Minor in Cultural and Natural Resource Management

The Minor in Cultural and Natural Resource Management introduces students to key environmental and cultural issues as well as state and federal programs and laws that regulate cultural and natural resource management. Students focus on Alaska-specific issues and regulations to enhance the relevance of the minor to cultural and natural resource management in the state. The course of study complements degrees in Anthropology, Biology, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, English, Geology, and History by teaching students how their future careers might intersect with environmental and other laws and by building skills that will improve their success in finding employment in environmental, natural, and cultural resource compliance.

Students who wish to minor in Cultural and Natural Resource Management must complete the following requirements with a minimum grade of C:

Complete 6 credits from these foundational courses:6
Introduction to Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Environmental Economics and Policy
Environmental Ethics
Discovering Alaska and Earth's Physical Geography: From Weather to Glaciers
Introduction to Sociology
Media Literacy
Social Institutions
Complete the following three core courses:9
Culture and Ecology
Environmental Sociology
Cultural Resource Management
Environmental Policy and Regulation in Alaska
Complete one of the following electives: 1, 23-4
Alaska Native Politics
Field Methods in Archaeology and Bioanthropology 3
Analytical Techniques in Archaeology and Bioanthropology
Conservation Biology
Environmental Engineering Design
Sustainability in the Built Environment
Environmental Economics and Policy
Public Science Writing
Geospatial and Cartographic Techniques for the Sciences
Earth Resources and Society
History of Alaska
Principles of Strategic Communications

A minimum of 18-19 credits is required for the minor. 


Many of these courses have prerequisites relevant to the course of study but not included in the minor credit total.


Other selected topics courses (A290, A390, and A490) that cover topics relevant to cultural or natural resources management may be substituted in this list with department approval.


ANTH A431 is infrequently offered, typically as a summer field school. Please check with the Department of Anthropology for the schedule.