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Sustainability Pathway


Coordinator: Holly Jones

Whether you know it or not, you’ve been hearing about the responsible use of resources for quite a while: “Turn off the lights when you’re not in your room,” “Don’t leave the water on when you’re brushing your teeth.” Or our favorite, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

No matter what you choose to study, your resources (time, money and environmental) will be limited. As you prepare for your career, learning how to plan, and put into practice, methods for responsible use of resources will help give you an edge in the market as a thoughtful and efficient professional. And as a generation of thoughtful professionals, you’ll help societies reach and maintain an optimal level of sustainability.

Work with your advisor to select one course from each category below to earn your Sustainability Pathway focus (all are three credit courses).

Select one of the following Creativity and Critical Analysis courses:
ANTH 102 - Rise of Civilization
COMS 220 - Rhetoric and Public Issues
HIST 171 - World History II: Problems in the Human Past
HIST 261 - American History since 1865

Select one of the following Nature and Technology courses:
ANTH 103 - The Great Apes
BIOS 106 - Environmental Biology
GEOL 105 - Environmental Geology
HIST 377 - American Environmental History
TECH 245 - Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Production

Select one of the following Society and Culture courses:
ARTH 360 - Studies in Design
ARTH 361 - History of Sustainable Design
BKST 211 - Educating for Cultural Sensitivity
ECON 160 - Contemporary Economic Issues
ENVS 303 - Environment in the Social Sciences and Humanities
ETR 451 - Community-based and Participatory Action Research
FINA 115 - Personal Investing and Finance
HDFS 207 - The Consumer
POLS 210 - Introduction to Law and Courts