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GE Pathway Minor in Sustainability Studies

Pathway Coordinator: Jim Pushnik, HOLT 101D.

"Sustainability" means developing an awareness of planetary constraints, behaving as a caretaker for the earth, and planning for future generations dependent on the wellbeing of the planet.  The Sustainability Pathway introduces the multiple dimensions surrounding environmental issues and needed skills to enter both the workforce and public life as a socially-responsible and environmentally-minded citizen.  To deepen awareness of the complexity of environmental problems and the pressing need for novel solutions, the Sustainability Pathway curriculum addresses such questions as: how can societies be vital, while maintaining healthy ecosystems and creating strong and just economies?  How has the natural world shaped our political, social, and economic systems?  How can human innovations and commitment repair ecological damage and lead to a shift in problem solving?  This course of study intentionally links the perspectives of multiple academic disciplines around the concept of sustainability, emphasizing systems thinking to address global issues, examining barriers and potential solutions to climate change, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration.  Sustainable behaviors flow from knowledgeable, participatory citizens with an intra-generational awareness of the connections and interdependencies among equitable societies, vital economies, human innovation, and the goods and services provided by stable global ecosystems.

Course Requirements for the Minor: 18 units

To earn an interdisciplinary Pathway Minor in this field of study, candidates must complete nine lower-division units and nine upper-division units from the courses listed below.

Lower Division

Foundation Associations

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Designed for non-science majors, this course will examine contemporary science issues and use this context to provide an understanding of the basic chemical processes that govern our lives. Students will learn how scientists study chemical processes, decipher them, and develop them to meet our needs. The importance of the relationship between science and technology and the public's understanding of these issues will also be explored. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001819)
Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.
Introduction to biological processes used in environmental engineering analysis and design with emphasis on sustainability. Ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, biochemical reactions, photosynthesis, microbial ecology, growth and kinetics. Engineering applications in control of communicable disease, aerobic and anaerobic degradation of organic waste, water quality management, drinking water treatment, wastewater and solid waste treatment, biomass energy, phytotechnology, and bioremediation. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (021145)
Prerequisites: High school biology, chemistry, or physics is recommended.
This course is a survey of the basic processes that determine flows of energy through the atmosphere and examines the subsequent interactions among water, landforms, soil, and vegetation that create and modify the surface of the earth. Students develop a recognition of landscape patterns, as well as an understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles and functions that create those patterns, in order to understand the natural environment in which we live and the role of humans affecting that environment. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (003857)
An introduction to human impact upon planet Earth. Scientific principles applied to air pollution, water pollution, and solid and radioactive waste problems. Population dynamics, world hunger, and environmental issue analysis are also covered. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004131)
This course focuses on the principles and scientific thought processes as they relate to climate change, air and water resources, and ecosystem alteration. The Earth's physical environment is the primary focus, although a portion of the course covering ecosystems bridges physical and biological interrelatedness of the global environment. Problem solving skills and skills in analyzing environmental issues are emphasized. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020268)
An integrated study of the nature and interactions of living things and their environments. This course is an introduction to the processes of evolution and speciation, ecology and ecosystem processes, cellular biology and organismal physiology. The course is primarily for students without a strong background in high school biology or chemistry. The course includes online content delivery, in-class discussion, and a hands-on activity session. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020372)

Arts (C1)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course presents a study of architectural history with an emphasis on contemporary projects. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021203)
Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021031)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120D.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
This course serves as an introduction to the connections between theatre and politics, ranging from traditional theatre to performance art. It examines the nature of political theatre and performance and introduces key figures such as Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Students see live performance, read theoretical and performance texts, and develop a critical discourse about the nature of politics, power, and performance. Students also engage in performance practice as well as theory, formulating a creative work in response to a contemporary performance issue. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021151)

Humanities (C2)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as ENGL 252 .
Study of the oral and written literature of the American Indian and of related historical and critical materials. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000377)
Introduction to Arabic language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020747)
Prerequisites: ARAB 101A.
Continuation of ARAB 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020748)
Prerequisites: ARAB 102A.
Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ARAB 101A and ARAB 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020749)
Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
Students review and expand language skills and cultureal concepts introduced in ARAB 101A, ARAB 102A, and ARAB 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020750)
Introduction to Chinese language and Culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020752)
Prerequisites: CHNS 101A.
Continuation of CHNS 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020753)
Prerequisites: CHNS 102A.
Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A and CHNS 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020754)
Prerequisites: CHNS 201.
Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A, CHNS 102A, and CHNS 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020755)
Using a conversational approach, this course will provide students with a foundation of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language. Cultural aspects of the deaf community, such as history, education, language arts, and pragmatics will be explored. Additionally, lectures will provide information on hearing loss and comparison of sign languages and systems. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002142)
The beginning course is taught using a conversational approach. Students acquire knowledge about cultural and linguistic aspects of deafness and ASL, as well as attain receptive and expressive skills that will enable them to communicate with individuals using ASL. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved General Education course. (002149)
Intensive practice and analytical study in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Focus on American culture, supplemented by selected reading in various academic disciplines. This course is open to international and resident students who have lived most of their lives in a non-English-speaking country. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (003377)

Note: EFLN 170 is for international students for whom English is a foreign language.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as AIST 252 .
Study of the oral and written literature of the American Indian and of related historical and critical materials. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000377)
Introduction to French language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003787)
Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of FREN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003792)
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101 and FREN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003795)
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101, FREN 102, and FREN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003794)
Introduction to German language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004199)
Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of GERM 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004201)
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004204)
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004203)
Introduction to the ancient Greek language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition in ancient Greek. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020745)
Continuation of GREK 101. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition of ancient Greek. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020746)
Introduction to the Modern Hebrew language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020724)
Continuation of HBRW 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020725)
Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021031)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120D.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This seminar starts by exploring how the appreciation of virtue developed historically, and what various philosophers, religious traditions, and historians have assumed and argued about virtue. In the last part of the course, we focus on the way that American society and Americans think about virtue; why it is so important to them; how their views are shaped by politics, religion, cultural identity, and gender concerns; and how specific virtues are emphasized or respected in specific contexts (medicine and nursing, war, childrearing, business). We close with recent theoretical reflections on virtue in the social and natural sciences. Beginning in the 17th century and moving into the 19th, the emerging natural and social sciences began to bring their insights and tools to bear on the study of human nature and the related concern with morality and virtue. When combined with the move away from more traditional, religious, and "commensense" world views and into more secular societies, a heated debate on the nature of virtue and the argument about which virtues to affirm and commend to people really started shifting. We'll look at this more recent move, and bring it into the 20th century with recent insights provided by sociobiology and cultural anthropology. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021398)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This inter-disciplinary Honors course aims to help students explore questions about the nature of truth, how we can best discover it, what is its value, and what are its limits. We use ideas and methods from philosophy, religion, cosmology, logic, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines to make sense of these questions. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021399)
Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005088)
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of ITAL 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005090)
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005093)
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, and ITAL 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005092)
Introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on the development of fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with clear understanding of basic sentence structures. Acquisition of Hiragana and Katakana characters (phonetic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005334)
Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.
Continuation of JAPN 101. Special attention to different verb forms and essential auxiliary expressions. Appropriate language use in a variety of social settings. Acquisition of 110 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005335)
Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.
Review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to logical discourse development. Acquisition of 200 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005336)
Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.
Continuation of review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to refining and expanding discourse. Acquisition of 300 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005337)
Introduction to the Latin language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation and composition of Latin. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005390)
Continuation of LATN 101. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition in Latin. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020732)
An examination of a variety of approaches to the development of an environmental ethic, including "shallow" and "deep" environmentalism, the balance of nature argument, and the Gaia hypothesis. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021190)
Introduction to Portuguese language and its associated cultures. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (007752)
Prerequisites: PORT 101A.
Continuation of PORT 101A. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (007754)
An introduction to ways that religious and secular world views and ethics influence attitudes, behaviors, and policies toward the environment, society, and economy. The course considers alternative views of self and society, the relationship between human beings and the natural world, and issues of lifestyle, justice, and sustainability. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021200)
Introduction to Russian language and its associated cultures. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (008916)
Prerequisites: RUSS 101A.
Continuation of RUSS 101A. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (008920)
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
Introduction to Spanish language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009113)
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of SPAN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009118)
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009121)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009123)
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, and SPAN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009120)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Further reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. Builds on topics studied in SPAN 201N. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009126)

Individual and Society (D1)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Survey of human populations and activities, with an emphasis upon how social, economic, political, and religious institutions influence interrelationships with the physical environment. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (003859)
The course treats the global history of human interaction with, and effect on the environment and changing ideas about it from the birth of farming to the modern age. It is intended as an introduction to major themes, techniques, and sources of environmental history and awareness of sustainability issues. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020205)
Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021031)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120D.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This seminar starts by exploring how the appreciation of virtue developed historically, and what various philosophers, religious traditions, and historians have assumed and argued about virtue. In the last part of the course, we focus on the way that American society and Americans think about virtue; why it is so important to them; how their views are shaped by politics, religion, cultural identity, and gender concerns; and how specific virtues are emphasized or respected in specific contexts (medicine and nursing, war, childrearing, business). We close with recent theoretical reflections on virtue in the social and natural sciences. Beginning in the 17th century and moving into the 19th, the emerging natural and social sciences began to bring their insights and tools to bear on the study of human nature and the related concern with morality and virtue. When combined with the move away from more traditional, religious, and "commensense" world views and into more secular societies, a heated debate on the nature of virtue and the argument about which virtues to affirm and commend to people really started shifting. We'll look at this more recent move, and bring it into the 20th century with recent insights provided by sociobiology and cultural anthropology. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021398)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This inter-disciplinary Honors course aims to help students explore questions about the nature of truth, how we can best discover it, what is its value, and what are its limits. We use ideas and methods from philosophy, religion, cosmology, logic, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines to make sense of these questions. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021399)
The role of citizens in influencing natural resources policy. Integrative study of factors influencing wildlife, timber, range, water, air, mineral, and recreation resources, including resource scarcity, societal structure, economic influences, and institutional policies. Focus on public involvement in natural resources planning and decision-making. Survey of basic principles of multiple-use natural resource management. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021245)

Societal Institutions (D2)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Significant events in mankind's prehistoric cultural development and their relevance to the present. Human antiquity; the acquisition of culture during the Paleolithic; the beginning of early civilization. Introduction to the methods of archaeology and human paleontology. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000491)
A comparative analysis of the interaction of economic and political forces in societies of the non-western world. The diversity with which various cultures address scarcity, the distribution of goods and power. Transition from traditional economic and political institutions over time, and the impact of these changes on the values, attitudes, and lifestyles on developing urban populations. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000495)
The historical cultural geography of the American West, emphasizing how various cultural groups have each made a unique imprint on the western landscape. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003861)
Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021031)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120D.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This seminar starts by exploring how the appreciation of virtue developed historically, and what various philosophers, religious traditions, and historians have assumed and argued about virtue. In the last part of the course, we focus on the way that American society and Americans think about virtue; why it is so important to them; how their views are shaped by politics, religion, cultural identity, and gender concerns; and how specific virtues are emphasized or respected in specific contexts (medicine and nursing, war, childrearing, business). We close with recent theoretical reflections on virtue in the social and natural sciences. Beginning in the 17th century and moving into the 19th, the emerging natural and social sciences began to bring their insights and tools to bear on the study of human nature and the related concern with morality and virtue. When combined with the move away from more traditional, religious, and "commensense" world views and into more secular societies, a heated debate on the nature of virtue and the argument about which virtues to affirm and commend to people really started shifting. We'll look at this more recent move, and bring it into the 20th century with recent insights provided by sociobiology and cultural anthropology. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021398)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This inter-disciplinary Honors course aims to help students explore questions about the nature of truth, how we can best discover it, what is its value, and what are its limits. We use ideas and methods from philosophy, religion, cosmology, logic, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines to make sense of these questions. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021399)

Lifelong Learning (E)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course introduces students to the issue and practices of environmental literacy. Environmental literacy is the capacity to perceive and interpret the relative health of environmental systems and to connect the environment to human physical, mental, and social health. Students are encouraged to recognize that their lives depend upon the environment, and that their personal decisions affect the environment. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021259)
Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021031)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120D.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This seminar starts by exploring how the appreciation of virtue developed historically, and what various philosophers, religious traditions, and historians have assumed and argued about virtue. In the last part of the course, we focus on the way that American society and Americans think about virtue; why it is so important to them; how their views are shaped by politics, religion, cultural identity, and gender concerns; and how specific virtues are emphasized or respected in specific contexts (medicine and nursing, war, childrearing, business). We close with recent theoretical reflections on virtue in the social and natural sciences. Beginning in the 17th century and moving into the 19th, the emerging natural and social sciences began to bring their insights and tools to bear on the study of human nature and the related concern with morality and virtue. When combined with the move away from more traditional, religious, and "commensense" world views and into more secular societies, a heated debate on the nature of virtue and the argument about which virtues to affirm and commend to people really started shifting. We'll look at this more recent move, and bring it into the 20th century with recent insights provided by sociobiology and cultural anthropology. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021398)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This inter-disciplinary Honors course aims to help students explore questions about the nature of truth, how we can best discover it, what is its value, and what are its limits. We use ideas and methods from philosophy, religion, cosmology, logic, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines to make sense of these questions. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021399)
Physiological, social, and psychological factors affecting food intake are examined, as well as relationships of nutrients to health throughout life. Sustainable food practices are explored. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004273)
This course introduces several methods for considering identity formation using students' direct experiences and researched examples of "emerging adult identity" and "eco-identity". Students read, write, discuss, and do case analyses and problem-solving to examine tensions among the idea of a consistent "self", the concept of "identity" as a set of ongoing processes, and the gaps between self-presentation and environmental commitments. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021144)

Upper Division

Natural Sciences

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
An examination of ecological principles and the impact of increasing population and technology upon the environment. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001156)
Prerequisites: One course from GE Pathway Foundation Physical Sciences and one course from GE Pathway Foundation Life Sciences.
Human impact on life-support systems; use of physical and ecological principles in environmental management and protection; discussion of land use and its environmental impact; and an evaluation of human influence on natural cycles. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021331)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
Independent study of an interdisciplinary topic that satisfies three units of upper-division GE theme requirements. This capstone course is designed to hone your skills in research and writing by working on a topic that grows out of the material you found most intriguing in your other upper-division theme classes. 9 hours supervision. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
How ecological factors, technology, and human values interact to determine available choices of food and its production. Consequences of these choices in terms of community structures, resource allocations, and stability of agro-ecosystems. This course is designed to be a component of the Upper-Division Theme on Cross-Cultural Exploration. Not intended for majors, but open to them. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004874)
A study and analysis of various world agriculture systems that provide food and fiber. Environmental, technological, socio-economic, and political factors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000068)

Arts/Humanities

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: Engl 130, ENGL 335 recommended.
Through a variety of readings, documentary films, discussions, lectures and writing activities, students will learn about current arguments about the environment and, specifically, contemporary discourse on global climate change, sustainability, environmental activism, and social movements. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (020597)
Prerequisite: Engl 130I. Recommended: ENGL 335.
Through a variety of readings, documentary films, discussions, lectures and writing activities, students will learn about current arguments about the environment and, specifically, contemporary discourse on global climate change, sustainability, environmental activism, and social movements. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021357)
History of the attitudes, concepts, and public policy toward the American environment, including the natural, rural, and urban environments. Emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (004539)
This course is team taught across several disciplines: biology, ecology, political economy, sustainability, intellectual history, and literary and cultural studies. Examines the ways people have thought about their relationship to the world, particularly in North America and the American West. Examines how ideas are shaped by environment, and the ways in which different cultures have affected the environment. This course evaluates the sustainability of past and current relationships to the land, and also considers a number of future possibilities for positive change. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020913)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
Independent study of an interdisciplinary topic that satisfies three units of upper-division GE theme requirements. This capstone course is designed to hone your skills in research and writing by working on a topic that grows out of the material you found most intriguing in your other upper-division theme classes. 9 hours supervision. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
An exploration of traditional and contemporary American Indian thought regarding people in relationship to the human and nonhuman worlds, with focus on land ethic, animal ethics, sustainability. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020644)

Social Sciences

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
An analysis of the costs and benefits of environmental preservation. Systems for creating economic incentives for pollution abatement. Criteria for establishing optimum pollution abatement, including efficiency, safety, and sustainability standards. Impacts of population growth on global environmental problems. Alternative energy use patterns and their impact on energy markets and global environmental health. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002671)
Geographic analysis of humanity's interaction with the environment. Examines natural and human systems, resources, population, energy, and pollution. Develops an appreciation of the beauty, balance, and complexity of natural systems and human success in attaining harmony with them. Enhances awareness and perception of each individual's role in and with the environment. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003873)
This course is team taught across several disciplines: biology, ecology, political economy, sustainability, intellectual history, and literary and cultural studies. Examines the ways people have thought about their relationship to the world, particularly in North America and the American West. Examines how ideas are shaped by environment, and the ways in which different cultures have affected the environment. This course evaluates the sustainability of past and current relationships to the land, and also considers a number of future possibilities for positive change. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020913)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
Independent study of an interdisciplinary topic that satisfies three units of upper-division GE theme requirements. This capstone course is designed to hone your skills in research and writing by working on a topic that grows out of the material you found most intriguing in your other upper-division theme classes. 9 hours supervision. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
This course views the environment as shaped by human societies, where competing values and interests play out. Controversial issues such as population growth, pollution, rapid climate change, water and land use, and noxious facility siting in minority, working class, and poor communities are examined. Attention is directed to public policies, corporate practices, and social movements and individual habits that promote solutions. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008963)
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