Find Sustainability-Related Courses

The courses below are classified as a sustainability course (in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge) or as a course that includes sustainability (e.g. as a module, unit or activity that integrates sustainability issues).  Report necessary corrections

Also, consider browsing sustainability-related thematic tracks to satisfy GEP (General Education Program) requirements for your degree.

 

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AccountingACC310Intermediate Financial Accounting IConceptual framework of fnancial accounting and process of development of professional standards. Foundations of accounting and reporting systems. Measurement and reporting issues for cash, receivables, inventories, and non-current assets. Course includes a module in sustainability.Course that includes sustainability
AccountingACC311Intermediate Financial Accounting IIA continuation of topics introduced in Intermediate Financial Accounting I [ACC 310]. Topics include accounting for investments in equity and debt securities, measurement and recognition of current and non-current liabilities, accounting for operating and capital leases, accounting for pension and post-retirement beneft plans, determination and classifcation issues related to deferred income taxes, and accounting for various forms of stock-based compensation plans. Course includes a module in sustainability.Course that includes sustainability
AccountingACC533Accounting and Tax ResearchA study of research methods, procedures and tools used to develop solutions to technical and policy-oriented business problems. Students will consult various competent authorities on taxation, accounting, auditing, and general business in the development of business problem solving techniques. This course includes a sustainability module.Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC380Water Resources: Global Issues in Ecology, Policy, Management, and AdvocacyThis course will take a broad look at global issues associated with water resources, including the ways that people interact with water [how we use, degrade, conserve, and advocate for water and water rights]. And how these interactions shape our lives. Woven throughout the course is the fact that science [ecology], policy [resource management], and cultural perspectives interact [sometimes in cooperation and sometimes in conflict] on many topics related to water. Students will explore water resource issues from the perspectives of ecology, natural resource management, and different cultures. The course is appropriate for students with interests in the life and social sciences.Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC400Applied EcologyGlobal climate change, over-fishing, habitat loss, altered nutrient cycles, and the spread of invasive species are among the world's pressing global environmental issues. Solutions to these problems are complex, but firmly rooted in the fundamental tenets of ecological theory. The field of applied ecology is premised on using these fundamental ecological principles to help solve the environmental challenges we face. This course will provide an overview of the field of applied ecology, based on a series of 12 individual case studies. Working from the individual to global level, the course will provide a broad perspective on the field of applied ecology.Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC761Conservation and Climate ScienceConservation Science applies principles from ecology, genetics, and other biological disciplines and social sciences to the conservation of biological diversity. This course will train students in techniques in population ecology such as population viability analysis; community ecology and theories of biodiversity; and reserve selection algorithms. The course will also expose and trains students to understand climate science and using climate data for ecological studies. The class will examine threats to biodiversity such as habitat fragmentation and loss, climate change, and invasion by exotic species. These issues will be considered within the context of economic, social, and legal constraints. Graduate status or permission of instructor.Sustainability course
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC442Biology of Fishes LaboratoryField and laboratory exercises with the common fsh species and communities of North Carolina. Field trips to local streams and lakes plus weekend trips to coastal, estuarine, and mountain habitats.Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC501OrnithologyThe biology of birds. Lecture topics include evolution, functional morphology, physiology, ecology and behavior. Field and museum laboratories emphasize particular aspects of morphology, ecology and behavior, as well as taxonomy and identifcation.One coastal weekend feld trip required.Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC419Freshwater EcologyThe course explores the structure and function of streams, lakes, and wetlands, including physical, chemical and biological controls of productivity and species composition of aquatic plants and animals and effects of pollution on organisms and water quality. The laboratory emphasizes modern, hands-on techniques for answering fundamental and applied questions. One local weekend field trip required. Credit in both AEC 419 and AEC 519 is not allowedCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC519Freshwater EcologyThe course explores the structure and function of streams, lakes, and wetlands, including physical, chemical and biological controls of productivity and species composition of aquatic plants and animals and effects of pollution on organisms and water quality. The laboratory emphasizes modern, hands-on techniques for answering fundamental and applied questions. One local weekend field trip required. Credit in both AEC 419 and AEC 519 is not allowedCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC420Introduction to Fisheries ScienceRole of fsh in aquatic ecosystems, fsh biology, fsh ecology, fsheries management and conservation. Emphasis on aquatic ecosystems and food webs, life history and ecology of important sport and commercial fshes, population and community dynamics, and theory and practice of fsheries management and conservation. Case studies from freshwater, estuarine and marine systemsCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC492External Learning Experience in Applied EcologyLearning experience in applied ecology within an academic framework with facilities and resources on or off campus. Contact and arrangements with prospective supervisors must be done by the student. Prior approval by faculty advisor and minor coordinator in department of applied ecology is required. Students are responsible for risk and safety assessment at off campus locations. Students are responsible for transportationCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC493Internal Learning Experience in Applied EcologyInternal learning experience in applied ecology within an academic framework with facilities and resources on campus. Contact and arrangements with prospective supervisors must be done by the student. Prior approval by faculty advisor and minor coordinator in department of applied ecology is required. Students are responsible for risk and safety assessment at off campus locations Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEC460Field Ecology and MethodsField Ecology and Methods will expose senior students with interests in Ecology and Evolution to the diverse feld approaches used to address ecological questions. The course considers and implements a variety of feld approaches ranging from microcosm experiments to global studies of patterns and diversity. Course is restricted to seniorsCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEE505Trends and Issues in Agricultural and Extension EducationScientifc, political, demographic, social, educational, technological, and environmental trends and issues that will contribute to the future structure and operation of agricultural and extension education in the United States.Sustainability course
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEE705International Agricultural DevelopmentSustainability course
Agricultural & Extension EducationAEE208Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and ImplicationsTrends and issues of agricultural biotechnology in today's society are addressed while covering the basic biological science behind the technology. Applications of and policy issues associated with plant, animal, and environmental biotechnology used in the agricultural industry are examined from an interdisciplinary approachSustainability course
Agricultural & Extension EducationAES323Water ManagementWater management principles applied to agriculture; hydrologic cycle, runoff, surface and subsurface drainage, soil conservation measures to reduce erosion and sedimentation, irrigation, pond construction, open channel fow, water rights and environmental laws pertaining to water management. Emphasis on problem solvingCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Extension EducationAES332Management of Animal EnvironmentsEnvironmental relationships, design methods, materials and construction procedures as they relate to agricultural animal production facilities. Problem situations integrating structural design, environmental control, and waste handlingCourse that includes sustainability
Interdisciplinary StudiesAFS/SOC305Racial and Ethnic RelationsStudy of the nature of the relationships among racial and ethnic groups in societies around the world but with emphasis on the United States. Explores topics such as inequalities of wealth, power, and status, racism, confict, and social boundaries among groups. Current trends in intergroup relations are discussed.Course that includes sustainability
AnthropologyANT475Environmental ArchaeologyArchaeological investigation of human-environmental interactions and human impacts on ancient environments. Focuses on the causes of environmental change [climate, human activity] and the implications for understanding human nature, predicting future problems, and addressing current crises. Topics include reconstructing paleoclimate, the extinction of megafuana, anthropogenic landscapes, environmental degradation and the collapse of ancient states, sustainability and the Anthropocene.Course that includes sustainability
AnthropologyANT575Environmental ArchaeologyArchaeological investigation of human-environmental interactions and human impacts on ancient environments. Focuses on the causes of environmental change [climate, human activity] and the implications for understanding human nature, predicting future problems, and addressing current crises. Topics include reconstructing paleoclimate, the extinction of megafuana, anthropogenic landscapes, environmental degradation and the collapse of ancient states, sustainability and the Anthropocene.Course that includes sustainability
AnthropologyANT550Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable LivingExamines the myriad ways that culture serves to mediate the human-environmental equation. Focus is given to different belief systems, subsistence strategies, technological achievements, and policy formulations. Topics covered include cultural ecology, gender and the environment, land tenure, development, ethnoscience and cognitive ecology, subsistence and social organization, historical and political ecology, environmentalism, and environmental policy issues.Sustainability course
AnthropologyANT433Anthropology of Ecotourism and Heritage ConservationIntroduction to how cultures and societies view, utilize, interpret, manage and conserve environmental and cultural heritage resources; includes examination of theory and concepts of place, identity, sacred heritage, ecotourism, wildlife management as well as the cultural politics and practices of environmentalist and heritage management. Some limited travel to NC heritage sitesSustainability course
AnthropologyANT450Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable LivingExamines the myriad ways that culture serves to mediate the human-environmental equation. Focus is given to different belief systems, subsistence strategies, technological achievements, and policy formulations. Topics covered include cultural ecology, gender and the environment, land tenure, development, ethnoscience and cognitive ecology, subsistence and social organization, historical and political ecology, environmentalism, and environmental policy issues.Sustainability course
ArchitectureARC140Experiencing ArchitectureAn introductory course intended to provide non-majors with a foundation in the basic concepts of architecture. Provides a general understanding of contemporary issues and theory in architecture, concerns about green architecture and sustainability, architecture practice and the role architecture plays in the design of cities.Course that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC403Architectural Design Fundamentals: EnvironmentAn introductory architectural design studio for M. Arch, Track 3 students investigating the relationship between environment and built form. Solar orientation, climate, topography, vegetation, and constructed context in relationship to user needs as parameters for design proposals. Particular emphasis on design fundamentals and conventions of architectural communication.Course that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC520Sustainable ArchitectureThis survey course provides students with a solid knowledge base in the numerous aspects of sustainable design touching not only upon strategies, but also various philosophies behind sustainability and the green building movement. This course examines the impact of the built environment on natural systems and questions what it truly means to build responsibly. Lectures, discussions, guest speakers, and field trips create a critical foundation for green building considerations to be references in design at a variety of scales. Restricted to M. Arch, B. Arch, and BEDA seniors. Non-architecture majors by instructor's permission.Sustainability course
ArchitectureARC522Building Energy Efficiency & Renewable EnergyThis course will discuss and develop strategies for the design of sustainable buildings. The two primary topics addressed are: 1] energy efficiency and 2] renewable energy. The students will learn and discuss ways to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The renewable energy technologies, such as solar and geothermal, are explored to discuss the applicability of those in the building design.Sustainability course
ArchitectureARC535Experiments in Architecture PrototypesExamination of significant architecture prototypes of the Modern Movement. Seminar will investigate the effectiveness of prototypes in proposing solutions to technological, social, and environmental issues such as housing, education, and sustainability. Students will explore the possibilities of prototype design and construction in contemporary practice. Field trips required.Course that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC577Sustainable CommunitiesHistorical precedents of sustainable communities. Examination of the Garden City, the New Towns Movement, and the New Urbanism. Comparison of sustainable communities to urban visions of Wright, Corbusier, Soleri and others. Virtual cities and digital communities.Sustainability course
ArchitectureARC201Architectural Design Fundamentals: EnvironmentInvestigation of the relationships between environment and built form. Solar orientation, topography, vegetation, and constructed context in relationship to user needs as parameters for justifying design proposals. Particular emphasis on architectural conventions of communicationSustainability course
ArchitectureARC542Sacred ArchitectureThis course focuses on the meaning and cultural signifcance of sacred architecture, including its environmental and sociopolitical contexts, and doctrinal and liturgical infuences. The course is structured according to the world's principal faiths and presented comparatively and holistically. There is a particular emphasis on the communicative roles of architecture and the symbolism and ritual use of sacred places. Contemporary theoretical methodologies are introduced and applied as means establish relevancy to contemporary issues and architectural design. Restricted to graduate studentsCourse that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC571Urban HouseThis seminar is intended to investigate the interrelationships between the form of housing and the demands of a rapidly changing society. Reference is made to the physical, economic, social, cultural, and economic factors that infuence housing designCourse that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC211Natural Systems and ArchitectureRestricted to students in BEDA Program. Relationship between natural and architectural systems. Exploration of the implications of natural forces - sun, wind and daylight- on architecture. Energyconscious architectural design and site planning strategies to fulfill thermal comfort requirements of people in designed environments.Course that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC232Structures and MaterialsAn introduction to construction materials and building structures. Explorations of materials' properties, aesthetics, environmental impact, and performance. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of structural building elements. Course integrates lecture and laboratory. Off-campus feld trips are included (students may need to coordinate transportation)Course that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC401Architectural Design: UrbanAn architectural design studio intended to explore and integrate design issues of all types within an urban environment. Emphasis will be placed on both formal and technical issues of urban sites including transportation and land use planning, phasing of projects over time, relationships to other structures, and the application of development codes, regulations, and urban design principles to the fabric of the cityCourse that includes sustainability
ArchitectureARC521Daylighting and Passive Energy Systems for ArchitectureAn investigation of building energy systems and simulation techniques with emphases on thermal envelope, solar geometry, daylighting, passive heating & cooling, and building systems integration. The theoretical considerations will be accompanied by hands-on exercises using various simulation tools. Restricted to M.Arch, B.Arch, and BEDA Senior Students. NonArchitecture majors by instructor's permissionSustainability course
Agricultural & Resource EconomicsARE133Argiculture & Environmental PolicyHistory of agricultural and environmental policy, policy formation, agricultural programs, effects of agricultural production on the environment, benefits and costs of agricultural and environmental policy, state of the environment, environmental regulations and their enforcement, optimal level of pollution, incentive-based environmental regulation, outlook for agricultural and environmental policy, and the sustainability of agriculture and of the environment. RUSSCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Resource EconomicsARE336Introduction to Resource and Environmental EconomicsApplication of basic economic tools to understand and evaluate environmental/resource policies. Concepts such as property rights, non-market goods, allocation over time, externalities, and public goods. Current policy issues such as global climate change, evaluating natural resource damages from oil spills, reducing the costs of regulations, protecting estuaries, and dealing with non-point source pollution.Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Resource EconomicsARE201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource EconomicsIntroduction to economic principles of marginal benefts and costs with application to consumer and producer decisions. Functions of market exchange systems in determining prices and quantities and creation of wealth. Property rights and opportunities for exchange. Role of government in dealing with agricultural and resource problems. Macroeconomic analysis including infation, unemployment, money and banking system. Credit will not be given for both ARE 201and either EC 201 or EC 205.Course that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Resource EconomicsARE433U.S. Agricultural PolicyGovernment economic policies and programs affecting agricultural inputs and farm products. Analysis of the rationale, objectives, and major types of agricultural programs and their effects on resource allocation and income distribution within agriculture and between agriculture and the rest of the economyCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Resource EconomicsARE444Ethics in AgribusinessEthical behavior is a crucial issue in American business, especially after numerous ethical lapses over the past decade, and for agribusiness given claims of marketing unhealthy foods, development of geneticallymodifed organisms, hiring of undocumented workers, and consolidation into industrial production facilities. Students are taught ethical theories and frameworks, used to discuss general ethical questions such as death, theft, and lying, followed by the more specifc agribusiness issues mentioned above. Students will formulate their own opinions about these issues, recognize and understand the opinions of others, and be able to accurately and adequately communicate those opinionsCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Resource EconomicsARE309Environmental Law & Economic PolicyCurrent federal and state environmental laws and regulations and their common law foundations Relationship of the law and its regulatory mechanisms to economic policy issues: externalities, pollution taxes, incentives, permit trading, and cost-beneft analysis. Major environmental topics including water and wetlands, solid and hazardous wastes, pesticides, clean air, endangered species and nuisance actions. Overview of the legal systemCourse that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE528Biomass to Renewable Energy ProcessesThis course will introduce fundamental principles and practical applications of biomass-to-renewable energy processes, including anaerobic digestion of organic wastes for biogas and hydrogen production, bioethanol production from starch and lignocellulosic materials, biodiesel production from plant oils, and thermoconversion of biomass and waste materials. Restricted to engineering seniors and graduate standing in COE, CALS, PAMS or CNR.Sustainability course
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE560Aerosol Science and EngineeringThis course is designed for students who have a desire to work in the area of air quality. It will provide students with fundamental knowledge of aerosol properties, behavior and physical principles, and with hands-on experience in applying this knowledge to aerosol/PM measurements and control.Course that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE561Agriculture Air QualityThis course will prepare students to identify agricultural air pollutants and their sources, understand the on-farm and off-farm impacts of these pollutants, measure these pollutants, characterize and model the fate of these pollutants, and select and/or design cost-effective remediation measures. This course is restricted to seniors in engineering and MEAS, and graduate students in CALS, PAMS, and CNRCourse that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE474Principles and Applications of Ecological EngineeringGoverning principles of ecological engineering and the advanced biological, chemical, and physical conditions that determine the design of biological systems. Emphasis on 1) stream and wetland ecosystem restoration and 2) natural treatment systems for groundwater, stormwater, and wastewater such as riparian buffers, bioretention cells, and stormwater wetlands. A class feld trip is required during non-scheduled timeCourse that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE575Design of Structural Stormwater Best Management PracticesThe design of structural stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) used in the urban and suburban environments is reviewed, including stormwater wetlands, bioretention areas, sand flters, innovative wet ponds, green roofs, permeable pavement, and reinforced grass swales. The course is application oriented and includes a pair of feld tripsCourse that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE576Watershed Monitoring and AssessmentWater measurement and structure sizing. Identifcation of water quality problems and water quality variable selection. Monitoring design, water quality sampling equipment, and sample collection and analysis. Statistical analysis and presentation of water quality dataCourse that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE580Introduction to Land and Water EngineeringThis distance course introduces students to concepts of the hydrologic cycle, water quality, precipitation, evapotranspiration, infltration, watershed delineation, surface runoff and open channel fow. Students will apply these concepts to an engineering design problem. This course is designed for nonengineering distance graduate students and lifelong education students and students from engineering disciplines outside of BAE. It will not substitute for BAE 471. The course is only open to students with senior standing or higherCourse that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE583Ecohydraulics and River Corridor FunctionThis course provides an ecological perspective of lotic systems and introduces students to ecological processes that structure river corridors. This course defnes hydraulic, hydrologic, chemical, sedimentary, and biotic infuences on an aquatic ecosystem. The fve modules defne components of aquatic ecosystems and their interactions, and explore ecological implications of engineered designs and cause-effect relationships from the watershed scale down to individual organisms. This course assumes students have a working knowledge of general biological and physical principles related to fuvial ecosystemsCourse that includes sustainability
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE371Land Resources Environmental EngineeringHydrology and erosion principles. Designing structures and selecting practices to control land runoff, erosion, sediment pollution and fooding.Sustainability course
Biological & Agricultural EngineeringBAE573Introduction to Surface Hydrologic/Water Quality ModelingConcepts in basic hydrologic, erosion and chemical transport used in modeling. Evaluation of typical hydrologic/water quality models on watershed systems. Usage of state-ofthe-art models in project examplesCourse that includes sustainability
Biological SciencesBIO181Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and BiodiversityEmphasis on interactions of organisms with their environments, evolutionary change and role of natural selection in the evolution of life forms, biological diversity in the context of form and function of organisms, and on critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communicationCourse that includes sustainability
Biological SciencesBIO440The Human Animal: An Evolutionary PerspectiveAn in-depth look at the evolution of a wide range of human behaviors, and some aspects of physiology as well. We will critically explore the perceptions we hold of ourselves and the research that has sought to lend new insights into the fundamental bases of human behavior. New uses of evolutionary theory, including the feld of evolutionary psychology, will be examined using a comparative approach and careful readings from primary and secondary literature in evolutionary biology and psychology. Classes will be largely discussion based.Course that includes sustainability
Biological SciencesBIO/BMA560Population EcologyDynamics of natural populations. Current work, theories and problems dealing with population growth, fuctuation, limitation and patterns of dispersion, species interactions, community structure and ecological genetics.Course that includes sustainability
Biological SciencesBIO/PB330Evolutionary BiologyPrinciples and patterns of organic evolution. Topics will include the origin of life, patterns of genetic variation, adaptations, natural selection, and the formation of species, the relationship between micro and macroevolution, and the importance of evolution to humans and medicineCourse that includes sustainability
Business ManagementBUS468Marketing StrategyThis course is designed to build on the core marketing principles you learned in your introductory marketing course and to enhance your understanding of their strategic implications. This course includes a module in sustainabilityCourse that includes sustainability
Business ManagementBUS460Consumer BahaviorThe consumer decision process, with emphasis on consumer decision making, satisfaction/dissatisfaction factors, perception, learning, group infuences, and marketing strategy implications. Restricted to majors within the College of Management. This course includes a module in sustainabilityCourse that includes sustainability
Business ManagementBUS610Sustainable Supply Chain ManagementSpecial topics in Business Management. Course includes a sustainability moduleSustainability course
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE250Introduction to Sustainable InfrastructureHistory and future of civil infrastructure; engineering problem solving; environmental sustainability and life-cycle assessment; social sustainability; engineering economics; problem-driven, sustainability-focused case studies related to different aspects of civil infrastructure.Sustainability course
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE373Fundamentals of Environmental EngineeringConcepts of sustainability and green engineering; energy and climate; overview of contaminants in water, air and terrestrial environments; introduction to water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, and solid waste management.Course that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE478Energy and ClimateInterdisciplinary analysis of energy technology, natural resources, and the impact on anthropogenic climate change. Topics include basic climate science, energetics of natural and human systems, energy in fossil-fueled civilization, the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate, and technology and public policy options for addressing the climate challenge. The course is quantitative with a strong emphasis on engineering and science.Sustainability course
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE578Energy and ClimateInterdisciplinary analysis of energy technology, natural resources, and the impact on anthropogenic climate change. Topics include basic climate science, energetics of natural and human systems, energy in fossil-fueled civilization, the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate, and technology and public policy options for addressing the climate challenge. The course is quantitative with a strong emphasis on engineering and science.Sustainability course
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE479Air QualityIntroduction to: risk assessment, health effects, and regulation of air pollutants; air pollution statistics; estimation of emissions; air quality meteorology; dispersion modeling for non-reactive pollutants; chemistry and models for tropospheric ozone formation; aqueousphase chemistry, including the "acid rain: problem; integrated assessment of air quality problems; and the fundamentals and practical aspects of commonly used air quality modelsCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE579Air QualityIntroduction to: risk assessment, health effects, and regulation of air pollutants; air pollution statistics; estimation of emissions; air quality meteorology; dispersion modeling for non-reactive pollutants; chemistry and models for tropospheric ozone formation; aqueousphase chemistry, including the "acid rain: problem; integrated assessment of air quality problems; and the fundamentals and practical aspects of commonly used air quality modelsCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE378Environmental Chemistry and MicrobiologyPrinciples of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, experimental techniques for assessing water and air quality; sampling; statistical interpretation of dataCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE480Water Resources Engineering ProjectEngineering design of selected projects in water resources engineering involving interactions with other scientifc and engineering disciplines. Discussion of ethical conduct and professional engineering practice. Projects will include site work, storm drainage, water supply, water transmission and waterquality issuesCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE487Introduction to Coastal and Ocean EngineeringIntroduction to the analysis of civil engineering projects in the ocean and along the coastline. Basic wave mechanics, tides, and ocean dynamics as applied to the understanding of coastal erosion control and other marine problems. An optional two-day feld trip to the North Carolina Outer Banks at a nominal student expense is a regular feature of the courseCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE583Engineering Aspects of Coastal ProcessesCoastal environment, engineering aspects of mechanics of sediment movement, littoral drift, beach profles, beach stability, meteorological effects, tidal inlets, inlet stability, shoaling, deltas, beach nourishment, mixing processes, pollution of coastal waters, interaction between shore processes and man-made structures, case studiesCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE701Urban Transportation PlanningPlanning and design of urban transportation systems as related to comprehensive urban planning; principles of land use planning, urban thoroughfare planning and regional planningCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE707Transportation Policy and FundingUnderstanding and debating important current transportation policy issues in the U.S. Raising and allocating funds for building and maintaining the transportation system. Highway, public transit, rail, air, and other modesCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE779Advanced Air QualityLocal, regional and global scale chemical interactions, transport and behavior of trace gases (sulfur carbon, nitrogen, hydrocarbon, and photo-chemical oxidants) in the atmosphere. covers three primary elements of air quality: anthropogenic and natural emissions of trace gases; interactions of the pollutants in the atmosphere; and monitoring and sampling of gaseous and particulate pollutantsCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE476Air Pollution ControlIntroduction to air pollution control fundamentals and design. Fundamentals include the physics, chemistry and thermodynamics of pollutant formation, prevention and control. Design will include gas treatment, process modifcation, and feedstock modifcation. Pollutants to be addressed include sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, and air toxics. Credit for both CE 476 and CE 576 will not be givenCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE477Principles of Solid Waste EngineeringSolid waste management including generation, storage, transportation, processing, land disposal and regulation. Processing alternatives including incineration and composting. Integration of policy alternatives with evaluation of engineering decisionsSustainability course
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE576Air Pollution ControlIntroduction to air pollution control fundamentals and design. Fundamentals include the physics, chemistry and thermodynamics of pollutant formation, prevention and control. Design will include gas treatment, process modifcation, and feedstock modifcation. Pollutants to be addressed include sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, and air toxics. Credit for both CE 476 and CE 576 will not be givenCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE577Principles of Solid Waste EngineeringSolid waste management including generation, storage, transportation, processing, land disposal and regulation. Processing alternatives including incineration and composting. Integration of policy alternatives with evaluation of engineering decisionsCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE786HydroclimatologyHydroclimatology, El-Nino southern oscillation, climate and streamfow forecasting, forecast verifcation measures, downscaling, Budyko's Framework, longterm water balance, data assimilation, ensemble Kalman FiterCourse that includes sustainability
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE383Hydrology and Urban Water SystesmStudy of engineering hydrology and design of elements of urban stormwater systems. Commonly encountered applications in urban stormwater management, food control and groundwater engineering. Familiarization with effects of watershed development on quantity and quality of streamfowSustainability course
Civil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE774Environmental Bioprocess TechnologyPrinciples of microbiological, biochemical, and biophysical processes used in environmental waste treatment and remediation processes, with particular emphasis on water quality control processes.Course that includes sustainability
ChemistryCH335Principles of Green ChemistryIntroduction to the topic of green chemistry as an emerging field; Identification of hazards and classes; overview of sources; alternative solvents and reagents; sustainability of chemical reactions; alternative chemical reactions and pathways; alternative feedstocks; enzymatic catalysis; ionic liquids; re-engineering of chemical processes; chemical synthesis.Sustainability course
ChemistryCH100Chemistry and SocietyAwareness and understanding of chemistry in everyday life for the nonscience student. Nonmathematical treatment of essential fundamental concepts. Emphasis on practical applications of chemistry to consumer affairs, energy, medicine, food, sports, and pollution. Credit is not allowed for CH 100 if student has prior credit for CH 101Course that includes sustainability
Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringCHE475Advances in Pollution Prevention: Environmental Management for the FutureDesign of industrial processes which minimize or eliminate wastes. Regulations and the corporate organization of current pollution prevention efforts. Current pollution prevention research. Product life cycle analysis and the application to design of more effcient processes. Credit will not be given for CHE 475 and CHE 575Course that includes sustainability
Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringCHE575Advances in Pollution Prevention: Environmental Management for the FutureDesign of industrial processes which minimize or eliminate wastes. Regulations and the corporate organization of current pollution prevention efforts. Current pollution prevention research. Product life cycle analysis and the application to design of more effcient processes. Credit will not be given for CHE 475 and CHE 575Course that includes sustainability
College of Natural ResourcesCNR250Diversity and Environmental JusticeDifferences between people can impact how they see one another and engage with one another. In this class we talk about those differences and address numerous facets of diversity to pique the curiosity of the students. As we learn together, we investigate content that can influence dynamics [how we feel] and we explore different ways to investigate environmental justice issues. This course is designed to create a safe learning environment for reflection, engagement, risk-taking, and the development of personal awareness while looking at how each individual can improve environmental justice. 75% of the seats will be restricted for CNR students.Course that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM289Science Communication and Public EngagementThis course is an introduction to the principles and practices of communicating scientific and technological issues to public audiences, through interpersonal discussion, mass media, social media, and other means. It is open to students in all majors who want to deepen and broaden their understanding of how citizens make sense of science and technology in their everyday lives. The course features a mixture of theory-based readings and discussion with practical skill-building for communication in real-world contexts. Equal emphasis is given to humanities and social science perspectives. The application of communication concepts to controversial science contexts is emphasized, including case studies of issues such as GMOs, climate change, vaccines, and gene editing. Theoretical perspectives covered include argumentation and debate; audience analysis [through quantitative survey data and metrics]; philosophy and ethics of communicating science; using narratives, framing, and metaphors to communicate science; and the cultural image of science in popular media.Course that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM436Environmental CommunicationCritical analysis of environmental discourse in organizational, mass media, political, cultural, and international contexts. Investigates public participation in environmental advocacy and deliberation; environmental conflict management; rhetorical constructions of nature and human relationships with nature; environmental justice; environmental risk communication; and competing ecological paradigms.Course that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM479Climate Change CommunicationAn exploration of the communication successes and failures surrounding climate change and public opinion. Topics addressed include: agenda setting, media effects, framing, data visualizations, fear responses, naming, risk communication and theory, argumentation and refutation, and persuasion as well as issues and current events related to the challenges associated with communicating climate change to multiple stakeholders.Sustainability course
CommunicationCOM526Media EconomicsThis course provides an overview of economic perspectives on media and communication, particularly examining cases, topics, and controversies that stem from the many linkages between media and the economy. It reviews a range of perspectives on the economy of media, including the critical political economic approaches commonly employed in the field of communication, but also emerging neoclassical, behavioral, institutional, and heterodox approaches to economics, as applied to a range of possible topics. These may include: media ownership and the economics of journalism; labor and social media; data and surveillance economies; copyright and intellectual property; piracy, sharing, and collaboration; digital gift economies; social media celebrity and influencers; bitcoin and other virtual currencies; debt, credit, and algorithmic calculation; microfinance apps; "on-demand" platforms such as Uber and Lyft; automation and the future of employment; global supply chains in the manufacture of technology; the disposal of waste; consumerism and unsustainable energy use.Course that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM536Environmental CommunicationCritical analysis of environmental discourse in organizational, mass media, political, cultural, and international contexts. Investigates public participation in environmental advocacy and deliberation; environmental conflict management; rhetorical constructions of nature and human relationships with nature; environmental justice; environmental risk communication; and competing ecological paradigms.Course that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM579Climate Change CommunicationAn exploration of the communication successes and failures surrounding climate change and public opinion. Topics addressed include: agenda setting, media effects, framing, data visualizations, fear responses, naming, risk communication and theory, argumentation and refutation, and persuasion as well as issues and current events related to the challenges associated with communicating climate change to multiple stakeholders.Sustainability course
CommunicationCOM358Risk CommunicationComprehensive review of principles, theory, research, and practices involving consensus building; associated with environmental, health and safety; enabling analysis and management of risks. Emphasis on risks associated with emerging science and technology. No quantitative experience necessary. Graduate standing required.Course that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM467Advanced Topics in Gender and CommunitcationAdvanced Topics seminar examining construction of gender identities through communication practices. History and analysis of gender representations. Theoretical and critical approaches to social, political, and economic impact of gender constructionsCourse that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM250Communication and TechnologyExamination of past, current, and future intersections of technology, culture, and communication in everyday life. Impact of communication technology policies. Analysis of communication technologies in interpersonal, organizational, societal, and global contexts. Development of technology skills for the competent communicatorCourse that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM447Communication and GlobalizationHistory and current trends in globalization of media, information, and telecommunications technologies, organizations, policies, and contents. Political cultural implications of globalization, including debates over corporate vs. public control of global communication, U.S. dominance vs. international cooperation, and the global infuence of American culture. Internet-based group research projects on globalization in collaboration with students in other countriesCourse that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM487Internet and SocietyExploration of major issues involved in the growth of computer-mediated communication and information technologies. Construction of self and body; relation of information technology to social, civic, and political life; gender, race, and class as continuing critical points; knowledge and intellectual property; the implications of software and design on the nature of communication, knowledge, and informationCourse that includes sustainability
CommunicationCOM/GES508Emerging Technologies and SocietyProvides frameworks for understanding emerging technologies and their social, political, and cultural contexts. Presents historical case studies, ethnographic accounts, and theoretical perspectives that introduce students to ways of thinking about science and technology, nature and culture, and democracy and expertise.Sustainability course
Crop ScienceCS191Field Crop SeminarGuest speakers, students presentations, and outside assignments will address professionalism; professional development; and current challenges, issues, and opportunities facing profitable and sustainable agronomic crop production. A grade of C or better is required. FCT Only.Course that includes sustainability
Crop ScienceCS312Grassland Management for Natural Resources ConservationBasic principles and practices of production and utilization of pasture and forage crops; impact on developing sustainable systems for livestock feed, soil and water conservation; use of computers to assist in whole farm planning and information retrieval.Course that includes sustainability
Crop ScienceCS410Community Food SystemsThis course explores the economic, socio-cultural, policy and health perspectives of community food systems using a multidisciplinary and systems-level framework. Students will use a systems framework to critically examine local and global food challenges related to food insecurity, food justice and food sovereignty, food waste and sustainable approaches to addressing food challenges. Novel aspects of this course include student experiential learning opportunities that include service learning with community partners addressing local food challenges, team building through group work and in-class discussion and development of personal food ethic provocative proposition.Sustainability course
Crop ScienceCS411Crop EcologyEcology and production of major agronomic crops of economic importance. Impact of key environmental stress factors on production processes and management strategies. Environmental issues pertaining to sustainable cropping systems. Manipulation of canopy climate and rooting environment for enhanced crop performance in the context of global climate change. Ecological analysis of abiotic - and biotic-derived crop disorders.Course that includes sustainability
Crop ScienceCS430Advanced AgroecologyThis course applies agroecological principles introduced in CS 230 and critical thinking to evaluate various agroecosystems. Students will examine food, fiber, and other commodity production systems for security, productivity, and sustainability and address the simultaneous need to protect natural environments and the biodiversity on which agroecosystems depend. Topics include discussion of national and international government policies, research programs, and education programs that influence the future application of agroecosystem principles.Course that includes sustainability
Crop ScienceCS480Sustainable Food ProductionThis course introduces students to the process of developing a project for presentation in the area of sustainable food production and food systems. Students are to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in previous course work and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice. Students are expected to present their projects at the end of the semester in a PowerPoint style format to faculty and student peers.Sustainability course
Crop ScienceCS230Introduction to AgroecologyThis course will examine the biological and physical attributes of farming systems and their associated ecological and social impacts in temperate and tropical regions. It will address the ecological consequences of indigenous food and fiber production systems, conventional agricultural systems and "alternative" systems that incorporate biological pest control and natural nutrient inputs. Students will examine several case studies that integrate their understanding of concepts.Course that includes sustainability
Crop ScienceCS224Seeds, Biotechnology and SocietiesAn exploration of seeds, how seeds are the delivery system for crop biotechnology and how a specifc culture's perception of science and agriculture infuence the acceptance or rejections of modern genetic technologies. Topics include seed germination, survival and preservation; seed industry infuence on societies and how societies are infuencing the seed industry; seed production - commercially and at home; how our diverse genetic resources are preserved; how biotechnology is applied to agriculture and delivered through seeds; the impact biotech is having on the seed industry and subsequently on us and global agriculture; concerns and potential benefts of biotechnology application to crops.Course that includes sustainability
Landscape ArchitectureDDN779Human Use of the Urban LandscapeTechniques for documenting and analyzing user needs at cite planning scale. Methods of integrating user needs into design programming in design and redesign projects. Community participation methods. Examples of best practice in design of userintensive settings in residential, health, education and recreation. Principles of Universal Design. Fieldworkoriented.Course that includes sustainability
EngineeringE102Engineering in the 21st CenturyThis interdisciplinary course will provide an overview of the fourteen engineering grand challenges of the 21st century and their relationships to all of the separate engineering disciplines in the College of Engineering. The lectures will incorporate examples, guests, and specific readings on the challenges in sustainability, health, vulnerability, and the joy of living to advance civilization into the next century. Students will gain an appreciation for the methods in which engineers, in each discipline, acquire knowledge and design tools or interdisciplinary solutions essential to meet society's future needs. Course is available to 25% non-engineering students.Course that includes sustainability
Environmental AssessmentEA506Water Quality AssessmentIntroduces students to topics fundamental to the understanding of aquatic systems and the processes that influence water quality. Covered topics include the hydrologic cycle, water chemistry, aquatic ecology, aquatic toxicology, water quality laws and standards, water quality assessment and techniques, and water pollution control and treatment. Emphasis is on contemporary water quality issues such as nutrient enrichment, introduced species, contaminants, and climate change.Course that includes sustainability
Environmental AssessmentEA520Renewable Energy Policy and EconomicsThis course will cover global frameworks, as well as local, utility, state and federal policy and incentives that foster renewable energy implementation. It will also cover fundamental concepts of finance and economics to build a renewable energy project model that show how these policies affect the economics of a renewable energy project.Sustainability course
Environmental AssessmentEA522Photovoltaic Design and AssessmentThis course covers fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation & maintenance of Photovoltaic [PV] systems in order to properly assess the best system options for a specific project or application. The course will begin with some background on electric energy and its use and delivery. In addition, the course will cover economic implications of the site and PV system considerations. Building on this foundation we will then take an in-depth look at solar photovoltaic function and design to aide students in assessing the environmental, and financial, sustainability of the project. This interdisciplinary approach allows the student to gain a comprehensive understanding of photovoltaics beyond the technical, and caters to individuals across a range of experience and expertise.Sustainability course
Environmental AssessmentEA523Assessment of Renewable Energy Storage SystemsEnergy Storage and operations and maintenance have become two areas in clean energy, particularly in the PV industry that have been rapidly evolving. This course will offer the basics of battery technology, as well as current market trends and incentives, to provide students timeless tools to assess the best possible option for a specific renewable energy + storage project. Meanwhile, the operations and maintenance portion will go through industry best practices that not only deal with technical management of a solar asset, but also understanding financial implications of the project. This interdisciplinary approach allows students of diverse STEM and non-STEM professional experience and expertise to gain a comprehensive understanding of this aspect of the solar industry.Sustainability course
Environmental AssessmentEA502Environmental Risk AssessmentThis course provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental risk assessment including: Hazard Identifcation, Toxicity Assessment, Exposure Assessment, and Risk Characterization. Emphasis is placed on contemporary problems in human health and the environment, and it will be based on the most current methodologies described in the "Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund." Enrollment in the course requires graduate standing or consent of the instructor. Two semester sequence of college biology & college chemistry.Sustainability course
Environmental AssessmentEA503Environmental Exposure AssessmentProvides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental exposure assessment including the sources, transport and fate of chemicals in the environment. Emphasis is on contemporary problems in human health and the environment, covering topics such as: transformation and degradation processes, classes of contaminants a well as predicting environmental fate and exposure. Enrollment in the course requires graduate standing or consent of the instructor. Two semester sequence of college biology & college chemistry.Sustainability course
Environmental AssessmentEA504Environmental Monitoring and AnalysisMonitoring and analysis of chemical and biological impacts to the environment. Theory of chemical, physical, biological, and ecological monitoring. Planning and conducting environmental sampling and monitoring programs. Management, analysis, and quality assurance and control. Enrollment in the course requires graduate standing or consent of the instructorSustainability course
EcologyEC336Introduction to Resource and Environmental EconomicsApplication of basic economic tools to understand and evaluate environmental/resource policies. Concepts such as property rights, non-market goods, allocation over time, externalities, and public goods. Current policy issues such as global climate change, evaluating natural resource damages from oil spills, reducing the costs of regulations, protecting estuaries, and dealing with non-point source pollution.Sustainability course
Curriculum, Instruction & Counselor EducationECD225Foundations of Cultural Competence This course engages students in the process to work effectively with diverse populations to develop crosscultural competencies and identify culturally-appropriate strategies in the workplace and life. This course introduces multicultural and international diversity concepts while having students participate in refective and experiential activities. Students gain an overview of historical and psychological conceptual frameworks and models for understanding cultural differences and similarities within, among, and between groups of people domestically and internationally. Sophomore standing or above.Course that includes sustainability
Electrical & Computer EngineeringECE452Renewable Electric Energy SystemsPrinciples and characteristics of renewable energy based electric power generation technologies such as photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and fuel cells. Main system design issues. Integration of these energy sources into the power grid. Economics of distributed generation. Credit is not allowed for both ECE 452 and ECE 552.Sustainability course
Electrical & Computer EngineeringECE552Renewable Electric Energy SystemsPrinciples and characteristics of renewable energy based electric power generation technologies such as photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and fuel cells. Main system design issues. Integration of these energy sources into the power grid. Economics of distributed generation. Credit is not allowed for both ECE 452 and ECE 552.Sustainability course
EconomicsECG515Environmental and Resource PolicyApplication of price theory and beneft-cost analysis to public decisions related to resources and environment. Emphasis on evaluation of water supply and recreation investments, water quality management alternatives, public-sector pricing, common property resources and optimum management of forest and energy resourcesCourse that includes sustainability
EconomicsECG715Environmental and Resource PolicyApplication of price theory and beneft-cost analysis to public decisions related to resources and environment. Emphasis on evaluation of water supply and recreation investments, water quality management alternatives, public-sector pricing, common property resources and optimum management of forest and energy resourcesCourse that includes sustainability
Curriculum, Instruction & Counselor EducationECI507Social Justice EducationIntroduction to principles of social justice education and their centrality in progressive policies and pedagogies that lead to equity in all teaching contexts. Students will develop strategies for successfully incorporating a social justice education framework in scholarship and professional practiceCourse that includes sustainability
Curriculum, Instruction & Counselor EducationELP515Education and Social DiversityOverview of role of education within a culturally diverse society. Major attention to racial, socioeconomic and regional subpopulations. Issues discussed include subcultural infuences on public school performances, equality of educational opportunity, social stratifcation and mobility, and the impact of schooling on intergroup relationsCourse that includes sustainability
Agricultural & Resource EconomicsENT526Organic Agriculture: Principles and PracticesThis is a multidisciplinary class, and lectures cover many aspects of organic production given by a number of experts from both on and off campus. Classes also include discussions of issues and controversies surrounding organic production, as well as feld trips to selected farms. This course is restricted to upper level undergraduate, graduate, or postbaccalaureate continuing education studentsCourse that includes sustainability
Environmental ScienceENV101Exploring the EnvironmentThis combined lecture-lab course will include activities in the lab, field, or community that introduce students to NC State and to the available options for environmental majors and careers, such as geosciences, soil sciences, sustainable materials, and natural resources. Students will apply the standards of critical and creative thinking in their own work and the work of others. Students learn about the diversity and inter-relatedness of environmental issues, and understand the roles of science, research, technology, policy and socio-economic factors in addressing these issues. Finally, students will create a solid foundation on which they can build to enhance their success in college and especially in their studies within the environmental sciences.Course that includes sustainability
Environmental ScienceES100Introduction to Environmental SciencesInterrelationships between human populations and the natural environment. Human population trends, agriculture, air and water pollution, biological diversity, forest and land use, energyand mineral resources, and toxic substances. Consideration of related economic factors, laws, politics, political behavior, and ethical questions.Course that includes sustainability
Environmental ScienceES113Earth from SpaceThis course takes an orbital perspective on Earth and its natural resources. Particular attention is paid to how humans are changing Earth, challenges to sustainably managing natural resources, and how satellite Earth observation has enabled these discoveries. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of how satellite sensor systems work, how they enable us to understand the dynamic Earth, and the role that remote sensing plays in natural resource challenges.Course that includes sustainability
Environmental ScienceES150Water and the EnvironmentThis interdisciplinary course focuses on the essential role of water in supporting all life on earth, and the expected impacts of rapidly changing water resources. Aspects of water issues will include physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, and social sciences. Case studies outline the importance of water in the global context and in specific settings, including North Carolina. The course will help prepare students for living in a rapidly changing world.Sustainability course
Environmental ScienceES200Climate Change and SustainabilityThis course explores the relationships between humans and the environment with interdisciplinary content. Focus is on past impacts of climate change on human activities and future prospects. Course content is based on lectures with students also responsible for developing and presenting seminars.Sustainability course
Environmental ScienceES300Energy and the EnvironmentThis course explores relationships between humans, energy, and the environment with interdisciplinary context. Themes include environmental impacts of energy production, distribution and use with discussion of new technologies. Half of the course content is from subject lectures and half from self-selected student projects. Student projects emphasize analytical approaches to solving environmental problems, and enhance skills in writing, seminars, and team work.Course that includes sustainability
Environmental ScienceES449Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in Australia/New ZealandThis 3.5 week study abroad program examines human dimensions of natural and environmental conservation in Australia. The course will involve an orientation and lectures from faculty at James Cook University. Students wills explore the natural environments in Australia including Great Barrier Reed, Tropical Rainforest and Outback and be introduced to Australian culture and history through interactions with communities. Educational travel, active participation, lectures, seminars, and reflective exercises facilitate learning to improve understanding of relationships between human societies and the natural environment. Students must pay program fees, airfare, some meals, and incidentals.Course that includes sustainability
Environmental ScienceES450Sustaining Natural Resources in Australia/New ZealandThis 3.5 week study abroad program will examine issues related to natural history and environmental conservation in Australia. This course will involve an orientation and lectures from Australian university faculty. Students will explore natural environments in Australia including the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforest and Outback; learn about sustainable development and protection of the natural environment through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations and seminars, written assignments, research projects and reflective exercises. Students must apply through NCSU Study Abroad Office. Students must pay program fees, airfare, some meals and incidentals.Sustainability course
Environmental ScienceES400Analysis of Environmental IssuesA capstone course for students in environmental sciences or related majors. The course teaches use of analytical approaches for solving environmental problems, and for communicating results. The course emphasizes development of student projects that lead to environmental decisionmaking, such as devising a resource management plan, developing a predictive model, prioritizing risk, identifying tipping points, designing new software or technologies, or predicting outcomes of environmental polices. Individual student projects ft within a team framework to simulate a work environment. Students enhance writing and seminar skills. Student may incur extra expenses with projects for this course.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET203Pollution PreventionThis course studies the prevention of the pollution of air, water, and terrestrial ecosystems. State of the art technological solutions are discussed. The social, economic, legal and ethical dimensions of pollution prevention are integrated into the scientifc and technological challenges facing developed and developing economies.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET262Renewable Energy Adoption: Barriers and IncentivesThe understanding of the economic, social, and legal barriers and incentives to renewable energy adoption is an important facet to helping renewable energies reach their potential. This course explores mechanisms that can be used and that have been used successfully in the US and in other parts of the world to remove those barriers and to promote greater use of renewable resources, particularly in rural areas and on agricultural and forested lands.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET105Introduction to Environmental Regulations
ET 105 is a 1 hour lecture/ discussion class, required of all environmental technology majors. The course reviews all the major federal and state regulations and laws addressing, water air and soil pollution; solid, toxic and hazardous waste, occupational safety/health and environmental management systems. For ET majors onlySustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET120Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies and AssessmentsOverview of the various renewable energy assessment technologies. Students will learn what assessments and measurements can be taken to determine if renewable energy technologies will be effective in a particular location. Topics include biomass and biofuels, geothermal systems, solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, wind energy, and hydroelectric.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET201Environmental Technology Laboratory IUse of feld and laboratory instrumentation for monitoring water quantity and quality. Management, analysis, interpretation, and oral and written reporting of complex environmental data sets. Hands-on, real-world experience in water quality monitoring and maintenance. Required feld trips may extend beyond class time.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET302Environmental Technology Laboratory IVUse of feld and laboratory instrumentation for monitoring water quantity and quality. Management, analysis, interpretation, and oral and written reporting of complex environmental data sets. Hands-on, real-world experience in water quality monitoring and maintenance. Required feld trips may extend beyond class time.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET202Environmental Technology Laboratory IIUse of feld and laboratory instrumentation for monitoring water quantity and quality. Management, analysis, interpretation, and oral and written reporting of complex environmental data sets. Hands-on, real-world experience in water quality monitoring and maintenance. Required feld trips may extend beyond class time.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET220Solar Photovoltaics AssessmentThis course introduces specifc elements in photovoltaic (PV) systems technologies including effciency, modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries, and system installation. Topics include National Electric Code (NEC), electrical specifcations, photovoltaic system components, array design and power integration requirements that combine to form a unifed structure. upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various photovoltaic designs and proper installation of NEC compliant solar electric power systems.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET255Hydro, Wind, and Bioenergy AssessmentOverview of the historical and current role of wind, hydro-electric, and bioenergy power technologies globally and the direction of each sector's evolution for the future particularly in the USA. The course emphasizes the technology behind power generation for wind, hydro, and bioenergy sectors. Students will evaluate policy and permitting issues and, consequently, determine if a site is appropriate for implementation of either or all of these technologies.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET460Practice of Environmental TechnologyPreparation and presentation of comprehensive environmental assessments and analyses. Critical roles of quality control and assurance. The ISO 14000 environmental management standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Preparation for certifcation as an environmental auditor by ANSI and registration as an Environmental Professional by the National Register of Environmental Professionals. Optional training and exams for Environmental Auditors Registration Association and American National Standards Institute/Register Accreditation Board Written Examination availableSustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET/MEA455Adaptive Management and GovernanceSome Environmental and natural resource problems are more diffcult to resolve than others. The purpose of this course is to understand the factors that condition intractable or "wicked" environmental and natural resources conficts. These factors include narrow conceptions of science, rigid bureaucratic structures and narrow policy targets. We also explore some of the alternatives for addressing intractable environmental and natural resource problems including adaptive management and governance.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesET/MEA320Fundamentals of Air PollutionAir pollution sources, and the infuence of natural and anthropogenic processes on the atmosphere. Roles of local, state and federal governments in air pollution control and importance of the Clean Air Act and it amendmentsCourse that includes sustainability
Forest BiomaterialsFB480The Sustainable BioeconomyThe Sustainable Bioeconomy course examines the current and future opportunities and challenges of bioproducts and bioenergy in society. This course explores relationships between society's economic demand for inexpensive energy and products and our responsibility to produce these products in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Students explore a range of bioproduct categories including biofuels, virgin and recycled paper and wood products, and advanced biomaterials. A panel of instructors from multiple disciplines and bioeconomy stakeholders will share their diverse perspectives and experiences in the bioeconomy. Students will learn about careers available in the growing bioeconomy sector and the knowledge and skills necessary for these jobs. This course is intended for students who are declared in a STEM major at an accredited institution.Sustainability course
Forest BiomaterialsFB580The Sustainable BioeconomyThe Sustainable Bioeconomy course examines the current and future opportunities and challenges of bioproducts and bioenergy in society. This course explores relationships between society's economic demand for inexpensive energy and products and our responsibility to produce these products in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Students explore a range of bioproduct categories including biofuels, virgin and recycled paper and wood products, and advanced biomaterials. A panel of instructors from multiple disciplines and bioeconomy stakeholders will share their diverse perspectives and experiences in the bioeconomy. Students will learn about careers available in the growing bioeconomy sector and the knowledge and skills necessary for these jobs. This course is intended for students who are declared in a STEM major at an accredited institution.Sustainability course
Foreign LanguageFLG440Green Germany: Nature and Environment in German Speaking CulturesSurvey of the long "Green" tradition in German-speaking cultures as reflected in the arts, in literature, and in scientific discoveries that have made Germany, Austria, and Switzerland leaders in development of alternative environmental technologies. Discussion in German of issues such as Romantic nature poetry, industrialization, Nazi attitudes towards nature, deforestation, the Green Party, air and water pollution, waste management, energy production, climate change, transportation systems, green architecture, sustainability, and the latest environmental technologies. Practice and assessment through class debates, group work, writing tasks, student presentations, and a portfolio.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR430Forest Health and ProtectionThis course will introduce students to the major insect and disease problems of North American forests, both native and introduced, with an emphasis on the recognition and management of pests and the damage they cause. Wild land fire, invasive plants, and climate change and their interactions with forest insect and diseases will also be covered.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR472Forest SoilsThe course will evaluate how forest soils form in the natural environment, but also their relations to forest management and sustainability. Coursework includes soil physical, chemical, and biological properties, and also special topics such as soil fertility, soil formation, soil taxonomy and classification, soil organic matter management, and soil C and N cycles. There are many factors that contribute to forest soils differing from traditional cultivated soils. These factors will be explored in addition the variation in management styles for forest soils. The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of the basic properties and processes of forest soils as well as evaluate the role of these soils in sustainable forest management. Two Saturday Labs will be required.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR513Silviculture for Intensively Managed PlantationsThis course provides an up-to-date understanding of the ecological and physiological bases of forest stand productivity and a silvicultural systems framework to use this knowledge for making site specific prescriptions that are cost effective and environmentally sustainable.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR531Wildland Fire SciencePhysical, chemical, biological, and ecological processes associated with wildland fire, particular emphasis on fire behavior, fuels, weather, climate and the associated effects on ecology, management, fire suppression, prescribed fire, and smoke emissions and exposure. Fire's effect on national policy, social and natural history of North America. In-depth exercises in fire and smoke modeling using established predictive systems.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR575Advanced Terrestrial Ecosystem EcologyViews organisms and physical environment as integrated system. Outlines processes governing assimilation and cycling of energy, carbons, nutrients, and water. Evaluates ecosystem responses to intensive management, global climate change, air pollution, biofuels production, fragmentation, large-scale land use change. Illustrates application of ecosystem science approach to important regional and global questions through scaling of empirical, ecosystem-level data, ongoing research. Provides experience in hypothesis testing and experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, proposal development, and publication for research professionals. Graduate Standing.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR248Forest History, Technology and SocietyExamining forest resource use and issues throughout history. Tracing developments and concepts that created the context for today's issues concerning global forest resources. Examining how wood resource availability shaped civilization's development, and examining consequences on forest resources of civilization's scientifc, social, and technological progressCourse that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR350Professional Development III: Ethical Dilemmas in Natural Resource ManagementStudy of ethical issues confronting natural resource management professionals, including: biodiversity conservation, private property rights, traditional religion and ecological values, community rights, environmental racism, hunting and animal rights, business ethics, and the purpose and content of professional codes of ethicsCourse that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR406Forest Inventory, Analysis and PlanningIndependent project in designing and implementing a multi-resource survey; analyze stand conditions; forecast growth, yield and revenue of timber and forest products; use linear programming to prepare a long-term management plan subject to economic,social, and ecological constraints; assess economic and environmental impacts of potential actions; and report results orally and in writingSustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR414World ForestryManagement of global forest resources; distribution and trends in forest cover; role of forests in economic development; international production and trade of forest products; current policy issues, including tropical deforestation, certifcation, and carbon sequestration; social forestry and nontimber forest products; international institutions and aid for conservation and development; identifcation and evaluation of sources of current information on global forestry issuesCourse that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR252Introduction to Forest ScienceIntegration of biological principles into studies of tree growth, reproduction, establishment, survival, and disturbance. Discussions of regional silviculture and of effects of humans on forest ecosystems. Instruction in forest sampling and tree identifcation. Many laboratories meet outdoorsCourse that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR260Forest EcologyIntroduction to forest ecosystems, their structure, and the processes that regulate them including: radiation, temperature, water, and biogeochemistry; productivity; plant populations; structure and function of forest communities; succession; wind and fre; and human infuencesCourse that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR265Fire ManagementEffects of wildfre and prescribed fre on forest ecosystem components and processes; fre behavior and the ecosystem and meterologic factors that affect it; silvicultural uses of fre; organization, equipment, and tactics for wildfre suppression; fre suppression exercises on the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources' Forest Fire SimulatorCourse that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR784The Practice Of Environmental Impact AssessmentImpact assessment principles, practices and their evolution. Lectures and feld practicums concerning problems addressed by environmental assessment practitioners. Practical implications of current regulatory requirements, especially concerning endangered species and wetlands, as they affect environmental practitioners' performance. Required reports combine varied technical tasks and documentation for regulatory process review.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR575Advanced Terrestrial Ecosystem EcologyViews organisms and physical environment as integrated system. Outlines processes governing assimilation and cycling of energy, carbons, nutrients, and water. Evaluates ecosystem responses to intensive management, global climate change, air pollution, biofuels production, fragmentation, large-scale land use change. Illustrates application of ecosystem science approach to important regional and global questions through scaling of empirical, ecosystem-level data, ongoing research. Provides experience in hypothesis testing and experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, proposal development, and publication for research professionals. Graduate Standing.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR750Ecological RestorationHistorical bases and philosophical examination of concepts of ecosystem restoration. Mechanics of restoring soils, hydrology, plant community composition and structure, and landscape levels ecosystem functions. Quantitative evaluations of restoration successCourse that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR/FW221Conservation of Natural ResourcesThis course examines the importance of natural resources and their role in the progress of human civilization. Physical, biological and ecological principles are described that underlie sustainability of natural resources, particularly as these relate to the consequence of human impacts as resources are used to meet societal needs. The course emphasizes renewable natural resources, the importance of habitat, and a broadly-international context. The course has an optimistic perspective that life on Earth can and will be better in the future if we learn and practice good resource management today.Sustainability course
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR/FW404Forest Wildlife ManagementRelationships between forest and wildlife management and the effects of silvicultural systems on wildlife. Specieshabitat requirements, forest wildlife management techniques, and forestwildlife policies and economics.Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR/NR520Watershed and Wetlands HydrologyPrinciples of hydrologic science; classifcation and assessment of watersheds and stream networks; hydrologic, erosion, and water quality processes in natural and managed watersheds; wetlands hydrology; hydrologic measurements and data analysis; applications of hydrology and water quality management for forest agriculture, and urban ecosystems; watershed restoration. Emphasis feld study of watersheds and hydrologic measurements. Two weekend feld trips are required. Credit will not be given for both FOR[NR]420 and FOR[NR]520Course that includes sustainability
Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFOR/NR420Watershed and Wetlands HydrologyPrinciples of hydrologic science; classifcation and assessment of watersheds and stream networks; hydrologic, erosion, and water quality processes in natural and managed watersheds; wetlands hydrology; hydrologic measurements and data analysis; applications of hydrology and water quality management for forest agriculture, and urban ecosystems; watershed restoration. Emphasis feld study of watersheds and hydrologic measurements. Two weekend feld trips are required. Credit will not be given for both FOR[NR]420 and FOR[NR]520Course that includes sustainability
DesignFTD200Design Skills WorkshopFirst course in developing student's use of design tools for the production of prototype products from textile materials, beginning with the selection of appropriate fabric and other raw materials and extending through critiquing the product. Concepts of ethical and sustainable design are built into the analysis and design of the product. A variety of techniques for designing sewn textile products are explored, as well as methods and safe practices for using equipment in the studio. FTD Majors Only.Course that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW221Conservation of Natural ResourcesThis course examines the importance of natural resources and their role in the progress of human civilization. Physical, biological and ecological principles are described that underlie sustainability of natural resources, particularly as these relate to the consequence of human impacts as resources are used to meet societal needs. The course emphasizes renewable natural resources, the importance of habitat, and a broadly-international context. The course has an optimistic perspective that life on Earth can and will be better in the future if we learn and practice good resource management today.Sustainability course
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW405Tropical Wildlife EcologyThis course provides an overview of tropical wildlife ecology and management, sustainable land use, and local culture. The course addresses the challenges of natural resource conservation in a developing country and the sustainable approaches that may be used to conserve natural resources there. Various methods to sample wildlife will be employed during the visit to a tropical country [Ecuador, Nicaragua, etc.], but emphasis will be on the use of mist nets in long-term bird monitoring program. Expenses associated with this course are the responsibility of the student. Requires instructor approval. Students register for this course through the Study Abroad Office.Course that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW465African Ecology and ConservationThis course provides an international perspective on desert ecology, the African savanna ecosystem, African wildlife ecology and management. In addition, the management of a large national park of international importance, conservation of predators and their conflict with humans, and international tourism are discussed. Various sampling techniques are practiced during field work. A combination of lectures, field lectures, field work, field excursions, data analyses and home work form an integral part of the course.Sustainability course
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW565African Ecology and ConservationThis course provides an international perspective on desert ecology, the African savanna ecosystem, African wildlife ecology and management. In addition, the management of a large national park of international importance, conservation of predators and their conflict with humans, and international tourism are discussed. Various sampling techniques are practiced during field work. A combination of lectures, field lectures, field work, field excursions, data analyses and home work form an integral part of the course.Sustainability course
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW353Wildlife ManagementHistorical development of Wildlife Management from anecdotal, observational practices to modern, scientifc approaches used around the world. Principles of population analysis, management, protection and conservation of animals, particularly those of conservation, aesthetic, sport or food values in urban, rural and wilderness areas. Ethics of hunting and trapping. Contradictory objectives challenging modern wildlife managersSustainability course
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW430Fisheries and Wildlife AdministrationDescribes and compares the administrative structures and programs of federal and state fsh and wildlife agencies and develops an understanding of the basis on which these agencies function. Evaluates the interrelationships that fsheries-wildlife professionals, special interest groups, public agencies and legislative bodies play in resource management programsCourse that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW730Ethics in Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesStudents will explore historical and current thinking concerning the search for truth about natural systems, and the complex ethics scientists and practitioners who operate in the public sector must consider. Standards of professional and ethical behavior specifc to Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences will be addressed. Faculty will introduce topics and guide discussions; students will give seminars and lead some discussions. For doctoral students in Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesCourse that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW333Conservation Biology in PracticeAn introductory course designed to focus on the scientifc fundamentals of conservation biology, including population dynamics, extinction and its causes, metapopulations, modeling, population viability analysis, the design and management of protected areas, rare species management, and captive breeding and release programs. Students will participate in active learning exercises, projects, and debates. Projects will require students to make their own arrangements for transportation to feld locations within Wake CountySustainability course
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW403Urban Wildlife ManagementIssues facing wildlife in urbanizing landscapes and the general courses of action to minimize the negative effects of urbanization on native wildlife. Large-scale planning and zoning for roads, developments and open space; meso-scale planning and landscaping of new neighborhoods and other developments; and smallscale landscaping for backyard habitats. Coexistence between wildlife and humans in urban environments and management of wildlife damage to human propertySustainability course
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW411Human Dimensions of Wildlife and FisheriesStudy of human interactions with wildlife and fsheries, including principles important for understanding and addressing wildlife management and conservation challenges. Discussions of wildlife at the urban fringe, human attitudes towards hunting and fshing, and the public trust approach to wildlife management are included.Course that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW511Human Dimensions of Wildlife and FisheriesStudy of human interactions with wildlife and fsheries, including principles important for understanding and addressing wildlife management and conservation challenges. Discussions of wildlife at the urban fringe, human attitudes towards hunting and fshing, and the public trust approach to wildlife management are included.Course that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW311Piedmont Wildlife Ecology and ManagementThis 3-week course will involve relationships of wildlife and habitat, the use of GIS and GPS, use of new technology (PIT tags, radio telemetry), and feld identifcation of habitats and animals. This course is taught off-campus at Hill Forest. It is a 3 week residential camps with side trips and overnight trips. Class meets all day for 3 weeks. Additional charge for room and board. Students must provide their own transportation to Hill Forest. Junior standing in one of the following: FOM, NRE, SFW, SFF, SZO, ESCCourse that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW313Mountain Wildlife Ecology and ManagementVisit different mountain communities along an elevation gradient from 2,000 to 6,000 feet and observe changes in plant and animal communities. Discuss wildlife and fsheries management issues, interact with agency personnel responsible for managingmountain fsheries and wildlife. One-week feld trip to the North Carolina mountains. Additional charges for room and boardCourse that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW314Coastal Ecology and ManagementHands-on study of the fshery and wildlife resources associated with NorthCarolina coastal plain habitats. These habitats will include estuarine, ocean, longleaf pine savanna, pocosin, and Carolina bays. Common techniques and concepts used in terrestrial, marine, and estuarine ecology and management will be taught. Field identifcation of habitats, animals, and plants. Use of multiple sampling gear including bottom trawl, beam trawl, beach seine, gill nets, and coverboards. Use of water quality measurement equipment. This course meets all day for 1 week offcampus at CMAST in Morehead City, NC. Additional charge for room and board and boat rental. Students must provide their own transportation to CMASTCourse that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW565African Ecology and ConservationThis course provides an international perspective on desert ecology, the African savanna ecosystem, African wildlife ecology and management. In addition, the management of a large national park of international importance, conservation of predators and their confict with humans, and international tourism are discussed. Various sampling techniques are practiced during feld work. A combination of lectures, feld lectures, feld work, feld excursions, data analyses and home work form an integral part of the courseCourse that includes sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife SciencesFW460International Wildlife Management and ConservationAn international perspective on wildlife management and conservation through investigation and comparison of historical events, policies, international conservation organizations and transfrontier conservation areas. Fundamental principles necessaryin managing the African savannah ecosystem, protected areas and game ranches. Identifying global biomes, zoogeography and the impacts of ecotourismCourse that includes sustainability
GeographyGEO220Cultural GeographyInvestigates the world's past and present cultural diversity by studying spatial patterns of population, language, religion, material and non-material culture, technology and livelihoods, communities and settlements and political organization and interaction.Course that includes sustainability
Geospatial Information SystemsGIS710Geospatial Analytics for Grand ChallengesExamination of sustainable solutions to grand societal challenges using geospatial analytics. Emphasis is placed on the roles that location, spatial interaction, and multi-scale processes play in scientific discovery and communication. Discussion of seminal and leading-edge approaches to problem-solving is motivated by grand challenges such as controlling the spread of emerging infectious disease, providing access to clean water, and creating smart and connected cities. Students also engage in several written and oral presentation activities focused on data science communication skills and professionalization.Course that includes sustainability
Global Public HealthGPH201Fundamentals of Global Public HealthIntroduction to Public Health, providing a population-based perspective on disease and injury causation and prevention. Environmental, social, behavioral, and biological determinants of health and disease. Access to health services from a global perspective. Selected tools of disease control and health promotion and problems related to health-care delivery to society as a whole and to vulnerable populations.Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI209From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern EuropeExploration of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Western Europe during an intense and exciting period of transition from a medieval to a modern world. Topics to be discussed include Renaissance art and philosophy; the printing revolution and the French Revolution; climate change and economic dislocation; witchcraze; religious reforms and religious wars; commercialization; navigation; empire; slavery; the new science; and new ideas about democracy, equality, and modernity.Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI233The World Since 1750This course surveys the making of the world from 1750 to the present. Topics include: the Industrial Revolution, the development of the Nation-States, the rise of European, American and Japanese Empires, WWI, inter-war reconfigurations of colonial empires, anti-colonial nationalist movements, the Great Depression, the Cold War, struggles for political and economic independence among newly independent nations, the US-dominated neo-liberal order from the 1980s to the present, and contemporary global conflicts over ethnicity, religion, resources, disease, and the environment.Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI340History of AgricultureAn introduction to the history of agriculture from a global perspective. The course explores our evolving relationship with plants and animals, including the earliest experiments in domestication and husbandry, short- and long-term developmental trajectories, local- and global-scale patterns, and coverage of diverse places and times. Themes include agricultural practices, food systems, landscape transformations, technological innovations, social and political organization, inequality, exploitation, food security, and sustainability.Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI381NGO Nonprofits in a Global ContextNon-Governmental Organizations [NGOs] are a crucial component and a revealing characteristic of the strength and effectiveness of a country's civil society. Examining their histories outside of the U.S. gives us a window into global culture, values, and modes of everyday life, and into notions about "charity" and "public good" in a given society. We will use India as a case study to develop a set of questions about how NGOs function in different societies, examining how researchers and activists partner with NGOs in different parts of the world to address pressing environmental, economic, social, and cultural-production issues.Sustainability course
HistoryHI440American Environmental HistoryInteractions between humans and their environments in America; environmental focus on themes in American history such as colonial settlement, industrialization, progressivism, the New Deal, the 1960s.Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI540American Environmental HistoryInteractions between humans and their environments in America; environmental focus on themes in American history such as colonial settlement, industrialization, progressivism, the New Deal, the 1960s.Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI481History of the Life SciencesHistorical context of the individuals, ideas, scientifc practices, and social goals that created the core concepts of the modern biological sciences, from Renaissance medicine to molecular biology, with a focus on interconnections of the scientifc knowledge and perspective of the life sciences with other aspects of culture, including other sciences, views about nature and life, religious belief, medical practice, and agriculture. Topics include the development of biological experiments; theories of ecology and evolution; the chemical understanding of health, food, and drugs; and the modern molecular revolutionCourse that includes sustainability
HistoryHI581History of the Life SciencesHistorical context of the individuals, ideas, scientifc practices, and social goals that created the core concepts of the modern biological sciences, from Renaissance medicine to molecular biology, with a focus on interconnections of the scientifc knowledge and perspective of the life sciences with other aspects of culture, including other sciences, views about nature and life, religious belief, medical practice, and agriculture. Topics include the development of biological experiments; theories of ecology and evolution; the chemical understanding of health, food, and drugs; and the modern molecular revolutionCourse that includes sustainability
HistoryHI465Oil and Crisis in the GulfHistorical roots and development of the Persian Gulf region from the late nineteenth century until the present with an emphasis on the social, economic, cultural and political transformations following the discovery of oil, and subsequent events such as the Arab Oil embargo of 1973, the Iranian Revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, and the two Gulf wars. Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI594Cultural HeritageUse of the past and its cultures in reinforcing identities. Global development of heritage preservation, cultural resource management, and heritage tourism. Role of heritage professionals in identifcation, study, assessment, preservation, interpretation, management, and promotion of historic and cultural resources. Law and regulations that protect and preserve cultural resources. Graduate standing or NDS.Course that includes sustainability
HistoryHI423Women in European EnlightenmentHistorical analysis of feminist thought and action during the Enlightenment of the 1700s. Topics include women's role in the development of Western knowledge and science, historical construction of the gendered "nature" of women, education and political resources available to women, and their strategies for emancipationCourse that includes sustainability
HistoryHI523Women in European EnlightenmentHistorical analysis of feminist thought and action during the Enlightenment of the 1700s. Topics include women's role in the development of Western knowledge and science, historical construction of the gendered "nature" of women, education and political resources available to women, and their strategies for emancipationCourse that includes sustainability
HistoryHI209From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern EuropeExploration of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Western Europe during an intense and exciting period of transition from a medieval to a modern world. Topics to be discussed include Renaissance art and philosophy; the printing revolution and the French Revolution; climate change and economic dislocation; witchcraze; religious reforms and religious wars; commercialization; navigation; empire; slavery; the new science; and new ideas about democracy, equality, and modernityCourse that includes sustainability
Horticulture ScienceHS205Home Food ProductionHome food production will play an important role in increasing the sustainability of the world's food systems for the foreseeable future. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the scientific knowledge and tried-and-true practices needed to successfully produce food at home, even in small-scale environments such as decks and patios. On-campus students will be required to participate in two Saturday field trips to visit local home gardens. Distance educations students will be required to visit two home gardens in their area. Not for Horticultural Science Majors [SH, THG, THL].Course that includes sustainability
Horticulture ScienceHS410Community Food SystemsThis course explores the economic, socio-cultural, policy and health perspectives of community food systems using a multidisciplinary and systems-level framework. Students will use a systems framework to critically examine local and global food challenges related to food insecurity, food justice and food sovereignty, food waste and sustainable approaches to addressing food challenges. Novel aspects of this course include student experiential learning opportunities that include service learning with community partners addressing local food challenges, team building through group work and in-class discussion and development of personal food ethic provocative proposition.Sustainability course
Horticulture ScienceHS420Green InfrastructureGreen infrastructure is defined as the interconnected networks of natural and constructed ecological systems within and in-between urban areas. When implemented in a holistic way, green infrastructure can provide benefits at the residential, neighborhood, community levels providing for greater health and well-being, an improved functional environment, and a thriving dynamic economy. Well-designed urban landscapes offer significant economic and social benefits that directly improve the urban environment for people, plants and animals- from increasing real estate value and reducing energy costs, to enhancing health and food security, and providing habitat for a diverse population of animals and plants. Since addressing environmental issues requires a multidisciplinary approach, this course is designed for any student with interests in horticulture, biological engineering, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, urban forestry, and any others who care about the sustainability of their communities.Sustainability course
Horticulture ScienceHS431Vegetable ProductionPrinciples and practices of production and marketing of seventeen vegetable crops grown in the U.S. Additional topics include pest management, seed technology, food safety, sustainable agriculture, use of genetically engineered crops, and consumer issues.Course that includes sustainability
Horticulture ScienceHS432Introduction to PermaculturePermaculture means "permanent culture," and ..."is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem." [Bill Mollison] This course will explore a design/thinking methodology that seeks to provide our essential physical needs, food, water, shelter, energy, etc., while doing so in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. The three weekend field trips are required. This course is restricted to upper level undergraduate, graduate, or matriculated continuing education students.Course that includes sustainability
Horticulture ScienceHS471Landscape Ecosystem ManagementWell-designed, installed, and maintained urban/suburban ecosystems offer significant economic and social benefits that directly improve the environment for people, plants and animals. Learn how to select, install and maintain plants as part of a sustainable landscape. This course provides students with the tools to understand and implement landscape ecosystem management techniques that include, but are not limited to plant selection and maintenance, soil maintenance and renovation, thoughtful application of common landscape chemistry and IPM, urban/suburban wildlife conservation [including plant pollinators], and installation and promotion of green infrastructure practices.Course that includes sustainability
Horticulture ScienceHS480Sustainable Food ProductionThis course introduces students to the process of developing a project for presentation in the area of sustainable food production and food systems. Students are to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in previous course work and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice. Students are expected to present their projects at the end of the semester in a PowerPoint style format to faculty and student peers.Sustainability course
Horticulture ScienceHS491Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Study AbroadThis course provides an international perspective on entrepreneurship and sustainability in agricultural and life sciences while examining one of three unique, Spanish-speaking locations [Oaxaca, Mexico; Valencia, Spain; and Queretaro, Mexico. The course is led by three instructors that speak Spanish, have very close ties to the communities visited, and are experts in the fields of sustainability and entrepreneurship. The different components of sustainability: increase in production, efficient use of non-renewable resources, ecological stewardship, economic improvement, and increase in quality of life will be experienced. The practice of entrepreneurship will be identified through examples of the implementation of these sustainable motivators as then analyze different businesses' strengths and constraints. This course intends to give an intimate look into an international location with the intent of getting students out of their comfort zone, challenging their mindsets, and providing the opportunity to experience cultural and agricultural diversity.Sustainability course
Horticulture ScienceHS520Green InfrastructureGreen infrastructure is defined as the interconnected networks of natural and constructed ecological systems within and in-between urban areas. When implemented in a holistic way, green infrastructure can provide benefits at the residential, neighborhood, community levels providing for greater health and well-being, an improved functional environment, and a thriving dynamic economy. Well-designed urban landscapes offer significant economic and social benefits that directly improve the urban environment for people, plants and animals- from increasing real estate value and reducing energy costs, to enhancing health and food security, and providing habitat for a diverse population of animals and plants. Since addressing environmental issues requires a multidisciplinary approach, this course is designed for any student with interests in horticulture, biological engineering, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, urban forestry, and any others who care about the sustainability of their communities.Sustainability course
Horticulture ScienceHS532Introduction to PermaculturePermaculture means "permanent culture," and ..."is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem." [Bill Mollison] This course will explore a design/thinking methodology that seeks to provide our essential physical needs, food, water, shelter, energy, etc., while doing so in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. The three weekend field trips are required. This course is restricted to upper level undergraduate, graduate, or matriculated continuing education students.Course that includes sustainability
Horticulture ScienceHS/SSC428Service-Learning in Urban Agriculture SystemsCourse provides students a hands-on experience in urban agriculture with under-served youth in the Raleigh area. Students partner with a community gardening organization to provide knowledge and experience in soil science and agriculture to youth with the goals of increasing urban food security and developing student leadership skills. Particular emphasis is places on refecting on course activities and deepening of skills related to extension, outreach, and working with diverse populations. Course designed to be taken as a companion course to SSC 427, however can be taken as a stand-alone courseCourse that includes sustainability
Interdisciplinary StudiesIDS201Environmental EthicsInterdisciplinary consideration of ways in which field of study coupled with personal/cultural values contribute towards either solving or compounding environmental problems; provides framework for process of making ethical decisions.Course that includes sustainability
Interdisciplinary StudiesIDS303Humans and the EnvironmentInteractions among human populations in the biophysical system and the environment. Emphasis on current issues, ecological principles and their relationships to basic biophysical processes; considers food, population dynamics, public land and common resources, renewable natural resources, pollution, water resources, energy and non-renewable resources.Course that includes sustainability
Interdisciplinary StudiesIDS310Animals in the Global CommunityA lecture/seminar exploring the interdisciplinary feld of Human Animal Studies in a global context, examining cultural, economic, ethical, ecological, geographical, political, and psychological aspects of human/nonhuman interactions using readings, flms, and guest lectures. E.g. what are global ecological/ political ramifcations of treating cattle as sacred versus breeding them for beef? Why are there more tigers in captivity than in the wild? What are our ethical obligations to the Great Apes? Concepts such as place and placelessness, boundaries, animals as refugees, and interspecies justice will be explored. Course includes team work, and a research project focusing on personal area of interest. Junior Standing or higherCourse that includes sustainability
International StudiesIS393Theories of GlobalizationThis course offers an in-depth and interdisciplinary examination of various aspects of globalization including economics, human dimensions of environmental change, culture, ethics and power. The course aims to build student understanding of the relationship between theory and application in the field of international studies. This course is designed for international studies minors, as well as majors who are expected to bridge between introductory materials and capstone courseworkCourse that includes sustainability
ArchitectureLAR506Landscape Architecture Design + Build StudioDesign and construction implementation of sustainable construction practices for a low impact landscape system installation that responds to degraded environmental conditions.Course that includes sustainability
ArchitectureLAR535Environmental Social Equity and DesignPrinciples of environmental justice and social equity in the context of design and community engagement; focus on the trends affecting environmental and human health in the built environment.Sustainability course
ArchitectureLAR547Greenway Planning and DesignExposure to complex interrelationships in the planning, design, development and operations of greenway corridors and systems, including natural systems evaluation, community planning, public engagement, preparation of construction documents, construction administration, business practices, regulatory issues, legal framework, programming and funding.Sustainability course
ArchitectureLAR221Introduction to Environment and Behavior DesignersIntegration of behavioral and environmental systems related to design. Exploration of humane, ecologically sound design alternativesSustainability course
Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMAE406Energy Conservation in IndustryApplication of energy conservation principles to a broad range of industrial situations with emphasis on typical equipment encountered as well as the effect of recent environmental regulations. Topics covered include: steam generators, pollution control, work minimization, heat recovery, steam traps, industrial ventilation, electrical energy management, and economics. Field trip to conduct tests and evaluate operation at three NCSU steam plantsSustainability course
Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMAE421Design of Solar Thermal SystemsAnalysis and design of active and passive solar thermal systems for residential and small commercial buildings. Solar insulation, fat plate collectors, thermal storage, heat exchanges, controls, design, performance calculations, economics. Site evaluation, shading, suncharts, types of passive systems. Heating load analysis. Overview of photovoltaics. On-site evaluation of NCSU Solar HouseSustainability course
Business AdministrationMBA582Sustainability and BusinessExplore the current sustainability trends. Learn how business are integrating sustainability into their strategies. Gain an understanding of the tools businesses are using to operate businesses in a sustainability manner. Experience current and evolving sustainability reporting practices. Explore future trends.Sustainability course
Business AdministrationMBA560Marketing Management & StrategyMarket segmentation, targeting, and positioning. Consumer behavior. Channels of distribution, promotion strategy, product development strategy, and pricing strategy. Relationship marketing and marketing strategy. Applications in hightech environments. Restricted to MBA students. Course includes a sustainability moduleCourse that includes sustainability
Business AdministrationMBA563Product and Brand ManagementMarketing planning and product management. New product concept evaluation and selection. Managing products over the life cycle. Developing and implementing a brand strategy. Repositioning and revitalizing brands Brand extension. Managing globalbrands. Includes module on sustainability in the innovation process and how new products can incorporate sustainability measuresCourse that includes sustainability
Business AdministrationMBA610Critical Analytical ThinkingSpecial topics in Business Administration. Special topics course dealing with issues not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Restricted to MBA students. Course includes a module in sustainabilityCourse that includes sustainability
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA100Earth System Science: Exploring the ConnectionsAn introduction to the processes of and linkages among major components of planet Earth. Geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere as dynamic and interdependent systems. Influence of human activity on earth systems. Optional weekend field trip.Course that includes sustainability
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA130Introduction to Weather and ClimateExplores the structure, physical causes, and climatology of weather systems including the jet streams, mid-latitude cyclones, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. Clouds and precipitation, air pollution, climate modification, optical effects [rainbows, halos] and weather instruments. Weather systems and forecasting techniques are illustrated through daily weather map discussions.Course that includes sustainability
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA150Environmental Issues in Water ResourcesThe science of current environmental concerns, particularly those related to water resources. Major topics include weather and climate, natural resource cycles, resource depletion and contamination, societal impacts. Scientific aspects of environmental issues. Required field trips.Course that includes sustainability
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA321Fundamentals of Air Quality and Climate ChangeAn intermediate-level introduction, for meteorology majors, to the physical and chemical environment of the atmosphere and to climate change. Topics include the atmosphere's chemical composition; atmospheric chemical reaction processes in gas phase, liquid phase, and on particle surfacesCourse that includes sustainability
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA415Climate DynamicsA comprehensive look at climate integrated across terrestrial, marine, and atmospheric perspectives. Topics include an in-depth look at climate proxies, drivers of future, current and past climate change, climate monitoring approaches, and climate model projections. Students will be exposed to the quantitative aspects [chemistry, physics, theory, observations, models] scientists use to place constraints on climate conditions over broad spatial and temporal scales. MEA 415 is open to upper-level undergraduate science majors interested in learning more about Earth's climate systems and the dynamics within. MEA 515 is open to all graduate students with the expectation of an additional climate assessment course project relevant to the student's own research discipline. Students cannot receive credit for both MEA 415 and MEA 515.Sustainability course
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA476Worldwide River and Delta Systems: Their Evolution and Human ImpactsSurvey of major world rivers and deltas, such as the Amazon, Mississippi, Yello, Yangtze, Mekong, Ganges-Brahmaputra, Indus, Nile, etc. Descriptions of their initiation, development, and evolution processes. Definitions of the impacts caused by climate changes and human activities. Examination of the river-ocean interactions and sedimentary and geochemical processes in terms of sea-level change, monsoon, and sediment dispersal and deposition.Course that includes sustainability
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA518Climate Risk AnalysisApplying methods of risk analysis to evaluate options for dealing with climate change, this course will introduce appropriate statistical methods and develop applications to climate-change related issues. This course provides practical hands-on experience for professionals in analyzing climate risks and developing adaptation strategies in climate sensitive sectors. The specific content will rely heavily on case studies in hydrology, health, energy, and transportation sectors.Sustainability course
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA519Barriers to Climate Change LiteracyInvestigates the discipline-based geoscience education lenses of the cognitive, affective, and behavioral barriers to climate literacy and the practical interventions for addressing them. Critically analyzes key aspects of climate science, common misconceptions, mental models, cultural influences, and risk perceptions about climate change. Students engage with the public and design projects for overcoming barriers to climate change literacy. The course features relevant readings, classroom discussions, student peer-review, and summative and formative course feedback though course assignments and exams. Minimum of 50% seats reserved for Climate Change and Society Certificate program students.Sustainability course
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric SciencesMEA/BIO220Marine BiologyIntroduction to marine plants and animals, their adaptations to life in the sea and ecological interactions in selected marine environments (e.g. coral reefs, deep sea, salt marshes). Interactions of man with the sea: food from the seas, biology of divingCourse that includes sustainability
Business AdministrationMIE418Social Entrepreneurship PracticumApplication of entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to plan a social entrepreneurial venture envisioned by the student. This course is a capstone course for the Minor in Entrepreneurship and the Concentration in Entrepreneurship. The deliverables include an evaluation of the venture and a formal presentation including a summary of work completed and the implications of the work for each student's project. Students need to provide their own transportation to off-campus sites.Course that includes sustainability
Business AdministrationMIE330Introduction to Human Resources ManagementThe systematic principles for managing the human resource component of organizations. Topics include: environmental infuences on planning, recruitment, and selection; managing workforce diversity; developing effectiveness and enhancing productivity; compensation, benefts, and security; and strengthening employee-management relations. This course contains a module in sustainabilityCourse that includes sustainability
Natural ResourcesNR303Humans and the EnvironmentInteractions among human populations in the biophysical system and the environment. Emphasis on current issues, ecological principles and their relationships to basic biophysical processes; considers food, population dynamics, public land and common resources, renewable natural resources, pollution, water resources, energy and non-renewable resources.Sustainability course
Natural ResourcesNR350International Sustainable Resource UseStudy of sustainable use of natural resources in a global economy with consideration of consumption choices, sustainable production issues, conservation of various managed landscapes, and cross cultural perspectives. Specific topics vary somewhat byyear and study location. Travel in North America in even years and to Sweden in odd years. Domestic or international travel overnight. Depending upon travel location, possible additional expense for passport, health certificate, insurance and domestic or international travel.Sustainability course
Natural ResourcesNR510Military Land SustainabilityAn introduction and overview of the factors that influence natural resource conservation and management on Department of Defense lands within a temporal, geographic, and environmental context and perspective. Students will gain knowledge of natural resource management and military land sustainability by reviewing [1] military land uses and training/test requirements, [2] major policies/laws impacting training/testing activities on DoD lands, and [3] planning approaches to military sustainability.Sustainability course
Natural ResourcesNR512Land Use Policy & ManagementGraduate course reviewing the history, formation and implementation of major natural resource laws and policies that impact land uses. This course will provide an overview of federal laws and policies that affect decision making by land managers. Weekly lectures will be followed by student presentations of a selected case study of their choosing in the final weeks of the course. Current natural resource / land management [including forestry, air, water, wildlife, climate change and energy] programs and institutions are discussed, analyzed and related to current land use and management policy challenges.Course that includes sustainability
Natural ResourcesNR571Current Issues in Natural Resource PolicySeminar providing an overview of current natural resource issues for the world and the U.S. Population, sustainable development, food and agriculture, forests, rangelands, biodiversity, energy resources, water resources, atmosphere and climate, international policies and instructions.Course that includes sustainability
Natural ResourcesNR548Historical EnvironmentsCourse examines how we know and what we know about historical environments. Compares and contrasts contributions by various disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches to historical ecology and environmental history. Readings drawn from science, social science and humanities literature. Individual investigation projects required.Course that includes sustainability
Natural ResourcesNR460Renewable Natural Resource Management and PolicyThe interaction of legal principles and governmental institutions in the development and implementation of natural resource policy and management. Legal principles, constitutional provisions and the location and organization of governmental programs. Examples from both historic and current case studies.Sustainability course
Natural ResourcesNR484Environmental Impact AssessmentImpact assessment principles, practices, and their evolution. Lectures and feld practicums concerning problems addressed by environmental assessment practitioners. Practical implications of current regulatory requirements, especially endangered species and wetlands.Sustainability course
Natural ResourcesNR500Natural Resource ManagementTheory and practice of integrated natural resource management. Quantitative optimization, economics of multiple-use, compounding and discounting, optimal rotations, linear programming. Public and private management case studies and team projects.Graduate students expected to provide more indepth critique of planning process.Sustainability course
Natural ResourcesNR521Wetland Assessment, Delineation and RegulationWetland defnitions and systems of classifcation and functional assessment; methods for assessing ecological functions of wetlands; identifcation and delineation of jurisdictional wetlands in accordance with US Army Corps of Engineers procedures; application of federal and state regulatory programs. Five Saturday feld trips are requiredCourse that includes sustainability
Natural ResourcesNR406Conservation of Biological DiversityPopulation biology concepts fundamental to understanding the properties of the objects of conservation. Genetic diversity in agriculture, forestry, and animal breeding; the ethical and international policy issues in preservation and managementCourse that includes sustainability
Natural ResourcesNR400Natural Resource ManagementTheory and practice of integrated natural resource management. Quantitative optimization, economics of multiple-use, compounding and discounting, optimal rotations, linear programming. Public and private management case studies and team projects.Graduate students expected to provide more indepth critique of planning process.Course that includes sustainability
Natural ResourcesNR421Wetland Assessment, Delineation and RegulationWetland defnitions and systems of classifcation and functional assessment; methods for assessing ecological functions of wetlands; identifcation and delineation of jurisdictional wetlands in accordance with US Army Corps of Engineers procedures; application of federal and state regulatory programs. Five Saturday feld trips are requiredCourse that includes sustainability
NutritionNTR210Introduction to Community Food SecurityThis introductory interdisciplinary course teaches students about the many facets of food security in the United States, including historical impacts of race and social class on food security; food justice and food accessibility; the roles of non-profit organizations, government agencies, and disciplinary experts in developing food security efforts; and approaches to developing programs and policies, federal to local, to address the problem. In addition, service-learning experiences in students own communities allow them to gain knowledge about the specific agencies approaches to community food security, critically reflecting upon the experience and creating their own community food security action plan.Sustainability course
NutritionNTR330Public Health NutritionStudents will explore factors that affect the health and nutrition of the population as well as how those factors are identifed, studied, and applied to improve health issues. Students will identify services and programs available to address nutrition and health issues. Students will analyze current events related to public health, evaluate nutrition related policy, and advocate for issues related to nutritionCourse that includes sustainability
Public AdministrationPA550Environmental PolicyFocus on formation and impact of environmental policy in the U. S. Examination on decisionmaking processes at all levels of government. Comparisons between political, economic, social and technological policy alternatives. Emphasis upon application of policy analysis in environmental assessment and consideration on theoretical perspectives on nature of the environmental crisis.Course that includes sustainability
Public AdministrationPA521Government and PlanningThe planning function at all levels of government in the U. S., with particular attention to problems posed for planning by rapid growth of metropolitan areas. Overview of community development, urban spatial structure, housing economics and land use planningCourse that includes sustainability
Public AdministrationPA552Science and Technology PolicyThis course explores multiple methodologies and disciplinary perspectives to examine the public policies involving or affected by science and technology [S&T]. Course themes include the history and evolution of S&T policy, current national and international S&T policy systems and the interactions and conflicts within and surrounding them, and responsible governance of S&TCourse that includes sustainability
Public AdministrationPA553Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Management and PolicyStudy of the policies designed to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from natural and technological hazards, disasters, accidents, or terrorist attacks. Surveys government, nonprofit, and private sector activities in hazards, disasters,emergency and crisis management and policyCourse that includes sustainability
Plant BiologyPB360EcologyThe science of ecology, including factors which control distribution and population dynamics of organisms, structure and function of biological communities, and energy fow and nutrient cycling in ecosystems; contrasts among the major biomes; and principles governing ecological responses to global climatic and other environmental changesCourse that includes sustainability
ChemistryPCC106Polymer Chemistry and Environmental SustainabilityPolymers are prevalent in almost every part of our lives. Many polymers are petroleum based and their raw material supply is limited. Using a theme of environmental impact, this course will review the origin and preparation of key industrial raw materials and how they are used in polymer synthesis. Properties of synthetic polymers will be introduces and concepts for establishing sustainable polymers will be discussed.Course that includes sustainability
ChemistryPCC201Impact of Industry on the Environment and SocietyRelationship of society to safety and environmental aspects of manufactured products. Quantifying manufacturing risks. Protective methods, e.g. administrative, engineering, personal, treatment, pollution prevention. Social factors, e.g. political, regulatory, legal, consumer attitudes, public policy, perceptions. Understanding complex social issues, especially situations with conficting goals. Critical comparison of options for risk reduction, and selecting reasonable (hopefully optimal) courses of action in complex and uncertain situations. Unsolved problems of industry and society (e.g. greenhouse effect). Relationships of ethics, laws and regulations to manufacturingCourse that includes sustainability
PhilosophyPHI214Issues in Business EthicsAn analysis and evaluation of major issues in business ethics. Topics include the social responsibility of business; social justice and free enterprise; the rights and duties of employers, employees, manufacturers, and consumers; duties to the environment, the world's poor, future generations, and the victims of past injustices; the moral status of the corporation; and the ethics of advertisingCourse that includes sustainability
PhilosophyPHI420Global JusticeThe applications of the ideas of justice and right beyond and across the borders of individual nation states, attending to the facts of globalization and their consequences for political and economic justice and human rights. Topics: skepticism about global justice; transnational distributive justice, pollution, and poverty; national sovereignty, self-determination, and intervention; the ethics of war; international human rights; and global democracy. No one can receive credit for both PHI 420 and PHI 520.Course that includes sustainability
PhilosophyPHI520Global JusticeThe applications of the ideas of justice and right beyond and across the borders of individual nation states, attending to the facts of globalization and their consequences for political and economic justice and human rights. Topics: skepticism about global justice; transnational distributive justice, pollution, and poverty; national sovereignty, self-determination, and intervention; the ethics of war; international human rights; and global democracy. No one can receive credit for both PHI 420 and PHI 520.Course that includes sustainability
Poultry SciencePO411AgrosecurityThis course is designed to increase the awareness of the issues and vulnerabilities of the US agricultural system, the importance of agriculture in the US economy, and the importance of protecting it from disease and/or attack. This course is organized to integrate and assimilate knowledge across multiple disciplines including agriculture, animal health, human health, infectious diseases, business, economics, and public policy. Students will identify and analyze the interactions between these disciplines in light of increasing population and concentrated agriculture's increased vulnerability to major disruptions in food production. Students will also analyze where potential links in the food chain are susceptible to disruptions by individuals (or natural disasters), the consequences of these disruptions, and how to minimize the associated risks by developing case studies and strategies for defending against specifc threats.Course that includes sustainability
Plant PathologyPP530Agriculture, Ethics, and the EnvironmentCase studies in ethical theory and moral issues in agriculture and life sciences research including ethical theories, populations, food, ozone depletion, soil quality, sustainable and organic agriculture, plant biotechnology and biodiversity, animalrights and welfare, water quality, pesticides, risk assessment, biologically-based pest management, environmental policy and research ethics. Students are active participants and use role playing to present a forum.Course that includes sustainability
Plant PathologyPP530Agriculture, Ethics and the EnvironmentCase studies in ethical theory and moral issues in agriculture and life sciences research including ethical theories, populations, food, ozone depletion, soil quality, sustainable and organic agriculture, plant biotechnology and biodiversity, animalrights and welfare, water quality, pesticides, risk assessment, biologically-based pest management, environmental policy and research ethics. Students are active participants and use role playing to present a forumCourse that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT350Outdoor Recreation ManagementThis course explores concepts and methods of outdoor recreation planning and management, with emphasis on public lands. Students will examine environmental and social impacts of recreation and develop strategies that promote quality visitor experiences and sustainable resource management.Course that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT419Sustainable TourismThis course introduces the concepts and principles associated with sustainable tourism development, emphasizing on their implications for management and planning purposes. Topics to be addressed include: concept, justification and evolution of sustainable development; socio-cultural, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable tourism; positive and negative impacts of tourism development; and principles conducive to sustainable tourism planning and community development. Given that each case of tourism development is unique, examples from the U.S. and around the world will be used to examine and discuss issues and practices of sustainable tourism development within different geo-cultural contexts. This course adopts the Problem-Based Learning Format, which promotes and enhances students' analytical skills, problem solving skill and team working skills. Junior or senior standing.Sustainability course
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT449Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in Australia/New ZealandThis 3.5 week study abroad program examines human dimensions of natural and environmental conservation in Australia. The course will involve an orientation and lectures from faculty at James Cook University. Students wills explore the natural environments in Australia including Great Barrier Reed, Tropical Rainforest and Outback and be introduced to Australian culture and history through interactions with communities. Educational travel, active participation, lectures, seminars, and reflective exercises facilitate learning to improve understanding of relationships between human societies and the natural environment. Students must pay program fees, airfare, some meals, and incidentals.Course that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT450Sustaining Natural Resources in Australia/New ZealandThis 3.5 week study abroad program will examine issues related to natural history and environmental conservation in Australia. This course will involve an orientation and lectures from Australian university faculty. Students will explore natural environments in Australia including the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforest and Outback; learn about sustainable development and protection of the natural environment through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations and seminars, written assignments, research projects and reflective exercises. Students must apply through NCSU Study Abroad Office. Students must pay program fees, airfare, some meals and incidentals.Sustainability course
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT478Sustainable Sport Facility ManagementIn this course, students will examine the development and management of sport facilities, paying particular attention to environmental concerns and the sustainability of the sport stadia. Specifically, the course first focuses on the 3 E's of sustainability [Environment, Equity, Economics] and learn about sustainable systems. From this underpinning, the course is divided into two main frameworks: 1. Development of sport facilities; and 2. Sport facility operations. Each part of the course is enhanced by guest lectures from industry experts and hands on learning experiences.Sustainability course
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT503Advanced Fiscal Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport OrganizationsThis course is intended to provide students with advanced concepts of fiscal management as applied to the unique industries of parks, recreation, tourism and sport management. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how the receipt, disbursement, and utilization of funds can foster sustainability within these types of organizations. Additionally, this course will focus on developing the skills necessary to apply ethical financial analysis principles through financial risk management. This course is restricted to PRTM masters students and others by consent of the instructor. This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.Course that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT508Risk Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport OrganizationsThis course explores risk management in PRTs organizations with an emphasis on ethical managerial strategies. The topics include legal concepts related to specific managerial functions, impacts on functions in recreation environments that result in more efficient and successful operation and protection for the organization. In addition, effective strategies for risk management related to facilitating active-healthy lifestyles and sustainable communities will be explored. This course is restricted to PRT master's degree students and others by consent of the instructor. This course will be offered online in an accelerated seven-week format.Course that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT511Sport and Entertainment Venue Management-FacilitiesIn this course, students will examine the management of sport facilities, paying particular attention to environmental concerns and the sustainability of the event venue. Specifically, we will first focus on the three E's of sustainability [Environment, Equity, Economics] and learn about sustainable systems. From this underpinning, the class will be divided into six critical topic areas of sport facility managment: 1. History and role of venues 2. Venue Safety and Security 3. Venue Policy and Procedures 4. Food and Beverage Operations 5. Transportation and Parking Management 6. Ancillary Revenue SourcesCourse that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT705Qualitative Research MEthods in Conservation and Community SustainabilityExamination of qualitative research methods and designs in the contexts of human dimensions of natural resources, equitable and sustainable tourism development, and community health and well-being, including data generation, organization, analysis, quality and presentation. A research project will be conducted with the application of qualitative data organization software.Course that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT430Tourism, Poverty, and HealthStudents will learn about the potential role of tourism in fueling equitable development and human health in destination communities, and about the factors that lead to negative social and economic tourism impacts. Students will learn about equitable community development, human health and well-being principles; and about how microentrepreneurs and host communities react to the challenges and opportunities posted by tourism development.Course that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT510Active Recreation and Community HealthThis course focuses on the association of active recreation in communities and community health. Students explore individual, social, community, environmental, and policy factors that affect community health and the contribution of recreation and park programs and facilities. This is a seven week course.Course that includes sustainability
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementPRT555Environmental Impacts of Recreation and TourismUnderstanding of environmental impacts of recreation and tourism, and different methods for assessing and managing such impacts. Examination of the scientifc and management literature and application of impact assessment techniquesSustainability course
Political SciencePS236Issues in Global PoliticsSelected problems facing the world community, related political issues, and international responses to them, including international trade, economic development, wars, arms control, terrorism, ethnic conflict, human rights, status of women, population growth, food security, and environmental degradation.Course that includes sustainability
Political SciencePS336Global Environmental PoliticsInternational politics, laws, and policies pertaining to global environmental problems in the realms of population, pollution, climate change, biological diversity, forests oceans, and fisheries.Course that includes sustainability
Political SciencePS431The United Nations and Global OrderUnited Nations in contemporary world politics. Functions and operation of central organs, commissions, and specialized agencies. Role in addressing global issues including peacekeeping, arms control, human rights, economic and social development, and environment.Course that includes sustainability
Political SciencePS536Global Environmental PoliticsInternational politics, laws, and policies pertaining to global environmental problems in the realms of population, pollution, climate change, biological diversity, forests oceans, and fisheries.Course that includes sustainability
Political SciencePS335Principles of Green ChemistryIntroduction to the topic of green chemistry as an emerging field; Identification of hazards and classes; overview of sources; alternative solvents and reagents; sustainability of chemical reactions; alternative chemical reactions and pathways; alternative feedstocks; enzymatic catalysis; ionic liquids; re-engineering of chemical processes; chemical synthesis.Course that includes sustainability
Political SciencePS314Science, Technology and Public PolicySocietal impacts of science and technology. Structures and processes for formulation, implementation, evaluation of United States science and technology policy. Political implications of selected issues in science and technology policy studies.Sustainability course
Political SciencePS534The Politics of Human Rights PoliciesHuman rights policies and politics within the modern global society; the interplay of international organizations, governments and nongovernmental actors in promoting and undermining international human rights; examines how domestic politics, sovereignty, cultural norms, religion, geo-political competition, past colonialism, and economic considerations affect efforts to address human rights violations in different countries; human rights issues such as genocide, humanitarian intervention, women and gender issues, refugees, transitional justice or reconciliation, ethnic/racial divisions, human traffcking, etcCourse that includes sustainability
Paper Science EngineeringPSE/WPS476Environmental Life Cycle AnalyisOverview of the various aspects of conducting and interpreting an environmental life cycle analysis on a product or service. Students will learn how to construct a life cycle analysis goal and scope, inventory, assessment and interpretation. Skills in the critique and communication of a life cycle analysis will be developed. Includes an overview of the following life cycle stages: raw materials, energy, transportation, production, use, and end of life. Emphasis on systems thinking. Targeted for students in any science or engineering program. Credit not allowed for both PSE 476 and WPS 576Course that includes sustainability
Paper Science EngineeringPSE/WPS425Bioenergy & Biomaterials EngineeringThis course acquaints students with the basic science, terminology, technology, economic concepts, and engineering concepts associated with the conversion of biomass into energy and materials. Topics include: biomass types and properties; biochemical platforms; thermochemical platforms; unit operations; the biorefnery; biocomposites. Some design content is included. Targeted to engineering students with a suitable background (PSE, CHE, BAE).Course that includes sustainability
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT201Sustainable Materials for Green HousingSustainable Materials for Green HousingSustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT202Anatomy and Properties of Renewable MaterialsFormation, cell morphology, cell wall, structure of softwoods, hardwoods, and other renewable materials; variability, naturally occurring defects, biological deterioration, and basic physical and mechanical properties of renewable materials in relation to products utilization. Techniques on hand lens and microscopic identification of renewable materials.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT203Physical Properties of Sustainable MaterialsBasic concepts involving the interaction of sustainable materials with moisture, heat, and electricity. Concepts needed to perform calculations related to material balance, energy balance, mass transfer by diffusion, and heat transfer by conduction. Principles and application of basic techniques for characterizing the physical properties of materials and for drying of lumber.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT232Recycling to Create a Sustainable EnvironmentThe goal of this class is to link the impetus for recycling and recycled materials to the building of a sustainable world. Recycling efficiencies for various materials will be examined as well as recycling practices and attitudes in other parts of the world. This course will explore the technology, economics, markets, trade and social impacts due to the recycling of materials. Case studies will provide an in-depth examination of the problems and potentials for the recycling of selected recycled materials. The use of Life Cycle Analysis [LCA] to evaluate recycling alternatives will be introduced. The economic, policy, social and resource availability drivers for recycling will be examined as well as the technological, economic, market and social barriers to recycling.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT301Chemistry of Sustainable MaterialsIntroduction of polymer science concepts [thermal transitions, molecular weight, viscoelasticity] to sustainable materials such as wood, cork, starch, silk, etc. Detailed instruction on the chemistry of sustainable materials including reactivity, decay, the chemical aspects of thermal treatments, the separation of sustainable materials into their individual components, the reactivity and modification of the individual components, and the conversion of sustainable materials into energy products.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT302Processing of BiomaterialsPrinciples of the manufacturing processes used in the sustainable and renewable materials industries. Content includes primary and secondary manufacturing, theory of machining basics, and biomaterials-based composite fabrication. Field trips might require meeting outside of class time.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT310Introduction to Industrial EcologyIn this course, students will explore the main concepts of industrial ecology for sustainable materials. Students will learn about environmental supply chain, manufacturing of products from sustainable materials such as wood and agricultural materials, and how we can learn from nature to close the manufacturing loop. To support the activities in these technical areas, students will also learn how to better manage time, how to work efficiently in teams, and how best to interact with their co-workers.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT320Industrial Chemical PollutantsIntroduction to the sources, fates, and analysis of common chemical pollutants from industrial sources. Content will focus predominantly on chemicals from industries related to the production and use of sustainable materials such as wood, bamboo, cork, silk, renewable plastics, etc.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT330Project Management for SustainabilityMain concept and principles of Project Management [PM]. Different tools utilized in project management will be covered. Relationship between project management and sustainability will be emphasized. With the concepts and tools learned in class, students will learn how to better manage their time, how to work efficiently in teams, and how best to interact with their superiors.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT441Mechanical Proerties of Sustainable MaterialsOverview of statics. Concepts of stress and strain. Mechanical properties of elastic and viscoelastic materials. Application of elastic theory to axial loading and bending, orthotropic elasticity of lamina and laminates, buckling of columns. Principles and application of basic techniques for characterizing the mechanical properties of sustainable materials.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT450Sustainable Business and InnovationTheories, practice and case studies of sustainability and innovation in corporate settings. Content will include sustainability and environmental management, innovation, new business development and R&D, change management, corporate strategy and strategic alignment.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT483Capstone in Sustainable Materials and TechnologyCapstone course in sustainable materials and technology; integration of sustainable material and technology concepts with economic, environmental, and societal considerations; case studies and practicum in sustainable materials and technologies.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT346Sustainable Materials Business MarketingThis course will examine the business and marketing approaches in the forest products industry from a theoretical as well as an applied perspective. Students will learn the importance of business processes and how products, price, distribution, and promotion plays a role in the purchase behavior of consumers. Students will analyze situations and cases to solve real and hypothetical business problems in the forest products industrySustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT200Introduction to Sustainability and TechnologyThis laboratory is to be taken concurrently with SMT 201 - Sustainable Materials for Green Housing. This laboratory will delve deeper into concepts discussed in class. It will include an introduction into data collection and analysis, industrial ethics, and feld trips to biomaterials-based industries. For SMT students only or with permission of instructorSustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT210Sustainable Materials InternshipExperience in the forest products or related industries with a departmentally selected employerSustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT293Independent Study in Sustainable Materials & TechnologyIndependent Study for Sustainable Materials & Technology students at the freshman and sophomore level developed under the direction of a faculty member.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT444Sustainable Composites and BiopolymersManufacture, properties, and processing of lignocellulosic composites and polymers such as laminates, strandboard, particleboard, fberboard, and nanocomposites. Principles and application of basic techniques for manufacture and testing of composites according to product and quality standards.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT483Capstone in Sustainable Materials and TechnologyCapstone course in sustainable materials and technology; integration of sustainable material and technology concepts with economic, environmental, and societal considerations; case studies and practicum in sustainable materials and technologies.Sustainability course
Sustainable Materials TechnologySMT493Independent Study in Sustainable Materials & TechnologyIndependent Study for Sustainable Materials & Technology students at the freshman and sophomore level developed under the direction of a faculty member.Sustainability course
SociologySOC342International DevelopmentSociological explanations of global patterns of development, with an emphasis on how the global political economy has evolved over time and how this contributes to social, economic, and environmental changes. Focus on the Global South in particular. Contemporary issues [such as migration and global food insecurity] will be included.Course that includes sustainability
SociologySOC220Cultural GeographyInvestigates the world's past and present cultural diversity by studying spatial patterns of population, language, religion, material and non-material culture, technology and livelihoods, communities and settlements and political organization and interaction.Course that includes sustainability
SociologySOC350Food and SocietyRelationships among individuals, groups, and organizations in the production, consumption, and distribution of food. Influences of gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Impacts of laws and regulations, markets, and social movements.Course that includes sustainability
SociologySOC351Population and PlanningEffects of births, deaths, and migration on population size, composition and distribution. Comparisons across U.S. and non-U.S. societies. Socioeconomic and political implications of demographic change. Impact of alternative policies on demographic processes.Course that includes sustainability
SociologySOC450Environmental SociologySystematic relations between natural environment and human societies. Dependency on the natural world. Population technology, cultural and economic infuences on ecosystems. Development of environmentalism and alternative models for understanding threats and potentials. current environmental issues and considerations of their global contexts.Course that includes sustainability
SociologySOC203Current Social ProblemsExamination of social problems linked to structures of economic, political, gender and racial inequality; including poverty, disease, racism, sexism, unemployment, psychological distress, educational failure, environmental destruction and violence. Possible solutions viewed from a variety of perspectives. Includes core sociological concepts, methods and theoriesCourse that includes sustainability
SociologySSC185Land and LifeSoil is a fundamental natural resource that sustains life on earth. Detailed information is provided about soils at local, community, regional, national, and global scales; and their importance to world food security and human health, agricultural production, environmental quality, and sustainable ecosystems. Students will gain practical knowledge about soils, their use and management, and their critical role in supporting life. Understanding basic soil properties, their interactions, and how they are influenced or impacted by human activity is essential to everyday life and to being a well-informed citizen.Course that includes sustainability
SociologySSC455Soils, Environmental Quality and Global ChallengesAs the world population grows to 9 billion people by 2050, we will be pressed to increase food security, respond to the consequences of a changing climate, and improve human health -- all while protecting the environment and maintaining natural resources. Soils play a critical role in many of these challenges. The goal of this course is to teach students how soils regulate environmental quality through a host of chemical, physical a,d biological processes. We will examine a series of global challenges, assess their related environmental issues and policies, and analyse the roles of soils in each issue.Course that includes sustainability
SociologySSC573Introduction to Surface Hydrologic/Water Quality ModelingConcepts in basic hydrologic, erosion and chemical transport used in modeling. Evaluation of typical hydrologic/water quality models on watershed systems. Usage of state-ofthe-art models in project examplesCourse that includes sustainability
SociologySSC427Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil SystemsEcological and biochemical concepts will be applied to managing soils in agroecological settings such as organic and conventionally managed farms and gardens, emphasizing microbial transformations of nutrients and matter. Topics covered include soil organic matter formation and fractionation, decomposition, microbial assimilation of nutrients, fertilizer management, tillage, crop rotations, cover crop managementCourse that includes sustainability
SociologySSC562Environmental Applications Of Soil ScienceIdentifcation and evaluation of basic factors infuencing movement of potential pollutants through soil and their underlying strata. Development of understanding of processes of soil and site evaluation for waste disposal and transport of pollutants through soilsCourse that includes sustainability
Science, Technology and SocietySTS323World Population and Food ProspectsExamination of the dynamics of population size and food needs, production, distribution and utilization. Consequences of inadequate nutrition and food choices, efforts to increase the compatibility of effective food production systems and alternate crops and cropping systems examined.Course that includes sustainability
Social WorkSW505Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social JusticeTheoretical and experiential knowledge related to oppression, privilege, and social and economic justice. Particular attention is given to persons and groups most affected by oppression and mechanisms that advance the achievement of a more just societyCourse that includes sustainability
University Studies CourseUSC116Introduction to Sustainability for EcoVillageThis course serves as an orientation for students participating in the EcoVillage Living-Learning Village and provides an introduction to the topic of "sustainability." Students have the opportunity to network with their fellow Village residents, campus partners, and guest faculty while performing service learning and during class group activities and discussions. Students will assess their personal definitions, connections to, and impacts on sustainability. This course is required for all first-year EcoVillage residents. This course meets the requirements for the Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP Category.Sustainability course
Women and Gender StudiesWGS308Contemporary Issues in EcofeminismContemporary issues in ecofeminism provides a historical introduction to and global perspectives on women's sociopolitical, ethical, and economic contributions to the 20th and 21st century environmental movement. Theory and political action as they interweave issues of gender, race, and class in western and non-western contexts will be emphasized. Students will read works by and about female scientists/activists/writers and examine their own communities, analyzing the ways that individuals, community values, and dominant institutions impact women's relationships with the environment. Students will formulate questions, responses, and interpretations through critical reading practices, class discussion groups, self-reflective writing, and comparative analyses. Special attention will be paid to the role of literature--memoir, novel, short story, essay--in the dissemination of ecofeminist ideas.Course that includes sustainability
Women and Gender StudiesWGS370Advanced Studies of Gender in ScienceThis course is designed to provide students with an indepth view of recent research about the infuence of contemporary gender relations on science and engineering. Readings address feminist theories about sex/gender, race/ class/sexualities, the social construction of science, and technological innovation. Discussions will focus on scholarship that explores how, why, and when a "gender lens" brings value to understanding nature and knowledgeCourse that includes sustainability
Women and Gender StudiesWGS/REL573Religion, Gender, and Reproductive TechnologiesExamines comparative religious ethics concerning gender marriage, parenthood, children, and the relationship of human beings to the "natural". Relates these views to new and emerging reproductive and genetic technologies. Compares the internally diverse perspectives of three major religious traditions with regard to their interpretations of these technologies. Analyzes the impact of particular uses of these technologies on the rights of women and girls.Course that includes sustainability
Women and Gender StudiesWGS/REL473Religion, Gender, and Reproductive TechnologiesExamines comparative religious ethics concerning gender marriage, parenthood, children, and the relationship of human beings to the "natural". Relates these views to new and emerging reproductive and genetic technologies. Compares the internally diverse perspectives of three major religious traditions with regard to their interpretations of these technologies. Analyzes the impact of particular uses of these technologies on the rights of women and girls.Course that includes sustainability