Human Dimensions of the Environment Concentration

The Human Dimensions of the Environment Concentration emphasizes the social scientific interpretations of human-environment interactions at multiple levels as well as on applied policy and management implications. It is intended for students interested in the study of environmental sociology and psychology, land use planning, environmental management and policy, natural resource allocation, social impacts, resource economics, and environmental law. The Human Dimensions of the Environment Concentration requires advanced coursework in natural resource economics, environmental psychology, communications, social impact assessment, environmental policy, and environmental law.

Human Dimension Concentration Required
NRES 310Natural Resource Economics3
or ACE 210 Environmental Economics
NRES 325Natural Resource Policy Mgmt3
or NRES 425 Natural Resources Law & Policy
NRES 340Environ Social Sci Res Meth3
Analytical Methods
Select one of the following:3-4
Quantitative Methods in NRES
Applied Statistical Methods I
Intermediate Social Statistics
Social Science Planning and Policy
Select two of the following:6-8
Natural Resource Economics (if not taken as one of the HDC required classes)
Natural Resource Policy Mgmt (if not taken as one of the HDC required classes)
US Environ, Justic & Policy
Natural Resources Law & Policy (if not taken as one of the HDC required classes)
Renewable Energy Policy
Comm in Env Social Movements
Environmental Psychology
Environmental Economics (if not taken as one of the HDC required classes)
Environmental Law
Environmental Sociology
Conservation/Environmental Science/Ecology
Select one of the following:3-4
Watershed Hydrology
Wildlife Population Ecology
Fishery Ecol and Conservation
Native Plant ID and Floristics
Restoration Ecology
Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation
Env and Sustainable Dev
Soil and Water Conservation