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Natural History

natural history

The study and practice of natural history is fundamental to our existence as human beings and is foundational to our relationship with the natural world.  Naturalists use field methods that emphasize observation, identification, description and interpretation.

Coursework blends natural sciences with training in field journaling, keeping species accounts and species lists, and related interpretive skills such as illustration and education.  Naturalists find livelihoods as naturalist guides, park interpreters, environmental educators, outdoor program instructors, field technicians and conservation consultants.

The Natural History Minor is designed to complement studies in other areas such as Outdoor Education, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture and related Self-Designed majors.

Coursework:

Foundational:

 

Intermediate Natural Sciences (choose two):

(or other relevant Natural Sciences courses)

 

Interpretation courses (choose at least two):

(or other relevant Humanities, Social Sciences or Integrative courses)