Minor Area of Specialization in Sustainable Business (People & Society)
The 12-credit-hour minor in Sustainable Business is available to both Business and non-Business students alike. Interdisciplinary in nature, the coursework will provide students with an introduction to the business concepts of sustainability, followed by additional perspectives from the science/technical and policy/social issues fields. It concludes with an integrative, experiential, project-based capstone course that requires students to apply their knowledge to pressing current business problems.
Interested students should consult with an academic advisor in the School or College of their degree/major to declare the minor in Sustainable Business.
|Required Courses 1||6|
|Intro to Corporate Sustainability|
or BSL 306
|Introduction to Corporate Sustainability|
|Multidisciplinary Action Projects (Capstone course)|
|Sustainability Science/Technical Courses (Choose one): 1, 2||3|
|Environmental Building Systems I|
|Environmental Building Systems II|
|Introduction to Ecology|
|Introduction to Environmental Engineering (pre-requisites MTH 161 and CHM 111 or CHM 151)|
|Introduction to the Earth's Ecosystem|
|Ecological Principles and Environmental Applications|
|Conservation in Practice (taught in the Galapagos)|
|Reef Coral Biology, Ecology, and Conservation|
|Oceans and Human Health (permission of instructor required)|
|Life in the Sea|
|Sustainability Policy/Social Issues Courses (Choose one - check for pre-requisites): 1, 2||3|
|Black Leadership in the U.S.|
|Anthropology of Nature and Environment|
|Introduction to Environmental Policy|
|Perspectives on Environmental Decision Making|
|Ecology and Land Use in the Galapagos|
|Global Food: A Hands-On Approach|
|Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|Introduction to LGBTQ Studies|
|Gender, Race, and Class|
|Mental Illness, Gender, and Psychiatry|
|Climate and Global Change|
|Water Resources: History, Management, and Policy|
|Environmental Politics and Policy|
|Global Energy Politics|
|Environmental Policy Making|
|Business and Society|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
No course may double count in any other major, minor, or cognate.
All specific coursework for the minor area of specialization in Sustainable Business must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization. All courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure.
Many other relevant upper level courses with prerequisites, and Special Topics courses may be available at or offered by other UM Schools and Colleges. These may be approved to satisfy the appropriate "Science/Technical" or "Policy/Social Issues" course requirement, after consultation with the academic advisor.