Sustainability and Sustainable Development
(18 credit hours) The sustainable development concentration focuses on the balancing of human needs with the protection of the natural and social environments. Components of a sustainable development strategy encompass environmental, economic, social, and political elements.
Required Courses (6 credit hours)
The following two courses:
|SPEA-V 515||Sustainable Communities
|SPEA-V 596||Sustainable Development||(3 cr.)|
Context for Sustainability (6 credit hours)
Students select two courses from a listing of classes that examine specific contexts for sustainability. Students are encouraged to develop courses that lead to expertise in a particular context.
Development, Policy and Entrepreneurship:
SPEA-V 550 Topics in Public Affairs: Energy Policy (3 cr.
SPEA-V 559 Principles and Practices of Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 576 Approaches to Development (3 cr.)
|SPEA-V 622||Seminar in Urban Economic Development||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 625||Environmental Economics and Policy||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 643||Natural Resource Management and Policy||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 669||Economic Development, Globalization, and Entrepreneurship||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 710||Topics in Public Policy: International Environmental Policy||(3 cr.)|
SPEA-E 460 Fisheries and Wildlife Manangement (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 522 Urban Forest Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 528 Forest Ecology and Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 532 Introduction to Applied Ecology (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 534 Restoration Ecology (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 545 Lake and Watershed Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 557 Conservation Biology (3 cr.)
Analytical Tools: (6 credit hours)
Select two of the following courses:
|SPEA-E 529||Application of Geographical Information Systems||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-E 560||Environment Risk Analysis||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 541||Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public and Environmental Policies||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 547||Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 562||Public Program Evaluation||(3 cr.)|
other relevant course identified by the student and the academic advisor, according to the specific career plans of the student.