Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Minor


Academic Information

The Sustainable and Resilient Communities minor is designed to provide students a background in geographic man-land interactions involving community, resilience and the environment as communities seek to use or restrict resources, or respond to the environment they interface with.  Students in this minor explore the essentials of community development including infrastructure, urban planning, community need and resilience, economic and environmental impacts of development and the sustainable use of resources by user communities at the local and global levels.
 
Students will learn to assess the requirements of NEPA and write environmental assessment and impact statements, to visually represent spatial data using geographic information systems, to critically assess impacts of culture, economics and values regarding development and environmental interfaces, and evaluate land ideologies and policies formulating use and response.
 
The minor in Sustainable and Resilient Communities is a useful supplement for students preparing for careers in public lands agencies, community response agencies such as FEMA, community nonprofits at local and global scales, and conservation organizations as well as those interested in advocating as citizen planners.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Minor


Careers

What Can I Do with a Minor in Sustainable and Resilient Communities?

This minor takes advantage of a number of courses at NAU that provide undergraduate students with perspectives on sustainable development issues. Students learn the basics of community planning and development, along with how to design more livable and sustainable neighborhoods through engaging, local projects. The focus of the minor is on public planning and the built environment, but includes various courses that represent a variety of environmentally related disciplines.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 19
Major GPA 2.0

Purpose Statement

The Sustainable and Resilient Communities minor is designed to provide students a background in geographic man-land interactions involving community, resilience and the environment as communities seek to use or restrict resources, or respond to the environment they interface with.  Students in this minor explore the essentials of community development including infrastructure, urban planning, community need and resilience, economic and environmental impacts of development and the sustainable use of resources by user communities at the local and global levels.
 
Students will learn to assess the requirements of NEPA and write environmental assessment and impact statements, to visually represent spatial data using geographic information systems, to critically assess impacts of culture, economics and values regarding development and environmental interfaces, and evaluate land ideologies and policies formulating use and response.
 
The minor in Sustainable and Resilient Communities is a useful supplement for students preparing for careers in public lands agencies, community response agencies such as FEMA, community nonprofits at local and global scales, and conservation organizations as well as those interested in advocating as citizen planners.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Minor


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