Sustainability Studies Minor
Students in this minor will explore innovative solutions to the local and worldwide degradation of nature and associated social injustices, including the technological, social, and ethics-based approaches intended to promote more harmonious and sustainable dynamics between humans and nature. Students address the essential question of sustainability: How can we best live without degrading our life-support systems, and create conditions that nurture the flourishing of other beings and future generations?
|Minor Requirements (24 credits)|
|ISENST-120||Principles of Sustainability||4|
|Select one of the following introductory environmental courses:||4|
|Global Environmental Change|
|The Environment of Central New England|
|Globalization Culture & Place|
|Select two of the following interdisciplinary electives:||8|
|Food, Health and the Environment|
|Apocalypse Science and Society|
|Life Sustainability in Earths History|
|Earths Climate: Past & Future|
|Farming With Nature in Mind|
|Environmental Issues & Media|
|An Introduction to Restorative Practice|
|Select two of the following:||8|
|Sustainable Design & Building Science|
|Solar Design & Building Science II|
|Sustainability & Justice Planning|
|Community Solutions to Climate Change|
|Sustainability for Organizations|
|The United States and Genocide|
|Genocide Special Topics|
|Natives and Newcomers in NA 1500-1766|
|Accounting for Sustainable Business|
|Materials - a Life Cycle View|
Only two courses that are being used to meet a student’s major requirements can be used toward the minor.
**Please note some courses have prerequisites.
Upon completion of the Sustainability Studies minor, students will be able to:
- Explain local, national, and global sustainability using a multidisciplinary approach.
- Incorporate sustainability principles within their personal and professional values and practices.
- Integrate sustainability concepts such as systems thinking, ethics, social justice, and collaborative problem solving.
- Apply critical thinking skills to provide sustainable solutions and build resilient communities.