Driven by rapidly growing demands for food, water, materials and fuels, humans have changed Earth more deeply and extensively in the last decades than in any other period of time. All over the world, natural resources, environmental quality, and biodiversity are being outstripped by the ever-expanding ‘ecological footprint’ of human activities. Meanwhile, the global population exceeds seven billion, and continues to increase. The development of effective management and environmental restoration strategies to reverse degradation of environmental systems while meeting increasing human demands on natural resources requires scientific insights and methods from various disciplinary approaches. The Sustainability major, therefore, includes methodological and theoretical frameworks from across the natural sciences, as well as from the social sciences. The Sustainability major is interdisciplinary and provides a unique combination of specializations so that students develop insights and knowledge that can be effectively applied to a range of sustainability issues. Students majoring in Sustainability will primarily graduate with a bachelor of science (BSc).
LUC’s major in Sustainability provides students with a foundation in the environmental sciences, which includes courses from the disciplines of ecology, Earth sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and information sciences. Because sustainability ultimately exists within a human context, however, this natural science framework is intricately linked to the social sciences, and includes courses in, for example, public policy, environmental law, and international development. In addition to providing a theoretical and applied understanding of Sustainability, the BSc major includes methodological training in quantitative analysis, field work, and computer modeling.
Field Methods in Environmental Sustainability,
Quantitative Research Methods,
Geographic Information Systems,
Tools of the Trade: Sustainability Research
These are the 100-level courses tagged as part of the Sustainability major.
|Environmental Science: Ecosystems and Biodiversity||1||I||5||100|
|Classics of the Sustainability Debate||2||III||5||100|
These are the 200-level courses tagged as part of the Sustainability major.
|Geographic Information Systems||1||I||5||200|
|Introduction to Game Theory||1||I||5||200|
|Quantitative Research Methods||1||I||5||200|
|Urban Environmental History||1||I||5||200|
|Earth Systems Science||1||II||5||200|
|Environmental Remote Sensing||1||II||5||200|
|Mathematical Modelling Fundamentals||1||II||5||200|
|Quantitative Research Methods||1||II||5||200|
|Sustainable Resource Management||1||II||5||200|
|Human Origins and Environmental Change||2||III||5||200|
|Sustainability and Resource Management in the Roman World||2||III||5||200|
|Water Resources and River Management||2||III||5||200|
|Biodiversity and Society||2||IV||5||200|
|Field Methods for Environmental Sustainability||2||IV||5||200|
|Quantitative Research Methods||2||IV||5||200|
These are the 300-level courses tagged as part of the Sustainability major.
|Energy, Environment, and Sustainability||1||I||5||300|
|Religion and Ecology||1||I||5||300|
|Advanced Quantitative Research Methods||2||III||5||300|
|Environment and Development||2||IV||5||300|
|International Environmental Law||2||IV||5||300|
|Structure and Dynamics of Ecological Systems||2||IV||5||300|