Both the adjunct major and the minor in Environmental Policy and Culture (EPC) is open to all Northwestern students. Once a student declares the adjunct major or minor, they can pre-register for ENVR_POL courses. Students can declare before taking EPC courses or can take EPC courses before declaring. Read more about declaring an adjunct major or minor in EPC in Advising.
What is Environmental Policy and Culture?
Environmental Policy and Culture
EPC Students take courses offered in the program (listed as ENVR_POL) and other programs or departments, from the list of approved courses. Students should start with two courses from the list of approved overview/survey courses, and continue with courses and seminars, from the list of approved advanced/elective courses. EPC minors also take one natural science course.
For more information see Courses.
There are many clubs and activities outside of the classroom where students can meet other students who are interested in environmental issues. You can find a list of sustainability-focused student organizations on campus here, and attendance at EPC-related lectures and events is encouraged.
Recommended courses for freshmen (approved for the minor)
|Department||Course #||Course Name|
|BIOL_SCI||103||Diversity of Life|
|BIOL_SCI||109||The Nature of Plants|
|EARTH||106||The Ocean, the Atmosphere and Our Climate|
|EARTH||107||Our Dynamic Planet|
|EARTH||201||Earth Systems Revealed|
|EARTH||203||Earth System History|
|ENVR_SCI||201||Earth, a Habitable Planet|
|ENVR_SCI||202||The Health of the Biosphere|
|ISEN||210||Introduction to Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions|
|ISEN||220||Introduction to Energy Systems for the 21st Century|
|ISEN||230||Climate Change and Sustainability: Economic and Ethical Dimensions|
|PHIL||268||Ethics and the Environment|
|RELIGION||260||Native American Religions|
|RELIGION||261||American Religion, Ecology and Culture|
|SOCIOLOGY||212||Environment and Society|
Still have questions about the program and what classes to take your first year? Email Melissa Rosenzweig, Environmental Policy and Culture Director of Undergraduate Studies.