Environmental Humanities

Description
The environmental humanities concentration offers students who are interested in humanities-based approaches to the current global environmental crisis an option to focus in this vital area of study. Students take three ENG/ENH courses and four electives from selected programs that are focused wholly or in large-part on the human relationship to the environment and the relationship between nature and culture. To gain practical experience, students also complete a required English internship in environmental activism, policy development, education or other pertinent areas.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum of 6 upper-division hours must be taken in courses offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Other ENG courses may be approved by an English advisor depending on special- or variable-topics courses available in given semesters.
  • If an environmental internship is not feasible, a student may petition to substitute (a.) an ENG 499 Independent Study on an environmental studies applied project or literature/writing topic OR (b.) an ENG 400-level course in environmental literature/writing.
  • Some elective courses are limited to students majoring in the discipline, have prerequisites or cannot be taken in combination with another course on the list. Additional courses may be approved by English advisor depending on special- or variable-topics courses available in given semesters.
  • BIS students may use only one concentration from the Department of English.
  • An updated elective course list may be obtained through the Department of English advising center.

Core 9 Hours Required
Choose courses from the following.
Other ENG/ENH courses may be approved by a Tempe campus English advisor. 

ENG 334 The Amerian Southwest in Literature and Film.

ENG 359 Indigenous American Literature (3)

ENG/TCL 363 Transborder Mexican and Chicano/a Literature of Southwest North America (3) (Credit for only ENG or TCL 363)

ENG 367 Environmental Issues in Literature and Film, L or HU, (3)

ENG 370 Science, Values, and the Public (3) (Must have 35 or more earned hours. Credit allowed for BIO 315 or ENG 370.)

ENG 371 Topic: Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement (3)

ENH 378 The American Southwest in Literature and Film (3)

ENG 468 Environmental Literary Criticism (3)

ENG 469 Science and Literature (may be repeated when topics vary) (L/HU)

Internship 3 Hours

ENG 484 Undergraduate Internship: Environmental Humanities Certificate (3)

Electives 12 Hours
Choose 4 courses from the list.
Additional ENG/ENH or other courses may be approved by a Tempe campus English advisor. 

AFS 320 Africa: Politics, Environment, and Development (3) (Prerequisites: AFS 200 or completion of min 45 hours.)

ASB 326 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments, SB & H (3)

ASB/SOS 370 Production, People, and Environments

BIO 300 Biology and Society (Students must take both BIO 300 and BIO 301 to receive SG General Studies credit.)

BIO 311 Biology and Society (3)

BIO 324/PHI 310 Environmental Ethics, HU (3) 

GPH 210 Society and Environment, G (3)

HST 342 US West 20th Century

HST 345 Environmental History

JUS 332 Politics of Energy Policy/ Justice

JUS 444 Environment and Justice, L & C (3) (Minimum 36 semester hours; minimum 2.50 GPA)

PSY/PGS 306 Environmental Psychology, SB (3) (Pre-requisites: Must have completed PGS 101 with a grade of C or greater)

SGS 330 Globalization and the Environments

SOC 331 Environmental Sociology, SB, G (3)

SOS 110 Sustainable World (3)

SOS 320 Society and Sustainability, L or SB (3) (Prerequisites: SOS 110 with C or better; SOS 111 (or PUP 190) with C or better)

SOS 370 Ethics of Eating, L or SB (3)

 

 

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

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Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAENHEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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