Upper-Division Credit Requirement
Of the 18 credits used to complete the minor requirements, at least nine must (a) be numbered 300 or higher AND (b) may not count toward the student’s major requirements. All credits used to complete the minor requirements may count toward college and University Studies requirements.
Most Sustainability electives are courses offered by participating faculty in other departments, and these courses bear the prefixes and numbers assigned to them by those departments. Occasionally, an elective will run only as “SUS,” but most often it will be cross-listed in both SUS and other department(s). The “content area” designation of these courses varies by topic.
· SUS 202 - Topics in Sustainability Credits: 3
· SUS 350 - Special Topics in Sustainability Credits: 3
· SUS 450 - Advanced Seminar in Sustainability Studies Credits: 3
· SUS 495 - Independent Study Credits: variable; 1.00 to 6.00
· SUS 496 - Directed Study Credits: variable; 1.00 to 6.00
Sustainability electives are also sometimes offered as “topics” within variable topics courses in other departments. In these cases, courses are approved for Sustainability credit on a topic-by-topic basis. Such courses are denoted below with the caveat “Approved Topics Only,” followed by recent examples of approved topics.
New courses and topics are approved every semester, so students are strongly encouraged to contact the Sustainability Director for the most up-to-date list.
In some cases, students may “contract” to take courses that do not normally run as Sustainability electives for Sustainability credit, provided that the student is able to use the course assignments to examine issues of sustainability. Contracts must be approved by the Sustainability Director.