Undergraduate Course Catalog

Sustainability

This program is targeted to all students within the university community in the hopes of preparing leaders for the 21st century who understand the interaction of social, economic, and environmental factors and the need for a systems view of that interaction so as to make decisions which contribute to the healthy viability of cultures, ecologies, and economics.   

For more information contact Dr. John W. Vann, Department of Marketing and Management, 765-285-5194. 


MINOR IN SUSTAINABILITY, 21 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

SUST

250
400

Intro to Sustainable Dev
Creating a Sustainable Future

3
3

1 course from each of the following areas:
Atmosphere & Climate

GEOG


GEOL
NREM

230
331
332
207
309

Elementary Meteorology (3)
Global Climatology (3)
Climate Change & Modification (3)
Environ Geology Geochem Cycles (3)
Human Dimensions Global Change (3)

 

Land/Natural Systems

BIO

GEOG

GEOL
LA
NREM

216
418
121
150
416
471
221
304
327

Ecology (3)
Comm & Ecos Ecol (3)
Geog of Cultural Environment (3)
Global Geography (3)
Geology Hazards Environment (3)
Sustainable Land Systems (3)
Soil Resources (3)
Sustainable Agriculture (3)
Soil Conservation and Mgmt (3)

3

Resources (Water/Energy/Materials)

ARCH
GEOL
LA
NREM



PLAN

TDPT

273
206
371
211
331
335
405
433
435
203
204

Environmental Systems 1 (3)
Oceans and Nations (3)
Sustainable Site Design (3)
Water Resources (3)
Energy and Mineral Resources (3)
Renewable Energy/Sustain Tech (3)
Integrated Resource Management (3)
Environmental Planning (3)
Energy Planning (3)
Material Processing (3)
Energy Processing (3)

 

3

Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability

ANTH

BUSA
ECON
EDMU
GEOG
HSC

NREM


PLAN
SOC

SOCW

312
481
300
311
400
423
180
482
205
309
357
460
328
470
230

Ecological Dims of Culture (3)
Cult, Econ, & Dev (3)
Int Sustainability in Business (3)
Environmental Economics (3)
Top Sem in Multicul Stds (3)
Population Geography (3)
Principles of Community Health (3)
Environmental Health (3)
Internatnl Natural Resources (3)
Human Dimensions Global Change (3)
Internat Community Development (3)
Altern/Sustainable Comm Plan (3)
Global and the Social World (3)
Population and Society (3)
Human Behav and Social Envr 1 (3)

 


3

Values/Policy

HIST
ID
NREM
PHIL
POLS
TDPT

204
301
309
230
347
406

US Environmental History (3)
Intro Peace Stdies/Conf Res (3)
Human Dimensions Global Change (3)
Environmental Ethics (3)
Environmental Law and Policy (3)
Technical Decision Making (3)

 

3





21 hrs

SUSTAINABILITY (SUST)

250 Introduction to Sustainable Development (3)
Presents sustainable development objectives as dependent upon interactions both within and among systems comprising natural, human/social, and economic capital. Examines elements and linkages essential for functioning of these systems. Addresses values that frame decision making for maintaining systems elements and linkages and for setting natural, human/social, and economic sustainable development goals. 

400 Creating a Sustainable Future (3)
Addresses from a systems perspective multiple limiting factors in the environmental, social, and economic domains that constrain global sustainability and the interactions among these factors. The influence of civilization on these factors and on their interconnections is examined along with potential human interventions for ensuring long-term viability of critical systems. Includes a substantial immersive project component for assessing the sustainability of an existing system and developing recommended interventions for enhancing long-term success of that system.