Program Learning Outcomes for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Energy and Water Sustainability
1. Upon completing the minor in Energy and Water Sustainability, students will be able to: Apply basic economic concepts of energy and water sustainability including aspects of environmental economics and project - scale economic issues.
2. Understand basic environmental issues applicable to energy and water sustainability.
3. Conduct evaluations of social aspects from a sustainability perspective.
4. Evaluate projects and political systems from the standpoint of energy and water issues as well as more general sustainability issues.
5. Apply sustainability concepts at varying scales and viewpoints, including project level, corporate level, and municipal, state, national, and international levels.
6. Understand the role of climate change on future projects and societies.
Course Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Energy and Water Sustainability
Students pursuing the minor in Energy and Water Sustainability must complete:
• A minimum of seven courses (at least 19 credit hours) to satisfy the minor requirements.
• A Design Practicum
• A maximum of two courses applied towards the minor can be used to fulfill a student's major requirements.
The courses listed below satisfy the requirements for the Undergraduate Minor in Energy & Water Sustainability. In certain instances, courses not on this official list may be substituted upon approval of the minor’s academic advisor (or official certifier). Students and their academic advisers should identify and clearly document the courses to be taken.
CEVE 499: Special Topics [at least 1 credit hour]
Students are required to complete 1 special topics course (CEVE 499), typically during the fall semester of their senior year. Students in engineering and architecture will fulfill this requirement by preparing a report that describes the incorporation of sustainability concepts into their design effort in consultation with their senior (capstone) design course instructor. Students not engaged in a suitable design project will either consult with an extant design group or pursue a project related to their own area of study in consultation with the EWSU advisers.
Students must choose three electives (at least three credits each), with no more than two drawn from any one of three different defined areas of specialization. No more than two of these electives can be used also to fulfill major requirements, and at least one elective course must be taken from a different school than the one hosting the student’s major. Should students wish to substitute a course for the sustainability area that is not listed, please consult with the EWSU adviser.
Directed Elective: Energy
Directed Elective: Water
Directed Elective: Sustainability