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Ecological Practices Curriculum + Courses

Last updated on Oct 30, 2023

Minor Requirements

Ecological Practices Minor (15 units)

SCIMA 2160-xx
ECO: Intro to Environmental Science

1 course (3 units)

SSHIS-2000/-3000 or PHCRT-2000/-3000 Ecological Practices designated course

1 course (3 units)

Ecological Practices designated studio course (studio major, UDIST, DIVST, or studio elective)

1 course (3 units)

Ecological Practices 2000- or 3000-level designated courses, studio or HS (electives or requirements)

2 courses (6 units)

Note: There is no net increase to the number of units required for graduation.

Minor Courses

Finding Courses in Workday

Current Students: to browse Ecological Practices courses in Workday, open the Find CCA Course Sections report and select the course tag "MINOR :: ECO - Ecological Practices" and/or "MINOR :: ECO - Studio" in the Course Tag section of the left column.

Course Listings

You can find courses at a glance on the google docs below. When enrolling, please be sure to register for the specific section listed in the course listing document or tagged in Workday. Not all sections of a course may count towards the minor. In addition, sections approved in a previous semester may not be approved again in the future due to changes in the course.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Students demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge of environmental science concerning diverse ecosystems and species as well as human societies.
  • LO2: Students can evaluate the environmental impacts of human activities in order to understand the sustainability of technical, creative, social, political, and/or economic practices.
  • LO3: Students demonstrate understanding of principles, tools, models, and processes for promoting ecological sustainability/regeneration through design, architecture, craft, and/or the arts.
  • LO4: Students demonstrate understanding of the societal implications of environmental change, including questions of ecological ethics and environmental justice arising from the disparate effects of that change on different human communities and populations.