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Sustainability Courses/Clusters


Energy and Sustainability Cluster (N1SUS001)

Dept/Division
SUS/Natural Sciences and Engineering

Description:
The cluster consists of three groups of courses: group one introduces students to the natural world and the impact humans have on it; group two discusses the basic ideas of energy availability and use; group three introduces students to the social/philosophical background of sustainability.

Note:
Unless otherwise noted, all clusters require at least twelve credits.

COURSES
(crosslistings in other departments acceptable)
VALID
BEGINNING
VALID
THROUGH

Choose one of the following
  BIO_104: ECOSYSTEM PRESERVATION & HUMAN SOCIETY  
  EES_101: INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES  
  EES_103: INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  

Choose one of the following
  CHE_150: GREEN ENGINEERING FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD  
  CHE_278: ENERGY ALTERNATIVES DESIGN LAB  
  EES_119: ENERGY & MINERAL RESOURCES

Choose one of the following
  HIS_371W: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
  PHL_103: CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS  
  PHL_230: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
  PSC_243: ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS


Health, Environment, and Sustainability (S1PH003)

Dept/Division
PH/Social Sciences

Description:
An overview of the relationship between public health and the environment, and of the social, political and economic contributors to creating and solving environmental health problems.

Note:
Unless otherwise noted, all clusters require at least twelve credits.

COURSES
(crosslistings in other departments acceptable)
VALID
BEGINNING
VALID
THROUGH

Choose one of the following
PH_101: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH I Fall 2009
PH_103: CONCEPTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Fall 2009

Choose one of the following
ECO_238: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
HIS_371W: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
PSC_243: ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS

Choose one of the following
BIO_104: ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION & HUMAN SOCIETY Fall 2006
EES_103: INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
PHL_228: PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS Fall 2008
PHL_230W: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE Spring 2008


Society and Sustainability (S1SUS001)

Dept/Division
SUS/Social Sciences

Description:
The cluster introduces students to current thinking about sustainability policies and their consequences. The first group of courses deals with the intellectual/philosophical background of sustainability; the second group covers policies important in this field and their consequences for society. The cluster is intended especially for students in the natural sciences and engineering. (Note that ANT 224 can be used to fulfill a requirement in either subgroup.)

Note:
Unless otherwise noted, all clusters require at least twelve credits.

COURSES
(crosslistings in other departments acceptable)
VALID
BEGINNING
VALID
THROUGH

Choose one of the following
ANT_224: ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT (see description above)
PHL_103: CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS
PHL_223: SOCIAL & POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
PHL_230: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Choose two of the following
ANT_224: ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT (see description above)
ANT_278: BIRTH & DEATH II: MAKING POPULATIONS HEALTHY
ECO_238: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
HIS_371W: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
PSC_243: ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS

Sustainability and the Humanities (H1SUS001)

Dept/Division
SUS/Humanities

Description:
This cluster introduces students to ways of understanding environmental values, histories, and relationships from a humanities perspective. By engaging environmental issues with an emphasis on interpretation, imagination, and culture, students will learn to think critically about the conceptual frameworks that shape how ecological problems and solutions are articulated.

Note:
Unless otherwise noted, all clusters require at least twelve credits.

Course NumberCourse TitleValid BeginningValid Through
Required
EES 103 INTRO. TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCESpring 2010
Choose two of the following
AH 274 CULTURAL HIS OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
ENG 242/CAS 210 CRITICAL THEORIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTSpring 2012
ENG 245/CAS 245 LITERATURE & THE MODERN ENVIRONMENTAL IMAGINATIONFall 2012
ENG 267/CAS 267 MEDIA SPACE: ENVIRON. MEDIA FROM CYBERSPACE TO SMARTPHONESSpring 2013
PHL 103 CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS
PHL 230 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICESpring 2010
SA 132 INTRO TO 3D ART: RECOLLECTING OBJECTS
SA 253 ADVANCED DIGITAL ART: NATURE 2.0Spring 2012