Sustainability & Social Change
(12 – 16 Credits)
Learn about the causes and possible solutions to sustainability problems, and how to apply different techniques for achieving social change
Required Courses: 3- 7 cr.
- ES 102: Intro to Suitability OR EGRT 113: Building a Sust. World (4 cr)
- ES 400: Certificate Capstone/Placement (0-3 cr; can be taken for 0 credits if student has an appropriate 1-3 credit internship/placement within their major).
Additional Intro Course: 3 cr;
cannot count for credit in both the student’s major and the certificate; student must take an introductory course outside of their major:
- Soc 101: Intro to Sociology
- PS 105: American Government & Politics
- PS 116 (Quest I): Environmental Politics and Sustainability
- ES/Soc 261: Environment & Society
- Social Justice 101: Intro to Social Justice
Upper-level electives (6 cr, from 2 different departments)
- Anthro/ES 346: Indigenous Peoples and National Parks
- Anthro/ES 347: Indigenization
- Anthro/ES 348: Economy, Nature & Culture
- PS 321: American Public Policy
- PS 335: State and Local Government
- PS 350: Political Behavior and Elections
- PS/ES 357: Environmental Policy
- PS/ES 388: Global Environmental Politics
- Soc 311: Sociology of the Modern City
- Soc 325: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
- Soc 342: Social Ecology
- Soc 361: Social Networks and Organizations
Certificate in Sustainability & Social Change Learning Outcomes:
- Understand the root causes of systemic social and environmental problems and the need for social change within a framework of sustainability.
- Apply techniques for achieving social change utilizing pathways such as collective action, political processes, or social organizing.