2013-2014 Catalog


Sustainability and Environmental Studies Minor

Degree Requirements

The minor in Sustainability and Environmental Studies requires five (5) course credits and a noncredit Experiential Learning Project, as follows:

Required Core Course

SENS 100Intro-Sustainability & Environ

1 Course Credit

Required Capstone Course

SENS 460Sustainability Capstone

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Three (3) additional course credits chosen outside the student's major discipline and from the following two groups with at least one from each group.  With approval from the appropriate committee, other courses, including specific offerings germane to SENS learning objectives that were taken in the former Short Terms, as well as courses in Summer terms, may be used to meet a Group I or Group II requirement. 

Group I

Natural Science:
ANR 130Plant Science

1 Course Credit

ANR 360Forest & Wildlife Management

1 Course Credit

BIO 110Modern Biology

1 Course Credit

BIO 114Botany

1 Course Credit

BIO 342Field Botany

1 Course Credit

BIO 344Dendrology & Forest Ecology

1 Course Credit

CHM 134Accelerated Environmental Chem

1 Course Credit

SENS 310Ecology

1 Course Credit

Group II

APS 229Contemporary Issues-Appalachia

1 Course Credit

ECO 102Principles of Microeconomics

1 Course Credit

ECO 341Economic Dev:Theory & Appl

1 Course Credit

ECO 370Environ Issue in Public Policy

1 Course Credit

MAT 108/MAT 101Environ Issue:Math Model Appr

1 Course Credit

PHI 104Morality, Law & Philosophy

1 Course Credit

PSC 250International Relations

1 Course Credit

SOC 110Prob of American Institutions

1 Course Credit

SENS 215/APS 215Sustainable Appal Comm (APS)

1 Course Credit

SENS 225Envr Justice(AFR/WST/PSJ/APS)

1 Course Credit

SENS 320Intro-Geographical Info System

1 Course Credit

SENS 340Intro to Ecological Design

1 Course Credit

SENS 345/TAD 345Ecological Architecture (TAD)

1 Course Credit

Other Disciplines:
APS 229Contemporary Issues-Appalachia

1 Course Credit

ECO 102Principles of Microeconomics

1 Course Credit

ECO 341Economic Dev:Theory & Appl

1 Course Credit

ECO 370Environ Issue in Public Policy

1 Course Credit

MAT 108/MAT 101Environ Issue:Math Model Appr

1 Course Credit

PHI 104Morality, Law & Philosophy

1 Course Credit

PSC 250International Relations

1 Course Credit

SOC 110Prob of American Institutions

1 Course Credit

SENS 215/APS 215Sustainable Appal Comm (APS)

1 Course Credit

SENS 225Envr Justice(AFR/WST/PSJ/APS)

1 Course Credit

SENS 320Intro-Geographical Info System

1 Course Credit

SENS 340Intro to Ecological Design

1 Course Credit

SENS 345/TAD 345Ecological Architecture (TAD)

1 Course Credit

 

Required Experiential Learning Project (noncredit course) Must have completed SENS 100 and be pre-approved by the SENS Program Coordinator; project normally occurs beyond the classroom setting, may be on or off campus, and will involve students in activities central to SENS learning objectives. Projects may take the form of Internships, student-faculty undergraduate research projects, service-learning projects, or student Labor Positions.