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Liaison Julie Price
Submission Date July 29, 2016
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
No

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, 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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Peace, Justice, and Ecology Minor

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

Directors: Loretta Cormier, Douglas Fry, and Chris Kyle (Anthropology)

Faculty: Baker (Social Work), Becker (Environmental Health Sciences), Biga (Sociology), Copes (Justice Sciences), Dickinson (Environmental Health Sciences), Ertas (Government), Keitt (History), King (History), Petri (Human Studies)

The Peace, Justice, and Ecology minor, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking a broad learning experience in human-ecological interactions, bio-cultural diversity, and strategies to foster social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability from a holistic perspective. The Peace, Justice, and Ecology studies minor offers students the opportunity to examine themes of ecological adaptation and sustainability as well as environmental health and human rights in local, cross-cultural, and global contexts, and to apply scientific, philosophical, and ethical reasoning to real-world problems.

Students interested in Peace Studies and this particular minor can contact Dr. Douglas Fry, Chair of the Department of Anthropology (Heritage Hall 315).


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Sustainable Engineering

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

Required course (3 semester hours) CE 497 Construction Project Management or equivalent.
Select electives from the following list to earn 12 semester hours (Refer to UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions)
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CE 600
Sustainable Construction

CE 602 Construction Contracting, Bidding, and Estimating
CE 606 Advanced Project Management
CE 608 Green Building Design
CE 609 Advanced Topics in Engineering Law


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
BS in Public Health with Enviro Health Sciences concentration:

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


1. Understand historical milestones in the public health and how they influence current practice.
2. Explain disease processes from a biological, environmental, social and behavioral perspective.
3. Identify the role of health disparities in studying the health needs of communities and improving population health.
4. Describe how data and study design methodology are utilized in quantifying public health problems.
5. Communicate public health approaches, messages, and findings effectively both orally and in writing.
6. Explain the toxicological basis for environmental and occupational agents in disease.
7. Apply environmental justice principles and ethical thinking to environmental and occupational settings.
8. Communicate to various audiences how occupational and environmental health professionals protect worker and public health.


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