Sustainability

Sustainability

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Title: 
Sustainability
Major: 
6240N
Effective term: 
2017 Summer
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AC
Total credits required: 
15-17
Program Availability: 
Shared by: CGC, GCC, MCC, PVC, RSC, SMC
Award type: 
AC
Revision ID: 
217
Description

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability is interdisciplinary and builds a strong academic expertise along one of five significant pillars of sustainability, where students will examine and assess how to minimize unintended consequences and enhance a mutually productive relationship between man and nature. The five pillars are organized into specialized tracks, including land use and human transformations of the earth, competition for water and other natural resources from the earth systems, political and economic treatment of the earth, coupled human-environment interactions, and entrepreneurship for transforming ideas for sustainable products/services into viable businesses.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

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Prerequisites
Credits:0 - 6
Student selecting GPH211 or GPH210 must complete the following prerequisites:
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) or
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) or
equivalent 3
 
Student selecting HRM290 must complete the following prerequisites:
HRM110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
Requirements
Credits:6
SSH111Sustainable Cities 3
SUS110Sustainable World 3
Restricted Electives
Credits:9-11
Students must select one (1) of the following five (5) tracks:
 
Track I: Sustainability: Earth Systems Credits: 10-11
Students will choose two (2) to three (3) courses from the following list:
 
AGS260Soils 4
BIO105Environmental Biology 4
BIO108Plants and Society 4
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I 4
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II 4
 
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1) 4
 
GLG140Introduction to Oceanography 3
 
GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography 4
GPH211Landform Processes 4
 
GPH213Climate and Weather (3) and
GPH215Climate and Weather Laboratory (1) 4
 
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1) 4
 
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution 4
 
Students will choose one (1) course from the following list:
 
ASB226Human Impacts on Ancient Environments 3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature 3
ENH260Literature of the Southwest 3
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography 3
GCU141Introduction to Economic Geography 3
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes 3
PHI216Environmental Ethics 3
POS120World Politics 3
RDG112Successful College Reading for Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences or Technology 3
SBU200Society and Business 3
SOC251Social Problems 3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability 3
 
Track II: Sustainability: Social, Political, Economic Treatment of the Earth Credits: 9-10
Students will choose two (2) courses from the following list:
 
ASB102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability 3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles 3
ECN263The Economics of Natural Resources, Population and the Environment 3
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography 3
GCU141Introduction to Economic Geography 3
HRM290Ecotourism 3
POS120World Politics 3
PSY132Psychology and Culture 3
SBU200Society and Business 3
SOC180Social Implications of Technology 3
 
Students will choose one (1) to two (2) courses from the following list:
 
BIO105Environmental Biology 4
 
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I 4
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II 4
 
CHM107Chemistry and society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and society Laboratory (1) 4
 
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature 3
ENH260Literature of the Southwest 3
 
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1) 4
 
GPH210Society and Environment 3
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes 3
PHI216Environmental Ethics 3
 
Track III: Sustainability: Coupled Human-Environment Systems Credits: 9-10
Students will choose two (2) courses from the following list:
 
ASB102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability 3
 
ASB222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 OR
ASB223Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3
 
ASB226Human Impacts on Ancient Environments 3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature 3
ENH260Literature of the Southwest 3
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes 3
PHI216Environmental Ethics 3
REC150ABOutdoor Adventure Skills 3
 
Students will choose one (1) to two (2) course from the following list:
 
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution 4
BIO105Environmental Biology 4
BIO108Plants and Society 4
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I 4
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II 4
 
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1) 4
 
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1) 4
 
GPH210Society and Environment 3
PHI104World Philosophy 3
POS120World Politics 3
 
Track IV: Sustainability: Human Transformation of the Earth Credits: 9-11
 
Students will choose 9-11 credits from the following list: :
 
ASB100Introduction to Global Health 3
ASB226Human Impacts on Ancient Environments 3
CNS205Sustainable Construction/LEED Certification 3
ECE101Origins of Science and Engineering 3
ECE111Bioengineering Systems 3
FON135Sustainable Cooking 3
FON143Food and Culture 3
FON161Sustainable Food Production Systems 3
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness 3
INT170Interior Materials 3
SCT100Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments 3
 
SCT271AASustainable Design Internship (1) OR
SCT271ABSustainable Design Internship (2) 1-2
 
SOC180Social Implications of Technology 3
WED124Environmental Wellness 3
 
Track V: Sustainability: Business and Entrepreneurship Credits: 10-11
 
Students will choose one (1) option from the following list:
 
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3) and
EPS195Business Start-Up and Planning (2) 5
 
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3 and
MGT298AASpecial Project (1) or
SSH298AASpecial Project(1) 4
 
Students will choose one (1) option from the following list:
 
GBS151Introduction to Business (3) OR
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business (3) 3
 
Students will choose one (1) option from the following list:
 
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3) 3
Competencies
  1. Explore the sustainable interaction between human and natural systems. (SUS110)
  2. Analyze the concept of sustainable development within local, regional, and global contexts. (SSH111)
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