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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


Sustainable Living

Issues of sustainable living involve every aspect of life. Humans are part of, and dependent upon, healthy functioning ecosystems. Sustainable living requires learning to live with ecosystem limits. Students increase their knowledge and awareness of environmental issues and problems, study and apply principles of sustainability, and develop thinking and communication skills in order to help solve complex problems and move humanity toward a more sustainable future. The minor consists of 20 credits (totaling five courses) with grades of C- or better, and no pass/fail courses. No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

Required Courses
NR 784, Sustainable Living
NR 601, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Living Internship
NR 785, Systems Thinking for Sustainable Living

Environmental Issues: one course below
NR 415, Global Biological Change
NR 435, Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness
NR 502, Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change
NR  701, Ecological Sustainability and Values 
NR 720, International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century
NR 724, Resolving Environmental Conflicts
SOC 565, Environment and Society

Ecology: one course below
NR 433, Wildlife Ecology
BIOL 541, General Ecology
NR 527, Forest Ecology
NR 660, Ecology and Biogeography of New Zealand
PBIO/ZOOL 503, Introduction to Marine Biology
NR 650, Principles of Conservation Biology

** Substitutions are possible with the approval of the program coordinator..

For additional information, contact the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, (603) 862-1022.