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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)

REQUIRED CORE COURSES -- 3 hours

ESST 2300: Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies

FIELD OF INTEREST (SELECT GROUP) -- 12 hours

FIELDS OF INTEREST: 

  • GROUP 1 - Urban, Liberal Arts, and Business
  • GROUP 2 - Natural Sciences and Engineering

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 for FALL 2019:

REQUIRED CORE CLASS

  • ESST 2300: Intro to Environmental and Sustainability Studies (NOT OFFERED SUMMER 2019 OR FALL 2019)

GROUP 1 - URBAN, LIBERAL ARTS, AND BUSINESS

  • ARCH 3331: Architecture and Environment, MW 5:30P-6:50P**
  • ARCH 4307: The Life of Cities, Th 2:00P-4:50P**
  • ARCH 4311:
    • 001: Planning & Design for the Sustainable City, TuTh 12:30P-1:50P**
  • ARCH 4314: Historic Preservation and Restoration, Tu 7:00P-9:50P**
  • ARCH 4325: Environmental Control Systems I, Tu 7:00P-9:50P**
  • ARCH 4353: History of Landscape Architecture, TuTh 11:00A-12:20P**
  • ART 3357: Sustainable Design, TuTh 2:00P-4:50P
  • GEOG 2302: Human Geography, Multiple Sections
  • GEOG 2303: World Regional Geography, Multiple Sections
  • INTD 4314: Historic Preservation and Restoration, Tu 7:00P-9:50P**
  • LARC 4300: Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Th 7:00P-9:50P
  • PLAN 1301: Introduction to Urban Life, Th 3:00P-5:50P
  • PLAN 3301: The Metroplex, Th 2:00P-4:50P
  • PLAN 4305: Foundations of Environmental Protection and 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 - NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

  • BIOL 1334: Life on Earth Evolution, Ecology, and Global Change, Multiple Sections
  • BIOL 1442: Evolution & Ecology, Multiple Sections
  • BIOL 3310-001: Topics in Biology: Global Change Biology, TuTh 2:00P-3:20P
  • BIOL 3318-001: Limnology, MWF 9:00A-9:50A
  • BIOL 3355: Toxicology, MW 4:00P-5:20P
  • BIOL 3457: General Ecology, Multiple Sections
  • CE 3131: Environmental Analysis, Multiple Sections (1 credit hour)
  • CE 3301: Stochastic Models for Civil Engineering, Multiple Sections
  • CE 3334: Principles of Environmental Engineering, Multiple Sections
  • CE 3342: Water Resources Engineering, Multiple Sections
  • CHEM 1345: Chemistry and the World Around Us, Multiple Sections
  • CHEM 4461: Instrumental Analysis, Multiple Sections
  • ENVR 1301: Introduction to Environmental Science, Multiple Sections
  • ENVR 1330: Global Warming, TuTh 9:30A-10:20A (+lab)
  • ENVR 2414: The Global Environment and Human Health, MW 4:00P-5:20P (+lab)
  • GEOL 1340: Weather and Climate, W 5:30P-6:50P (+lab)
  • GEOL 1350: Intro to Oceonography, TuTh 12:30P-1:20P (+lab)
  • GEOL 4305-001: Topics in Geology: Issues in Environmental Health, Th 5:30P-8:20P
  • GEOL 4353: Volcanology, TuTh 3:30P-4:50P
  • GEOL 4420: Hydrogeology, W 4:00P-6:50P (+lab)
  • GEOL 4465: Physical Oceanography and Limnology, TuTh 11:00A-12:20P (+lab)
  • PHYS 1351: Energy and Environment, Online (+lab)

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 Dr. Douglas Klahr, Associate Dean of CAPPA at klahr@uta.edu, to arrange for ESST 3300, 3350, or 4300. You may only take one of these courses for the ESS Minor.]