Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Environmental Communication

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Curriculum requirements for the minor

New in Fall 2020, the Environmental Communication minor is a collaborative effort between the School of Communication and the Institute for Environmental Sustainability. Learn more about the courses offered through the IES here. Read more about the creation of the minor here.

Environmental Courses
Choose two:
Biodiversity & Biogeography††
Climate & Climate Change††
Energy & the Environment††
Environmental Sustainability ††

ENVS 218  
ENVS 224
ENVS 273
ENVS 283


6
TOTAL 6
Communication Courses
Choose two:
Intro to Audio
Intro to Video OR
Intro to Video for Journalists
Principles of PR**
Digital Foundations**
Persuasive Presentations**
Environmental Journalism* (spring only)
Web Design & Usability**
Designing Media for Social Change** OR
Guerilla Media**
Media Law** OR
Journalistic Research Methods**

COMM 130
COMM 135
COMM 145
COMM 210
COMM 213
COMM 236
COMM 260
COMM 275
COMM 309
COMM 322
COMM 282
COMM 362






6
TOTAL 6
Elective Options
Choose one each from Lists A and B.
List A:
Social Justice & Communication**
Themes in FDMD: Digital Media & the Environment
(spring only)
Environmental Advocacy**
Communication & Social Movements**

COMM 227

COMM 299
COMM 306
COMM 307



3
List B:
Gender, Health, & the Environment
Plants & Civilization††
Biodiversity & Biogeography**
Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems**
Energy & the Environment**
Environmental Sustainability**
Environmental Justice
Climate & History*††
North American Environmental History
Intro to Environmental Law
Natural Resources and Land Use Law & Policy††
Water Law & Policy††
Energy Law & Policy††
Climate Change & Human Health
STEP: Water
STEP: Biogas
STEP: Climate Action
STEP: Food Systems

ENVS 204
ENVS 207
ENVS 218
ENVS 226
ENVS 273
ENVS 283
ENVS 284
ENVS 279W
ENVS 297W
ENVS 310
ENVS 311
ENVS 312
ENVS 313
ENVS 338
ENVS 350a
ENVS 350b
ENVS 350c
ENVS 350f









3
TOTAL 6
 TOTAL CREDITS  18
* Writing Intensive
† Satisfies Engaged Learning requirement
** Indicates pre-requisites waived for Environmental Communication minors


††Courses requiring pre-requisitesPre-requisiteNote
ENVS 207: Plants & Civilization ENVS 101  waived for ANTH,
BIOL, CHEM,
ENVS, PHYS,
BIOI, FRSC,
NRCB, NRMC 
ENVS 218: Biodiversity & Biogeography ENVS 137 or
ENVS 101
 
ENVS 273: Energy & the Environment ENVS 101 waived for ANTH,
BIOL, CHEM,
ENVS, PHYS,
BIOI, FRSC,
NRCB, NRMC
ENVS 224: Climate & Climate Change ENVS 137 or
ENVS 101
 
ENVS 226: Science & Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems ENVS 137 or
ENVS 101
 
ENVS 283: Environmental Sustainability ENVS 101 waived for ANTH,
BIOL, CHEM,
ENVS, PHYS,
BIOI, FRSC,
NRCB, NRMC
ENVS 311: Natural Resources and Land Use Law & Policy  ENVS 310 recommended  
ENVS 312: Water Law & Policy ENVS 310 recommended  
ENVS 313: Energy Law & Policy ENVS 310 recommended