Environmental Communication and Heritage Interpretation, Minor
This minor will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of cultural and natural resource communication and interpretation. Students will apply concepts from the fields of history, ecology, human dimensions of natural resources (including psychological, sociological, political, cultural and economic aspects), environmental education, environmental communication, adventure-based outdoor pursuits, interpretation and land management. Completing the minor will also enable students to achieve a nationally recognized certification as a Certified Interpretive Guide.
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Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher
- Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
- A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
- A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
|Required Core Courses|
|COMM 231||Principles of Integrated Marketing Communication & Public Relations||3|
|COMM 204||Environmental Communication||3|
|or PCRM 204||Environmental Communication|
|PCRM 347||Interpretive Methods and Programming||3|
|Select two of the following, one must be COMM:||6|
|Interactive Multimedia 1|
|Resources for Outdoor Programming|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Cultural Resources Management|
|Natural History of Ecosystems I|
|Introduction to Environmental Problems|
|The Natural Environment|
|Earth's Changing Climate|
|African American History to 1876|
|African American History Since 1876|
|The Long Civil Rights Movement|
|Twentieth Century British Culture|
|The American Civil War|
|History of Jews|
|Americans and the Environment|
|Native American History|
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
Important Curriculum Guide Notes
This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.
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Minor in Environmental Communication and Heritage Interpretation (71D)
This program is effective as of Fall 2018.