Sustainable Community Development Initiative

Sustainability Related Courses

Only want to take one class with a focus on sustainability rather than a minor or major? You can still take a variety of courses within the curriculum that also count towards General Education Credit, Theme credit, or may be required within your major.

Listed below are sample course groupings that you may find helpful as examples or as starting points in designing a Liberal Studies Emphasis in sustainability. Students who wish to major in Liberal Studies with a sustainability emphasis are encouraged to take a variety of courses from each of the three focus areas listed below to obtain a more diverse and well-rounded understanding of sustainability. Students who are interested primarily in one specific area of focus, however, may prefer to take the majority of their electives from one of the three defined concentration areas listed below.

Sustainability: Social, Environmental, and Economic Foundations

The following is a sample of courses that may be chosen from for
a generally well-rounded emphasis in sustainability.

Sustainability

SOC 280 Social Problems
ANT 340 Culture and Environment
SOC 385 Social Class Inequality
SS 384 Social Inequalities
SW 300 Pluralism in American Society
BIO 105 Environmental Science
BIO 338 Environmental Ethics
ECO 345 Environmental and Resource Economics
ECO 210 Introductory Macroeconomics
MGT 339 Business and Society
MGT 340 Business, Social Change and Ethics
GPY412 Global Environmental Change

The following lists provides a sample of additional courses that may be elected for a general emphasis,
or for one focusing more on a particular concentration.

Society

BIO 311 Biological Basis of Society 
GPY220 Cultural Geography
GPY 309 City and Regional Planning
SOC 280 Social Problems
SOC 381 Class, Race and Gender
SOC 382 Minority and Ethnic Relations
SOC 385 Social Class Inequality. 
SS 384 Social Inequalities
SW 300 Pluralism in American Society
PHI 320 Social/Political Philosophy
PLS 231 Classical Political Thought
PLS 232 Modern Political Thought

Environment

ANT 340 Culture and Environment
BIO 105 Environmental Science
BIO 338 Environmental Ethics
ECO 345 Environmental & Resource Econ.
GEO 300 Geology and the Environment
GPY412 Global Environmental Change
LIB 330 Idea of Nature
NRM 330 Environmental Pollution

Economic

BUS 201 Legal Environment for Business
ECO 210 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECO 345 Environmental & Resource Economics
ECO 349 Emerging Markets Issues
ECO 369 International Economic Issues
ECO 435 Urban Economics
MGT 339 Business and Society
MGT 340 Business, Social Change and Ethics
MGT 355 The Diversified Workforce

 

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