Core Courses

In order to fulfill the core course requirement for the minor, students must complete one course from two of the three category areas listed for the minor.

Environment - Equity - Economics

For example, one course from the list of core courses in the "equity" category and one course from the "economics" category. Students are not limited to taking only two core courses, and in fact are encouraged to take more than the minimum.

Courses listed as core in the SUDV minor are substantially dedicated to sustainability issues, knowledge, or applications. Core courses may integrate material across the three perspectives of social equity, economic development, and environmental protection, but most will still have a dominant emphasis on a particular perspective. They are grouped below, accordingly. Note that not all of these are offered every year.


BIOL/CHEM 1510 Environmental Science

BIOL 3750 Conservation Biology

ENSC/PES 1500 Energy Science I

GEOL 3700 Environmental Geology

GES 3170 Saving Place

GES 3180 Changing Place

HSCI 4090: Food, Culture, Community and Health


ANTH 3430 Approaches to Globalization

GES 4560 Cultural & Political Ecology

PHIL 1400: Intro to Sustainability and Env’tl Ethics

SOC 4380 Globalization and Development

WEST 2010 Intro to Race and Gender

WEST 3220 Nat. American Communities

WEST 3420 North American Indians

WEST 4120: Indigenous Views on Sustainability

WEST 4280 Nat. American Phil. Thought

WEST 4400 Indigenous Peoples


COMM 4290 Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

ECON 3310: Ecological Economics

ECON  3610: Work and Pay

ECON 3770: Economic Development

HRMG 4850 Research Project (must be related to sustainable development)