The EEVP minor combines the best of both the Economics and STS departments—incisive economic analysis and broad humanities and social science analysis that emphasize the roles science and technology play in today’s global political-economy and culture. Given the strong interdisciplinary background acquired in EEVP, graduates can play a leading role in resolving the critical environmental and social problems of the 21st century. The United Nations reports that the demand for EEVP-type program graduates exceeds the supply. According to the UN, it is crucial that we educate people who understand that “sustainable development does not merely deal with the conservation of nature or the management of ecosystems, but more broadly and fundamentally aims at new models of societal development and social transformations.”
EEVP courses are listed under ECON, STSH, and STSS in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The following courses or those approved by the EEVP minor adviser** count toward the EEVP minor.