MINOR IN SUSTAINABILITY
For anyone who breathes, drinks water, and eats food, it is crucial that we learn how to live sustainably in the world that provides us with these resources. Specifically, how can we impact the natural environment as lightly as possible, provide economic opportunities that nurture both natural and social capital, and treat all human beings equally?
These diverse approaches are often referred to as the “three-legged stool” of sustainability, because if any of these legs is omitted, the whole structure will collapse.
Students who minor in Sustainability at TCU will be introduced to environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability, and will have the opportunity to explore these approaches in greater depth. After completing this minor, students will have a knowledge base emphasizing the interconnection and interdependence of human interactions with the natural world and implications for sustainable development, both locally and globally.
The interdisciplinary nature of the program will also facilitate the development of the critical-thinking skills needed to operate effectively in diverse academic and industry environments.
A campus-wide faculty committee acts as stewards of the program, along with the Institute for Environmental Studies.
WHAT CLASSES ARE OFFERED?
ENSC 10143 Contemporary Environmental Issues
ANTH 30663 Food Justice
ANTH 30743 Animals, Religion, and Culture
ANTH 30783 Anthropological Approaches to Nature and the Sacred
ANTH 30823 Native American Religions and Ecology
ANTH 40433 Transnational Processes: Globalization, Migrations, and Borders
ECON 40970 Experimental Course
ENGL 30153 Nature Writing in Nature
HIST 40853 American Environmental History
PHIL 20333 Environmental Philosophy
POSC 33133 Energy and Global Geostrategy
RELI 30783 Religion and Environmental Ethics
SOCI 20223 Social Problems
SOCI 30233 Sustainability: Environmental, Social & Economic Issues
SOCI 30253 Environmental Sociology
SOCI 40303 Animals, Culture and Society
BIOL 30403 Ecology and the Environment
BIOL 40353 Wildlife Ecology and Management
ENGR 30113 Energy in Society
ENSC 30133 Concepts in Environmental Science
ENSC 30313 Environmental Issues in Costa Rica
ENSC 30453 Wildlife Research Project
ENSC 40193 Environmental Stewardship Seminar
ENSC 40603 South African Biodiversity and Human Development Part 1
ENSC 50233 Urban Wildlife
ENSC 50333 Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation
ENSC 50703 Environmental Compliance
ENSC 50753 Environmental Management Systems
ENSC 50793 Environmental Sustainability
NTDT 30993 A Global Perspective in Food Insecurity
RAMA 20103 Challenges of Global Food Production
MANA 30773 Entrepreneurship and Energy
GEOG 30813 Environment and Society