Global Perspectives on Sustainability

(19 semester hours)

For information, contact the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, 254 Upham Hall (513-529-5811).

This interdisciplinary minor introduces students to the foundations of environmental sustainability and its complexities with an emphasis on the approaches taken by people living under different geographic and economic conditions. Of special importance in this minor is increasing student understanding of the issues and problems faced by the majority of global citizens who live in less industrial or less economically developed parts of the world.

Program Requirements

Background courses (take one from each category):

Category I: Natural Science (minimum of three hours)

BIO 131 Plants, Humanity, and the Environment (3)

GEO 271 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation (3)

GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3)

GLG 307 Water and Society (3)

IES 275 Principles of Environmental Science (3)

Category II: Business (minimum of three hours)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

ECO 406 Environmental Economics (3)

MKT 291 Principles of Marketing (3)

Category III: Political/Social Science (minimum of three hours)

ATH 175 Peoples of the World (3)

ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3)

POL 270 Current World Problems (3)

POL 271 World Politics (4)

Sustainability and Environmental Foundations (minimum of three hours)

GEO 436 Women, Gender, and the Environment (3)

GEO 473 Development and Underdevelopment (3)

IES 431 Principles and Applications of Environmental Sciences (3)

PHL 376 Environmental Philosophy (4)

Advanced courses (minimum of three hours)

ATH 305, 307; BWS 330, 362; GEO 301, 304, 405, 472, 475; HST 495, 496; ITS 302; POL 335, 336, 337, 338, 346, 378, 386; BIO 467

Field courses or internship (minimum of four hours)

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