• The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
    Cambodia The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
  • Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity,  Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
    Nicaragua Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity, Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
  • Fracking Well Pad
    Pennsylvania Fracking Fracking Well Pad
  • The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.
    Nicaragua The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.

Curriculum

Sustainable Development Minor
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College of Arts and Sciences Minors

Minor Declaration Form

Minor declaration forms are also available in the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs: 31 Williams Hall, Suite 101


 
Fall 2017 Courses
 
SDEV 010-10  Challenges of Sustainable Development  42486  4 credits  (SS) ES, CBE Global  
History and principles of sustainable development, including their application to projects in both rich and poor countries. Survey of current environmental, social and economic challenges to sustainable development. Philosophy and ethics of external intervention for poverty alleviation and green development, especially in poor societies. Integrated approaches to sustainable development practice, including the inter-relationship of the health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and management.  Professor Orrs   M, W; 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. 
 
SDEV 011-10  Social Research for Engineers  44063  1-2 credits  (SS)   
Research project under the supervision of faculty. Instructor permission required  Staff    
 
SDEV 201-10  Sustainable Development Solutions, I  44048  3 credits  (SS) ES
Projects practicum in which cross-disciplinary teams of 5-6 students focus on understanding the context of a particular NGO amidst the broader social, economic, and scientific challenges to sustainable development. Analytic techniques for designing, implementing and evaluating projects. Nuts and bolts of development practice. Teams work on needs assessment related to their NGO’s proposed goals and devise innovative solutions for implementing development projects. On-the-ground field experience, whether international or domestic, is required. Course fee may apply. Oral presentations and written reports. Prerequisite: SDEV 010 or permission of the Program Director. Professor Orrs   TBD 
 
SDEV 202-10  Sustainable Development Solutions, II  42487  2-4 credits  (SS) ES  
Continuation and extension of projects begun in SDEV 201. Refine implementation strategies and develop project evaluation protocol. Oral presentations and written reports. Prerequisite: SDEV 201. Instructor permission required. Professor Orrs  TBD   
 
SDEV 203-10  Research in Sustainable Development  42488  2-4 credits  (SS) ES  
Students will work on sustainable development research projects not involving field work.  May be repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisite: SDEV 010 and instructor permission. Instructor permission required. Professor Orrs  TBD 
 
SDEV 300-10  Apprentice Teaching  43543  1-4 credits    
Deans permission required. Professor Orrs   M, W; 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. 
 
SDEV, ES 310-10  Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice  43066  4 credits  (SS)   
The broad goal of this course is to introduce students to the foundations of key sectoral and thematic knowledge for important challenges to sustainable development: food and nutritional security, social service delivery, energy policy, water resource management, urbanization, infrastructure, human rights, biodiversity, adaption to climate change, mitigating GHGs, sustainable business, good governance, and more. Through the Global Classroom, an approach pioneered by Columbia University and the Global Masters of Development Practice Association (http://globalmdp.org/), we will do this together virtually with academic partners from around the world.  
Professor Morris, Orrs   T; 7:45 - 10:35 a.m. 
 
SDEV 372-10  Independent Study in Sustainable Development  42489  1-4 credits  (HU, SS) ES  
Opportunity for students to pursue individual sutainabile development projects or continue work begin in SDEV 201/202.  May not count towards minor's credit requirements. Prerequisite: SDEV 010 and department permission.  Professor Orrs

Archived Courses
Spring 2017
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