As business communities continue to shift to more environmentally conscious practices, the demand for those with the knowledge to facilitate growth in these fields is undergoing a dramatic increase. The depletion of natural resources and changes in human health and the global economy due to climate change are opening up new opportunities in sustainability management, consulting, education and development. Students hoping to begin a career in these areas, advance current employment or preserve the environment stand to benefit from pursuing this new curriculum.
The 21-hour program offers courses for a variety of backgrounds, including the arts and humanities, to cater to students with various strengths. With an interdisciplinary series of courses -- three core classes, two restricted electives and several unrestricted electives -- the Sustainability Studies minor can provide students with integrated knowledge and skills for global citizenship, as well as produce various practical experiences and strategies to fulfill the demand in the job market and new fields of research.
For more information on a minor in Sustainability Studies, contact program advisor and WSI Director Dr. Howard Whiteman at: email@example.com.
Sustainability Minor………………………………………..21-23 hrs
Complete three required courses and two of the three restricted electives. Remaining electives must be approved by the program coordinator. Six hours of the minor must be upper level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.
|BIO||103||Saving Planet Earth||3|
|ENG||371||Literature and the Environment||3|
|IDC||150||Issues in Sustainability Studies||1|
|Restricted Electives (choose 2)|
|AGR||353||World Food, Agriculture and Society||3|
|CET||284||Sustainable Design and Construction||3|
|REC||450||Recreational Use of Natural Resources||3|
|AGR||378||Ag. and Environ. Management Systems||3|
|ARC||314||Sediments, Soils, and Stratigraphy||4|
|BIO||506||Advanced Field Biology||4|
|CHE||502||Fundamentals of Toxicology||3|
|ENT||286||Intro. to Environ. Engin. Tech||3|
|GSC/PLN||507||Land Use Planning||3|
|GSC||524||Conservation and Environ. Geo.||3|
|PSY||373||Psychology of Consumer Behavior||3|
|SOC||325||Sociology of Food||3|
|SOC||380||Society and Technology||3|