Courses

GES 101  Foundations of Environmental Sustainability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Concepts, foundations, and metrics of global environmental sustainability applied to global challenges.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 130  Introduction to Sustainability Engagement  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to sustainability engagement via experiential learning.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Enrolled in Eco-leaders Peer Education Program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 141  Introduction to Sustainable Energy  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy sources. Energy conversion, distribution, and storage. Energy and the environment. Energy economics and policy.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 192  Global Environmental Sustainability Seminar  Credits: 3 (0-0-0)

Course Description: Critical interconnections of global environmental sustainability, the environment, economics, and society.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 330A  Sustainability in Practice: Project  Credits: 2 (1-0-1)

Course Description: Engages students in real-world sustainability applications and empowers them to design and execute their own program or research project. A) Project. B) Service Learning.
Prerequisite: GES 101 or GES 130.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both GES 330A and GES 330B.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 330B  Sustainability in Practice: Service Learning  Credits: 3 (1-0-2)

Course Description: Engages students in real-world sustainability applications and empowers them to design and execute their own program or research project. A) Project. B) Service Learning.
Prerequisite: GES 101 or GES 130.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both GES 330A and GES 330B.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 441  Analysis of Sustainable Energy Solutions  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Methods of evaluating sustainable energy technologies, including life cycle assessment, energy return on investment, technoeconomic analysis, and political ecology.
Prerequisite: GES 141.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 450  Global Sustainability and Health  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Impact of anthropogenic environmental change on human, animal and environmental health.
Prerequisite: GES 101.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 460  Law and Sustainability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the domestic and international laws that influence and interact with the implementation of sustainability in the U.S. and abroad.
Prerequisite: GES 101.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 470  Applications of Environmental Sustainability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Integration of the dimensions of global environmental sustainability--environment, society, and economy--through case studies and team project.
Prerequisite: GES 101.
Registration Information: Must have completed 12 credits of GES interdisciplinary minor; junior or senior standing. Sections may be offered: Online. Required field trips.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

GES 520  Issues in Global Environmental Sustainability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of the different major dimensions/definitions of sustainability in current issues involving environmental, social and economic systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.