Certificate Course Work
Students pursuing the Sustainability Certificate must complete one* course from each of the three categories below: Foundations, Physical Systems, and Human Systems. Classes need not be taken in that order.
Important Notes about Qualifying Courses:
- Course substitutions: The list below is of identified qualifying courses. You are not limited to the choices here. Course substitutions are possible; however, substitution options for the Foundations requirement are very limited. Find out what to look for in a course substitute.
- Courses overlapping with your major: Only one of these courses (or the 2-part Global Environment series) may be from or cross-list with your major or minor department.
- Environmental Studies students: If you are counting the Global Environment series as your foundational course, your Physical and Human Systems classes must come from outside your major/minor department. This includes cross-listed courses.
- Geography students: ATMO is a program of the Geography department. If you are counting the Global Environment series as your foundational course, you must choose a course other than ATMO from the Physical Systems classes.
|Foundations for Sustainability|
|*Students can choose from UBPL 200 OR the 2-part Global Environment series to fulfill this category requirement.|
|UBPL 200: Sustainability and Society||Fall|
|EVRN/HIST/GEOG 140: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change||Fall|
|EVRN/HIST/GEOG 142: Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization||Spring|
|GEOL 171: Earthquakes & Natural Disasters||Spring, Fall|
|ATMO 220: Unusual Weather||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|BIOL 225: Evolution and the History of Life||Fall|
|GEOL 302: Oceanography||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|ATMO/GEOG 321: Climate and Climate Change||Fall|
|GEOL 351: Environmental Geology||Spring, Fall|
|BIOL 477: Ecology and Global Change||Spring|
|GEOL 543: Environmental Ethics: A View from the Natural Parks|
|GEOL 555: Climate Science||Spring|
|SOC 160: Social Problems and American Values||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|ENGL 177: Topic: Storytelling for a Better World (must have been taken with Marta Caminero-Santangelo)||Fall|
|UBPL 300: Planning and the American City||Spring|
|HIST/EVRN 336: Ethics, Ideas, and Nature||Spring, Fall|
|ENGL 318: Topic: Lit of Social Justice (must have been taken with Marta Caminero-Santangelo)|
|ENGL 341: Literature of Social Justice||Spring|
|HIST/EVRN 347: Environmental History of North America||
|ANTH 350: Human Adaptation||Spring|
|GEOG/EVRN 371: Environmental Geopolitics||Fall|
|SOC/EVRN 385: Environmental Sociology||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|ENTR 490: Social Entrepreneurship||Spring, Fall|
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