Course Requirements-Sustainability Leadership Minor

18 credits required - Open to all majors
A wide variety of courses are eligible for inclusion in the sustainability leadership minor; this allows students to select sustainability classes from both their major requirements and their general education electives.
 
Prescribed Course (3 credits)
  • SUST 200 (3) (Semesters: 3-6)
 
Additional Courses (12 credits) (Semesters 3-8)
  • 6-9 CREDITS IN SUSTAINABILITY-FOCUSED COURSES
    Students must complete 6-9 credits from a program list of sustainability-focused courses (or approved substitution) that concentrate on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability or examine an issue or topics using sustainability as a lens.
  • 0-3 CREDITS IN SUSTAINABILITY-RELATED COURSES
    Students must complete 0-3 credits from a program list of sustainability-related courses (or approved substitution) that provide distinct modules on sustainability or concentrate on a single sustainability principle.
  • 3 CREDITS IN IMMERSIVE SUSTAINABILITY EXPERIENCE
    Students must complete 3 credits from a program list of courses (or approved substitution) that provide an immersive sustainability experience through opportunities to engage, witness and learn in depth about sustainability challenges and solutions in a memorable way.
    (Courses meet the requirement for an immersive sustainability experience when the coursework involves a) the investigation of a sustainability challenge facing a community, b) structured opportunities for student reflection and self-assessment, c) regular contact with a faculty member to facilitate the integration of the academic content with the immersive experience, and d) an inquiry process that helps further define a sustainability challenge or assesses the implementation of a proposed solution.)

**At least three credits from the above list must be a leadership-focused course that addresses the specific goal of enriching student understanding of leadership. (For example, depending on the sustainability content in the course during the semester in question, Public Policy 305-Leadership Studies, Philosophy 119-Ethical Leadership, Rural Sociology 305W-Leadership for Social Change, or Biology 251-Peer Leadership in Biology might all be appropriate.)

**At least three credits from the above list must be at the 400 level.
(The leadership-focused course may also serve as the required 400-level course.)

**At least three credits from the above courses must be from outside the student’s major department.

 
Supporting Courses (3 credits) (Semesters 7-8)
  • CAPSTONE PROJECT OR INDEPENDENT STUDY
3 credits at the 400 level, selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and approved by the minor committee; this course must have a reflective capstone project or independent study that includes an applied or research experience in sustainability leadership.
 
Students: Download the Sustainability Minor Checksheet when meeting with your advisor.