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Studies in Community and Environment

Bachelor of ART in SCE Degree

SCE Program Mission
The Studies in Community and Environment Program combines rigorous academic studies and meaningful practical experiences needed to understand and solve community and environmental problems in North Dakota, the Great Plains region, and other places throughout the nation and the world. Participating faculty strive to increase awareness and appreciation of human connections with the rest of nature and promote advocacy for sustainable behaviors and practices.

SCE Program Goals

*Learn the Discipline (Knowledge)
Learning basic concepts in sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences, and how these concepts are used in concert to analyze and understand community and environmental issues at local, regional, and global scales.

*Practice the Discipline (Application)
Applying interdisciplinary knowledge and critical thinking skills through engagement in experiential learning focused on solving community and environmental problems at local, regional, and global scales.

*Maintain the Discipline (Action)
Fostering lifelong commitment to advocate for sustainable behaviors and ethical solutions to community and environmental problems by preparing individuals (students, faculty, and community members) for effective citizenship, continued study, and relevant career opportunities.

SCE Core Requirements                    24 cr
SCE 101 Environments and Societies        3 cr
SCE 102 Environments and Humanities       3 cr
SCE 103 Environments and Sciences         4 cr
SCE 260 Collaborative Study               3 cr
SCE 301 Environmental Values and Ethics   3 cr
SCE 394 Directed Research                 3 cr
SCE 397 Internship                        3 cr
SCE 494 Senior Capstone                   2 cr

Complete One SCE Option               24-30 cr
Social Science Option                    24 cr
Humanities Option 24 cr
Science Option 30 cr

Electives: Choose two courses from
each of the above Options you are
not completing                        12-14 cr

Total Credits                         60-66 cr

Social Sciences Option Courses
SOC 113 Introduction to Eco-Sociology     3 cr
SOC 275 Contemporary Community Issues     3 cr
SOC 325 Environmental Sociology           3 cr
SOC 362 Urban Community Studies           3 cr
HIST 219 Environmental History            3 cr
HIST 251 Introduction to Public History   3 cr
GEOG 334 Climatology                      3 cr
GEOG 371 Cartography                      3 cr
GEOG 360 Perception of the Environment    3 cr
GEOG 452 Human Impact on the Environment  3 cr
ECON 320 Environmental & Resource Econ.   3 cr
ACCT 415 Energy Law                       3 cr
HMS 260 Introduction to Public Health     3 cr
HMS 333 Transcultural Health Care         3 cr

Humanities Option Courses
COMM 324 Community Relations              3 cr
COMM 411 Communication Issues and Ethics  3 cr
COMM 211 Rhetoric of Place and Space      3 cr
COMM 245 Community/Citizen Journalism     3 cr
ART 312 History of Architecture           3 cr
ENGL 299 Special Topics                   3 cr
  (appropriate as per course content)
ENGL 430 Advanced Seminar in Literature   3 cr
  (appropriate as per course content)
ENGL 470 Advanced Seminar in Lit. Crit.   3 cr
  (appropriate as per course content)

Natural Sciences Option Courses
BIOL 127 Environmental Biology            4 cr
CHEM 127 Chemistry of the Environment     4 cr
GEOL 127 Environmental Earth Systems      4 cr
CHEM 227 Environmental Analytical Chem.   4 cr
GEOL 227 Earth Materials and Analysis     4 cr
SCI 301 Biogeochemical Cycles             3 cr
GEOL 323 Global Climate Change            3 cr

Elect one introductory Biology course     4 cr
  BIOL 150 General Biology I:
    Introduction to Cellular Biology
  BIOL 151 General Biology II:
    Introduction to Zoology
  BIOL 154 Introduction to Botany

Second Major or Minor and/or Concentration(s) (24 - 30 cr)