Sustainability Courses Offered Fall 2018

Department Course Number Course Name Description Faculty
Athletic Training and Nutrition NUTR 1020 Science and Application of Human Nutrition Human nutrition is the platform to study the nature and integration of science across disciplines and in society through applied problem solving and data analysis. Nutritional balance and good health are explored in context of the levels of organization, metabolism and homeostasis, genetics and evolution, and ecological interactions. Aguilar-Alvarez
  NUTR 1240 Nutrition & Sustainable Cooking

This course explores sustainable ways to acquire, prepare and consume food to support a healthier individual, population, and environment. Food science principles will be emphasized in the laboratory experience.

Aguilar- Alvarez
Botany BTNY 1403 Enviornmental Appreciation

A life science general education course focused on the relationship between people and their environment.

Clark
Business Administration BSAD 1010 Introduction to Business

This course focuses on the basic of business. We spend one day on CRS topics and we also spend another day specifically on ethical practices within business.

Fawcett
  BSAD 3330 Business Ethics & Environmental Responsibility

This course focuses on achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in business by (somewhat paradoxically) making stakeholder trust the #1 priority- rather than shareholder profitability.

Hansen
  BSAD 4780 Strategic Management A business capstone course with the objective of training students how to integrate other business courses for the attainment of sustainable competitive advantage. Hansen
Construction Management Technology CMT 1100 Construction Management Orientation

This course introduces students to careers in the construction industry and is designed to help students develop a clear focus on their educational and occupational goals.  Emphasis on ethics and sustainable construction practices.

Soelburg
  CMT 1310 Construction Materials & Methods

This course covers the materials and construction methods used in buildings. Emphasis is placed on sustainable construction practices.

Soelberg
  CMT 1550

Construction Safety

The course is designed to explain the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) as well as other laws which apply to safety requirements and responsibilities of the construction professional.  Focus will be on sustainability in the built environment as it applies to safety.

Soelburg
  CMT 2990 Seminar

Construction Seminar which has a variety of topics, several of which deal with sustainable concepts.

Soelburg
  CMT 3510 Energy Management in Blg. M&E Systems

This course covers mechanical and electrical system design, operation and maintenance principles. Includes review of types of systems and equipment, and applications for each. Covers estimating, monitoring and managing the use of energy.

Van der Have
  CMT 3680 FM Operations

This course covers operational principles and leadership skills required of a successful senior-level facility management professional.

Van der Have
  CMT 4510 Design Charrette Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to solve real-world construction problems. Soelburg
Economics ECON 1010 Economics as a Social Science Demonstrates the inefficient uses of environmental resources due to market failures: externalities and public goods, and the tragedy of the commons.  Discusses the need for and types of third-party intervention to correct for market inefficiencies including command and control policies, emission taxes, and tradable discharge permit markets. Grijalva
Electronics Engineering Technology EET 2180 Solar PV Systems The purpose of this course is for each student to learn the fundamental knowledge and technology of solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems. This course discusses the limitation and the impacts of using fossil fuel energy and its possible impact on global climate change. This course will enable students to build an essential foundation towards how to design the solar PV systems for various applications. Incentives, rebates and policies from federal, state and local power company will also be addressed in the class. The students will learn how to acquire professional certifications if they are interested in developing a career in solar PV industry.  McCulley
  ECON 2010

Principles of Micoeconomics 

Examines an approach to allocating resources in a world with unlimited wants but limited resources.

Koford
  ECON 4010 Intermediate Microeconomics 

Intermediate Microeconomics is an upper level course covering how people use scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants and needs. Microeconomics focuses on the individual decisions made by economic agents-individuals, households, firms, or government. We will study how these decisions interact in markets. Topics covered related to sustainability include discussing possible solutions to the following problems: private provision of public goods, tragedy of the commons, satisfying unlimited wants under constraint, and various government failures. 

Yencha
  ECON 4520 Public Finance This course is a treatment of economic theory and applications in the field of public finance and fiscal policy. This course includes the study of market failure, the provision of public goods, benefir-cost analysis, public expenditures, bureaucracies, and the principles of government finance. Topics covered related to sustainability include discussing possible solutions to the following problems: private provison of public goods, tragedy of the commons, deficit financing, over(under)-provision of negative(positive) externalities, and various government failures. Yencha
English ENGL 2010 Intermediate College Writing 

The sustainability content will include readings and writing assignments in which students will explore sustainability issues.

Hudson
Geography GEOG 1000 Natural Environments of the Earth

Physical Science Gen. Ed. course that surveys the world’s natural systems (weather, climate, landforms, etc.) noting human impacts.

Ewert
  GEOG 1520 Geography of U.S. and Canada Explore the physical, cultural, historical, economic and political geography of this region and its subregions, including a consideration of issues of sustainability Mulder
  GEOG 2920 Shades of Green A 1-credit introduction to sustainability as approached by 15+ disciplines across campus with different faculty presenting each week. Mulder and T
  GEOG 3050 Weather and Climate This course examines the Earth's climate system, including basic weather phenomena such as clouds and fog, rain and snow, and storm systems. Climate change is a component of the course. In recent years we have undertaken a class undergraduate research project to measure the microclimate of xeriscape compared with grass. Bedford
  GEOG 3060 World Environmental Issues A study of global and local environmental issues such as changing air and water quality, food production, waste management, and other topics. This course identifies strategies for creating healthier and more sustainable ways of living within our natural and built environments. Mulder
  GEOG 3080 Arid Lands An exploration of the arid lands of the world and why theu have a distinct spatial location. The course also investigates sustainability practices of populations that inhabit these extreme parts of our planet. Joins use for a trek across our global deserts. Rich
  GEOG 3500 Geography of Utah

Explore the physical, cultural, historical, economic, and political geography of this region and its subregions, including a consideration of issues of sustainability.

Bryson
History HIST 4730 Commodities History: Coffee and Tobacco

This course will explore the birth of the global economy and the rapid diffusion of the new "sinful" commodities- especially sugar, coffee, and tobacco. An in-depth exploration of the emerging patterns of consumption and globalizing production will allow the class to focus on the long-term impact of cross-cultural contacts, technological transfers, and the rise of the popular culture of consumption, that ultimately affects not only historical perceptions of foreign contact but also our own.

Romaniello
Honors HNRS 3900 Curse, Cure, Cultures: The Social Impacts of Natural Resources

In this course, we will cover location-resource specific case studies (e.g crude oil in Nigeria), and societal outcomes associated with the resource production and use froma variety of perspectives. Sustainable and unsustainable managements practices will be compared and contrasted across locations and resources. The root causes of these practices will be discussed. Are they related to the institutions that emerged from colonial and imperial histories? Solutions to unsustainable resource management will be discussed.

Cumpsty and Roberts
Management Information Systems MIS/IST 4720 Emerging Technology

A unit that covers the three legged stool of sustainability. Students learn about how new emerging technologies can either positivly impact or negatively impact sustianability concepts. 

Clements
Physics PHYS 2090 Enviornmental Physics

TEnviornemental Physics studies the the production and distribution of energy and power in our society. A special focus is placed on the role of renewable energies in the overall portfolio of solutions to energy-related problems.

Palen
Social Work SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to social work as a profession and our values.  Includes the importance of a sustainable world through human development, birth control, and environmental issues.

Bonella
  SW 3930 Macro Practice for Social Workers

Course examines the relationship between society, humans, and the environment, and between humans about the environment. The sustainability of these relationships is of particular concern.

Bonella
Sociology SOC 1020 Social Problems A study of major social problems in contemporary society, including issues of environmental and economic sustainabiliy, as well as issues of social justice. Special emphasis is given to these issues and their consequences for today;s global and diverse society. Trentelman

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