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Course Descriptions

The HUMANITIES study what it means to be human within a contemporary or historical context. These disciplines analyze the ideas and expressive artifacts of individuals or groups emphasizing qualitative rather than quantitative methods. The Humanities provide us with the broad frameworks within which enduring questions of existence, relationships, values, and aesthetics can be examined from multiple perspectives. The SOCIAL SCIENCES study human interactions and the social institutions in which these occur. These disciplines tend to adopt scientific methods, emphasizing quantitative rather than qualitative approaches. The Social Sciences provide us with the broad frameworks within which to analyze the nature of social systems, processes, and outcomes.

HUM H130 - Introduction to Sustainability

  • Credit Hours: 4R-OL-4C
  • Term Available: -
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: No
  • Prerequisites: Admission to HERE program or consent of Instructor
  • Corequisites: None

Surveys the fundamentals of sustainability in scientific, technical, and social contexts. Introduces students to the history of environmentalism and sustainability, along with the basics of ecology, climate assessment, natural cycles, life-cycle analysis, environmental economics, and other concepts.

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