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2022-2023 Winona Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Winona Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integratus Environmental Sustainability Minor

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This interdisciplinary minor helps students explore the various meanings of “environment”, “sustainability”, and “environmental sustainability” from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.  It thereby fosters an understanding of the interconnectedness between living things and the environments they inhabit; between human endeavors and changes in the non-human world; and between different ways of knowing, describing, and experiencing the world around us.  It ask students to consider the values that inform both humans’ interaction with, and appreciation of, the environment, and their desire to preserve certain aspects of it, exploit others, and sustain complex relationships with it.  Different courses encourage them to consider and articulate their own position and commitments when considering environmental sustainability, as well as to consider possible actions in response to a commitment to environmental sustainability.


Of the 24 credits of disciplinary distribution required for graduation, at least 18 credits must be taken from the following list of courses to complete this Integratus Minor.  Of these 18 credits, at least 9 credits must be upper-division courses numbered 300 and above.

The following courses contribute to the Integratus Environmental Sustainability Minor:

E. Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

A laboratory experience must be completed.  The laboratory experience can be fulfilled either by taking a course with an attached laboratory, or by taking the laboratory experience separately.

Two of the following:

G. Arts and Communication (3 credits)

One of the following:

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