Elective Courses

Courses listed as electives in the SUDV minor include a significant component or unit dedicated to sustainability issues, knowledge, or applications, but may not have a predominant focus on sustainability or sustainable development. Electives do not necessarily integrate material across the three perspectives of social equity, economic development, and environmental protection.

The following courses, grouped by perspective, are currently approved for elective credits in the minor. Note that not all of these are offered every year.


CHEM 4521 Environmental Chemistry

BIOL 1530 Environmental Lab

GES 1000 Climate & Vegetation

GES 2050 Digital Earth

GES 4170 Writing Place

GES 4340 Soils

GES 4410 Res Mgmt and Conservation

GES 4420 Conservation & Public Lands

GES 4450 Analysis of Environmental Systems

GES 4480 Environmental Problems of Colorado

GES 4500 Water Resources & Problems

GES 4510 Applied Hydrology

GES 4650 Restoration Geographies

GES 4570 Military, Environment & Society

GES 4750 Recreation, Tourism, & Environment

MAE 2301 Thermodynamics

PES 1510 Energy Science II

PES 1600 Intro Solar Energy

PES 1620 Intro Solar Energy Lab

PES 2500 Sustainable Energy Fundamentals

ENSC 4600: Adv. Solar Energy


ANTH 3040 Women Around the World

ANTH 3660 Applied Community Studies

PHIL 3500: Buddhist Philosophy

GES 4780 Global Migration

GES 4610 Urban Geography

GES 4620 Race, Ethnicity, & Place

GES 4920 Geography of Food

GES 4730 Population Geography

PHIL 4140 Phil, Glob & Sustainability

PSC 4290 International Environ Politics

PSC 4350 Environmental Pol & Admin

PSC 4540 Land Use Law [Colvin]

SOC 4220 Sustainable Urban Development

WEST 3150 Power, Privilege & Social Diff.

WEST 3250 Peoples & Cultures of the S.W.

WEST 3400 Race and Gender Theory

WEST 4140 Katrina: The Nation at Crossroads

WEST 4200 Sociology of Poverty

WEST 4700 Global Feminism

GES 4460 Field Studies in Geography (Silverton)


All economics courses are listed on the core listings