Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Leslie Duram
Professor
Geography and Environmental Resources
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Science in Geography & Environmental Resources (Concentration in Environmental Sustainability)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Geography offers the Master of Science degree program with an emphasis on Sustainability. Geography is the discipline that deals with the relationship between human beings and their environment. The Master's in Geography & Environmental Resources emphasizes the applied aspects of this theme, environmental analysis, planning, and management. The graduate program includes several dimensions of this emphasis, including social/cultural, physical environmental, technological, policy, and spatial viewpoints. Students take courses that give them a foundation in these dimensions of environmental sustainability and management through a core program, then develop an area of strength within this theme. Students also develop the analytic and research skills appropriate to their emphasis.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability enables students to expand their knowledge and understanding of the long-term sustainable use of the earth's resources, including water, land use and food systems, climate change, urban sustainability, and "green" energy. This certificate meets the needs of the expanding job opportunities in environmental sustainability.
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GEOG 521 (3) - Urban Sustainability
GEOG 524 (3) - Sustainable Development
GEOG 536 (3) - Natural Hazards
GEOG 539 (3) - Global Climate Change
GEOG 570 (3) - Contemporary Issues in Environmental Studies
Plus, one of the following:
GEOG 502 (3) - Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 512 (3) - Applied Geographic Satistics


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