International Science Studies Minor; Land, Air & Water Resources

This interdisciplinary minor in International Science Studies will introduce College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students to global issues, which affect their major disciplines in the current world, and also provide an opportunity to gain first hand experience abroad when appropriate. The goal of this minor is to enable our college students to develop greater international competence and to enhance their employability.

The minor assumes that the student will have a major in the sciences, and that classes taken under one of the three tracks in the minor will contribute depth to the existing major or establish depth in a selected additional field of study. Students will be expected to work closely with an academic advisor in developing an intellectually coherent program of the study. A minimum of 18 units of upper division work is required. Only a single course can be counted toward both major and minor and no course can be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor.

Minor Advisor. Shu-Hua Chen (Land, Air and Water Resources); 530-752-1822; shachen@ucdavis.edu.

International Science Studies
Units: 24
Global issue course requirement.
7-8
Focusing on broad range of global issues and their impacts on ecological and environmental resources and biodiversity, in addition to international policy and economics. Beyond the courses taken under each track, choose two out of the three courses listed below:
 
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
PLS 150
Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
ARE 115B
Economic Development (Active)
4
Choose one of the following tracks:
16-17
Education Abroad Program courses taught overseas and relevant international internship activities will count towards the minor requirement with advisor's approval. For each track, students can take a maximum of three units from EAP courses, with a valid transcript, and three units from relevant international internship activities. The international internship activities would require a pre-approved study plan with the academic advisor before the maximum of three units can be awarded. Language and culture related courses are encouraged, but not required for the minor.
 
(1) Ecological, Environmental, and Energy Studies Track
16-17
Choose 16-17 units:
16-17
ANT 103
Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation (Active)
4
ARE 147
Resource and Environment Policy Analysis (Active)
3
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
ESM 030
World Ecosystems & Geography (Active)
3
ESM 100
Principles of Hydrologic Science (Active)
4
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESM 131
Air as a Resource (Active)
3
ESM 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
ESM 120
Global Environmental Interactions (Active)
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 116
The Oceans (Discontinued)
3
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
SSC 109
Sustainable Nutrient Management (Active)
4
HYD 143
Ecohydrology (Active)
4
(2) Policy and Management Focus Track
16-17
Choose 16-17 units:
16-17
ARE 115A
Economic Development (Active)
4
ARE 115B
Economic Development (Active)
4
ARE 138
International Commodity and Resource Markets (Active)
4
IRE 190
Topics in International Relations (Active)
4
CRD 156
Community Economic Development (Active)
5
CRD 180
Transnational Community Development (Active)
4
IAD 160
Agroforestry: Global and Local Perspectives (Active)
3
IAD 162
Field Course in Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Agricultural Development (Discontinued)
8
IAD 170
Program Development for International Agriculture (Active)
4
ESP 102
Cultural Ecology (Discontinued)
4
ESP 175
Natural Resource Economics (Active)
4
(3) Agriculture, Food, and Fiber Systems Track
16-17
Choose 16-17 units:
16-17
ANT 103
Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation (Active)
4
ANT 130
Gender and Sexuality (Discontinued)
4
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
CRD 153A
International Community Development: Asia (Active)
4
CRD 153B
International Community Development: Europe (Active)
4
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESM 131
Air as a Resource (Active)
3
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
HYD 124
Plant-Water-Soil Relationships (Active)
4
PLS 150
Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
PLS 160
Agroforestry: Global and Local Perspectives (Active)
3
FST 108
Food Processing Plant Sanitation (Discontinued)
2
FST 109
Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing (Active)
3
NUT 119A
International, community-based nutritional assessment. (Active)
1
NUT 119B
International, Community-Based Nutritional Assessment (Active)
6
TXC 174
Introduction to World Trade in Textiles and Clothing (Active)
4
Total: 24