SUSTAINABILITY COURSES


SUST 100. Sustainability Seminar I (.5; S) 
Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore status, concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses: SUST 335, PHIL 215, SOC 410, or MGT 321, or instructor approval (can be repeated once for credit). Students will attend seminars provided by local experts in various sustainability fields.  Students will develop specific foci of interest, learn how diverse disciplines address sustainability, and be exposed to real world problems.  
 
SUST 200. Sustainability Seminar II (.5; F) 
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status, and SUST 335, PHIL 215, SOC 410, and MGT 321, or instructor approval (can be repeated once for credit). SUST 200 is a continuation of SUST 100 and is designed to build on material learned in the 100 level course.
 
SUST/ECON 335. Sustainability (3; F) 
Cross-listed with ECON 335.  Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ECON 201. This course is an exploration of the three components fundamental to sustainable development:  economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity.  Students review basic concepts and theories of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including costs and benefits, economic growth, income, wealth, equity, and poverty, and then explore how nations, through economic growth, can meet their basic needs of employment, food, energy, water, and sanitation.  Students also examine how natural resources can be used, conserved, and enhanced. Credit cannot be awarded for both SUST 335 and ECON 335.
 
SUST 400WS. Sustainability Capstone (3; S) 
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor. Students will apply and expand what they learn in the Sustainability degree through a collaborative research project for an outside company or organization. Students will be required to make several oral presentations on their project with the professor and their peers. Formal papers of their work will be required with a minimum of 6,000 words.