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Sustainability Courses

UT Arlington offers sustainability courses in a variety of disciplines, and we're adding more every semester. These classes prepare students from all academic backgrounds to analyze the connections between social, economic, cultural, and environmental phenomena and address global concerns about the future. 

School of Architecture Honors College College of Liberal Arts
College of Business College of Engineering
College of Science School of Urban and Public Affairs

The Sustainable Engineering Minor prepares students in all engineering disciplines to ask questions and analyze problems from a sustainable engineering perspective, and develop sustainable solutions. Sustainable Engineering may be defined as engineering for human development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Due to population growth and expanded global development, the next generation of engineers must be able design with fewer resources for a wider variety and greater number of end users. To receive a minor in Sustainable Engineering, 6 courses are required, for a total of 18 hours.

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) Minors and faculty who teach environmental and sustainability courses: please join ESS Facebook Group, called ESS Minors at UTA. Feel free to post information about ESS courses, or related programs, events, etc.

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The requirements for the minor are straightforward. 1. Take the core course, ESST 2300. 2. Take 15 more hours of courses approved for the ESS Minor, including at least one course from Group One (Liberal Arts, Social Science, and Business) and at least one course from Group Two (Natural Sciences and Engineering). At least 6 hours must be taken in 3000 or 4000 level courses. (See below for approved courses for the ESS minor. Also note that Independent studies, Honors theses, capstone courses with senior projects, studio or design courses, internships, may all be eligible for the ESS minor if the student concentrates on topics related to environmental or sustainability studies. Email Dr. Alaimo for approval.


GROUP 1 -‐ Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Business
ANTH 4358.001 Collapse and Sustainability. MWF 2-2:50. Ingram.
ARCH 3331. Architecture and Environment. MW 5:30-6:50.
ARCH 4330. Energy Use and Conservation in Architecture. TR 12:30‐1:50.
ENGL 2303.014: Environmental Literature. 12:30-1:50 PM TTH.(THIS section, and instructor only!) Justin
ENGL 2329.012: American Literature: Islands, Environment and Biogeography. (THIS section and
instructor only) TuTh 9:30‐10:50AM.McCown.
ENGL 3366: Topics in Literature and Environment. TR 9:30-10:50.
ENGL 4365.001. Children's Literature: The Child and Nature. MWF at 9am. Martin. ENGL 4399 (Restricted
to English majors): Utopian Literature. Roemer.
GEOG 1302. Introduction to Human Geography. MWF 11-11:50.
INT 4388.002. Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Introduction to Native America.
Akers. TR 9:30-10:50.

GROUP 2 -‐ Natural Sciences and Engineering
BIOL 2343. Evolution and Ecology. DeVito. MWF 1:150. MW 5:30-6:50. DeMuth Wintersesson: MTWRF
BIOL 3310‐002. Sustenance and Sustainability: The Human Ecology of Food. DeVito.M/W 3‐4:20 pm
BIOL 3310‐001. Biology of Texas. Roelke.MWF 1‐1:50.
BIOL 3328. Environmental Microbiology. Chrzanowiski. TR 12:30-1:50. BIOL 3355: Toxicology.
Purgason. MW 4-5:20.
BIOL 3356: Environmental Systems, Biological Aspects. Baker. M 6‐8:50. BIOL 3457. General Ecology.3
different sections available.
GEOL 4325. Paleoclimate and Climate Change TR 2-3:20

CE 3334. Principles of Environmental Engineering. MWF 8‐8:50.

[Independent studies,Honors theses,capstone courses with senior projects,studio or design courses,
Internships,or service learning courses may all be eligible for the ESS minor If the student
concentrates on topics related to environmentalor sustalnablllty studies.EmailDr.Alaimo for
approval.alaimo@uta.eduJ ESS Minors (Environmental and Sustalnability Studies).html