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Academic Programs

Sustainability Studies Minor

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning fall 2017, we have a new curriculum that will replace the following!

Required courses (minimum of 18 semester hours):

A. Core

  • ENV 100 (Introduction to Environmental Studies)
  • ENV 110 (Introduction to Sustainability Studies)

B. Minimum of 12 additional semester hours. At least two courses must be at or above the 300 level. The courses used to fulfill this requirement must include at least one of the following sustainability-focuses courses:

  • BIO 526 (Conservation Biology)
  • ECO 100 (Economics of a Global Sustainable Society)
  • IAR 124 (Introduction to Sustainable Design)
  • GEO 331/STH 331 (Sustainable Tourism and Transportation)
  • LLC 130 (Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption)
  • STH 101 (Introduction to Sustainable Development)
  • STH 311 (Sustainable Food and Beverage)
  • STH 332 (Sustainable Destination Planning and Management)
  • SWK 505/PCS 505 (Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability)

At least three hours must come from each of the following four categories:

  • Sustainability: Natural Science Basis (at least 3 semester hours) from:
    • ATY 253 (Introduction to Biological Anthropology) and ATY 253L (Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory)
    • BIO 105 (Major Concepts of Biology Laboratory) and BIO 105 L (Major Concepts of Biology Laboratory)
    • BIO 111 (Principles of Biology I)
    • BIO 301 (Principles of Ecology) and BIO 302 (Introductory Ecology Laboratory)
    • BIO 361 (Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles)
    • BIO 431 (The Biosphere)
    • BIO 526 (Conservation Biology)
    • CHE 103 (General Descriptive Chemistry I) and CHE 110 (Introductory Chemistry Laboratory)
    • CHE 111 (General Chemistry I) and CHE 112 (General Chemistry I Laboratory)
    • CHE 252 (Chemistry and the Human Environment)
    • GEO 106 (Geosystems Science) and GEO 106L (Geosystems Science Laboratory)
    • GEO 205 (Environmental Change: Its Nature and Impact)
    • GEO 305 (Environmental Hazards Assessment)
    • GEO 311 (Weather and Climate) and GEO 311L (Climatology Laboratory)
    • GEO 313 (Natural Resource Regions of North America
  • Sustainability: Economics and Development (at least 3 semester hours) from:
    • ATY 520 (Economic Anthropology)
    • BUS 340/ENT 340 (Social Entrepreneurship)
    • ECO 100 (Economics of a Global Sustainable Society)
    • ECO 201 (Principles of Microeconomics)
    • ECO 300 (The International Economy)
    • ECO 380 (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics)
    • GEO 331/STH 331 (Sustainable Tourism and Transportation)
    • STH 101 (Introduction to Sustainable Development)
    • STH 232 (Tourism Impacts and Alternatives)
    • STH 311 (Sustainable Food and Beverage)
    • STH 332 (Sustainable Destination Planning and Management)
  • Sustainability: Equity and Society (at least 3 semester hours) from:
    • ATY 213 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)
    • ATY 450 (Anthropology in the Environment: Culture, Environment, and Adaptation)
    • GEO 303 (World Population Problems)
    • HEA 207 (International Health)
    • HEA 316 (Environmental Health)
    • HIS 334 (United States Environmental History)
    • PSC 312 (Environmental Law and Policy)
    • PSC 313 (Natural Resources Law and Policy)
    • SOC 202 (Social Problems in Global Context)
    • SOC 346 (Population Problems)
    • SOC 370 (Environmental Sociology)
    • SOC 377 (Disaster, Self, and Society)
    • STH 201 (Corporate Social Responsibility and Change Management)
    • SWK 505/PCS 505 (Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability)
  • Sustainability: Aesthetics and Ethics (at least 3 semester hours) from:
    • ENG 380 (Literature and the Environment)
    • IAR 124 (Introduction to Sustainable Design)
    • IAR 221 (History and Theory of Design I)
    • IAR 222 (History and Theory of Design II)
    • LLC 130 (Global Green: Cultures of Production and/or Consumption)
    • MUS 223 (Music and Environment)
    • PHI 361 (Ethical Issues in Business)
    • PHI 363 (Environmental Ethics)
    • REL 250 (Religious Tradition and Care of the Earth)

 

Environmental Studies major (B.A.) or Environmental Studies minor plus Sustainability Studies minor:

Students who wish to complete both the Environmental Studies concentration and the Sustainability Studies minor may not uses courses used to fulfill the Additional ENV and Related Area Courses requirement for the Environmental Studies concentration to fulfill part B above.

Students who wish to complete both the Environmental Studies minor and the Sustainability Studies minor may not use courses used to fulfill the Natural Sciences, Applies Social Sciences, or Policy and Humanities requirements for the Environmental Studies minor to fulfill part B above.