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 15 credit hours including at least 12 upper division credit 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. An updated elective course list may be obtained through the Department of English advising center.
  • 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.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies students may use only one concentration from the Department of English.

Core - 3 credit hours 
Choose one course from the following.

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

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

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

Internship or Independent Study - 3 credit hours

ENG 484 Undergraduate Internship: Environmental Humanities Certificate (3)
OR
ENG 499 Independent Study (3)

Electives - 9 credit hours
Note: Additional ENG or other courses may be approved by a Tempe campus English advisor. 

ENG 344 Intermediate Family History Research (3)

ENG 363 Transborder Mexican and Chicano/a Literature of Southwest North America, (L or HU) & C (3)

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

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

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

ENG 468  Environmental Literary Criticism, L or HU (3)

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

ASB/SOS 370 Production, People, and Environments, L or SB (3)

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

HST 342 US West 20th Century, SB & H (3)

HST 345 Environmental History, L (3)

JUS 332 Politics of Energy Policy/ Justice (3)

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)

REL 349 Nature, Sustainability and Religion (3)

SGS 330 Globalization and the Environments (3)

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)

 

 

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

2021-22

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

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

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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