Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Maryville College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

The Environmental Studies Major is housed in the Social Sciences, insuring that you will gain a strong background in economics, politics, sociology and business from a North American and global perspective. The other courses in the major are in math, the humanities, education and the natural sciences, where you will gain skills in analyzing data, best practices in laboratory and field sciences, and environmental education training.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Outdoor Recreation

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

The Outdoor Recreation courses are combined with courses in rock climbing, paddling, and backpacking and will be both physically & intellectually demanding. These classes challenge you to balance technical skills with interpersonal development, and theoretical as well as historical concepts of outdoor recreation & education. Our majors spend a semester working with our Mountain Challenge program as well as completing a summer internship.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Sustainable Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The Sustainability Studies minor is designed to complement any major and provide a lens into the economic, environmental and social tiers of any field of study. The minor provides a global perspective, all while maintaining important roots in local Appalachian culture.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Outdoor Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The Outdoor Studies minor teaches students about the growing fields of tourism and hospitality which continue to become significant sectors and have a major intersection with issues of sustainability. Managing travel and adventure with their impacts on the environment is an increasingly important skill in the modern economy.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Outdoor Recreation

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Outdoor Recreation courses are combined with courses in rock climbing, paddling, and backpacking and will be both physically & intellectually demanding. These classes challenge you to balance technical skills with interpersonal development, and theoretical as well as historical concepts of outdoor recreation & education. Our majors spend a semester working with our Mountain Challenge program as well as completing a summer internship.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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