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  • Sustainability and the Built Environment

    The Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the goals of sustainability and the activities of the built environment disciplines, including architecture, building construction, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.

    Sustainability and the Built Environment major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Complete a capstone or independent research project, present your results to a committee of the program’s faculty and receive acceptable assessment.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Explain sustainability principles.
    2. Integrate knowledge and principles from sustainability-related disciplines.
    3. Describe the role of the built environment in sustainability.
    4. Combine information from multiple sources to solve problems.
    5. Frame sustainable problems and potential solutions within a global context.
    6. Collect and analyze data to solve problems.
    7. Produce sustainable solutions for problems of the built environment.
    8. Integrate multiple disciplinary, cultural and stakeholder perspectives for sustainable problem solving.
    9. Produce an effective oral presentation.
    10. Produce effective written communications.
    11. Integrate a variety of visual techniques to enhance the communication of ideas and solutions.
    12. Solve a built environment sustainability problem in a multidisciplinary team.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9 SLO 10 SLO 11 SLO 12
    DCP 3200       I, R   I, R     I, R I, R    
    DCP 3210 I   I I, R I, R I, R I, R   I, R   I, R  
    DCP 3220 R   R R R R R I, R R R R I, R, A
    DCP 4290 A A A A A A A A A A A  
    DCP 4910 A A A A A A A A A A A  
    DCP 4941 R   R R R R R R R   R  
    DCP 4942 R   R R         R      
    Approved Electives   R R                  
    Ecology for the Built Environment
    One course
      I, R                    
    Energy and/or Climate Change
    One course
      I, R                    
    Ethics and Environmental Justice
    One course
      I, R                    
    Resource Economics
    One course
      I, R                    
    Student chooses from courses listed in semesters 5-7 of the major's semester plan.
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    Assessment Types

    • Capstone evaluation
    • Final project evaluation
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