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Sustainability

Minor
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

Students in this minor will explore innovative solutions to the local and worldwide degradation of nature, associated social injustices, and discover technological, social and ethics-based approaches that can enable 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

Core Requirements

  • IIENST 150 Global Environmental Change
  • ENST 250 Principles of Sustainability

Interdisciplinary Electives

Select two of the following:

  • IIENST 110 Food, Health, and the Environment
  • IIJRN 268 Environmental Issues and the Media
  • IITDS 160 Peak Oil and Sustainable Solutions
  • IISPDI 360 Sustainability by Design
  • INENST 381 Farming with Nature in Mind
  • ISENST 382 Environmental Advocacy
  • INENST 383 Rethinking Energy¹
  • ISGEOG 205 Environmental Geography

Disciplinary electives

Select two of the following:

  • ARCH 260 Sustainable Design and Building Science
  • ARCH 360 Solar Design and Building Science II
  • ARCH 370 Architectural Systems
  • ENST 363 Writing in an Endangered World
  • ENST 311 Environmental Health
  • ENST 312 Energy Resource Science¹
  • ENST 371 Environmental Ethics
  • ENST 481 The Future of Energy
  • ENST 393 Sustainability for Organizations
  • GEOG 308 Planning for Sustainability
  • GEOG 329 Applications in GIS
  • GEOG 335 Sustainable Tourism
  • MGT 215 Accounting for Sustainable Business
  • SOC 380 Environmental Sociology
  • SPDI 304 Materials: A Life Cycle View

¹ Students cannot take both INENST 383 and ENST 312.

Only two courses that are being used to meet a student’s major requirements can be used toward the minor.