Courses Related to Sustainability Studies at ESU

 

In addition to completing the required courses listed, students majoring in Sustainability Studies must meet all graduation requirements at Emporia State University for the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree.  Graduation requirements are listed in the ESU Undergraduate catalog.

 

Those courses not highlightedare courses to be taken at ESU

Those courses highlighted in blue are courses to be taken at FHTC

Those courses highlighted in green are courses that may be taken at either institution

 

The Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree with a major in Sustainability Studies requires a minimum of 120 credit hours in courses chosen from the general education curriculum, the core courses, and one of the specialization tracks, as outlined below.

 

For ESU Bachelor of Applied Studies students, the curriculum is detailed below. Requirements for the Sustainability Studies major are as follows:

                Core courses = 34 credit hours

                Emphasis courses = 30 credit hours

                General Education Courses = 48-50 credit hours

                                                TOTAL = 112 – 114 credit hours

                                Electives = 6-8 credit hours to reach 120 credit hours

                                Or a minor (see list of suggested majors on page 2; most require 15-18 credit hours)

 

MAJOR IN SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES

 

TABLE 1.CORE COURSES: required of all majors in Sustainability Studies.

SUS 100 NCCER Certification (Your role in the green environment

1

SUS 102, Reduce, reuse, recycle.

1

SUS 200, High efficiency and green building in residential construction

3

SUS 202, Local food/sustainable agriculture

3

SUS 206, Alternative energies: Energy of the future

3

SUS 212, Energy management

3

ES/GE 254, Physical geography

3

PI 315, Environmental Ethics

3

PO 461, Environmental Policy (new course)

3

GE 300, Human ecology (new course)

3

Practicum or Internship. At ESU the internship consists of 2 semesters of 3 credit hours each, or 1 semester of 6 hours. Course number depends on ESU department and emphasis area. FHTC students complete Sustainability internship, SUS 215 (4 cr hrs) and Sustainability Independent Studies, SUS 216 (4 cr hrs)

6 (ESU)

8 (FHTC)

GE 455, ESU Sustainability Capstone (2 cr hrs).

FHTC students complete SUS *** portfolio presentation (0 cr hrs)

2 (ESU)

0 (FHTC)

Total core courses

34

 

 

EMPHASIS COURSES

 

The remaining courses required to reach the minimum of 120 credit hours will include coursework in the student’s chosen area of specialization, which will be one of the following two tracks: Politics and Business or Energy and Technology.

 

TABLE 2. Emphasis Courses. All students choose one.

EMPHASIS 1: Policy and Business*

cr. hrs.

EMPHASIS2:Energy and Technology*

cr. hrs.

BU 505 Business, Law and Sustainability

3

FHTC - Technical writing (possible course)

(3)

PO 462 U.S. Agricultural Policy

3

SUS 204 Solar Energy: Thermal, Air, PV, and design

3

PO 500 Quantitative Research Methods

3

CST 250 Introduction to Energy Efficient Building

1

PO 501 Qualitative Research Methods

3

BUS 250 Start Your Own Business

2

 

 

SUS 106 Small Farm Management

3

BU 255 Business Statistics

3

SUS 250 Building Design and Materials

3

 

3

SUS 104 Ecological Landscapes

3

BU 540 Business and Society

3

(possible new FHTC courses: water, intro to sustainability, triple bottom line, waste management)

 

**BU 553 Entrepreneurship Management (prereqs) (alternative for non-business majors?)

3

                                                              Subtotal

15

**MG 370 Small Business Management (3; prereqs; alternative for non-business majors?))

3

GE 351 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis (prereq ES 110/111)

3

BUS 250 Start your own business

2

GE 371 Cartography

3

PO 541 Clashing Views:  Environmental Issues

3

GE 551 Computer Mapping Systems (prereq ES/GE 351)

3

HCA 116 Sustainable Food Production/Culinary Applications

1

GE 572 GIS Applications (prereq GE 351, 551)

3

SUS 106 Small Farm Management

3

                                                              Subtotal

12

 

Total hours listed

 

30

Total hours listed

(will be 30 if the Technical Writing course is developed)

27

 

Recommended minors include geography, geospatial analysis, earth science, chemistry, public administration, or other appropriate field in the student’s area of interest.

 

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS for the BAS in SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES at ESU 48-50 credit hours.

 

**Indicates recommended courses for Sustainability Studies majors.

Those courses not highlighted are courses to be taken at ESU

Those courses highlighted in blue are courses to be taken at FHTC

Those courses highlighted in green are courses that may be taken at either institution

 

I. CORE SKILLS, 18 credit hours

Select courses from each of the following areas

 

A. Writing – 6 hours

EG 101 Composition I,/span> (3) ESU or FHTC

EG 102Composition II (3) ESU

B. Speaking and Listening – choose one, 3 hours

SP 100 Interpersonal Communication (3) ESU or FHTC

SP 101 Public Speaking (3) ESU or FHTC

C. Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning – 3 hours

MA 110 College Algebra (3) ESU or FHTC

D. Information Technology – choose one, 3 hours

CS 301 Fluency with Information Tech (3) ESU

IS 113 Intro to Micro Computer Applications (3) ESU or FHTC

ES/GE/EB351 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis (3) ESU

Other approved tech course (3) ESU or FHTC

 

II. CREATIVE ARTS, 2 credit hours

Select one course

AR 105 Art Appreciation (2) ESU

MU 226 Music Appreciation (2) ESU

TH 105 Theater Appreciation (2) ESU

 

III. HUMANITIES, 6 credit hours

Select one course from two of the following areas

A. History

HI 101 World Cultures to 1500 (3) ESU

HI 102 Modern World Civilizations (3) ESU

HI 111 US History to 1877 (3) ESU

HI112 US History since 1877 (3) ESU

HI 302 Introduction to History (3) ESU

B. Literature/Mass Media

EG 207 Literary Perspectives (3) ESU

JO 200 Mass Communications (3) ESU

C. Philosophy

PI 301 Ethics (3) ESU **

PI 325 Social and Political Philosophy (3) ESU

 

IV. LIFE and PHYSICAL SCIENCES, 9-10 credit hours

Select one course and lab from each area

 

A. Biological Sciences and Lab (choose one set, 4-5 hours)

BI 100 General Biology (3) FHTC

BI 101 General Biology Lab (1) FHTC

GB 100 General Biology (3) ESU

GB 101 General Biology Lab (1) ESU

GB 140 Principles of Biology (3) ESU **

GB 141 Principles of Biology Lab (1) ESU **

B. Physical Sciences and Lab (choose one set, 5 hours)

CH 110/111 Chemistry for Today’s World/Lab (4/1) ESU

CH 123/124 Chemistry I/Lab (3/2) ESU                                                                                                       

ES 110/111 Intro to Earth Science and Lab (4/1) ESU**

PH 140/141 College Physics/Lab (3/2) ESU

PH 190/191/192 Physics I/Lab (3/1/1) ESU

PS 100 Physical Science (4/1) FHTC

 

V. SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 6 credit hours

Select one course from each of the following areas

 

A. Economics

BC 103 Principles of Economics I (3) ESU**

BC 104 Principles of Economics II (3) ESU**

B. Political Science

PO 100 Intro to Govt. and Politics (3) ESU

PO 121 American Nat’l Government (3) ESU

PO 332 State and Local Govt. and Politics (3) ESU

C. Sociology

SO 101 Intro to Sociology (3) FHTC or ESU

SO 354 Information Technology and Society (3) ESU **

D. Psychology

PY 100 Intro to Psychology (3) FHTC or ESU

 

VI. MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES, 6 credit hours

Select one course from two of the following areas

 

A. Anthropology

AN 210 Contemporary Cultures (3) ESU

B. Ethnic and Gender Studies

ID 300 Issues in Ethnic and Gender Studies (3) ESU

C. Geography

GE 101 World Regional Geography (3) ESU

GE 354 Cultural Geography (3) ESU

 

VII. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING, 4-6 credit hours

Select one course

 

A. Business

BU 293 Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability (3) ESU **

B. Leadership Skills

CE 170 Principles of Leadership (3) ESU

XXX*** Leadership/span> (3) FHTC

C. Health and Well-Being

HL 150 Critical Health Issues and Decisions in Society (3) ESU

HHS 242 Current Trends in Health Care (3) FHTC

PE 100 Lifetime Fitness (1) ESU

 

** Recommended course for Sustainability Studies majors

 

 

NOTE: Students will work closely with their advisors to choose the general education courses most relevant to their area of specialization. Students may make substitutions with approval of advisor and the director of general education.

 

Courses in Sustainability