Minor Requirements (18 Credits)

This minor has the explicit goal of helping the next generation of leaders and public servants better understand and navigate the key issues facing our world today. The minor offers the following three tracks: environmental sustainability, cultural sustainability, and political and economic sustainability. These tracks allow students to strengthen their chosen major with an emphasis in Social Justice and Sustainability within a complementary discipline.

Foundation Course (3 Credits)

SJS 100Sustainability and Social Justice: Ethics, Equality, and Environments

Sustainability Tracks (12 Credits)

Four courses from one of the following Tracks (A, B, or C).

At least one course must be at the 300-level. No more than two courses from any one discipline.

No more than two courses may be the same as courses taken in the student's major(s) or minor(s)

Track A: Environmental Sustainability

BIO 301Conservation Biology
CLCS 350Culture and Human Rights
COM 352Environmental Discourses
ENV 200Understanding Environmental Issues
ENV 210Natural Disasters, Catastrophes, and the Environment
ENV 220Ecocritical Approaches to Literature
ENV 372Sustainability Science
POL 376International Environmental Politics
POL 378International Politics of Energy

Track B: Economic and Political Sustainability

ECN 303Development Economics
ECN 341International Trade
ECN 355Political Economy: Theories and Issues
HIS 202THistory of Switzerland
HIS 325Human Rights in History
POL 377International Political Economy
POL 378International Politics of Energy
POL 398Human Rights in International Law and Politics

Track C: Cultural Sustainability

HIS 325Human Rights in History
AHT 211Collecting and the Art Market in the Age of Globalization
AHT 361The Visual Culture of Disaster
CLCS 241Forbidden Acts: Queer Studies and Performance
CLCS 242Representations of Poverty in Literature, Film and the Media
CLCS 330The Politics of Mobility: Exile and Immigration
CLCS 371Law and Culture
CLCS 350Culture and Human Rights
CLCS 360Critical Race Studies in a Global Context
COM 301Globalization and Media
FRE 324From Beur to Post-Beur Literature: Exile, Margins, and Re-Territorialization
LIT 243On Being Human
STA 235Sustainability and the Studio

Internship, fieldwork or Academic Travel (3 Credits)

3-credit Academic Travel options (others may be approved by the department on request):

Environmental Sustainability

CLCS 248TEuropean Food Systems: You Are Where You Eat
ENV 230TFreshwater Conservation
STA 330TUmbria: A Warm Refuge for Inspiration: Art, Music and Life in Umbria, the Heart of Italy

Economic and Political Sustainability

ECN 330TNeo-liberal India: Globalization and Development
POL 281TSustainable Development in Africa: Politics, Prospects, and Practice

Cultural Sustainability

CLCS 248TEuropean Food Systems: You Are Where You Eat
COM 220TSymbolizing Scottish Folk
STA 331TUmbria: Sustaining Art in the Heart of Italy