Undergraduate Courses that Include Sustainability | Kent State University

Undergraduate Courses that Include Sustainability

AERN 45700 Aircraft Design Preliminary design of a fixed-wing aircraft for a specific mission: weight estimates; wing planform, airfoil and propulsion; selection airframe configuration and layout design; performance analysis; and overall systems integration.
BMRT 11009 Intro to Management Technology Study of planning, organizing, directing/leadership, controlling, staffing, decision making, and communication theories and management applications of human and material resources and methods. It is recommended that any reading courses indicted by COMPASS score are taken prior to enrolling in this course.
BSCI 10002 Life on Planet Eart Explores the fascinating breadth of life on Earth including the unique ecology and survival strategies of animals, plants and microbes in their natural habitats.
BSCI 40162 Soil Biology The ecology and physiology of organisms that live in soil, including microbes, plants and animals. The physical and chemical aspects of soil are introduced to understand how organisms in soils impact nutrient cycles and ecosystem development.
BSCI 40170 Stream Biology Identification, biology and ecology of stream-inhabiting organisms. Lecture two hours, lab three hours weekly.
BSCI 40195-009  Urban Forestry Special topics in biology.
BSCI 40195-015/50195-015  Urban Wildlife Special topics in biology.
BSCI 40368 Wetland Ecology and Management  The course teaches biology of wetland  species, differences in abiotic  and biotic factors among the major types of wetlands, and current wetland policy and management techniques.
BSCI 40525 Wildlife Resources Ecological parameters are discussed relative to the preservation and management of wild animal populations. Aesthetic, economic and environmental values are discussed.
CHEM 10030 Chemistry in our World A course for non-science majors that utilizes environmental and consumer topics to introduce chemical principles and develop critical-thinking skills.
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics Principles and policies affecting prices, including factor incomes, under alternative market structures. Tools developed to examine social problems, including poverty, crime, pollution and international relations.
ENG 11002 College Writing I-Stretch Continues the instruction and practice necessary to write for college, with emphasis on the reading, thinking, writing and technological skills necessary for writing college level texts.
ENG 11011 College Writing I (some sections) The study and practice of academic writing, including an introduction to rhetorical principles, the writing process, critical reading, research, and technology
ENG 21011 College Writing II (some sections) Continuation of college-level writing instruction with emphasis on research and inquiry, culminating in a lengthy written and/or multi-modal project.
ENG 30066 Writing in the Public Sphere (some sections) Writing course focusing on a multimodal service-learning project collaborating with peer and community partners in an online, hybrid or face-to-face delivery system.
ENG 41098 Guided Research in English Independent student research with faculty guidance.
ENTR 27056 Introduction to Entrepreneurship The study of the entrepreneurial process from conception to birth of a new venture. This includes attributes of successful entrepreneurs, opportunity recognition, innovation, venture screening, risk assessment, risk tolerance, identification of resources and business planning to learn how to turn opportunities into viable business.
FDM 25011 Fashion Branding An overview of branding in the fashion industry. Analysis of strategies for creating (brand awareness), maintaining (brand management) and enhancing the strength (brand asset management) of fashion brands. Class members work individual an as part of a group. 
FDM 30260 Product Development in the Fashion Industry Researching, planning, developing and presenting a fashion product line for a identified target market with regard to prices, styling and timing.
GEOG 10160 Introduction to Geography Emphasizes processes that generate diverse global human and environmental patterns. Interaction of geographical elements as expressed in spatial organization of cities, land use and cultural and political regions.
GEOG 22061 Human Geography Examination of spatial patterns of human behavior, with a focus on population & migration, economic differences, cultural elements, and health/environmental factors.
GEOL 21080 All About the Oceans Explores the many fascinating (and some still little known) features and processes of the Earth's Oceans including mid-ocean ridges, hydrothermal vents, tsunamis, tides, rogue waves, marine life, and the role of the Ocean in climate change.
GEOL 40095 Environmental Soil Science Explores the fundamental properties of soils and the integrated processes involved in rock weathering, soil formation, and the environmental transport of nutrients and contaminants.
JMC 40095 ST: Environmental Media Selected topics of special interest not covered in depth in existing courses; offered as resources permit.
MIS 24163 Principles of Management  Introductory course in management and organizational design. The leading contributions in the area are reviewed and practical implications are developed. The course covers the principles that most management professors have come to expect in an introductory course: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. In addition, the students need to be aware of critical issues managers must be aware of to succeed: diversity, globalization, ethics, technology, among them. The course serves as an introduction to many upper level business courses.
MIS 44062 Supply Chain Management Students learn the basic analytical tools needed to coordinate business operations across the value chain. Course involves hands-on coverage of supply chain management with emphasis on supplier partnering and development, customer relations management, strategic sourcing and pricing, e-business, measuring supply chain performance, mass customization, planning supply and demand coordination in the supply chain.
PH 30006 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety Introduction: the environment at risk; environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, environmental policy and regulation, watershed management, safe drinking water, wastewater management, vector-born and zoonotic disease, air quality, solid and hazardous waste, food protection, radiation safety and injury prevention, occupational health and safety, total worker health, the built environment
PH 30101 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Solid and hazardous waste programs and practices are explored. Pollution prevention, safety, sanitation practices, sustainability concepts, management, and regulations pertinent to solid and hazardous waste such as RCRA, are discussed and studied. Consumption, garbage handling, landfill design and disposal, sustainability concepts, reuse, recycling, composting and other waste strategies are presented. Hazardous waste and materials issues in the environment are introduced; such as HW disposal, TSD Facilities, underground storage tanks, “Superfund”, brown fields and related issues.
PH 32005 Emerging Issues in Social and Behavioral Science Provides students with exposure to touchstone issues in public health programming that have social and behavioral science implications. Topics reflect emergent priority areas and are expected to vary from semester to semester. Examples of current, emerging issues that may be covered include the Healthy People 2020 initiative, leading health indicators, role of CDC, state and local health departments and NGOs in promoting health behaviors, program recruitment, retention, evaluation and generalization challenges, ethical issues including informed consent and voluntary change, funding challenges for prevention programs, grant writing exposure, role of politics in public health programming, evidenced-based practices and practice-based evidence.
PH 34001 Public Health Interventions I Provides an overview of the planning and development of public health interventions including environmental, social, and behavioral public health issues from a social-ecological perspective, with attention to evidence-based, theoretical, and ethical approaches.
PH 44000 Health Disparities Understanding the factors involved in health disparities at the national and global level, and the impact of health disparities on public health.
PHY 13001 General College Physics I Principles of mechanics, heat and sound. Three-hour lecture, one-hour recitation.
PHY 13021 General College Physics Laboratory I Introductory lab to accompany PHY 13001 or PHY 13011.
PHY 21430 Frontiers in Astronomy Modern description of astrophysical observations, the results of these observations and the physical principles based on them. Not counted toward requirements for physics major. 
SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology Scientific approach to understanding social interaction, institutions and organization.
SPAD 45024 Sport in Global Perspective Students critically analyze how sport relates to general features of globalization and the connection between global and local politics (including ethnic, religious, gender, environmental and sociospacial politics). The underlying assumption is that sport is part of a growing network of global interdependencies that bind human beings together.
SPED 62951 Early Intervention in natural environments This seminar targets early childhood special education and intervention professionals that comprise the field of early intervention from practitioners to future leaders in the field. Recommended practice guidelines of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) indicate that interventions should be embedded and distributed within and across the routines, activities and places that are part of the child’s daily experience. In keeping with DEC recommendations, this course will explore issues related to the various natural environments of the children in search of the routines, activities, and places that offer the maximum learning and practice opportunities that are family centered, developmentally and individually appropriate, culturally sensitive, and least intrusive. 
SPED 63892 Early Intervention Internship The Early Intervention Internship involves supervised observation and participation in an early intervention setting(s) for children ages birth to three with developmental delays and disabilities or supervised observation and participation in research and scholarly activities related to the development, delivery, and evaluation of early intervention services to children and their families. Students may be placed at a county board of developmental disabilities, center-, community-, or home-based early intervention program, a developmental center, childcare center, a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or other approved placement. The Early Intervention internship will provide students practical experience in an Early Intervention professional setting, one that allows students to develop and refine a variety of skills when working with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.