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POLI 110 (3-3-0) Introduction to Sustainability: This course introduces students to principles, theory and practices of sustainability. It will include the discussions on identifying interrelations of economy, social system, environment, maintaining healthy ecosystem, creating ecological economy, ensuring environmental justice, determining the roles of ethical and civic responsibilities to sustainable management; and examining the importance of participation and civic engagement to ethic issues related to sustainability.  

PHIL 250 (3-3-0) Environmental Ethics: This course introduces students to philosophical ethics through an engagement with environmental issues. It focuses on a variety of environmental issues including, but not limited to, endangered and invasive species, pollution, sustainability, population growth, biodiversity loss, non-human welfare, and global climate change. Students will learn basic concepts in ecology and key theoretical frameworks in ethics.  The course will strengthen the student’s ability to critically analyze the philosophical complexities germane to topics in environmental philosophy including ecological thinking, sustainability, global environmental challenges, obligations to future generations, and environmental justice.

CRJC (3-3-0) 400 Sustainable Justice: A service learning course in which students examine theories, policies and best practices surrounding efforts to create sustainable justice in communities that are hard hit by traditional criminal justice practices.  Students will engage in community based research and service designed to help local community builders identify new public safety priorities and to help governmental agencies better tailor their resources to conditions in local communities and neighborhoods. It will address creating sustainable justice in communities that are hard hit by traditional criminal justice practice.   

HIST 375 (3-3-0) Women in Africa: This course explores women's history by region as it has changed over time under pre-colonial, colonial, and independence governments. Topics include customs of female circumcision, bride wealth, and multiple wives; changes in the control over women's labor and women's roles in politics; and in the effect of structural adjustment on women. It will to addresses roles of women for sustainable development.

POLI 313 (3-3-0) Sustainability Leadership: Students will learn leadership shifts and framework for responsible management in order to achieve a sustainable world society, as well examine the contributions of sustainability, responsibility and ethics to organizational management. It will address responsible management for sustainability.

POLI 431 (3-3-0) International Organization: A study of the basic concepts, historical backgrounds, evolution, and functioning of international governmental and administrative systems, with primary emphasis on the United Nations. It will address roles of international organizations to environmental regimes, protocols, agreements in global context.   

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