The minor in Environmental Policy and Culture (EPC) is open to all Northwestern students. Once a student declares the minor they can pre-register for ENVR_POL courses. Students can declare a minor before taking EPC courses. Read more about declaring a minor in EPC in Advising.
What is Environmental Policy and Culture?
Environmental Policy and Culture
Getting started in the minor
EPC Students take courses offered in the program (listed as ENVR_POL) and other programs or departments, from the list of approved courses (courses are grouped into three areas: Culture, Policy, and Natural Sciences). 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 partial list of environmental groups on campus here.
Attendance at EPC-related public lectures and events is encouraged for the minors.
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|