Oct 30, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2020-2021

Environmental Futures


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The future seems up for grabs as climate change challenges human and nonhuman societies to meet basic needs for clean air, water, soil, food, and energy. How will humans adapt, reduce harm, or mitigate the problems of the past and present? This pathway involves courses in sustainability, defined as the means to ensure the well-being of the planet and quality of life of present and future generations. Courses integrate research and insights from the social sciences, arts, and humanities to pursue a healthy environment, economic prosperity, and social justice by building on the present to inform the future.

To complete this integrative pathway, students must choose a minimum of 12 credits as described:

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