Minors

A number of minors are offered within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design for students seeking to compliment or bolster their undergraduate major. Information on the minors is found below or at the department web sites that administer the minor. The following provides a list of the minors and links to their web pages.

Sustainable Environments Minor

This minor educates students within the University in the principles and various aspects of sustainable environmental design with global, regional and local perspectives and concepts. It provides students with the knowledge and abilities needed to integrate concerns for ecology, social equity and economics within the context of human and natural resource systems and the built environment.

REQUIRED COURSES EDES

  • 406 Sustainable Environments (4)
  • EDES 408 Implementing Sustainable Principles (4)  

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES
Select 16 units from the following courses:

  • AG 450 Applied Holistic Management
  • ANT 201 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 360 Human Cultural Adaptations
  • ARCH 445 Urban Design in Architecture
  • ARCH 472 Housing Design Concepts
  • BIO 112 Environmental Biology and Conservation
  • BIO 227 Wildlife Conservation Biology
  • BIO 325 General Ecology
  • BOT 238 Central Coast Flora and Vegetation
  • BRAE 348 Energy for a Sustainable Society
  • CRP 211; 212 Cities: Form, Culture and Evolution; Intro to Urban Planning
  • CRP 214 Land Use and Transportation Studies
  • CRP/ES 215 Planning for and with Multiple Publics
  • CRP 334 Cities in a Global World
  • CRP 336 Introduction to Environmental Planning
  • CRP 342 Environmental Planning Methods
  • CRP 436 Collaborative Planning
  • CRP 438 Pollution Prevention and Control
  • ECON/HNRS 303 Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration
  • EDES 410 Advanced Implementation of Sustainable Principles
  • EDES 420 Historic Pres./Adaptive Reuse in the Built Environment
  • ENGL 380 Literary Themes – sub theme: Eco-Lit
  • ES/ARCH 326 Native American Architecture and Place
  • ES 360 Ethnicity and the Land
  • GEOG 150 Introduction to Cultural Geography
  • GEOG/ERSC 325;333 Climate and Humanity; Human Impact on the Earth
  • HUM/HNRS 303/304 Values and Technology
  • LA 482 Evaluating Social/Behavioral Factors Open Space Design
  • NR 306 Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management
  • NR/LA 218 Applications in GIS
  • NR 320 Watershed Management and Restoration
  • NR 321 Water Systems Technology, Issues and Impacts
  • NR 323 Human Dimensions in Natural Resource Management
  • NR/CRP 404 Environmental Law
  • NR 414; 434 Sustainable Forest Mgt; Wood Properties, Products & Sust. Uses
  • NR/HNRS 475 Sustainable Forest and Environment Practices
  • PHIL 340 Environmental Ethics
  • PHYS 310 Physics of Energy
  • PSC 320 Energy. Society and the Environment
  • PSY 311 Environmental Psychology
  • SOC 313 Urban Sociology
  • UNIV/AG/HUM 330 Cal Poly Land: Nature, Technology and Society
  • UNIV/POLS 333 World Food Systems
  • UNIV 339 Disaster-Resistant Sustainable Communities
  • UNIV/AG/EDES/ENGR/HUM/SCM 350 The Global Environment
  • UNIV/HNRS 391/491 Appropriate Technology for the World’s People: Devel.
  • UNIV/HNRS 392/492 Appropriate Technology for the World’s People: Design

Total Units Required - 24

Interested students should contact Department Head Margot McDonald, SE Minor Advisor (mmcdonal@calpoly.edu) for more information.

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