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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. 

Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations

 

UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Contact Info:

(920) 424-0440
SIRT Office: 4483 Sage Hall
 

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