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Courses for Sustainability Studies Theme

Bolded Courses are offered in Summer 2016 and/or Fall 2016.

CAS 1300X Themes in Action—Sustainability Studies

This is a 1-credit online course. 

This introduction to the Sustainability Studies theme invites students to explore a variety of sustainable solutions that integrate social, economic and environmental concerns on campus and in our broader region. Students participate in seven events and activities such as public lectures, film screenings, workshops and events offered through the Office of Sustainability and various community organizations. Students write a short reflective essay about each of their experiences. This is a 1-credit, credit/non-credit online course. Please contact Dr. Nancy Manring with questions.

CAS 1415 Introduction to Sustainability

CAS 1415 Introduction to Sustainability is a multi-disciplinary course that introduces students to sustainability concepts, issues, and trends from the local to the global levels. Students investigate the interrelationships between biophysical limits, human welfare, and social justice by analyzing several major sustainability problems of the 21st century. Team-taught by professors from the natural and social sciences, the course equips students with the foundational knowledge to explore the social, economic and environmental sustainability challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene Epoch.

T3 4850: Sustainability Citizenship (Tier III)

Sustainability challenges of the 21st century require us to meet the needs of the present while safeguarding Earth’s life-support systems on which the welfare of current and future generations depends. These challenges call for the reinvention of citizenship. Conventional models of citizenship are inadequate for tackling the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability problems; do not match the realities of social-ecological systems; and provide little guidance for addressing equity within and between generations. In this multidisciplinary course, students investigate changing citizenship norms; the core principles of sustainability citizenship; and the practice of sustainability citizenship in the private and public spheres from the local to the global levels.

Theme Courses

  • ART 4900 Art + Science (spring)
  • CAS 1300X Themes in Action—Sustainability Studies (fall, spring)
  • CAS 1415 Introduction to Sustainability (fall, spring)
  • T3 4850: Sustainability Citizenship (spring)

Tier I Junior English Composition (1J)

  • ENG 3100J – Writing About Environmental Sustainability (fall, spring)

Applied Sciences and Mathematics (Tier 2AS)

  • BIOS 2200 – Conservation and Biodiversity (spring, summer)
  • CHEM 1010 – Chemistry Applied to Today’s World (summer)
  • GEOL 1350 – Natural Disasters (fall)
  • GEOL 2150 – Environmental Geology (fall, spring)
  • GEOL 2310 – Water and Pollution (spring, summer)
  • PBIO 1030 – Plants and People (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 2060 – Sustainable Agriculture (fall, spring, summer)

Cultural Perspectives (Tier 2CP)

  • ANTH 1010 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (fall, spring, summer)
  • ANTH 2020 – Introduction to World Archaeology (fall, spring)
  • GEOG 1310 – Globalization and the Developing World (fall, spring, summer)

Humanities and Literature (Tier 2HL)

  • PHIL 2400 – Social and Political Philosophy (fall, spring)

Natural Sciences (Tier 2NS)

  • BIOS 1000 – Animal Diversity (Mammone) (fall, spring, summer)
  • BIOS 2750 – Ecology in the 21st Century (fall, summer)
  • CHEM 1210 – Principles of Chemistry I (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 1000 – Plants and the Global Environment (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 1090 – Americans and Their Forests (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 2090 – Plant Ecology (fall, spring)

Tier III

  • ES 4500 – Environmental Studies Capstone Seminar (fall, spring)
  • T3 4080 – Environmentalism in America
  • T3 4850 – Sustainability Citizenship (spring)
  • T3 4605 – Culture, Energy, and Environment

A&S Humanities

  • ENG 3240 – Jewish American Literature
  • ENG 3300 – Ecological Discourses in English Studies (fall)
  • ENG 3850 – Writing about Culture and Society (fall, spring)
  • ENG 4600 – Topics in English Studies (spring)
  • PHIL 3350 – Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 4300 – Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 4400 – Contemporary Social Philosophy (spring)
  • WGSS 4100 – Global Feminism (spring)
  • WGSS 4110 – Women and Globalization (fall)

A&S Natural Sciences

  • BIOS 3750 – Animal Ecology
  • BIOS 4310 – Aquatic Biology (fall)
  • BIOS 4290 – Marine Biology (spring)
  • BIOS 4770 – Population Ecology
  • BIOS 4810 – Animal Conservation Biology
  • BIOS 4820 – Tropical Disease Research in Ecuador
  • GEOG 3020 – Climatology (fall)
  • GEOG 3150 – Landforms and Landscapes (fall)
  • GEOG 3160 – Biogeography (spring)
  • GEOG 3580 – Environmental Hazards (spring)
  • GEOG 4110 – Advanced Physical Geography
  • GEOG 4170 – Landscape Ecology
  • GEOL 1700 – Metal, Stone, Energy, and Society
  • GEOL 2710 – Extreme Ancient Climates
  • GEOL 3300 – Principles of Geomorphology (spring)
  • GEOL 4270 – Water Geochemistry (fall)
  • GEOL 4320 – Origen and Classification of Soils
  • GEOL 4800 – Principles of Hydrogeology (fall)
  • PBIO 4350 – Plant Population Biology and Community Ecology (fall)
  • PBIO 4380 – Soil Properties and Ecosystem Processes

A&S Social Sciences

  • AAS 2540 – History of Injustice in the United States (fall, spring)
  • ANTH 3450 – Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 3500 – Economic Anthropology (fall)
  • ANTH 3760 – Culture Contact and Change
  • ANTH 3780 – Human Ecology
  • ANTH 3860 – Problems in SE Asian Anthropology
  • ANTH 4941 – Seminar in Cultural Anthropology: Political Ecology
  • ECON 3120 – Economics of Poverty
  • ECON 3130 – Economics of the Environment (fall)
  • ECON 3140 – Natural Resources Economics (spring)
  • ECON 3220 – Economics of Human Resources
  • ECON 3350 – Economics of Energy (spring)
  • ECON 3710 – Cost Benefit Analysis (fall)
  • GEOG 1300 – World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 2400 – Environment Geography (fall, spring)
  • GEOG 3210 – Population Geography (spring)
  • GEOG 3310 – Geography of Africa (spring)
  • GEOG 3330 – Appalachia: Land and People (spring)
  • GEOG 3410 – Geography of Hunger and Food Geography (spring)
  • GEOG 3460 – Environmental Law (fall)
  • GEOG 3430 – Global Issues in Environment (spring)
  • GEOG 3440 – Agricultural Ecosystems (spring)
  • GEOG 3500 – Land Use Planning (fall)
  • GEOG 3530 – Environmental Planning and Assessment
  • GEOG 4520 – Environmental and Sustainability Planning (spring)
  • GEOG 4450 – Gender, Environment, Development
  • GEOG 4470 – Natural Resource Conservation (fall)
  • GEOG 4560 – The City and the Environment (spring)
  • GEOG 4900 – Special topics (Amy Rock)
  • HIST 3060 – American Environmental History (fall)
  • POLS 4250 – Environmental and Natural Resources Policy and Politics (fall)
  • POLS 4260 – Politics of the Environmental Movement
  • POLS 4565 – International Human Rights (fall)
  • POLS 4840 – Politics of Sustainability
  • POLS 4730 – Animal/ Human/ Machine
  • POLS 4760 – American Political Thought
  • POLS 4880 – Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • SOC 3090 – Sociology of Appalachia (fall, spring)
  • SOC 3670 – Corporate and Governmental Crime (fall)
  • SOC 4140 – Contemporary Social Movements (spring)
  • SOC 4650 – Social Change (fall)
  • SOC 4710 – Gender and Justice
  • SOC 4810 – Environmental Sociology (fall)
  • SOC 4950 – Sociology of Sustainable Development (fall)

Environmental Studies

  • ES 4250 – Watershed Management
  • ES 4910 – Environmental Studies Leadership Experience (fall, summer)

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