Recognizing severe imminent threats to various forms of life on this planet, the program in sustainability is intended to disseminate and develop the new knowledge, new skills, and new values necessary to sustain ecological systems for future generations. Students will gain a basic understanding of the impact of human activity, culture, and social policy on the organic and nonorganic systems of the earth.
Students who complete the program should be able to:
- Speak knowledgeably, from both a historical and contemporary perspective, about the natural systems of which humans are a part, the social systems humans create, and the interactions between these systems.
- Critically evaluate sustainable policies from environmental, economic, and equality perspectives.
- Bring insight of sustainable issues to challenges being addressed in their chosen career field.
For more information, contact Dr. Louise Wootton.
16 core credits plus one 2- to 4-credit elective (courses in the program may also be used to meet applicable requirements in General Education or in the student’s major(s) or other minor(s)):
|AN/SO304||Globalization & Sustainability||3|
|BU325||Business & Sustainability||3|
|SUS400||Transitioning to a Sustainable Society||3|
|Select 2-4 credits from the following:||2-4|
|City, Suburb, & Society|
|Biological Interactions: Ecology|
|Internship in Sustainabillity|
Any other internship 1
Service Learning or Internship: The university's experiential learning undergraduate graduation requirement may be met through carrying out a sustainability-related service learning project associated with any of the courses within the core of the minor, or through carrying out a sustainability-related internship in the student’s major, coordinated with that major’s internship supervisor and the director of the sustainability minor.