Minor Coordinator

Carl Zimring
Email: [email protected]
Office: Dekalb 108


The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies is pleased to offer the Minor in Sustainability Studies. The minor deepens the understanding of the interdisciplinary approach to sustainable environmental, economic, and social practices, providing students with a broad understanding of the complex interrelationships between humans and ecosystems and the best practices for protecting environmental quality and fostering social equity.

How to Minor in Sustainability Studies

The minor can be combined with any undergraduate major and requires the completion of 15 credits approved in Sustainability Studies. The list of courses students may use for the minor now includes:

Required Core (6 credits):
SUST 201 The Sustainable Core (3 credits, required)
MSCI 270 Ecology (3 credits, required. May substitute MSCI 271 or MSCI 280)
Elective options (choose 9 credits):
CM 446  Sustainable Construction Management (3 credits, elective)
HMS 493 Ecopoetics (3 credits, elective)
INT 332 Environmental Theory (2 credits, elective)
IND 487 Sustainability and Production (2 credits, elective)
MSCI 436 Toxics in the Environment (1 credit, elective)
MSCI 438 Chemistry of Modern Polymeric Materials (3 credits, elective)
PHIL 356 Environmental Ethics (3 credits, elective)
SS 358 Environmental Psychology (3 credits, elective)
SS 411 Concepts of Materiality (3 credits, elective)
SUST 401 Power, Pollution, and Profit (3 credits, elective)
SUST 405 Production, Consumption, and Waste (3 credits, elective)

You should speak with your academic advisor and the minor coordinator before filling a minor declaration form.


Sustainability Studies Minor