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Sustainability & Environmental Studies


Minor - Program Requirements

Jamie Thorn, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Goodhue Academic Center, Room 310

(270) 384-8132     thornj@lindsey.edu

Mission Statement

The sustainability & environmental studies program is founded on the principles of environmental ethics and the science of sustainability. The program offers students the opportunity to study the basic principles of sustainability; to examine the complications to achieving a more sustainable society; and to envision, propose, and apply the philosophies of environmental stewardship to their careers, communities, and daily lives.

Graduation Requirements

Students should note that the minor contributes between 12 and 21 hours toward the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level coursework.

Program Requirements: 24 hours

Along with the general education program and a major, students must complete the minor’s core requirements and must select program electives as indicated.

A.         Core Requirements: 12 hours

  • Introduction to Sustainability (SES 1123) – 3 hours
  • Environmental Education (SES 3123) – 3 hours
  • Solid Waste Management & Recycling (SES 3423) – 3 hours
  • Sustainable Natural Resource Management (SES 4223) – 3 hours

B.         Electives (select from the following): 12 hours

  • Global Energy Development (SES 2123) – 3 hours
  • Environmental Justice (SES 2223) – 3 hours
  • Topics in Sustainability & Environmental Studies (SES 3323) – 3 hours
  • Sustainable Agriculture (SES 3623) – 3 hours
  • Environmental Communication (COMM 3613) – 3 hours
  • Green Criminology (CRJS 4113) – 3 hours
  • International Relations (POSC 2213) – 3 hours
  • Science, Technology & Society (SCI 4303) – 3 hours