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Minor In Sustainable Solutions For The Developing World

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Minor in Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World

A minor in Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World is available to students in any degree program. The minor seeks to employ humanitarian principles toward sustainable solutions that address the conflict that often occurs between economic development and environmental justice predominant in the developing world. A goal of the curriculum is to provide students with the tools to understand issues concerning social justice and sustainability to be used when designing and implementing solutions for the developing world.
To obtain the minor, a student must complete the following courses.

1.  Three credit total from the following list of courses 1 (3cr. total):

ANTH 381  Consumption and Culture (3 cr.) CGI/EC/UNIV
CE434 Sustainable Development Engineering STS, 1C, 2 design
EV 305 Sustainability and the Environment (2cr.)  1C
EV 300 Environmental Leadership (2 cr.) 1C
EV390 Sustainability Project Experience STS, 2C
PHIL 370 Environmental Ethics (3 cr.) STS; 1C
PHIL 371 Energy and Society (3cr.) CGI/STS/UNIV; 1C
PHIL 405

Sustainability Theory and Practice: 
A Critical Assessment (3cr.) 

POL 350 International Development and Social Change (3cr.)     EC

2. Two of the following courses 2 (6 cr. total)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Anthropology (3cr.) CGI/CSO/UNIV
ANTH 351 Global Forces, Local Outcomes (3 cr.)  CGI/CSO/UNIV
COMM 428  Public Debate and the Environment (3 cr.) CGI/STS/UNIV
LIT 250 World Literature (3 cr.) CSO/IA/UNIV; 1C
LIT 251 Understanding Vietnam (3 cr.) CSO/IA/UNIV
LIT 353 African Literature (3cr.) CSO/IA/UNIV; 1C
PHIL 310 World Religious and Contemporary Issues (3 cr.) CGI/IG/UNIV; 1C
POL 250 Politics in Cross-National Perspective (3 cr.) CGI
POL 251 Introduction to International Politics (3 cr.)  CGI/IG/UNIV
POL 362 Human Rights Law and Politics (3 cr.)  CGI; 1C
SOC 330 Health, Wealth, Inequality, and the Environment (3cr.)  STS; 1C

3. Two of the following courses 3 (6 cr. total)

MK 436 Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development (3cr.) 
SB 396 Global Business Strategies (3cr.)
MK 320 Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)
OM 476   Management of Technology (3 cr.) STS
OM 480 Project Management (3 cr.)  EC
EC 360 Environmental Economics (3 cr.)  EC/IG/UNIV; 2C
ES 438 Alternative Energy Systems (3 cr.)

4.  ONE of the following courses (3 cr.)

UNIV 399 Global Experience (with Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World emphasis), recommended for all students; OR 
A multidisciplinary project course (with Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World emphasis) if approved by the director of the minor and the chair or advisor for the student’s major program of study

Knowledge Areas

CGI Contemporary/Global Issues
EC Economics/Organizations
STS Science, Technology, and Society
CSO  Cultures and Societies
IA Imaginative Arts
UNIV   University Course
1C/2C  Communication Points

Course Descriptions

Sign up for the minor HERE.

For More Information Contact:
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