What is our relation to the natural world? What should it be? These questions have no easy answers, yet exploring the issues raised can bring a richer understanding, one that may help us make wise decisions for our future.
To enable such exploration, Transylvania faculty from various academic divisions teach courses that allow students to fulfill a multidisciplinary environmental studies minor. Our relation to the natural world has many dimensions; to examine them more fully, we need to draw on work done in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.
This multidisciplinary minor is a natural complement to a number of majors. Focusing on environmental issues within a liberal arts context, it prepares students for a life of critical and informed reflection on the scientific, cultural, economic, and social issues related to environmental concerns.