Sustainability

Minor(s)

Sustainability

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Education (non-certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Program Advisors

Alice A. (Jill) Black, PhD (Geography)
Kurt Heinlein, PhD (Theater)
Robert Jones, PhD (Psychology)
Yating Liang, PhD (Kinesiology)
Judith Meyer, PhD (Geography)
Carol Miller, PhD (Finance and General Business)
Marciann Patton, MEd (Interior Design)
Abindra Rimal, PhD (Agriculture)
Ralph Shain, PhD (Philosophy)
Alexander Wait, PhD (Biology-Chair)

Description of Minor

A minor in Sustainability complements most degree programs and disciplines, from the arts to the sciences. The flexible course offerings allow students to select courses that best fit with how sustainability is being addressed and promoted within their area of study. Knowledge of sustainability is highly sought in agriculture, business, construction and design, health related fields, social sciences, environmental sciences and the arts. The coursework complements the degree program while providing the research, writing, and critical thinking skills associated with sustainability that is desired by many employers across many disciplines.

Administration of the Program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Sustainability Action Minor Committee for inclusion in the minor. The administrator of the program (Chair of Committee) must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete a Sustainability minor.

The minor in Sustainability requires a total of 16-18 hours.

  1. GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability (3)
  2. Complete 12 hours from the following areas with courses from at least two different tracks and two different departments:
    1. Technology and the Built Environment:
      1. GLG 573 Engineering Geology (3)
      2. GRY 322 Urban Geography (3)
      3. HID 340 Sustainable Design (3)
      4. PLN 574 Open Space Planning (3)
    2. Social Equity and Ethics:
      1. ART 385 Art of the Americas (3)
      2. ART 386 Art of Africa (3)
      3. ART 485 Art of Mesoamerica (3)
      4. ART 488 Basic Conservation of Art and Artifacts (3)
      5. ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues (3)
      6. GRY 100 World Regional Geography (3)
      7. GRY 316 Geography of Global Health and Disease (3)
      8. PHI 302 Environmental Ethics (3)
      9. PHI 342 Global Ethics (3)
      10. PLN 505 Social Planning (3)
      11. REC 211 Principles of Outdoor Recreation (3)
      12. SOC 319 Environmental Sociology (3)
    3. Economics and Policy:
      1. AGB 354 Land Economics (2)
      2. CRM 487 Green Criminology (3)
      3. ECO 346 International Economic Development (3)
      4. ECO 450 Urban and Regional Economics (3)
      5. ECO 540 Economics of the Environment (3)
      6. GRY 321 Economic Geography (3)
      7. LAW 537 Environmental Regulation (3)
      8. PLS 555 Public Policy for a Global Environment (3)
      9. PSY 379 Environmental Psychology (3)
    4. Environmental Systems:
      1. AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment (3)
      2. AGN 215 Soils (3)
      3. AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management (3)
      4. AGR 370 Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, and Ethics of Food Production (3)
      5. BIO 485 Marine Conservation (1-3)
      6. BIO 579 Conservation Biology (1-4)
      7. CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen (3)
      8. GLG 171 Environmental Geology (3)
      9. GLG 350 Speleology (3)
      10. GRY 301 Geography of the Ozarks (3)
      11. GRY 310 Fundamentals of Tourism (3)
      12. GRY 328 Principles of Geotourism (3)
      13. GRY 348 Geomorphology (3)
      14. GRY 351 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)
      15. GRY 510 Applications in Sustainability Geotourism (3)
  3. Complete 1-3 hours from one of the following as approved by the Administrator:
    1. Study Away
    2. Internship
    3. Service Learning
    4. Independent Study
  4. No more than 6 hours of elective coursework from the same department or with the same prefix will be allowed.
  5. No more than 6 hours of coursework can be applied towards another minor or major.