Academics

Environmental Studies Learning Community

The AA Program’s Environmental Studies Learning Community cohort is designed for students who want to explore environmental perspectives, issues, and science; meet other students and faculty with similar interests; and have the opportunity to participate in fun and educational outside-of-class activities.

Key Information

Learning Community Info Sheet

The AA Program’s Environmental Studies Learning Community cohort is designed for students who want to explore environmental perspectives, issues, and science; meet other students and faculty with similar interests; and have the opportunity to participate in fun and educational outside-of-class activities. In this set of courses, you will learn the science of ecosystems and the earth’s atmosphere, how human activities impact the environment and human health, the values and ethics that can be used to guide human responsibility for environmental sustainability, and why people are so resistant to take action on issues like climate change.

Fall 1

  • Environmental Science

Spring 1

  • Literature & the Environment or
    American Indian Literature
  • Earth Science
  • World Regional Geography
  • Ethics

Fall 2

  • Conservation Psychology
  • Weather and Climate
  • Physical Geography or
    Natural Hazards

Spring 2
Recommended (choose one)

  • International Study Experience
    In conjunction with Denmark Program or May Trip
  • Cultural Immersion Service Learning

*Depending on student goals, interests, and aptitude

Non-MnTC
Offered through the Natural Resources Program

  • Soils (1 credit, fall only)
  • Water (1 credit, fall only)
  • Dendrology (3 credits, fall only)
  • Principles of Wildlife Management (3 credits, spring only)
  • Recreation Management (2 credits, spring only)
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Science (3 credits, spring only)

MNTC
Science classes for non-science majors

  • Physical Geography or Natural Hazards (whichever wasn’t selected in Fall 2)
  • Oceanography
  • Astronomy
  • Human Biology (4 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (4 credits)

MNTC
Science classes for science majors

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II

Sustainability Club

Are you interested in environmental sustainability? Make a difference at ICC!

Join the Sustainability Club!

Text or call Kayley at 218-308-8570 or email Kayley.Schoonmaker@itascacc.edu for more information or to sign-up!

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Get to know the faculty

Teresa Alto, English

127 Johnson Hall
teresa.alto@itascacc.edu
218-326-6940


Tim Fox, Geography/GIS

115C Dailey Hall

218-322-2364

Gordy Savela, Chemistry

102 Wenger Hall
Gordy.Savela@itascacc.edu
218-322-2426

Brian Vroman, Humanities

127 Johnson Hall
brian.vroman@itascacc.edu
218-322-2373

Jenny Wettersten, Applied Psychology / Human Services

125 Wilson Hall
Jenny.Wettersten@itascacc.edu
218-322-2437

Dr. Michelle Arnhold, Biology

109 Wilson Hall
michelle.arnhold@itascacc.edu
218-322-2416