UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Sustainable Justice Minor

Sustainable Justice Minor: 24 Total Credit hours

Required Courses: 15 Credit Hours

  • SUSJ 197:  Sustainable Justice Foundations (3 cr)
  • Three Core Courses (3 cr each; choose 1 from each pair):
    • ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability and/or SASA 111: Defining Sustainability Through Documentary Film
    • GEOG 318 Global Water Resources and/or SASA 110 Sustainability from the Perspective of the Arts
    • PED 301 Foundations of Outdoor Leadership and/or ENGL 228 Literature of Environmental Justice
  • SUSJ 379:  Internship, Practicum, Collaborative Community-based Research (3 cr)

Directed Electives: 9 Credit Hours

ACCT 366, ACCT 461

COMS 316

CROP 368

CSIS 429

ENGL 200, ENGL 228*, ENGL 310, ENGL 360

ESM 105, ESM 220*   

GEOG 110

GEOL 250

HUM 305

P ED 301*

SASA 110*

TED 211, TED 422

(*This course counts as EITHER a requirement OR a directed elective.)

Interdisciplinary Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
715-425-3537

Greta Gaard
Professor of English and Advisor
Sustainable Justice Minor
Greta.Gaard@uwrf.edu

Program Goals

  1. Explore sustainability through an environmental justice lens.
  2. Introduce students to both the environmental humanities and the environmental sciences, developing a transdisciplinary approach to solving sustainability problems.
  3. Provide different cultural perspectives on human identity, and the way these views shape our environmental, social, and economic relations.
  4. Encourage students’ awareness of their social, economic, and environmental behaviors and how they can promote sustainable justice in their personal and professional lives.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the interrelated nature of social, economic, and environmental issues as manifested across differences of race, class, gender, sexuality, species, and place.
  2. Work with interdisciplinary teams to analyze and envision solutions to eco-justice problems, utilizing knowledge from the environmental humanities and sciences as well as from diverse human communities.
  3. Apply concepts of sustainable justice to enhance inclusive well-being across human-human and human-environment relations.