Sustainability Studies Minor

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


The Sustainability Studies Minor program is designed to provide students with a multi-disciplinary foundation for thinking about sustainability, discussing the concept of sustainability from a biogeochemical perspective, addressing the social and economic facets of sustainability, and discussing the challenges that face humanity in becoming sustainable.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Create a personal definition of sustainability.
  • Analyze human impacts on natural systems and processes that affect the ability of humanity to live sustainably.
  • Interpret sustainability issues in the context of element cycles.
  • Compare and contrast the role of public and private entities in creating sustainable societies.
  • Identify facets of social/economic/industrial structures that could be changed to make society more sustainable.

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