Sustainability Studies, Minor

Program Overview

The minor in Sustainability Studies focuses on the interactions between various systems—social, political, cultural, economic, technological, and ecological —that undergird environmental sustainability. Students use interdisciplinary approaches to investigate environmental problems.

A minor in Sustainability Studies is completed by taking 16 credits.

Course topics may include:

  • Environment and Society
  • Nature/Society
  • Sustainability Debates
  • A Century of Environmental Thought
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Sustainability by Design
  • Sustainability Careers
  • Energy Politics
  • Resilience Planning
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • History of American Technology
  • Environmental Law
  • Consumer Culture
  • Food, Farms, and Famine
  • Sustainability Problems
  • Sustainability Education
  • Sustainability by Design
  • Energy Politics
  • Resilience Planning
  • Politics of Design
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Globalization and Development
  • Consumer Culture

See course catalog for details.


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 4307, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2576

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