Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

6240

Credits

15-17

MCCCD Program Detail

https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=83036

Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability is interdisciplinary and builds a strong academic expertise along one of five significant pillars of sustainability, where students will examine and assess how to minimize unintended consequences and enhance a mutually productive relationship between man and nature. The five pillars are organized into specialized tracks, including land use and human transformations of the earth, competition for water and other natural resources from the earth systems, political and economic treatment of the earth, coupled human-environment interactions, and entrepreneurship for transforming ideas for sustainable products/services into viable businesses.

Program Prerequisites Credits: 0-3

Current English assessment reflecting eligibility for ENG101 OR ENG107 OR Satisfactory completion of
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
Permission of Department or Division0-3

Required Courses Credits: 6

SSH111Sustainable Cities3
SUS110Sustainable World3

Restricted Electives

Students must select one (1) of the following five (5) tracks:
 
Track I: Sustainability: Earth Systems Credits:10-11
 
Students must choose two (2) courses from the following list:
 
AGS260Origin and Composition of Soils4
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
BIO105Environmental Biology4
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II4
 
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1)4
 
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4
 
GLG140Introduction to Oceanography3
 
GPH211Landform Processes4
GPH213Introduction to Climatology (3) and
GPH215Introduction to Climatology Laboratory (1)4
 
Students will choose one (1) course from the following list:
 
ASB226Human Impacts on Ancient Environment3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature3
ENH260Literature of the Southwest3
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography3
GCU141Introduction to Economic Geography3
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes3
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
POS120World Politics3
RDG112Successful College Reading for Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences or Technology3
SBU200Society and Business3
SOC251Social Problems3
 
Track II: Sustainability: Social, Political, Economic Treatment of the Earth Credits:9-10
 
Students will choose two (2) courses from the following list:
 
ASB102Culture in a Globalizing World3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
ECN263The Economics of Natural Resources, Population and the Environment3
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography3
GCU141Introduction to Economic Geography3
HRM290Ecotourism3
POS120World Politics3
PSY132Psychology and Culture3
SBU200Society and Business3
SOC180Social Implications of Technology3
 
Students must choose one (1) to two (2) courses from the following list:
 
BIO105Environmental Biology4
 
CHM107Chemistry and society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and society Laboratory (1)4
 
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature3
ENH260Literature of the Southwest3
 
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4
 
GPH210Society and Environment3
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes3
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
 
Track III: Sustainability: Coupled Human-Environment Systems Credits:9-10
 
Students will choose two (2) courses from the following list:
 
ASB102Culture in Globalization World3
 
ASB222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World (3) OR
ASB223Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World (3)3
 
ASB226Human Impacts on Ancient Environments3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature3
ENH260Literature of the Southwest3
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes3
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
REC150ABOutdoor Adventure Skills3
 
Students will choose one (1) to two (2) course from the following list:
 
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
BIO105Environmental Biology4
BIO108Plants and Society4
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II4
 
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1)4
 
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4
 
GPH210Society and Environment3
PHI104World Philosophy3
POS120World Politics3
 
Track IV: Sustainability: Human Transformation of the Earth Credits:9-11
 
Students will choose 9-11 credits from the following list:
 
ASB100Introduction to Global Health3
ASB226Human Impacts on Ancient Environments3
CNS205Sustainable Construction/LEED Certification3
ECE101Origins of Science and Engineering3
ECE111Bioengineering Systems3
FON135Sustainable Cooking3
FON143Food and Culture3
FON161Sustainable Food Production Systems3
HES210Cultural aspects of Health and Illness3
INT170Interior Materials3
SCT100Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments3
 
SCT271AASustainable Design Internship (1) OR
SCT271ABSustainable Design Internship (2)1-2
 
SOC180Social Implications of Technology3
WED124Environmental Wellness3
 
Track V: Sustainability: Business and Entrepreneurship Credits:10-11
 
Students will choose one (1) option from the following list:
 
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3) and
EPS195Business Start-Up and Planning (2)5
 
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3 and
MGT298AASpecial Project (1) or
SSH298AASpecial Project(1)4
 
Students will choose one (1) option from the following list:
 
GBS151Introduction to Business (3) OR
GBS205Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)3
 
Students will choose one (1) option from the following list:
 
ECN212Microeconomics (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3)3

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Major: 6240
First Term: 2015 Summer
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15-17
CIPS code: 03.0104
Initiating College: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Program Availability: Shared: CGC, GCC, MCC, PVC, SMC - CGC GCC MCC PVC SMC
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Sustainability (91)
GPA: 2.0