Sustainability Leadership, Minor

Program Code: SUSLD_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Students may apply toward the minor no more than six credits from their major requirements and no more than six credits from their other minor requirements. The Sustainability Leadership Capstone credits may not be used simultaneously to fulfill capstone or thesis requirements for any other degree program. All minor programs must include at least six credits at the 400 level.

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
SUST 200Foundations of Leadership in Sustainability Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Take the following 6 credits, or approved substitutions, in consultation with the minor adviser:
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Internship
Internship
An approved substitution that provides an immersive sustainability experience
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Special Topics (or approved substitution that offers a capstone project in sustainability leadership)
An approved substitution that offers a capstone project in sustainability leadership
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select a track (allowable courses in this area vary by Sustainability Leadership Thematic Track)9

At least three credits from the Additional Courses or the Supporting Courses must be from outside the student’s major department.

Requirements for Sustainability Leadership Minor Thematic Tracks

Design for Sustainable Communities Track
Select 6 credits from the following, or approved substitutions:6
Sustainable Residential Land Development
Community Development Concepts and Practice Keystone/General Education Course
Land Economics and Policy
Land Use Planning and Procedure
CED 427
Environmental Law
Urban Geography: A Global Perspective
Geographic Perspectives on Global Urbanization
Ecology, Economy, and Society
Property and the Global Environment
Built Environment and Culture: Examining the Modern City Keystone/General Education Course
Ecology and Plants I
Design IV: Expanded Use, Scale, and Context
Natural Resources Conservation and Community Sustainability
Select 3 credits from the following leadership courses or approved substitutions, in consultation with the SUSLD adviser:3
Leadership Practices: Power, Influences, and Impact
Integrative Energy and Environmental Design
Community, Local Knowledge, and Democracy
Community Structure, Processes and Capacity
Total Credits9
Educating for Sustainability Track
Select 6 credits from the following, or approved substitutions:6
Teaching Methods for Agricultural and Environmental Laboratories
Global Agriculture Education
Methods of Teaching Agriculture and Environmental Science
AEE 450
Child Labor and Education in the Global Economy
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Principles of Environmental Interpretation
Environmental Education Methods and Materials
Select 3 credits from the following leadership courses, or approved substitution, in consultation with the SUSLD adviser:3
Interpersonal Skills for Tomorrow's Leaders Keystone/General Education Course
Developing Youth Leadership through Organization and Program Structure
Leadership Development for Small Groups
Foundations in Leadership Development
Leadership Practices: Power, Influences, and Impact
Leadership Studies in Popular Film
Introduction to Educational Leadership
Ethical Leadership Keystone/General Education Course
Leadership and Group Dynamics in Recreation Services
Techniques in Small Group Facilitation
Total Credits9
Humanistic Understanding of Sustainability Track
Select 6 credits from the following, or approved substitutions:6
Cultures of Globalization
Ethics, Justice, and Rights in World Literature
Literature and the Natural World Keystone/General Education Course
Adventure Literature: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Keystone/General Education Course
Adventure Literature: Exploring Cape Cod Keystone/General Education Course
The Beach: Exploring the Literature of the Atlantic Shore Keystone/General Education Course
Adventure Literature: Exploring the Literature of American Wilderness Keystone/General Education Course
Creative Writing and the Natural World
The American Renaissance
Introduction to U.S. Environmental History Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Global Environmental History Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to U.S. Food History Keystone/General Education Course
HIST 151
American Environmental History
Nature and Environment Keystone/General Education Course
Environmental Philosophy Keystone/General Education Course
Seminar in Environmental Ethics
Select 3 credits from the following leadership courses, or approved substitution, in consultation with the SUSLD adviser:3
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Keystone/General Education Course
Democratic Deliberation
Ethical Leadership Keystone/General Education Course
PLSC 112
Leadership Studies
Total Credits9
Sustainability and Food Systems Track
Select 3 credits from the following food/nutrition courses, or approved substitutions:3
Physiology of Nutrition
Introductory Principles of Nutrition Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3 credits from the following food system courses, or approved substitutions:3
Economics of the Food System
AGECO 134
Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture Keystone/General Education Course
Environmental Factors and Their Effect on Your Food Supply Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to U.S. Food History Keystone/General Education Course
NUTR 430
Select 3 credits from the following leadership courses, or approved substitution, in consultation with the SUSLD adviser:3
Interpersonal Skills for Tomorrow's Leaders Keystone/General Education Course
Leadership Practices: Power, Influences, and Impact
Ethical Leadership Keystone/General Education Course
PLSC 112
Leadership and Group Dynamics in Recreation Services
Total Credits9

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

JoAnn Foley-DeFiore, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
211 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2402
jxf39@psu.edu

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, PARK, AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
801 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-1851
dmh44@psu.edu

http://hhd.psu.edu/rptm/people/deb-houser