This minor emphasizes the understanding of interrelationships between social phenomena and the natural (i.e., biological-physical-chemical) environment. It is intended to
1. Increase student awareness of these interconnections in their everyday lives;
2. Introduce students to a variety of social science perspectives (including politics and policies) along with hard environmental science perspectives, that help students make sense of these connections;
3. Identify the contributions of each of these perspectives to our understanding of environmental problems;
4. Discuss how natural resource management and environmental policy reflect these perspectives; and
5. Produce graduates who promote sustainability in all facets of human enterprise.