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2012-2014 COURSE CATALOGUE : SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR in Sustainable Community Development
6 courses, interdisciplinary
ENV 101; one technical writing course; one methods course; one service learning (SLC) course; one elective; and, the capstone ENV 351/ARCH 351. No more than two courses for the minor may be at the 100-level. Under special circumstances, other equivalent courses can be substituted for these requirements with prior approval by the SCD Chair.

Methods courses for the SCD Minor should focus on developing disciplinary- or program-specific skills applicable to community-based research and service projects. In general, these methods courses should build skills in evidence-based decision making in the sciences, social sciences or humanities. Specific skills might include but are not limited to survey design, statistics, ethnography, public policy analysis, design and graphic presentation, cost/benefit analysis, historical archive research, GIS, linear regression, environmental impact assessment, etc.

PROGRAM COURSES:

Introductory Course:
ENV 101 Sustainable Community Development

Writing Courses:
WRRH 200 Writer’s Seminar II
WRRH 205 Rhetorical Bytes: Digital Rhetoric & Writing with New Technologies
WRRH 250 Talk and Text: Intro Discourse Analysis
WRRH 300 Writer’s World of Discourses: Issues and Practice of American Journalism
WRRH 302 Op-Ed
WRRH 308 Reporting Online
WRRH 351 The Science Beat
WRRH 352 Writing in the Professional Workplace

Methods Courses:
ARCS 200 Design Studio I
ARCS 303 Designer’s Sketchbook
ANTH 273 Research Methods
BIOL 212 Biostatistics
ECON 202 Statistics
ENV 200 Environmental Science
ENV 203 Introduction to GIS
MDSC 308 Film Editing II
POL 261 Quantitative Research Meth in Political Science
PSY 210 Statistics & Design
SOC 211 Research Methods

Service Learning Courses:
ANTH 354/454 Food, Meaning, and Voice
ARCS 305 Env Design, Planning and Preservation
ENV 330 Sustainability, Commodities, and Consumption
PHIL 162 Ethics of Civil Engagement
PPOL 364 Social Policy and Community Activism
SJSP 101 Community-Based Research
SOC 290 Sociology of Community
WRRH 325 Rhetoric of Place

Electives:
Natural Science:
BIOL 225 Ecology
BIOL 316 Conservation Biology
BIOL 320 Agroecology
GEO 186 Introduction to Hydrogeology
GEO 210 Environmental Hydrology
PSY 227 Introduction to Social Psychology

Social Science:
ANTH 211 Power, Protest, & Politics
ANTH 212 NGOs and Development
ANTH 247 Urban Anthropology
ANTH 280 Environment and Culture
ANTH 340/440 Anthropology of the Global Commons
ECON 212 Environmental Economics
ECON 240 International Trade
ECON 245 Political Economy of Food and Agriculture
ECON 243 Political Economy of Race
ECON 303 Economics & Gender
ENV 215 Environment and Development in East Asia
ECON 331 Institutional Economics
ECON 344 Economic Development
ECON 345 Natural Resource & Energy Economics
ENV 201 Environment & Society
ENV 204 Geography of Garbage
ENV 205 Environmental Law
ENV 320 Natural Resource Law
ENV 340 Water and Energy in China
POL 211 Visions of the City
POL 236 Urban Politics & Public Policy
POL 335 Law & Society
PPOL 101 Democracy & Public Policy
PPOL 328 Environmental Policy
SOC 223 Inequalities
SOC 242 Sociology of Business & Management
SOC 249 Technology & Society
SOC 251 Sociology of the City
SOC 271 Sociology of Environment
SOC 375 Social Policy

Humanities:
ARTS 165 Introduction to Imaging
ARTS 166 Introduction to Video
ARCH 311 Modern Architecture
ARCH 312 Theories of Modern Architecture & Urbanism
ARCH 313 History of Modern Landscape Architecture
EDUC 348 National Parks
ENV 202 Human Values & the Environment
ENV 240 Environmental Justice in Film
ENV 245 Radical Environmentalism
ENV 333 Environmental Justice & American Literature
ENV 335 Food Justice: Literature, Art, & Activism
ENV 337 American Indian Environmentalism
HIST 151 Food Systems in History
HIST 215 American Urban History
HIST 246 American Environmental History
HIST 315 Contemporary America
LGBT 101 Introduction to LGBT Studies
MDSC 200 Cultures of Advertising
MDSC 303 History of Social Documentary
MDSC 304 Media & Theory
PHIL 154 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 158 Debating Public Policy
SJSP 100 Foundations of Social Justice
WMST 100 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WMST 212 Gender & Geography

Capstone Course:
ENV 351 Sustainable Community Development Methods