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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Minor in Sustainability  

Minor in Sustainability

Adviser: Rachael Shwom (

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After completing this sustainability minor program, students will gain competency in the following areas: 1. Foundation, 2. Areas of Inquiry, and 3. Practicum.

Foundation (9 credits)

  11:373:202  Sustainability Decision Tools (3)
  11:216:320  Sustainable Environmental Management (3)
  11:374:299  Introduction in Sustainability (3)

Areas of Inquiry (9 credits)
One course from each area of inquiry (total of 9 credits) must be successfully completed by all students.

Resource Management System (3 credits)
  01:450:101  Earth Systems (3)
  01:450:102  Transforming the Global Environment (3)
  01:450:211  Environment and Society (3)
  01:450:213  The Global Climate System (3)
  01:450:214  Conservation (3)
  01:450:413  Climate System and Global Climate Change (3)
  01:460:110  Sea Change: The Rise and Fall of Sea Level and the Jersey Shore (3)
  01:460:212  Earth and Life through Time (3)
  01:556:143  Energy and Climate Change (4)
  11:216:217  Principles of Natural Resource Management (3)
  11:216:317  Conservation Ecology (3)
  11:216:415  Global Change and Ecology (3)
  11:216:470  Conservation Techniques (3)
  11:216:488  Restoration Ecology (4)
  11:372:413  One Space Planning and Management (3)
  11;372:444  Watershed Management: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)
  11:375:103  Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
  11:375:302  Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
  11:375:307  Elements of Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)
  11:375:421  Air Pollution (3)
  11:375:423  Environmental Fate and Transport (3)
  11:550:442  Sustainable Landscape Technologies and Systems Design (3)

Governance (3 credits)

  01:450:370  Climate Change and Society (3)
  10:762:480  Ethics in Planning and Public Policy (3)
  11:372:202  Environmental Issues in the United States (3)
  11:372:231  Fundamentals of Environmental Planning (3)
  11:374:115  Water and Society (3)
  11:374:279  Politics of Environmental Issues (3)
  11:374:313  U.S. Environmental Policy (3)
  11:374:314  Natural Resource Policy (3)
  11:374:315  International Environmental Policy (3)
  11:374:460  Environmental Law and Policy (3)

Economics and Social Systems (3 credits)
  01:070:302  Culture and the Environment (3)
  01:220:339  Economic Development (3)
  01:450:103  Human Geography: Space, Place, and Location (3)
  01:450:211  Environment and Society (3)
  01:450:309  Economic Geography (3)
  01:450:360  Cultural and Political Ecology (3)
  01:450:370  Climate Change and Society (3)
  01:460:203  Building and Maintaining a Habitable Planet (3)
  10:832:240  Global Health Perspectives (3)
  11:372:202  Environmental Issues in the United States (3)
  11:373:101  Economics, People, and Environment (3)
  11:373:362  Natural Resource Economics (3)
  11:373:363  Environmental Economics (3)
  11:374:225  Environment and Health in Society and the Mass Media (3)
  11:374:269  Population, Resources, and Environment (3)
  11:374:335  Communities and Environmental Change (3)
  11:374:424  Segregation and Health (3)
  11:550:301  Social and Cultural Aspects of Design (3)
  37:575:110  Work, Society, and the Quality of Life (3)
  37:575:363  Labor and the Global Economy (3)

Practicum (3 credits)
  11:374:399 (BA)

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