Jun 20, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Applied Sustainability, Minor

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Minors in Applied Sustainability are introduced to a broadly applicable problem-solving process that seeks to create whole systems solutions to environmental and social problems. Its hallmark is an inclusive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approach that brings multiple perspectives together to make shared decisions. Building on a foundation of ecoliteracy and the practice of ecological design, students in the Applied Sustainability minor will be introduced to sustainability principles derived from a scientific understanding of how ecosystems operate though experiential engagement and practice. Focus is on developing an ethic of service and leadership, creative and collaborative attitudes and behaviors, excellent verbal and visual communications skills, and effective problem-solving skills.

Minor Requirements: 23-27 Credits

Complete One of the Following Categories: 4-8 Credits

Fostering Sustainable Behavior: 8 Credits

Sustainability and Economics: 8 Credits

History, Ethics, Politics and Sustainability: 8 Credits

Take two of the following:

Health, Culture & Sustainability: 8 Credits

Take two of the following:

Social Sustainability: 8 Credits

Take two of the following:

Design for Sustainability: 6 Credits

Outdoor Leadership: 4-5 Credits

Leadership and Education for Sustainability: 6 Credits

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply transdisciplinary approaches to sustainability issues, across and within the spheres of sustainability (e.g. social, ecological, and economic).

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, theoretical and practical knowledge of ecological, social, and economic systems, and their intersections within sustainability.

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