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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.

Required Courses

US/GPH/HIS/PS 2000/SOC 2500Introduction to Urban Studies4
GPH 3130Introductory Urban Geography4
UP 4460Sustainable Cities3

Elective Courses 

Select two electives from the following:7
Black Detroit
Race and Racism in America
Black Urban History
Black Social Movements
Global Detroit
Food and Culture
Digital Storytelling and Ethnic Detroit
World Cultures
Global Health
Basic Life Diversity
Ecology and the Environment
General Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Chemistry and Your World
Survey of General Chemistry
Survey of Organic/Biochemistry
Chemistry Skills and Reasoning
General, Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Geology: The Science of the Earth
Geology: The Science of the Earth Laboratory
Interpreting the Earth
Introduction to Environmental Science
Meteorology: The Study of Weather
Introduction to Environmental Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Air and Water in Environmental Systems
Structural Geology
Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Introduction to Global Issues and Institutions
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Public Policy
Ethics and Politics of Public Policy
Detroit Politics: Continuity and Change in City and Suburbs
Environmental Policy and Politics
Techniques of Policy Analysis
Introduction to Public Health
Environmental Health
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
Public Health and the City
Social Psychology
Sociology of the Environment
Sociology of Development
Social Inequality
People on the Move
Cities and Food
Global Urbanism
Black Detroit
Urban and Regional Planning
Public Health and the City
History of Detroit
Topics in Urban Studies and Geography
Cities and Regions
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