Courses

Course List

The Ecological Cities Pathways Minor is 18 credit hours.

Descriptions of all courses in the minor can be found in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

* Star indicates approved class from the Pathways Course Catalog .

Foundational Courses

(6 credit hours)

  • LAR 1254* – Environment and Natural Systems
  • HORT/FREC 2134* – Plants & Greenspaces in Urban Communities

Ecological and Related Sciences

(3 credit hours required)

  • BSE 3324 – Small Watershed Hydrology
  • ENSC 3604 – Fundamentals of Environmental Science
  • FREC 2004 *- Forest Ecosystems
  • FREC 2114* – Ecology of Appalachian Forests
  • FREC 3104 – Principles of Watershed Hydrology
  • FREC/HORT 3354 – Trees in the Built Environment
  • FREC 3954 – Study Abroad
  • FREC 4354* – Forest Soil and Watershed Management
  • HORT 3454 – Herbaceous Plants for Ecological Landscapes

Humanities and Social Sciences Courses

(3 credit hours required)

  • ENGL 3534* – Literature and the Environment
  • GEOG/SPIA 2244* – Sustainable Urbanization
  • GEOG 3244 – The U.S. City
  • HIST 3144* – American Environmental History
  • HIST 3156 – History of the American City
  • PSCI/UAP 3344 – Global Environmental Issues
  • SPIA/HNFE 2314* – Active Transportation for a Healthy Sustainable Planet
  • UAP 3014 – Urban Policy and Planning
  • UAP 3354 – Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning

Design and Practice

(3 credit hours required)

  • BC 4334 – Sustainable Building Performance¬†Management
  • BSE 3334 – Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment & Control
  • BSE 4126 – Comprehensive Design Project
  • CEE 4254 – Municipal Engineering
  • CEE 4264 – Sustainable Land Development
  • FREC 4454 – Urban and Community Forestry
  • LAR 4034* – Evolution of the American Landscape
  • LAR 4084 – Landscape Design and Planning Studio
  • RED 4604* – Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Housing
  • SBIO 3324 – Green Building Systems
  • UAP 4354 – Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Studio
  • UAP 4394 – Community Renewable Energy Systems
  • note that HORT 4744 is no longer offered

Capstone Course

(3 credit hours)

  • FREC/BSE/HORT/LAR/SPIA 4554* – Creating the Ecological City