A minor in sustainable solutions for the developing world is available to students in any degree program. The minor seeks to employ humanitarian principles to sustainable solutions that address the conflict that often occurs in the developing world between economic development and environmental justice. The curriculum provides you with the tools to understand issues concerning social justice and sustainability and teaches you how to use them when designing and implementing solutions for the developing world.

Take three total credits from the courses listed below:

Each of these courses can be used to fulfill a Knowledge Area requirement in the Clarkson Common Experience. The Knowledge Areas are

  • CGI: Contemporary and Global Issues
  • EC: Economics and Organizations
  • STS: Science, Technology and Society
  • CSO: Cultures and Societies
  • IA: Imaginative Arts
  • IG: Individual and Group Behavior
  • UNIV: University Course
  • 1C/2C: Communication Points


Consumption and Culture (3 cr.) CGI/EC/UNIV
CE434 Sustainable Development Engineering STS; 1C, 2 design
EV305 Sustainability and the Environment (2 cr.) 1C
EV300 Environmental Leadership (2 cr.) 1C
EV390 Sustainability Project Experience STS; 2C
PHIL370 Environmental Ethics (3 cr.) STS; 1C
PHIL371 Energy and Society (3 cr.) CGI/STS/UNIV; 1C

Sustainability Theory and Practice:
A Critical Assessment (3 cr.)

POL350 International Development and Social Change (3 cr.) EC


Take two courses from the list below:

ANTH201 Introduction to Anthropology (3 cr.) CGI/CSO/UNIV
ANTH351 Global Forces, Local Outcomes (3 cr.) CGI/CSO/UNIV
COMM428 Public Debate and the Environment (3 cr.) CGI/STS/UNIV
LIT250 World Literature (3 cr.) CSO/IA/UNIV; 1C
LIT251 Understanding Vietnam (3 cr.) CSO/IA/UNIV
LIT353 African Literature (3 cr.) CSO/IA/UNIV; 1C
PHIL310 World Religions and Contemporary Issues (3 cr.) CGI/IG/UNIV; 1C
POL250 Politics in Cross-National Perspective (3 cr.) CGI
POL251 Introduction to International Politics (3 cr.) CGI/IG/UNIV
POL362 Human Rights Law and Politics (3 cr.) CGI; 1C
SOC330 Health, Wealth, Inequality and the Environment (3 cr.) STS; 1C


Take Two Additional Courses From the List Below:

MK436 Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development (3 cr.)  
SB396 Global Business Strategies (3 cr.)  
MK320 Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)  
OM476 Management of Technology (3 cr.) STS
OM480 Project Management (3 cr.) EC
EC360 Environmental Economics (3 cr.) EC/IG/UNIV; 2C
ES438 Alternative Energy Systems (3 cr.)


Take One of the Courses Listed Below:

  1. UNIV399 Global Experience (with an emphasis in sustainable solutions for the developing world), recommended for all students

  2. A multidisciplinary project course (with an emphasis in sustainable solutions for the developing world) if approved by the director of the minor and the chair or advisor for the student’s major program of study