Environmental Communication Minor
Environmental communication is a growing career field. The environmental communication minor provides an understanding of environmental communication trends, policies and practices to equip students in a variety of majors with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective managers and leaders in business, and in public and nonprofit organizations. Environmental issues are complex, and every sector of society has a stake in clearly and effectively relating their messages or concerns to the public. The courses include both theory and practice and focus on the achievement of effective environmental communication skills to assist with the ever-changing problems and issues in environmental studies. Graduates with an environmental communication minor will be able to analyze the various environmental issues, the values behind those issues, and the communication tools available for persuasion and public policy decisions.
Required courses (20 credits)
- WRIT 575 Environmental Communication
- HIST 363 World Environmental History (or equivalent)
- ETHS 304 Environmental Justice and Public Policy
- NSCI 204 Environmental Science (or equivalent)
- LIT 349 American Nature Writers
At least 12 of the 20 credits required for the environmental communication minor must be completed at Metropolitan State.
Transfer courses may be applicable to minor requirements. The university's degree audit (DARS) will specify transfer courses that are directly equivalent to minor requirements; other transfer courses must be approved by the coordinator of the environmental communication minor.