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Academics at ESF: Undergraduate Minors
Environmental Writing and Rhetoric Minor

Contact: Jacob Gedetsis

The Environmental Writing & Rhetoric is minor open to all undergraduates at SUNY ESF. To be eligible for entry into the minor, students need a minimum GPA of 2.70 and have successfully completed the prerequisite courses EWP 190 and EWP 290 or their equivalent (Students may apply for entry to the minor prior to completion EWP 290). Students will need to complete the above EWR Minor Enrollment form, with appropriate signatures from their advisor and the EWR minor coordinator.

Coursework (12 credits total):

Required Core Course (3 Credits)
  • EWP 300: Survey of Environmental Writing
Choose Two Upper Division EWP Courses (6 credits)
  • EWP 311: Urban Environmental Literature
  • EWP 350: Eco-Cinema: Perspectives and Practices
  • EWP 390: Literature of Nature
  • EWP 394: Art of Storytelling
  • EWP 407: Writing for Environmental & Science Professionals
  • EWP 420: Advance Public Presentation Skills
  • EWP 490: Contemporary Literature of Nature
  • EWP 494: Creative Non-Fiction in the Sciences
  • EWP 495: Environmental Journalism

Directed Electives (3 Credits)
  • EWP 401 Capstone Experience (with permission of instructor) or
Another 3 credit, upper division EWP course (300, 400)
Additional relevant 300 and 400-level courses (from ESF or SU) may be acceptable.