Minor in Environmental Studies and Planning (ENSP)

Completing an ENSP minor can add an important environmental dimension to your studies in other majors. If you are considering an ENSP minor, we highly recommend meeting with an ENSP faculty member to choose 20 units that build a coherent program of knowledge and skills to augment your major.

Students with a more general interest in the environment may be best served by choosing 20 units from the following list of courses:

Courses in ENSP Minor (Choose 20 units)
Course Units
GEP 200 Global Environmental Issues 3
GEP 315 GEP Forum 1
GEP 330 Environmental History 4
GEP 332 Environmental Literature 3
GEP 335 US Environmental Policy 4
GEP 336 US Environmental Law 3
GEP 337 Landscape History of American West 3
GEP 340 Applied Ecology 4
GEP 360 Introduction to Planning 3
GEP 373 Energy, Technology, and Society 4
GEP 443 Introduction to Agroecology 2
GEP 444 Native Plants in Restoration 2

In addition, ENSP offers more specialized classes in professional tracks that can be selected to create a more targeted minor. Please note that some classes have prerequisites.

Specialized Professional Tracks
Track Course Units
Conservation and Restoration: GEP 341 Conservation Biology 4
GEP 331 Restoration and Society 4
GEP 364 Environmental Planning 4
GEP 445 Restoration Ecology 4
Energy Management and Design GEP 473 Thermal Energy Management 3-4
GEP 474 Electrical Energy Management 3-4
GEP 416 Energy Forum 1-2
GEP 475 Passive Solar Design 3-4
GEP 476 Small-Scale Energy Sources 3-4
Planning GEP 361 Planning Theory and Methodology 4
GEP 368 Urban Design l: The Urban Form 3
GEP 362 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
GEP 369 Urban Design II: Placemaking 3
GEP 363 Land Use Law 4
GEP 364 Environmental Planning 3-4
GEP 366 Planning for Sustainable Communities 3
GEP 367 Transportation Planning 3

Please contact our ENSP minor advisor Prof. Tom Jacobson to help tailor a plan to best suit your interests: 664-3144 or tom.jacobson@sonoma.edu.