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List of Pre-Approved Courses

This pre-approved course list is up-to-date as of 9/4/2012. Other courses may qualify for sustainability credits, such as new or special topics courses. If you took a course that you believe should receive sustainability credits but is not included in this list, please fill out a DARS Authorization Form and have it signed by your designated faculty member.

You will also need to complete a DARS Authorization Form for any course you take for the capstone requirement.

Students must obtain a minimum of 16 sustainability credits from the following categories:

Liberal Studies and Science

(Minimum of 3 sustainability credits, maximum of 6 sustainability credits)

Academic CreditsSustainability CreditsCourseTitleTypically Offered
3 3 IES 112 Environmental Studies: The Social Perspective Spring
3 3 IES 113 Environmental Studies: The Humanistic Perspective Fall
3-4 3 IES/Geography 139 Resources and People Fall, Spring
3 3 IES 250 Intro to Sustainability Science Spring
3-4 3 IES/Geography 339 Environmental Conservation Fall, Spring
3 3 IES/AAE/Econ. 343 Environmental Economics Spring
3 3 IES/AAE/Econ. 244 Environment and Global Economy Spring
3 3 Geology/IES 411 Energy Resources Fall
3 3 IES/Geography 460 American Environmental History Fall, Spring


Engineering

(Minimum of 3 sustainability credits, maximum of 6 sustainability credits)

Academic CreditsSustainability CreditsCourseTitleTypically Offered
3 2 BSE 356 Sustainable Residential Construction Spring
3 3 BSE 367 Renewable Energy Systems Fall, Summer
3 3 BSE 460 Biorefining Spring
3 1 BSE 461 Bioprocessing Unit Operations Occasionally
3 1 CBE 250 Process Synthesis Fall, Spring
3 1 CBE 310 Thermodynamics - Process Fall, Spring
3 1 CBE 311 Thermodynamics - Mixtures Fall, Spring
3 1 CBE 326 Momentum and Heat Transfer Operations Fall, Spring
3 1 CBE 430 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design Fall, Spring
3 1 CBE 450 Process Design Fall, Spring
3 3 CBE 511/562 Energy and Sustainability Occasionally
3 3 CBE/ME 567 Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes Fall
3 1 CEE 320 Environmental Engineering Fall, Spring
3 1 CEE 370 Transportation Engineering Fall
3 1 ECE 355 Electromechanical Energy Conversion Fall
3 3 ECE 356 Electric Power Process for Alt. Energy Fall
3 1 ECE 412 Power Electronic Circuits Spring
3 3 GLE 401/ CEE 639 Wind Energy Site Design and Construction Occasionally
3 3 EPD 660 Core Competencies for Sustainability Fall, Spring
3 1 ME 361 Thermodynamics Fall, Spring
3 1 ME 370 Energy Systems Lab Fall, Spring
3 1 ME 466/ CEE 423 Air Pollution Effects, Measurement and Control Spring
3 1 MSE 330 Thermodynamics Fall
3 1 MSE 331 Materials Spring
3 3 MSE 401 Harnessing Materials for Energy Occasionally
3 3 NE 321 Energy Conversion Technology Occasionally
3 3 NE 571 Econ. & Env. Aspects of Nuclear Energy Spring


Capstone

(Minimum of 3 sustainability credits, maximum of 6 sustainability credits)
**Please note: The course numbers are only provided as examples, and there are other project-based courses that may count for credits toward the capstone requirement. Regardless of the course, students must fill out the DARS Authorization Form for each course they intend to take for the capstone requirement.

CreditsSustainability CreditsCourse
(list not exhaustive)
Title
1-3 1-3 XX 489
XX 491
XX 599
XX 601
XX 699
Independent Study, Design Project, Senior Design, Honors Thesis, Internship Experiences (e.g., Office of Sustainability, WE CONSERVE, Industry, Govt., NGO), etc. approved/supervised by Energy Institute Affiliated Faculty
3 3 INTEGR 601 Sustainability in Practice. (INTEGR 601 is a special topics course number with several sections. Only the section entitled "Sustainability in Practice" will count for the capstone requirement).


Seminar

(1 sustainability credit)

CreditsSustainability CreditsCourseTitleTypically Offered
1 1 EP 602 Sustainability Energy Challenges and Solutions Occasionally
1 1 CBE 555 Chemical Engineering Connections Fall, Spring