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​Environmental Sustainability

OVERVIEW

The concentration is designed to appeal to students interested in environmental sustainability and social justice, including those students seeking careers within an environmental, economic, and social sustainability.  Students will gain this understanding by taking courses spanning a number of different disciplines such as ecology, economics, engineering, entrepreneurship, film, law, literature, philosophy, and sociology.  Students working in this concentration are challenged to recognize points of integration and points of tension between the needs of the planet and all its inhabitants and ecosystems, as well as the demands of business and economic growth. 

Sponsored by:

Math and Science Division and Arts and Humanities Division

FACULTY ADVISORS

Vikki Rodgers, M&S Division vrodgers@babson.edu  |  Kriebel 206

Jon Dietrick, A&H Division  jdietrick@babson.edu  |  Hollister 240

Required Courses

One Required Course:

  • NST 2020 – Case Studies in Ecological Management (2-4 sections offered every semester)

      or

  • NST 20XX – Case Studies in Sustainable Food Systems (proposed to start Fall 2017)


 

And any three courses from the following lists (or tracks):


 

Science-Based Courses:

  • SCN 3615 – Animal Behavior
  • SCN 3630 – Economic Botany
  • SCN 3620 – Natural Disasters
  • SCN 3610 – Meteorology
  • SCN 3665 – Global Climate Change
  • *ENGR 3210 – Sustainable Design

*Available at Olin College


 

Arts & Humanities, History & Society Courses:

  • AMS 3605 – Water in America
  • CVA 2003 - From Babson to New Delhi
  • CVA 2057 – Imagining Sustainability
  • ENV4600 – Climate Change Politics
  • ENV46XX – Art and Ecology
  • POL 4630 – Critical Race Studies
  • LVA 2030 – Place and Landscape in Am Lit
  • PHL 4609 – Nature, Technology, and Values
  • LIT 3663 – Limit Cases
  • LIT3676 – Imagining Nature, Imagining Ourselves
  • MDS 3615 – Media, Culture & the Environment
  • *ES 214 – Social Causes & Consequences of​ Environmental Problems
  • *PHIL 233 – Environmental Ethics
  • LVA2062 - Suburban America in Literature and Culture​

*Available at Wellesley College


 

Business  Courses:

  • MOB 3522 – Leading & Managing Sustain
  • ECN 3675 – Environmental Economics
  • EPS 4525 – Living Social EPS Experience
  • EPS 4527 – Social Entrepreneurship by Design
  • EPS 4523 – Environ & Sustain EPS
  • EPS 4515 – Affordable Design & EPS
  • MIS 3535 – Lean for Social Innovation
  • MKT 3541 – Conscious Capitalism


Courses Suggested But Not Required

  • AHF 1300 Out of Eden: Nature, Culture, Progress (option for Arts and & Humanities foundation requirement)
  • AHF 1300 Dwellings: Body, Home, and City (option for Arts and Humanities foundation requirement)
  • ART 1172 Introduction to Sculpture (nature-based art course)
  • NST 1020 Sustainable Energy Solutions

Curriculum Mapping for Education Abroad​

The curriculum map below is intended to be a guide, providing a sample framework to complete the requirements for a concentration and spend a semester abroad on an approved Education Abroad Program through the Glavin Office. Students can utilize the curriculum map as a starting point for creating an academic plan that is specific to their personal, career, and academic goals.  
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