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General Education Cluster 3: The Natural World

The following are examples of courses listed as part of the General Education Cluster 3 Requirements.  See Cluster 3 for complete details.

GEOL

102

Environment: Earth

GEOL

115

Earth Systems, Cycles and Human Impact

ISAT

113

Issues in Science and Technology: Living Systems

ISCI

171

Earth and Planetary Science for Teachers

ISAT

100

Environmental and Energy Sustainability

ISAT

112

Environmental Issues in Science and Technology (includes lab)

SUSTAINABILITY COURSES AND COURSES THAT INCLUDE SUSTAINABILITY

Most academic units offer at least one sustainability-related course, and many units offer numerous courses. In the table below are some recent JMU courses which include one of the following: a focus on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenges, a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, one or more sustainability-focused activities, or sustainability integrated throughout the course. Use the search box to search by course prefix, course number, or key word. 

For current course descriptions, please see the 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog and the 2019-20 Graduate CatalogLog into MyMadison to see which courses are offered in a particular semester. Then, contact the instructor of record listed in MyMadison to learn important details of how sustainability is included in a course, such as how deeply sustainability is explored and which dimensions of sustainability are included.

Course Prefix Course Number Course Name
ANTH 300 The Anthropology of Food
ANTH 352 Birth, Death, Sex: Exploring Demography
ANTH 430 Primate Conservation Biology
BIO 171 Earth and Planetary Science for Teachers
BIO 100 Environmental and Energy Sustainability
BIO 112 Environmental Issues in Science and Technology (includes lab)
BIO 103 Contemporary Biology
BIO 342 Mathematical Models in Biology
BIO 354 Global Climate Change and Life: Ecological and Biological Impacts of Climate Variability
BIO 364 Human Uses of Plants
BIO 364 Laboratory in Human Uses of Plants
BIO 366 Environmental Ecology and Evolution
BIO 402 Forest Ecology
BIO 447 Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Disease
BIO 450 Developmental Biology
BIO 452 Population Ecology
BIO 456 Landscape Ecology
BIO 457 Biological Applications of Geographic Information Systems (2, 4)
BIO 459 Freshwater Ecology
BIO 465 Environmental Toxicology
CHEM 354 Environmental Chemistry Field Camp
CHEM 355 Geochemistry of Natural Waters
CS 330 Societal and Ethical Issues in Computing
ECON 305 Environmental Economics
ECON 365 Economic Development
ECON 405 Political Economy
ENG 390 The Environmental Imagination
ENGR 112 Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 231 Engineering Design I
ENGR 232 Engineering Design II
ENGR 331 Engineering Design III
ENGR 411 Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering and Design
ENGR 412 Sustainable Engineering and Design II
ENGR 476 Principles of Chemical Processes
ENVT 200 Environmental Systems Theory
ENVT 400 Capstone Seminar in Environmental Problem Solving
GEOG 290 Human-Environment Interactions
GEOG 310 Environmental Issues
GEOG 325 Environmental Ethics
GEOG 375 Political Geography
GEOG 470 Senior Seminar in Environmental Conservation, Sustainability and Development
GEOG 476 Sustainable Cities Seminar
GEOL 102 Environment: Earth
GEOL 115 Earth Systems and Climate Change
GEOL 211 Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL 340 Environmental Soil Science (2, 2)
GEOL 355 Geochemistry of Natural Waters
GEOL 400 Geology and Ecology of the Bahamas
GEOL 460 Hydrogeology
GEOL 477 Contemporary Issues in the Geosciences
HIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History
HIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History (H)
HTH 352 Environmental Health
HUMN 201 Introduction to Humanitarian Affairs
ISAT 100 Environmental and Energy Sustainability
ISAT 112 Environmental Issues in Science and Technology
ISAT 212 Energy Issues in Science and Technology
ISAT 311 Role of Energy in Modern Society
ISAT 410 Sustainable Energy Development
ISAT 416 International Energy Studies
ISAT 420 Environmental Analysis and Modeling
ISAT 421 Environmental Policy and Regulation
ISAT 422 Industrial Environmental Management
ISAT 423 Environmental Remediation
ISAT 424 Natural Resource Management
ISAT 428 Industrial Ecology
ISAT 429 Sustainability: An Ecological Perspective
ISAT 473 Local Agriculture and Farm Internships
ISCI 171 Earth and Planetary Science for Teachers
ISCI 173 Life and Environmental Science for Teachers
JUST 225 Justice and American Society
JUST 235 Justice in the Global Community
JUST 341 Gender and Justice
JUST 372 Ethics and International Politics
MATH 342 Mathematical Models in Biology
MGT 375 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
NUTR 380 Global Nutrition
POSC 340 Political Development in the Third World
POSC 372 Ethics and International Politics
POSC 392 Peace Studies
PPA 484 Environmental Regulatory Policy and Politics
SCOM 302 Ecofeminism
SCOM 354 Environmental Communication and Advocacy
SOCI 110 Social Issues in a Global Context
SOCI 311 Sociology of the Environment
SOCI 352 Birth, Death, Sex: Exploring Demography
SOWK 335 Social Policy
UNST 151 Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: A Guided Tour for Global Citizens
WGS 302 Ecofeminism
WGS 341 Gender and Justice

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