Folklore

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Requirements

This concentration is particularly relevant for students who are pursuing or interested in pursuing careers in energy and environmentally related applications in the law, national and international policy, government, print and media journalism, public and social service, teaching, advanced graduate studies, ethics, business, and basic and applied research.

Sustainability by definition aims to meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. A sustainability education lies within the intersection of environmental science and engineering, economics and business, public policy, and many other areas. Energy is a crucial component of sustainability.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2014-2015)

One required course of proseminar (1 credit)

MAIS 796 - MAIS ProSeminar Credits: 1

Two to three policy courses (6-9 credits) chosen from:

ECON 695 - Special Topics in Economics Credits: 3
EVPP 505 - Selected Topics in Environmental Science Credits: 0-4 (take 3 credits)
EVPP 638 - Corporate Environmental Management and Policy Credits: 3
PHIL 643 - Environmental Ethics Credits: 3
PUBP 710 - Topics in Public Policy Credits: 1-3 (take 3 credits)
or other relevant course chosen in consultation with an advisor

Two to four courses (6-12 credits) in planning, modeling, and management chosen from:

CEIE 501 - Sustainable Development Credits: 3
CEIE 601 - Infrastructure Modeling Credits: 3
EVPP 692 - Master's Seminar in Environmental Science and Public Policy Credits: 1 (can be repeated for credit)
EVPP 693 - Directed Studies in Environmental Science and Public Policy Credits: 1-4
or other relevant course chosen in consulation with an advisor

Two to five courses in basic science (6-15 credits)

One required course (3 credits)

PHYS 581 - Topics in Renewable Energy Credits: 3

One to four courses (3-12 credits) chosen from:

CSI 685 or or PHYS 615 - Fundamentals of Materials Science Credits: 3
CSI 720 - Fluid Mechanics Credits: 3
CHEM 633 - Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics Credits: 3
PHYS 614 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials Credits: 3
or other relevant course chosen in consultation with an advisor

One research methods course (3 credits)

CSI 690 - Numerical Methods Credits: 3
OR 682 - Computational Methods in Engineering and Statistics Credits: 3
OR 763 - Research Methods in Systems Engineering and Information Technology Credits: 3 or SYST 763 - Research Methods in Systems Engineering and Information Technology Credits: 3
SOCI 620 - Methods and Logic of Social Inquiry Credits: 3
or other relevant course chosen in consultation with an advisor

Proposal (1 credit)

MAIS 797 - Interdisciplinary Studies Proposal Credits: 1

Project (1-4 credits) or thesis (4 credits)

MAIS 798 - Interdisciplinary Studies Project Credits: 1-5 (minimum of 1 credit) or MAIS 799 - Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis Credits: 1-5 (take 4 credits)

Total: 36 Credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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