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).

Courses in Creativity and Critical Analysis

  • 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

Courses in Nature and Technology

  • 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

Courses in Society and Culture

  • 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 315 - Personal Investing and Finance
  • HDFS 207 - The Consumer
  • POLS 210 - Introduction to Law and Courts