Minor in Sustainability

Emory University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor
Completion: Twenty-two hours required, including a Foundations team-taught course and a 2-credit Capstone Seminar.
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Minor in Sustainability offers students an integrated exploration of sustainability issues across diverse fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including environmental, social, and economic dimensions. The Minor in Sustainability requires six courses: two core courses and four elective courses from an approved list. The core courses are IDS 206-a four-credit introductory team-taught course-and a two-hour Capstone Seminar, IDS 391. Students minoring in Sustainability will be required to demonstrate their developing body of knowledge and integration across fields with an electronic portfolio, written across the semesters of the minor and reviewed by a faculty steering committee. An approved Capstone Project that integrates classroom work with experiential learning through research, internship, or sustainability-related activity will strengthen social and technical skills and offer experience with a hands-on activity, collective action or workplace initiative. The capstone project can be fulfilled through an elective course, in the Capstone Seminar, or independently.

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