UAH

Human Dimensions and Societal Impacts

At least 15 credits from the following:

UAH Course # Course Title (Credits)
ESS 112 Severe and Hazardous Weather (4)
ESS 210  Collapse of Civilizations (3) 
ESS 307 Environmental Archaeology (3)
ESS 407 Environmental Threats, Public Policy, and Decision Making (3)
ESS 413 GIS and Image Processing (3) (Required)
ESS 414 Geospatial Applications (3)
PSC 260 Introduction to International Relations (3)
HY 369 American Environmental History
HY 370 Social History of American Technology
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Additionally, (PH 101, 102 with MA 120) or (PH 111/114, 112/115 with MA 171), (CH 101/105, 201/205), or  (CH 121/125, 123/126), SOC 100, 105, PSC 101 and CS 102 are required ancillary courses, some of which may satisfy General Education Requirements.

  • Suggested Minor: Political Science or Sociology.


Sample Four-Year Plan: Earth Systems Science Major 

Human Dimensions and Societal Impacts  Specialty, Minor option

Year 1

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
EH 101 Freshman Composition GER 3 EH 102 Freshman Composition GER 3
ESS 111 Climate and Global Change 4 ESS 102 Physical Geology 4
FYE 101 First Year Experience 1 BYS 119 Principles of Biology 4
CM 113 Intro Rhetorical Communicat GER 3 CS 102 Intro to C Programming GER 3
*Area II, IV, or V GER 3 Area II, IV, or V GER 3
Total 14 Total 17

Year 2

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
CH 101/105 Introduction to Chemistry/Lab 3/1 CH 201/205 Elementary Organic Chem/Lab 3/1
PHL 202 Introduction to Ethics GER 3 ST 281 Elements to Statistical Analysis 3
ESS 210 Collapse of Civilizations 3 SOC 105 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
MA 120 Calculus with Applications 3 PSC 260 Intro to International Relations 3
SOC 100 Intro to Sociology 3 Area II, IV, or V GER 3
Total 16 Total 16

Year 3

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
ESS 307 Environmental Archaeology 3 ESS 305 Hydrology 3
ESS 321 Pollution Problems 3 ESS 370 Introduction to Remote Sensing 3
PH 101 General Physics I 4 ESS 407 Enviro Threats, Public Policy, & Decision Making 3
Area II, IV, or V GER 3 HY 370 Social History of American Tech 3
Elective 3XX or 4XX 3 PH 102 General Physics 4
Total 16 Total 16

Year 4

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
EH 301 Technical Writing GER 3 ESS 413 GIS and Image Processing 3
PSC or SOC 3XX or 4XX 3 ESS 499 UG Research 3
Area II, IV, or V GER 3 HY 369 American Environmental History 3
Elective 4 PSC or SOC 3XX or 4XX 3
Elective 4 Area II, IV, or V GER 4
Total 17 Total 16
Grand Total 128

*Area II, IV or V General Education Requirements (GER):  See Earth Systems Science major, General education requirements course listings for appropriate course selections.