GE Pathway: Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability GE pathway provides holistic perspectives on environmental issues by exploring relationships between society and nature through interdisciplinary connections of natural science, social science, humanities, and business. Choose courses from this pathway to broaden your awareness of the environment and human interactions with ecosystems, learn different viewpoints about what the concept of "sustainability" means, and meet the challenges of promoting sustainability in the local community and at a global scale.

Students interested in this pathway, have the option of completing a GE minor. See information on GE Minor: Environmental Sustainability.

Pathway Requirements (12 units)

To complete the Environmental Sustainability GE Pathway, students are advised to complete at least four courses (12 units) by choosing one course from four of the following seven categories:

Category E -- Foundation Seminar
Leadership for Global Challenges: Citizenship in a Sustainable World (G)
Scientific Thinking for Community Resilience
GE Category B1 -- Physical Science
Environmental Geology and Geological Hazards (G; recommend GEOL 1060L to fulfill GE B3.)
Water in the West (G; both GEOL 2040 and GEOG 2040)
Water in the West
GE Category B2 -- Life Science
Sustainable Agriculture
GE Category B5 -- Upper Division Scientific Inquiry
Human Ecology
Chemistry and the Environment
Natural Disasters (G)
Energy and the Environment (G)
Introduction to Systems Modeling
GE Category C4 -- Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Analysis of Environmental Discourse (G, WI)
Environmental Literature (G)
Philosophy in the World (WI; Topic: Environmental Ethics)
Category D3 -- Social Science Discipline Perspectives
The Economy: Problems and Perspectives (G)
Environment and Society (G)
GE Category D4 -- Upper Division Social Science
Environmental Sustainability
Climate Change (G)
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