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: The Clustered Minors Capstone. 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
BUSAD
ECON

NREM
ISOM
PHIL
POLS
SUST

216
300
311
or
203
251
230
347
400

Ecology
Env Bsn Ctxt
Environ Econ (3)

Decn Res Mgt (3)
Intr Opr Mgt
Envir Ethics
Env Law Poly
Sust Future

3
3


3
3
3
3
 3 


21 hrs

BIO 100 should be taken as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite for BIO 216 (BIO 112 recommended). ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311/NREM 203 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 
Environ Econ (3)

Decn Res Mgt (3)
Env Cont Hlth
Envir Ethics
Sust Future

3


3
3
3
3

9 hours of electives from

ANTH
CHEM
COMM
FCSFC
HSC


NREM
NUR
PLAN
PSYSC
SOC

SOCWK

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

Amer Culture (3)
People Chem (3)
Intercul Com (3)
Family Welln (3)
Human Health (3)
Prn Com Hlth (3)
Environ Hlth (3)
Occ Ind Hyg (3)
Hlth Behav (3)
Neighbhd Pln (3)
Psych Health (3)
Hlth Illness (3)
Aging (3)
Behav Envr 1 (3)

9


24 hrs

BIO 100 should be taken as a University Core Curriculum elective and to satisfy the prerequisite for BIO 216 (BIO 112 recommended). ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311/NREM 203 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
Environ Econ (3)

Decn Res Mgt (3)
Env & Socy
Envir Ethics 
Env Law Poly
Sust Future

3


3
3
3
3
3

3 hours each from two of the following:  
Planning and Management

NREM

PLAN 

POLS

357
405
433
435
461

Intl Com Dev (3)
Int Res Mgt (3)
Environ Plan (3)
Energy Plan (3)
Com Plan Adm (3)

Policy and Administration

HIST

NREM
POLS



204
or
204
342
350
431
435

Am Env Hist (3)

Am Env Hist (3)
Publc Policy (3)
Pub Administ (3)
Legislation (3)
Intgov Rel (3)

 

Individually-structured Applications 

ECON
NREM

PLAN
POLS

369
369
497
369
369

Internship (1-6)
Pro Prac Exp (1-3)
Spec Studies (l-3)
Pd Intern (0)
Prof Exp (3-6)

6

Maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied to the minor from these courses with permission of the applicable department chairperson.

24 hrs

ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311/NREM 203 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 
Environ Econ (3)

Decn Res Mgt (3)
Sust Land
Envir Ethics
Sust 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

Ecology (3)
Spec Project (3-6)
Com Eco Ecol (3)
Plant Ecol (3)
Envir Geol (3)
Am Env Hist (3)

Am Env Hist (3)
Env Syst (3)
Intl NR Cons (3)
Sust Agric (3)
Intl Com Dev (3)
Int Res Mgt (3)
Environ Plan (3)
Energy Plan (3)
Alt Com Plan (3)
Env Law Poly (3)
Wildlife Bio (3)

9


24 hrs

ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311/NREM 203 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
ITDPT
PHIL
SUST

216
311
or
203
406
230
400

Ecology
Environ Econ (3)

Decn Res Mgt (3)
Tech Dec-Mak
Envir Ethics
Sust Future

3


3
3
3
3

9 hours from  

ANTH

HIST

NREM
ITDPT


NREM 


PLAN
POLS

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

Int Bio Anth (3)
Ecology (3)
Am Env Hist (3)

Am Env Hist (3)
Matl Process (3)
Engy Process (3)
Eng Prin (3)
Water Resour (3)
Enrg Min Res (3)
Waste Manage (3)
Environ Plan (3)
Prob Em Nats (3)

9


24 hrs

ECON 201 should be taken before ECON 311/NREM 203 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.