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Sustainability Minor

Course Requirements and Approved Electives


Required Courses:

  • ENVS 1342 Environment, Society, and Sustainability, 
  • SUST 3010 Sustainability; Past, Present, and Future
  • SUST 4960 Sustainability Capstone.

Course electives:

Most of the following courses listed are offered regularly.

Anthropology [ANTH]

  • 3006 Sustainable Development and Culture
  • 3210 Urban Food Systems and Sustainability
  • 4010/5014 Medical Anthropology: Global Health
  • 4020/5014 Global Health Studies II: Comparative Health Systems
  • 4030/5030 Ethnobiology
  • 4040/5040 Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
  • 4050/5050 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
  • 4070/5070 Culture of Development and Globalization
  • 4080/5080 Global Health Practice
  • 4020/5014 Global Health Studies II: Comparative Health Systems
  • 4090/5090 Political Economy of the Drug Culture
  • 4140/5140 Principles of Economic Anthropology
  • 4170/5170 Culture and the Environment
  • 4220/5220 Community in a Global Context
  • 4450/5450 Conservation and Development: Contemporary Issues
  • 4460/5460 Development and Conservation: Theory and Practice
  • 4560/5560 Human Ecology
  • 6063 Qualitative Methods in Anthropology

Integrated Biology [BIOL]

  • 3122 Natural History of Colorado
  • 3330 Plant Diversity
  • 3411 Principles of Ecology
  • 3412 Fundamentals of Applied Ecology
  • 3654 General Microbiology
  • 4052 Advanced Ecology
  • 4154 Conservation Biology
  • 4355 Flora of Colorado
  • 4415 Microbial Ecology
  • 4416 Aquatic Ecology
  • 4474 Ecological Methods
  • 4910 Field Studies
  • 4974 Evolution

Chemistry [CHEM]

  • 4700/5700 Environmental Chemistry
  • 5710 Air Pollution Chemistry
  • 5720 Atmospheric Sampling and Analysis

Communication [COMM]

  • 4282/5282 Environmental Communication
  • 4410/5410 Science Writing
  • 4710/5710 Communication and Environmental Sustainability
  • 4710/5710 Environmental Conflict
  • 4710/5710 Wilderness Communication

Economics [ECON]

  • 4530/5530 Economics of Natural Resources
  • 4540/5540 Environment Economics
  • 4770 Economic Development: Theory and Problems
  • 5530 Economics of Natural Resources
  • 5540 Environmental Economics

Engineering [ENGR]

  • 3400 Technology and Culture

Environmental Sciences [ENVS]

  • 1042 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • 1342 Environment, Society and Sustainability
  • 5000 Biochemical Cycles
  • 5010 Air Pollution
  • 5020 Earth Environments and Human Impacts
  • 5030 Environmental Geology
  • 5600 Applied Statistics for Natural Sciences

Geography [GEOG]

  • 3300 Population and Resources in the World Environment
  • 4060/5060 Remote Sensing I: Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
  • 4080/5080 Introduction to GIS
  • 4090/5090 Environmental Modeling with GIS
  • 4220 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • 4230/5230 Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment
  • 4260 Natural Resource Planning and Management
  • 4265/5265 Sustainability in Resource Management
  • 4335/5335 Contemporary Environmental Issues
  • 4350/5350 Environment and Society in the American Past
  • 4420 The Politics of Nature
  • 4440 Science, Policy and the Environment
  • 4680 Urban Sustainability: Perspectives and Practice
  • 4710 Disasters, Climate Change, and Health

History (HIST)

  • 3366 Environmental History of North America
  • 4240 National Parks History

Philosophy (PHIL)

  • 2510 Philosophy of Nature
  • 4250 Environmental Ethics

Physics (PHYS)

  • 3082 Energy and the Environment

Political Science [PSC]

  • 4146 Indigenous Politics
  • 4354 Environmental Politics
  • 4365 Global Ecological Crises
  • 5217 Human Rights in Theory and Practice
  • 5276 Conflicts and Rights in International Law
  • 5468 Research Methods in Political Science

Public Health (PBHL)

  • 2020 Introduction to Environmental Health