Undergraduate Course Catalog

The Clustered Minors in Environmentally Sustainable Practices

A cluster of interdepartmental minors has been designed to address the growing need for students at Ball State University to increase their environmental literacy. The minors offer new opportunities for students to build experiences in environmental studies that cross disciplinary lines. The clustered-minors concept reinforces the importance of interdisciplinary exposure and a university education that reflects the needs of the future.

The Clustered Minors in Environmentally Sustainable Practices develop a beginning foundation of knowledge about important environmental issues in ecology, environmental economics, and environmental ethics, supplemented by taking carefully selected courses within each of the specialized programs that are described below. All students pursuing a minor within the cluster are encouraged to take NREM 101, Environment and Society, as an elective within the University Core Curriculum. To finish a program of study within any one minor, students enroll in a closing course that is shared by all the clustered minors, SUST 400, Creating a Sustainable Future. Further information about SUST 400 is addressed in the catalog section on interdepartmental courses.

For more information or assistance with academic advising for any of the clustered minors, contact the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service, AB 018, 765-285-1135.


MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS, 21 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

BIO
BUSA
ECON

NREM
ISOM
PHIL
POLS
SUST

216
300
311
or
203
251
230
347
400

Ecology
Environment Issues in Business
Environmental Economics (3)

Decision-Making in Nat Res Mgt (3)
Introductory Operations Mgt
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Law and Policy
Creating a Sustainable Future

3
3


3
3
3
3
3





21 hrs
BIO 112 should be taken as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite for BIO 216. ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311 as a University Core Curriculum requirement and to satisfy the prerequisite. BS or BA candidates for a major in the Miller College of Business may substitute ISOM 351 for ISOM 251. 
    For further information, contact the Office of Student Services (Miller College of Business), WB 147, 765-285-5329. Information or assistance may also be obtained by contacting the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service, AB 018, 765-285-1135. 

MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXTS IN HEALTH CARE, 24 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

BIO
ECON

NREM
NUR
PHIL
SUST

216
311
or
203
300
230
400

Ecology
Environmental Economics (3)

Decision-Making in Nat Res Mgt (3)
Env Contexts inHlth Care
Environmental Ethics
Creating a Sustainable Future

3


3
3
3
3

9 hours of electives from

ANTH
CHEM
COMM
FCFC
HSC


NREM
NUR
PLAN
PSYS
SOC

SOCW

342
100
290
202
160
180
482
347
103
450
301
341
431
230

American Culture (3)
People and Chemistry (3)
Intercultural Communication (3)
Family Wellness (3)
Fundamentals of Human Health (3)
Principles of Community Health (3)
Environmental Health (3)
Occupational/Indust Hygiene (3)
Health Behav: Cult Variations (3)
Neighborhood Planning (3)
Health Psychology (3)
Sociology of Health &Illness (3)
Aging and the Life Course (3)
Human Behav and Social Envr 1 (3)

 

9





24 hrs
BIO 112 should be taken as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite for BIO 216. ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311 as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite. 
    For further information, contact the School of Nursing, CN 418, 765-285-5571. Information or assistance may also be obtained by contacting the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service, AB 018, 765-285-1135.

MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, 24 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

BIO
ECON

NREM

PHIL
POLS
SUST

216
311
or
203
101
230
347
400

Ecology
Environmental Economics (3)

Decision-Making in Nat Res Mgt (3)
Environment and Society
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Law and Policy
Creating a Sustainable Future

3


3
3
3
3
3

3 hours each from two of the following:
Individually-structured Applications
Maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied to the minor
from these courses with permission of the applicable
department chairperson.

ECON
NREM

PLAN
POLS

369
369
497
369
369

Internship in Economics (1-6)
Professional Practice (1-3)
Special Studies (1-3)
Planning Paid Internship (0)
Pd Prof Exp in Amer Gov & Law (3-6)


Planning and Management

NREM

PLAN

POLS

357
405
433
435
461

Internat Community Development (3)
Integrated Resource Management (3)
Environmental Planning (3)
Energy Planning (3)
Comm Plnng & Its Admin (3)


Policy and Administration

HIST

NREM
POLS


204
or
204
342
350
431
435

US Environmental History (3)

American Environmental History (3)
Problems in Public Policy (3)
Public Administration (3)
Legislation (3)
Intergovernmental Relations (3)

6



24 hrs
ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311 as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite. 
    For further information, contact the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, WQ 110, 765-285-5780. Information or assistance may also be obtained by contacting the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service, AB 018, 765-285-1135.

MINOR IN SUSTAINABLE LAND SYSTEMS, 24 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

BIO
ECON

NREM
LA
PHIL
SUST

216
311
or
203
471
230
400

Ecology
Environmental Economics (3)

Decision-Making in Nat Res Mgt (3)
Sustainable Land Systems
Environmental Ethics
Creating a Sustainable Future

3


3
3
3
3

9 hours from     

ANTH
ARCH
BIO
BOT
GEOL
HIST

NREM
LA
NREM



PLAN


POLS
ZOOL

312
498
418
480
207
204
or
204
270
205
304
357
405
433
435
460
347
483

Ecological Dims of Culture (3)
Spec Proj in Arch (3-6)
Comm & Ecos Ecol (3)
Plant Ecology (3)
Environ Geology Geochem Cycles (3)
US Environmental History (3)

American Environmental History (3)
Environmental Systems (3)
Internatnl Natural Resources (3)
Sustainable Agriculture (3)
Internat Community Development (3)
Integrated Resource Management (3)
Environmental Planning (3)
Energy Planning (3)
Altern/Sustainable Comm Plan (3)
Environmental Law and Policy (3)
Wildlife Biology (3)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
9





24 hrs
ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311 as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite. 
    For further information, contact the Department of Landscape Architecture, AB 226,765-285-1971. Information or assistance may also be obtained by contacting the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service, AB 018, 765-285-1135. 

MINOR IN TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 24 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

BIO
ECON

NREM
PHIL
SUST
TDPT

216
311
or
203
230
400
406

Ecology
Environmental Economics (3)

Decision-Making in Nat Res Mgt (3)
Environmental Ethics
Creating a Sustainable Future
Technical Decision Making

3


3
3
3
3

9 hours from     

ANTH

HIST

NREM



PLAN
POLS
TDPT

105
312
204
or
204
211
331
387
433
281
203
204
210

Introduction Biological Anth (3)
Ecological Dims of Culture (3)
US Environmental History (3)

American Environmental History (3)
Water Resources (3)
Energy and Mineral Resources (3)
Solid Hazardous Waste Mgt (3)
Environmental Planning (3)
Econ/Pol Prob of Emerg Ntns (3)
Material Processing (3)
Energy Processing (3)
Engineering Principles (3)

 

 

 

 

 

9





24 hrs
ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311 as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite. 
    For further information, contact the Department of Technology, AT 131, 765-285-5642. Information or assistance may also be obtained by contacting the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service, AB 018, 765-285-1135.