In recent decades, issues related to the environment have emerged as key concerns at local, national, and international levels. The Environmental Studies interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students broad exposure to a range of environmental issues and to provide multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the complexity of factors that affect the environment and our understanding of it.
The requirements for the interdisciplinary minor have recently changed. Students in the Class of 2015 and later, as well as students in the Class of 2014 who have not taken CIS 171, will fulfill the current requirements.
Students in the Class of 2014 who have taken CIS 171 will fulfill the former requirements as noted below in the former requirements section.
- One course in the Natural Sciences, from an approved list
- One course in the Social Sciences, from an approved list
- One course in the Humanities, from an approved list
No courses applied toward the interdisciplinary minor may be taken pass/fail. No more than two courses taken away from Davidson may count toward the interdisciplinary minor, and these courses must be approved by the Environmental Studies interdisciplinary minor faculty liaison.
In order for any additional course to be considered for the interdisciplinary minor, at least 50 percent of its content must pertain to the environment. Methodology courses that do not focus on environmental topics are not eligible for this requirement.
For more information on the interdisciplinary minor visit the College Catalog.