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ESS Minor Courses

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES (ESS) MINOR

The ESS Minor is open to students in ALL majors. It is part of CAPPA--the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public AffairsDue to prerequisite restrictions ARCH/INTD classes are limited to architecture and interior design declared majors only.

APPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES MINOR (PDF)

To schedule an appointment for minor advising with one of our advisors: click here

REQUIRED CORE COURSES CHOICES (SELECT ONE) -- 3 hours

  • ESST 2300: Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • CE 2300: Introduction to Sustainable Engineering

FIELD OF INTEREST (SELECT GROUP) -- 12 hours

FIELDS OF INTEREST: 

  • GROUP 1 - CAPPA, COB, COLA, SSW
  • GROUP 2 - COS, COE

ALTERNATE GROUP - 3 hours*

An additional 15 hours of coursework is to be completed from the list of courses below (or others approved by the ESS advisor). At least one course must be taken in each of the two groups. Students are encouraged to inquire about other courses that might qualify for credit. At least 6 hours must be taken as 3000- or 4000-level courses. Additional courses are expected to be approved each semester, so students are encouraged to consult regularly with the advisor. 

**Due to prerequisite restrictions ARCH/INTD classes are limited to architecture and interior design declared majors only.

* Students may be allowed to take additional classes from alternate group with advisor approval.


ESS-APPROVED COURSES:
(Courses with days/times listed are offered in SPRING 2020):

REQUIRED CORE CLASS

  • ESST 2300: Intro to Environmental and Sustainability Studies, TuTh 11:00A-12:20P
      OR
  • CE 2300: Introduction to Sustainable Engineering

GROUP 1 - CAPPA, COB, COLA, SSW

  • ANTH 3325: Ethnology of South America
  • ANTH 3354: Antropology of Hunting
  • ANTH 3357: Collapse and Sustainability of Societies
  • ARCH 3331: Architecture and Environment, MW 5:30P-6:50P**
  • ARCH 4307: The Life of Cities **
  • ARCH 4314: Historic Preservation & Restoration**
  • ARCH 4325: Environmental Control Systems I**
  • ARCH 4326: Environmental Control Systems II, Tu 2:00P-4:50P**
  • ARCH 4353: History of Landscape Architecture
  • ART 3357: Sustainable Design
  • ECON 4302: Environmental Economics
  • GEOG 2302: Human Geography, MWF 11:00A-11:50A
  • GEOG 2303: World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 3336: Environmental History of the United States, TuTh 11:00A-12:20P (also offered as HIST 3336, credit will only be granted for one)
  • HIST 3336: Environmental History of the United States, TuTh 11:00A-12:20P (also offered as GEOG 3336, credit will only be granted for one)
  • HIST 4388: Topics in History: Issues in Environmental History
  • INTD 4314: Historic Preservation and Restoration**
  • LARC 4300: Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Tu 7:00P-9:50P
  • PLAN 1301: Introduction to Urban Life, W 3:00P-5:50P
  • PLAN 3301: The Metroplex, Th 6:00P-8:50P
  • PLAN 4305: Foundations of Environmental Protection & Sustainability, Tu 6:00P-8:50P
  • PLAN 4320: Sustainable Communities, Tu 2:00P-4:50P
  • SOCI 3347: Environment and Society, TuTh 12:30P-1:50P

GROUP 2 - COS, COE

  • BIOL 1334: Life on Earth Evolution, Ecology, and Global Change, Multiple Sections
  • BIOL 1342: Evolution & Ecology
  • BIOL 1442: Evolution & Ecology, Multiple Sections
  • BIOL 3318: Limnology
  • BIOL 3328: Environmental Microbiology
  • BIOL 3355: Toxicology
  • BIOL 3356: Environmental Systems, Biological Aspects, M 6:00P-8:50P
  • BIOL 3357: Marine Biology
  • BIOL 3457: General Ecology
  • CE 3131: Environmental Analysis, Multiple Sections (1 credit hour)
  • CE 3301: Stochastic Models for Civil Engineering, TuTh 11:00A-12:20P
  • CE 3334: Principles of Environmental Engineering, MWF 9:00A-9:50A
  • CE 3342: Water Resources Engineering, MWF 10:00A-10:50A
  • CE 4323: Landfill Design
  • CE 4350: Intro to Air Pollution
  • CE 4351: Physical Unit Processes
  • CE 4354: Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • CE 4355: Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • CHEM 1345: Chemistry in the World Around Us
  • CHEM 1445: Chemistry I for Non-Science Majors
  • CHEM 1446: Chemistry II for Non-Science Majors
  • CHEM 4461: Instrumental Analysis, Multiple Sections
  • ENVR 1301: Introduction to Environmental Science, MW 1:00P-1:50P (+lab)
  • ENVR 1330: Global Warming, TuTh 12:30P-1:20P (+lab) [also offered as GEOL 1330]
  • ENVR 4303: Topics in Sustainability, TuTh 3:30P-4:50P 
  • GEOL 1301: Earth Systems
  • GEOL 1330: Global Warming, TuTh 12:30P-1:20P (+lab) [also offered as ENVR 1330]
  • GEOL 1340: Weather and Climate, W 5:30P-6:50P (+lab)
  • GEOL 2414: The Global Environment and Human Health
  • GEOL 2406: Natural Resources and Sustainability
  • GEOL 4308: Environmental Geochemistry
  • GEOL 4325: Paleoclimate and Climate Change
  • GEOL 4353: Volcanology, TuTh 3:30P-4:50P
  • GEOL 4465: Physical Oceanography and Limnology, TuTh 9:30A-10:50A (+lab)
  • MAE 4351: Aerospace Vehicle Design II
  • PHYS 1351:Energy and Environment, Online (+lab)
  • PSYC 3316: Environmental Psychology

Specialized Courses that can count as Group 1 or Group 2, depending on content:

  • ESST 3300: Independent Study. 3 units. Graded A-F.  Consent of instructor and director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor required. Independent, study on a specific topic related to sustainability and environmental studies. The student and the instructor will design the readings, research, and requirements. The supervising instructor may be from any department. The Director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies must approve of the topic and requirements. This course is open only to students minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.
  • ESST 3350: Independent Project. 3 units. Graded A-F.  Consent of instructor and director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor required. Independent research project or design project related to sustainability and environmental studies. The project may be scientific or artistic, involving experiments, engineering, planning or design.  Format will be designed by instructor and student. The supervising instructor may be from any department. The Director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies must approve of the project and requirements. This course is open only to students minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.
  • ESST 4300: Internship in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. 3 units. Graded Pass/Fail. Consent of the Director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies required. Provides the student with the opportunity to apply academic skills learned in environmental and sustainability studies to campus operations, or business, community, or nonprofit organizations. Students will work a certain number of hours and submit a written account of their experience and accomplishments to the Director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies. This course is open only to students minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

[Please contact Meghna Tare  Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact (ISGI), to arrange for ESST 3300, 3350, or 4300. You may only take one of these courses for the ESS Minor.]