Academic Certificate in Sustainability and Ecological Literacy

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Academic Plan

AC Sustainability and Ecological Literacy

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MCCCD Program Detail


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

The interdisciplinary Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability and Ecological Literacy enhances students' understanding of sustainable living practices associated with economics, equity and the environment. Through a combination of coursework and experiential learning, students engage in critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse, skills necessary for becoming socially responsible citizens who are ecologically and environmentally aware. The certificate is designed for, although not limited to, students seeking an Associate in Arts Degree and planning transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Program Prerequisites Credits: 3

ENG101First Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First Year Composition for ESL (3)3

Required Courses Credits: 7

PHI216Environmental Ethics3
BIO105Environmental Biology (4) OR
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) AND
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4

Restricted Electives

Humanities, Social Science and Wellness: Credits:9
Students will choose 2 different courses from the following list:
ECN263The Economics of Natural Resources, Population and the Environment (3)
ENH206Nature and Environmental Literature (3)
ENH260Literature of the Southwest (3)
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes (3)
REC150ABOutdoor Adventure Skills (3)
SBU200Society and Business (3)6
Students will choose 1 course from the following list:
HIS110World History to 1500 (3)
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present (3)
HUM250Ideas and Values in the Humanities (3)
PHI104World Philosophy (3)
POS120World Politics (3)
PSY132Psychology and Culture (3)
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3)3

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Major: 6232N
First Term: 2016 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 16
CIPS code: 03.0104
Initiating College: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Program Availability: - CGC EMC MCC RSC SMC
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Philosophy (80) Sustainability (91)
GPA: 2.00