Requirement and Courses

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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
~Native American Proverb

MINOR IN SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES | Curriculum and Course List1

 

Required course: GEV 3001 (3 cr.), which will replace one course from either the Humanities or Policy Stem
Select two courses from each of the three stems in the table given below
Students may count 1 course from their major or a relevant MSE courses toward the minor

  • HIS 1065 Global Env. History
  • HIS 2276 American Env. History
  • HIS 4499 Global Env. History
  • PHI 2121 Environmental Ethics
  • PHI 2430 Eco Feminism
  • PHI 4210 Environmental Philosophy
  • PJ 3000 Selected Topics 6
  • PJ 5000 Selected Topics 6
  • THL 4330 Christian Environmental Ethics
  • THL 4250 Global Poverty and Justice
  • GEV 3001 Intro to Sustainability Studies
  • ECO 3108 Global Political Economy
  • ECO 4200 Topics in Economics 6
  • GEV 2500 Global Change in Local Places
  • GEV 2520 Urban Geography
  • GEV 2525 Population Geography
  • GEV 3000 Selected Topics in Geo and the Env 6
  • GEV 3002 Ecosystem Services
  • GEV 3007 Urban Ecosystems
  • GEV 3570 Land Use Planning
  • GEV 3580 Natural Resources and Conservation
  • GEV 4330 Selected Topics in Env. Policy 6
  • GEV 4331 Env. Policy and Management
  • GEV 4332 Water Resources Planning
  • GEV 4333 Environmental Law
  • GEV 4335 Energy Policy
  • GEV 4340 Selected Topics in Env. Issues 6
  • GEV 4510 Special Topics in Geography 6
  • GEV 4517 Sustainable Development
  • MGT 2208 Global Corporate Responsibility
  • MGT 2352 Business in Emerging Markets
  • PA 2000 Public Policy
  • PSC 4275 Special Topics 6
  • GEV 3001 Intro to Sustainability Studies
  • BIO 3255 Introduction to Ecology 2
  • BIO 4385 Global Change Ecology
  • BIO 4451/52 Field Ecology and Evolution 2 5
  • BIO 4801 Conservation Biology 2
  • CEE 2211 Transportation Engineering
  • CEE 4608 Project & Construction Management
  • CEE 4612 CEE Undergrad Research6
  • CEE 7829 Sustainable Man Indust
  • CEE 4607 Special Topics6
  • CHE 5715 Alternative Energy
  • CHE 5001 Industrial Liquid and Solid Waste
  • CHE 4831/32 Chem. Eng. Research 5  6
  • CHM 1311/01 Inorganic Chemistry 5
  • EGR 7110 Climate Change / Sustainability
  • EGR 7111 Life Cycle / Impact Assessment
  • EGR 7112 Econ / Social Equity Integ.
  • EGR 7113 Sustainable Materials
  • GEV 1050 Environmental Science I 5
  • GEV 1051 Environmental Science II 2 5
  • GEV 1052 Environmental Studies I 3
  • GEV 1053 Environmental Studies II
  • GEV 3301 Fisheries
  • GEV 3302 Agriculture Sciences
  • GEV 3003 Environmental Geology
  • GEV 3303 Soil Science
  • GEV 3305 Energy Systems
  • GEV 3306 Alternative Energy
  • GEV 3308 Environmental Health
  • GEV 432X Lab Science Courses 2 4 5
  • GEV 4328 Climatology
  • GEV 4329 Global Change Research
  • GEV 4350 Spec Topics in Env Sci
  • GEV 4353 Green Science
  • GEV 4354 Biomimicry
  • GEV 4355 Tropical Ecology
  • GEV 4356 Global Change Science
  • GEV 4357 Ecosystem Ecology
  • GEV 4512 Medical Geography
  • GEV 4515 Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • MSE 20XX Mendel Science Experience 5 6
  • ME 5130 Intro to Sustainable Energy
  • ME 5140 Design of Gravity Water Ntwrks
  • MET 1222 Climate Change: Past and Present

1 This course list may be supplemented by the faculty advisor as new courses become available
2 Pre-requisites, see advisor
3 AP course credit may be applied
4 Any one of 10 environmental lab science courses
5 Associated lab section required, see advisor
6 Permission Required

For More Information and to Apply:

Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Villanova School of Business Contact:

Dr. Steven Goldsmith
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and the Environment
steven.goldsmith@villanova.edu

Students in the College of Engineering Contact:

Dr. Andrea Welker
Professor
College of Engineering
andrea.welker@villanova.edu


Faculty Oversight Committee

Dr. Paul C. Rosier
Department of History
610-519-4677

Dr. Andrea Welker
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
610-519-4959

Dr. Frank Galgano
Department of Geography and the Environment
610-519-3337

Contact Information

Department of Geography and the Environment
Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-3337
Fax: (610) 519-3338

Chair:
Dr. Francis A. Galgano

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Lisa J. Rodrigues

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