Urban Sustainability Minor

The Minor in Urban Sustainability will provide students with an opportunity to further their understanding of the myriad issues in fostering environmental preservation, equity, and economic development (the 3-Es of sustainability) in urban areas, while providing them with a foundation for advancing their academic and professional interests in the many directions related to sustainability. The minor requires the completion of 18 credits.


US/GPH/HIS/PS 2000/SOC 2500Introduction to Urban Studies4
GPH 3130Introductory Urban Geography4
UP 4460Sustainable Cities3
Select two electives from the following:7
Urban Anthropology
Ecology and the Environment
Landscape Ecology
Topics in Rhetoric and Writing 1
Air and Water in Environmental Systems
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
American Environmental History
World Environmental History since 1900
Global Cities
African Cities
Ethics and Politics of Public Policy
Environmental Policy and Politics
Techniques of Policy Analysis
Sociology of the Environment
Social Inequality
Cities and Food
Modern American Cities
Total Credits18