Education

Education

ILE is committed to promoting interdisciplinary research in higher education, developing the next generation of problem-solvers from scientist to practitioners. Below are some CSU courses suggested by ILE members that go hand-in-hand with our mission.

  • AGRI 638 Ecosystem Services on Agricultural Lands; Within an economics framework, explores the unique management challenges involved in a modern, diversified agricultural operation. Required field trips; Prerequisite: must be enrolled in professional or graduate level.
  • AGRI 562/SOC 562 Sociology of Food Systems and Agriculture; How agricultural choices generate intended and unintended consequences for human communities and the natural environment: Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 106.
  • SOCR 171 Environmental Issues in Agriculture (GT-SS3); Historical development of agriculture; environmental consequences of modern food production and other cultural approaches to agriculture.
  • ANEQ 320 Principles of Animal Nutrition; Understanding of nutrients and nutrient function required to support animal life through all physiological states; Prerequisites: ANEQ 230 or
  • BMS 300 or BMS 360; three credits 100-level chemistry.
  • SOC 668 Environmental Sociology; Connections between social organizations, the environment, and science and technology; Prerequisites: SOC 500.
  • SOC 460 Environment and Society; Technology as a social phenomenon interacting with social organization and the natural environment. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 105.
  • SOC 220 Global Environmental Issues; Relationship between human societies around the world and the larger natural environment.
  • CIVE/SOCR 481 Water and Waste Recycling; This truly interdisciplinary course examines cutting edge issues and technologies in sustainable water and waste management.  Considerable time is spent on the economics and policy of water and waste management.  Relevant topics include water reuse, composting, and waste to energy solutions.  The course is designed to support experiential learning:  Three field trips are planned to visit businesses and governmental sites that employ sustainable waste and water management practices.  Students will also have hands-on experience determining economic and technical considerations for sustainable practices through the use of Excel spreadsheet modeling.  The course readings include cutting edge academic publications, government documents, gray literature, and news releases; Prerequisites: ECON/AREC 202 or ECON 204 and CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
  • Integrated Resource Management (IRM)  Approved Courses listed here.