape
G&R 4530 Images of Wyoming and the West
THEA 2400 Vertical Dance I
THEA 3400 Vertical Dance II

Culture - Viewing human meaning and purpose in historical and contemporary terms.

AIST 3000 Plains Culture and History
AMST 3000 Cultures of Nature <C1, W2>
ANTH 4310 Environmental Anthropology
ENG 2400 Introduction to Folklore
ENG 4480 Regional Literature of the US: The West
ENR 2000 Environment and Society <W2, C2, G1; G>
G&R 1050 Introduction to Natural Resources <C2, G1>
HIST 4475 American Environmental History <C2>
PHCY 4380 Ethnopharmacology <C2, G1>

Ethics - Considering right and wrong via critical and systematic thinking and doing.

PHIL 2330 Environmental Ethics <C1; CH>
PHIL 2345 Natural Resource Ethics
PHIL 3300 Ethical Theory <C1>
PHIL 3350 History of Moral Philosophy
PHIL 4340 Topics in Environmental Ethics
RELI 2060 Nature and Spirit <C1>

Policy - Exploring laws, regulations, and public discourse in American society.

AGEC 4710 Natural Resource Law and Policy <C2>
AIST 4340 Natural Resource Management on Western Reservations
ECON 2400 Economics of the Environment <C2, W2>
ENR 4900 Environment and Natural Resource Policy Practice <C2, W3; CS, WC>
G&R 4040 Conservation of Natural Resources <C2, G1; CS, G>
G&R 4400 Public Land Management
MGT/BADM 4580 Business, Environment, and Natural Resources
POLS 4051 Environmental Politics <C2, W3; WC>
POLS 4052 Federal Land Politics

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