Minor Coordinator

Carl Zimring
Email: czimring@pratt.edu
Office: Dekalb 108

Overview

A Minor in Sustainability Studies at Pratt deepens the understanding of the interdisciplinary approach to sustainable environmental, economic, and social practices, providing students with a broad understanding of the complex interrelationships between humans and ecosystems and the best practices for protecting environmental quality and fostering social equity. 

How to Minor in Sustainability Studies

The minor can be combined with any undergraduate major and requires the completion of 15 credits approved in Sustainability Studies. At least 40% of the credits must be taken at the 300 level or above.

If you are interested in declaring the minor, please contact the minor coordinator.

Students should speak with their academic advisor and the minor coordinator before filling out a minor declaration form.

The list of courses students may use for the minor now includes:

Core Requirements:

  • MSCI-270 Ecology
  • MSWI-270C Ecology, Environment & Anthropocene (may substitute for MSCI 270) 
  • MSCI-271 Ecology for Architects (may substitute for MSCI 270)
  • MSCI-280 Environmental Science for Construction Management (may substitute for MSCI 270)

Electives:

  • CM-446  Sustainable Construction Management 
  • WR-493 Ecopoetics
  • INT-456-05 Interior Option Lab: Biomimicry
  • IND-487 Sustainability and Production 
  • MSCI-210C Science and Society
  • MSWI-210C Science and Society
  • MSCI-381 Green Building Science
  • MSCI-438 Chemistry of Modern Poly Materials 
  • PHIL-356 Environmental Ethics
  • SS-201T Sustainable Core
  • SSWI-222G Making/Faking Nature
  • SS-339 Gentrification/Urban Change
  • SS-358 Environmental Psychology
  • SS-382 Politics of Climate Change 
  • SS-409 Walking New York
  • SS-411 Concepts of Materiality
  • SS-469 Human-Animal Relationship
  • SUST-310 Global Environmental History 
  • SUST-311 American Environmental History
  • SUST-319 Sustainability and Fashion
  • SUST-401 Power, Pollution, and Profit
  • SUST-405 Production, Consumption, and Waste
  • SUST-410 Nature and Technology in History
  • SUST-420 Environmental Justice
  • SUST-430 Planet Ocean
  • SUST-440 Environmental Economics
  • SUST-445 Sustainable Technology

Minor Curriculum

Sustainability Studies Minor, 2017
U8060.MINOR.17

  • Minor Requirements 1

    Complete the following 3 credit minor requirement.

    MSCI-270 Ecology
    OR
    MSWI-270C Ecology Environment and Anthropocene
    OR
    MSCI-271 Ecology for Architects
    OR
    MSCI-280 Environmental Science for Construction Management

  • Minor Requirements 2

    Complete 12 credits from the following electives for the minor.

    SS-201T Sustainable Core
    OR
    SUST-310 Global Environmental History
    OR
    SUST-311 American Environmental History
    OR
    OR
    SUST-405 Production, Consumption, and Waste
    OR
    SUST-410 Nature and Technology in History
    OR
    SUST-420 Environmental Justice
    OR
    SUST-430 Planet Ocean
    OR
    SUST-440 Environmental Economics
    OR
    SUST-445 Sustainable Technology:A Global Economic Perspective
    OR
    PHIL-356 Environmental Ethics
    OR
    IND-487 Sustainability and Production: Research Tools and Strategies
    OR
    INT-456 Special Projects
    OR
    MSWI-210C Science & Society
    OR
    MSCI-381 Green Building Science
    OR
    MSCI-438 Chemistry of Modern Polymeric Materials
    OR
    WR-493 Ecopoetics
    OR
    SS-222P Making And/Or Faking Nature
    OR
    SS-339 I Heart/Break New York: Gentrification & Urban Change
    OR
    SS-358 Environmental Psychology
    OR
    SS-382 Politics of Climate Change
    OR
    SS-411 Concepts of Materiality
    OR
    SS-469 The Human-Animal Relationship