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Sustainability Courses at ASU

Sustainability Courses at ASU

(Not all courses are offered each semester or on all campuses)

Sustainability Courses at ASU

(Not all courses are offered each semester or on all campuses)

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Subject* Number* Course Title Class Title Cross-Listed* UG/GRD Level* Focused /Related* Description
Name Number Course Title Class Title Cross-Listed UG/GRD Level Focused /Related Description
ABS 441 Ecological Restoration Practcm UG SF Field experience in the evaluation and monitoring of implemented ecological restoration projects.
ABS 440 Ecological Restoration Techniq UG SF Techniques for ecological restoration, riparian and wetland restoration, and monitoring restoration success.
ABS 460 Organic Gardening UG SF Applies principles and practices of organic gardening in the low desert, including environmental impacts of modern food production.
ABS 270 Sustainable Biological Systems UG SF Ecological foundations of sustainable biological systems, anthropogenic impacts on ecosystem structure and function, and ecological risk assessment.
ABS 260 Sustainable Horticulture UG SF Principles and practices of horticulture, emphasizing development, growth, and propagation of horticultural plants and environmental factors that affect these processes.
ACC 591 Seminar Corp Gov & Sustainability GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
AIS 394 Special Topics Innovation fr Amer Ind Sustain UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ALA 100 Intro to Environmental Design UG SF Surveys environmental design: includes historic examples and the theoretical, social, technical, and environmental forces that shape them.
ALA 102 Landscapes and Sustainability UG SF Surveys ideas relating to landscapes and sustainability and the role of landscape architecture in the creation of humanized environments.
AML 520 Agent -Based Modeling GRD SF Introduces agent-based modeling to simulate social and social-ecological systems. Topics include design, analysis, and empirical grounding of agent-based models to a variety of application domains including collective action, diffusion processes, resource use, health, and complex societies.
AML 100 Intro Appl Math Life & Soc Sci UG SF Introduces quantitative techniques as applied to problems in the life and social sciences. Includes challenges like understanding the complexities of the human genome or the implications of globalization for infectious disease, human health, and economic stability.
ART 598 Special Topics Art and Ecology SOS 494 UG/GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
ASB 327 Disaster! UG SF Examines the causes of disasters, such as famines and pandemics, throughout human history. Explores cases in which social responses to disaster have helped people survive or led to their demise. Through hands-on activities, students gain experience with popular tools to understand human responses to disasters.
ASB 344 Technology and Society SOC 334 UG SF Development of technology in relation to society, work, science, the environment, public health, and cultural values related to social change.
ASB 362 People and Plants UG SF Offers a global survey of ethnobotany, the study of the uses of plants by people. Integrating botany, anthropology and archaeology, students learn about the roles plants have played as foods, tools, medicines and foci of religious devotion and ritual experience across human history.
ASB 394 Special Topics From Cells to Societies SOS 394 UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ASM 570 Fundamentals of CAS Science GRD SF Many phenomena of critical relevance to human society are dynamic systems that change over individual and evolutionary time scales, and are highly interactive, both within and between systems. That is, they are complex adaptive systems (CAS), and thus share isomorphic properties like near-decomposability, hierarchical organization, scale-free networks, self-organized criticality, and emergence. Fundamentals of CAS science explores the diverse, interdisciplinary applications of a complex adaptive systems across the social, behavioral, and life sciences.
ASM 579 Proposal Writing GRD SF Proposal writing and reviewing with a focus on the NSF dissertation improvement grant format. Discusses professional development.
ASM 414 Urban and Environmental Health UG SF Integrates theory and practice of social sciences (including anthropology, demography, and human geography) to understand environmental contexts of health, particularly urban.
ATE 598 Special Topics Renewable Energy Systems SOS 494 UG/GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
BIO 412 Conservation in Practice UG SF Global biodiversity patterns, processes, and conservation; global environmental change; sustainable use of natural resources; emphasizing international approaches to conservation biology.
BIO 322 Conservation of Biodiversity UG SF Species-level approaches to the protection, management, and restoration of biological resources from scientific and policy perspectives.
BIO 323 Ecosys Restoration&Management UG SF Ecosystem-level approaches to the protection, management, and restoration of biota and ecosystem processes from local to global scales.
BIO 324 Environmental Ethics PHI 310 UG SF Examines a full range of philosophical positions pertaining to our moral relationship to the natural world; anthropocentrism, individualism, biocentrism.
BIO 434 People -Nature: Ecosystem Service UG SF Explores the drivers of biodiversity change and the consequences they have for human wellbeing, taking both an ecological and an economic perspective.
BIO 591 Seminar Math for Life & Sustnbilty Sci GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
BIO 394 Special Topics Tropical Ecology & Sustain Dev UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
CEE 569 Air Quality Engineering GRD SF Chemical and physical processes by which air pollutants are generated and controlled with an emphasis on urban air quality.
CEE 400 Earth Systems Engr & Mgmt UG SF Introduces earth systems engineering and management, and the technological, economic and cultural systems underlying the terraformed Earth.
CEE 582 Industr Ecol & Design for Sust GRD SF The conceptual, ethical, and practical challenges in the design, manufacture, and life cycle performance of products; environmental evaluation via materials flow analysis and life cycle assessment; global economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects of competitive and functional product development and manufacture.
CEE 361 Intro to Environmental Engr UG SF Concepts of air and water pollution; environmental regulation, risk assessment, chemistry, water quality modeling, water and wastewater treatment systems designs.
CEE 591 Seminar Clean Tech Entrship Sust Engin GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
CEE 598 Special Topics Pub Com of Sust Science & Engi GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 494 Special Topics Sustainable Energy Technologie UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
CEE 591 Seminar Sustainable Engin Seminar GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
CEE 598 Special Topics Sustainable Engineering Ethics GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 598 Special Topics Water Resources Sustainability GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 470 Sust. Environmental Biotech CEE 570 / HON 494 UG/GRD SF Introduces principles of green chemistry and green engineering and their integration in the design of sustainable bioengineering and biotechnology applications that protect environmental quality and human health.
CEE 485 Sustainable CEE Systems Engrg CEE 598 UG/GRD SF Provides working knowledge of operations research methodologies, both the traditional and more modern metaheuristic techniques, to evaluate sustainable civil engineering systems and quantitatively evaluate project alternatives involving single or multiple goals.
CEE 181 Tech, Social, & Sustain System UG SF Introduces the importance and role of technological, social, and sustainable systems in the modern world. Provides a framework for the theory and practice of sustainable engineering.
CEE 372 Transportation Engineering UG SF Fundamental background of highway and traffic engineering in the areas of planning, design, and operations.
CEE 507 Urban Infrastructure Anatomy GRD SF Understanding how built environment infrastructure systems interact with ecosystem services is critical for policies and decisions directing urban sustainability. Brings together students from several disciplines to develop a semester-long research project focused on a particular urban sustainability problem in Phoenix. During the semester, students are given background on how infrastructure systems work and are interdependent, and explore tools and methods for urban sustainability assessment with peers from several disciplines. As a class, students evaluate a particular urban sustainability problem for Phoenix, interact with local policy and decision makers in developing solutions, and present their findings at the end of the semester to the ASU community.
CRD 572 Community & Social Innovation NLM 572 GRD SF Considers community innovation and development from the perspective of achieving balance among economic, environmental, social, physical and political realms as a framework of sustainability.
CRD 302 Inclusive Community Developmnt UG SF Examines the characteristics of diverse populations across the lifespan to effectively develop inclusive community programs and services.
CRD 494 Special Topics Sustain Thrgh Public Outreach SOS 494 UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
CRD 301 Sustainable Communities UG SF Analyzes community as concept and as an organizing system for promoting sustainability.
DSC 598 Special Topics Design Sustainability GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
ECN 394 Special Topics Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
EDS 201 Fund. of Sustainblty in Design UG SF Explores sustainability as it relates to the key disciplines that comprise environmental design. Topics range from issues affecting the preservation of the urban fabric to the development of earth-friendly materials used by interior designers and product designers to the design of sustainable buildings by architects through the use of appropriate materials and requisite energy efficiencies. Surveys the literature of sustainability, identifying critical issues on the subject today. Explores the theoretical underpinnings of the sustainability movement as it affects environmental design and related disciplines.
EMS 516 Capstone II: Workshop II GRD SF Develops a proof of concept based on project proposal and feasibility study. Requires a TED-style final project presentation.
EMS 504 Comm & Sustainability I GRD SF One of the greatest challenges for leadership in sustainability is multidisciplinary communications. Currently, sustainability itself lacks meaning and emotion, which leads to a lack of commitment and execution. Therefore, all future executives must be proficient communicators who can convey vision and human context to the organization’s sustainability initiatives. Helps you survey your internal communications environment, understand students target audiences and their unique customer centricities and develops their voices through the use of proven story structure.
EMS 509 Comm & Sustainability II GRD SF Marketing and communication professionals in all industries are attempting to keep up with the rapidly expanding landscape of multichannel communications. This is especially true in sustainability, given that the Chief Sustainability Officer must understand and appreciate the modes of communications across all platforms, not just in the consumer market. Maps internal, external and target audiences/markets; strategizes channels to reach them with sustainability stories; and creates a multichannel communications plan that incorporates modes of engagement for all audiences.
EMS 513 Comm & Sustainability III GRD SF Most stories of sustainability are driven and told with data as its central character. Unfortunately, data is nearly meaningless to our minds unless it is placed in an illuminating human context. The best chief sustainable storytellers bring meaning to data through the use of metaphor brought to life by thought-provoking narrative. Story grips the mind and propels people forward. Students develop proof of concepts for campaigns, expand social media presence and influence, create and record a 20-minute presentation in the style of a TedTALK, and become a leader in sustainable communications.
EMS 502 Global Context I GRD SF Leaders in any organization face an increasingly connected and transparent world where social and environmental issues must be weighed in everyday decisions. Explores iconic sustainability issues and trends and their impact on their organization, institutions, communities and stakeholders. Applies tools to identify the relevant risks and opportunities within their organizational context and investigates potential responses.
EMS 506 Global Context II GRD SF As material sustainability issues are identified and prioritized and as the organization applies sustainability as core success platform, the organization looks to mitigating risks outside of its control, shaping the risks it can control, and creating new opportunities and leveraging those identified in the process. Global context comes into focus not only in expanding resource relationships and concerns, but also across dimensions of time, responsibility, success and a growing need to engage with an ever-growing group of stakeholders and potential partners. Organizations and leaders must innovate and execute at all levels of the organization to match the evolving reality. Explores and applies global sustainability as a knowledge platform for ongoing success, organizational innovation and effective organizational leadership.
EMS 511 Global Context III GRD SF Sustainability leaders help their organizations recognize when material issues require solutions that extend beyond their control or capabilities, and when to look for, participate in and potentially lead industry, cross-industry, regional or other collaborative approaches. Global sustainability context becomes an increasingly proactive concept where individual and organizational responsibility and success extends to a global scale. Organizations organize themselves as agents of change toward sustainability that aligns with more traditional organizational success. Students learn from successes and failures of current and past attempts and assess the implications for this change in leadership perspective to their organizational context.
EMS 508 International Immersive GRD SF The international immersive experience takes place in a compelling location where all the challenges and opportunities of sustainability are in play. It is designed as a dynamic vehicle to make real-world connections to sustainability leaders, projects and communities, and is among the most memorable experiences of the program. Students "see" and "feel" sustainability from another country and culture’s perspective and see the overlap and conflict to their own context. Extending one’s professional network to other host countries and generating a reflective experience and analysis report are experiential learning artifacts that are generated from this experience. Collaborative teams work through a sustainability case study and present their solutions.
EMS 515 Capstone I GRD SF Capstone project and gateway to starting innovative sustainability initiatives and thinking. Planning, components and deliverables of the capstone from the first in-person immersion in January. Students perform a proof of concept to show viability and applicability that serves as a springboard for postgraduation continuation of capstone project into their organizations; environments. The proof of concept also becomes the final component of the e-portfolio.
EMS 503 Strategic Sustainability I GRD SF Sustainability requires that strategic thinking reaches beyond traditional forms and horizons of strategic planning, such as forecasting and prediction, in order to deal with expanded planning dimensions, emerging "wicked problems" and to identify flexible platforms for success. Explores the interface between strategy and sustainability, developing a framework for strategic sustainability that underpins authentic and transparent strategic efforts. Students engage in mapping, planning and prioritizing methods, tools and techniques to identify and assess strategic opportunities.
EMS 507 Strategic Sustainability II GRD SF As sustainability becomes a core strategic goal of any organization, it impacts all aspects of the organization from informing risk and reward to the definitions and dimensions of innovation and overall success. Uses reframing, re-visioning and backcasting via a sustainability lens as constructs for introducing strategic sustainability across all aspects of an organization–both internally and externally. Applies various methods such as natural capitalism, design for sustainability/method of sustainable product design, Anderson method, cradle-to-cradle and framework for strategic sustainable development to develop flexible action platforms for sustainable enterprises. Students create a strategic vision, action plan for an organization, including critical external partnerships with communities and institutions.
EMS 512 Strategic Sustainability III GRD SF Organizations that aim at sustainability come to recognize that they must be part of sustainable success on all scales, from local to global, from internal to external and for today and tomorrow. Tools such as resource plans, investment pathways, stakeholder engagement and policy influencers set the theatre for sustainability-oriented organization to challenge the status quo and advance agendas that embed both success and sustainability. Students apply their enhanced strategic sustainability skills to examine select case studies on international sustainability in corporate and nongovernmental agencies.
EMS 505 Sustainability Leadership I GRD SF The practice of leadership in sustainability requires leading in multidisciplinary roles across multiple scales of an organization. In many of today’s organizations, leadership must identify, communicate and support novel organizational contexts as sustainability emerges. Enables students to meld powerful and traditional leadership skills while challenging the student’s prior knowledge with multiple lens of leadership in a sustainability context. Students create a personal plan for their unique needs and personal growth toward sustainability leadership.
EMS 510 Sustainability Leadership II GRD SF As sustainability emerges as a core strategic platform for an organization, leadership and sustainability intertwine; leadership opportunities–and responsibilities–greatly expand; thus requiring innovation. Individual leadership and organizational leadership are asked to find opportunity via extended definitions of critical systems; value webs, increased roles for diverse internal and external partnerships, and the need to lead within increasingly complex and unpredictable global systems. Engage students to challenge their prior definitions of systems, responsibility and community from the perspective of sustainability and leadership and provides a toolbox for leading with sustainability as a fundamental success platform.
EMS 514 Sustainability Leadership III GRD SF Lasting, sustainable change fully takes hold once ownership and accountability extends well into the organization and community. Engages the student to identify and apply pathways to inspire, persuade and influence others to act toward a shared global vision. Future orientation, reframing organizations to be globally scalable and still be locally focused, leadership best practices for diverse, multinational, and international human talents and redefining success and growth using sustainability as a success lens are great tasks that sustainability leaders face.
EMS 501 Workshop I GRD SF Formally takes students into the four learning threads of the EMSL program and the ASU brand of sustainability. Hands-on collaboration and group time with peer cohort members, field trips and deep diving into discussion, and application of sustainability theories into real-world scenarios. Sustainability speakers and practitioners engage students in critical thought.
ENG 367 Environmental Literature&Film UG SF Evaluates literary texts and films that address interconnected cultural, historical, and environmental issues.
ENV 201 Environmental Science UG SF Examines the functioning of the earth system and how it has changed over long and short time scales. Emphasizes understanding global processes and how human activities can disrupt these processes, changing the ability of our global environment to support life. Also emphasizes important feedbacks between biological and physical processes and their effects on the biosphere. Discusses the response of natural and managed ecosystems to global change along with prospects for the future.
ERM 598 Special Topics Sustainable Solid Waste System GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
ERM 520 Sustainability /Sustainable Dev GRD SF Explores broad field of environmental sustainability with U.S. and international coverage of green living practices.
FSE 494 Special Topics Sust Energy Solutions Islands UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GCU 171 The Thread of Energy UG SF Follows the thread of energy through every aspect of our lives. Discusses the technical, social, legal, and policy contexts of all energy resources, including present and unconventional fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable resources. Addresses energy use throughout history, the influence of energy on quality of life, the role it plays in political strategies and environmental quality, how it shapes our neighborhoods and cities, its contribution to our personal comfort and national security, and how its importance is reflected in the worlds of business and the humanities. Its dual role is as a stand-alone introduction to energy, and as a first step to more advanced studies of energy in the natural, technical, and social sciences.
GLG 494 Special Topics Climate Science Sustainability UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GLG 464 Solving Environmental Problems UG SF Capstone course intended primarily for seniors in the Earth and Environmental Studies degree program. Hybrid self-study design project workshop guided by faculty, in which student teams research and develop plans for a viable solution to a real environmental problem in the American Southwest.
GLG 494 Special Topics Earth’s Carbon SOS 591 UG/GRD SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GLG 108 Water Planet UG SF Overview of the processes that control water supply to natural ecosystems and human civilizations. Part I introduces the basic science that helps us understand the water planet, including the hydrologic cycle, glaciers and ice; rivers, oceans, and natural hazards associated with water such as flooding, landsliding and tsunamis. Part II covers some of the management and resource allocation topics that face humanity today, including droughts, groundwater contamination, impacts on fisheries, conflicts over water, patterns of water use, and effects of global climate change on future water supplies. Uses water issues facing Arizona and California as examples.
GPH 405 Energy and Environment UG SF Sources, regulatory and technical controls, distribution, and consequences of the supply and human use of energy.
GRA 464 Collaborative Design Develop I UG SF Team-based product development course featuring applied projects. Open to senior students from business, engineering, design, and other disciplines.
HON 394 Special Topics Anthropology & Sustainability UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
HSD 601 HSD I: Human Dimension Sci Tech GRD SF Interdisciplinary synthesis, theoretical foundations, and methods for humanistic and social science research on science and technology.
HSD 602 HSD II: Science Power&Politics GRD SF Interdisciplinary synthesis, theoretical foundations, and methods for humanistic and social science research on science and technology. Continuation of HSD 601.
HSD 598 Special Topics Sustainability Decision Lab GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
HST 302 Studies in History Energy and Sustainability UG SF Specialized topics in history. Explores countries, cultures, and issues in history, and their interpretation in historical scholarship.
HST 598 Special Topics Global Environmental History HST 591 GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
IND 243 Design – Ecology&Social Equity UG SF Explores the role of design in the ecological crisis; materials, processes, strategies and methods to design more ecologically friendly and socially equitable products.
IND 344 Human Factors in Design UG SF Man-machine environment systems; human characteristics and behavior applied to design of products, systems, and their operating environment.
IND 242 Materials and Design UG SF Materials application in design. Introduces characteristics and properties of metals and organic materials, including plastics, and inorganic materials.
IND 354 Principles of Product Design UG SF Influences of physical and mechanical concepts in product design; mechanisms, kinematics, and fastening systems. Concepts of analysis for product design. Influences of concepts on aesthetics.
IND 121 Principles-Industrial Design I UG SF Industrial design as a language and process for creative thinking and realization.
JMC 494 Special Topics Sustainability Documentary SOS 498/594 UG/GRD SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
JMC 494 Special Topics Sustainability Writing BIO 494 / SOS 591 UG/GRD SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
JUS 456 Human Rights & Sustainability UG SF Addresses the connections between human rights and environmental sustainability. Legal and scholarly approaches linking these areas present new perspectives for addressing some of the greatest challenges of our time, given the important resource dimensions of economic and social rights and the human dimensions of sustainability. Yet human rights demands and environmental concerns are not always in harmony. Explores these tensions and opportunities by examining three substantive areas: urban ecology and human rights, the human right to food, and the human rights implications of extractive industries such as oil and mining. Following an introduction to the key concepts of human rights and sustainability, explores the substantive areas through theoretical and empirical readings on each; grassroots accounts of struggles over environment-related human rights; and selections from literature and film that illustrate the environmental justice issues at stake.
LDE 461 Landscape Architecture III UG SF Landscape ecological planning: collection and application of ecological data relevant to planning and design at landscape scale.
LPH 598 Special Topics Green Urbanism GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
LSC 362 The Human Environment UG SF Evolution of humans’ physiological, ecological, and behavioral interaction with their environment.
MAE 585 Solar Thermal Engineering GRD SF Solar energy availability, flat-plate and concentrating solar thermal collectors, solar heating and cooling, concentrating solar power (CSP).
MGT 591 Seminar Mnging Sustanblity Comp Advntg GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
NLM 570 International NGO GRD SF Increases knowledge and understanding of international non-governmental organizations by examining what these organizations do and how they operate in a cross-cultural context.
NTR 353 The Western Diet HON 394 UG SF Hybrid course covering political, ethical, social and cultural issues inherent in the U.S. food system. Topics include examination of U.S. food guidance; the food system and food environment; the history of food and farm policy; food security and aspects of sustainability in relation to food system impacts on the health of humans, society and the environment.
OGL 324 Resources Project Management UG SF Major elements of project resource management as well as the broader context of this critical planning function. Students learn that sound resource management is an important part of developing a sustainable competitive advantage in the emerging global marketplace. Primarily focuses on operations and productivity, resources in project management, product design, process strategy, layout strategy, human resources and job design, supply chain, inventory management and scheduling.
PAF 545 Orgs, Sustain & Public Policy SOS 545 GRD SF Sustainability concerns are fast becoming a strategic issue for organizations in all sectors. In the last ten years, numerous organizations have completely redefined their business strategies in line with principles of sustainability by balancing the requirements for economic development, environmental quality and social justice, and governments worldwide are developing programs and policies that encourage these activities. Explores the connections between organization strategy–especially within the private sector, sustainability and public policy. Through a combination of practical cases, readings and lectures, class sessions engage students in discussions aimed at developing sustainability assessment models. Additionally, students apply new strategy tools that incorporate principles of proactive environmental management and social responsibility designed to enhance the public good.
PAF 547 Science, Tech & Public Affairs HON 494 / SOS 516 UG/GRD SF Explores the political, economic, cultural, and moral foundations of science and technology policy and governance in democratic society.
PAF 591 Seminar Sustain Energy -Social Problem SOS 598 GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
PHY 498 Pro-Seminar Sustainable Energy UG SF Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
PRM 460 Assessment & Documentation in RT UG SF In-depth study of the therapeutic recreation assessment process, including examination of interview techniques, assessment instruments, treatment planning, outcomes, evaluation, research, and documentation.
PRM 470 Environmental Communication UG SF Park interpretation and environmental education that includes theories, principles and techniques.
PUP 548 Plang for Sustainb Communities GRD SF Theory and applications connecting sustainability sciences and practice to urban environmental planning. Sustainable urban development, restoration, and preservation.
PUP 294 Special Topics Planning and Climate Change UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
PUP 394 Special Topics Sustainability Plannig on Film UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
PUP 465 Sustainable Urbanism UG SF Examines the history, theory and practice of "sustainable urbanism," now defined by reform movements such as new urbanism, ecological urbanism, smart growth, and livable cities.
PUP 550 Transportation/Environment GRD SF Examines transportation planning from the perspectives of land use planning, economic development, environmental planning, and social needs.
SCM 385 Business & Sustainability I UG SF First of two related courses; provides a general overview of sustainability topics that are important to business today with a focus on consumer products and services and the social and environmental impact of the organizations that provide them.
SCM 485 Business and Sustainability II UG SF Second of two related courses focusing on the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable technologies and exposes students to a variety of related concepts and theories. Describes technology hotspot analysis, life cycle assessment and a variety of models of technology forecasting and diffusion.
SCM 591 Seminar Sustainability & Social Respon GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SCN 401 SustainabilitySci,Tech & Society UG SF Explores the challenges of sustaining human health and well-being on Earth due to human exploitation of natural resources. Prepares students to think and engage critically with the world around them. Seeks sustainable solutions through science, technology and society acting at global and local levels. Uncovers diverse approaches used by scientists, scholars and practitioners to study and assess human-environment interactions pertaining to sustainability challenges and solutions.
SCN 400 Sustainabl for Sci Teacher UG SF Explores the challenges of sustaining human health and well-being on Earth due to human exploitation of natural resources. Seeks sustainable solutions through science, technology and society acting at global and local levels. Covers diverse approaches used by scientists, scholars and practitioners to study and assess human-environment interactions pertaining to sustainability challenges and solutions. Focuses on how to teach sustainability concepts in the K-8 classroom.
SEC 588 Solar Energy Colloquium GRD SF Discussion-oriented class focusing on topical issues in solar energy. Knowledge of thermodynamics or electric power systems is recommended to succeed in this course.
SGS 315 Energy Policy UG SF Examines the regulation of energy production and consumption in the U.S. at the federal, state and local levels. Identifies energy stakeholders in the U.S. and examines how they have shaped U.S. policies around energy. Explains past and current U.S. energy policies and how energy needs have shaped U.S. relations with other countries. Compares U.S. energy policies to that of other countries in the world, as well as how Arizona’s energy policies compare to other states within the U.S.
SOS 480 Achieve Sust Career Success UG SF The need for sustainability-minded workers and leaders has never been more important than right now. Yet dustainability as a career track is still very new and means different things to different people. Challenges students to explore their own ambitions and "personal brands," to shape their work personas, to model the behaviors and competencies that build long-term career success, and to uncover the sustainability potential of any job, whether or not "sustainability" is in the job title.
SOS 300 Adv Cncpts & Intgrted Apprches UG SF Integrates disciplinary contributions to sustainability, teaches advanced concepts in sustainability, and explores methods for identifying sustainability challenges and generating solutions. Focuses on diversity of sustainability research, and integrates specialized approaches in sustainability. Advanced concepts in sustainability, including systems-thinking, complexity, nonlinearity, cascading effects, coupled natural-human systems, governance, future thinking, unintended consequences, normative concerns, transformation, power, participation, and equity.
SOS 552 Adv Earth Systems Engr & Mgmt GRD SF Advanced introduction to earth systems engineering and management, and the technological, economic and cultural systems underlying the terraformed Earth.
SOS 314 Basic Energy Science UG SF Explains the concepts of the science of energy for those without a background in engineering. Allows non-engineering students to better grapple with the issues that surround sustainable energy issues. Covers the most common methods of electricity generation as well as renewable technologies and fuels.
SOS 211 Calculus and Probability UG SF Introduces two of the most important and useful mathematical frameworks used to study natural and social phenomena: probability and calculus. Probability is used to describe an attitude of mind toward some proposition whose truth is not certain. Calculus is the branch of mathematics used to study the behavior and dynamics of functions: calculus is the mathematical study of change. Students gain the basic competence needed for applying probability and calculus when thinking about and research problems in sustainability. Focuses on and discusses applications, the meaning of important concepts, the origins of the rules of derivation and integration, and logic behind why the methods work.
SOS 231 Careers in Sustainability UG SF Aids in career exploration and development for School of Sustainability majors. Explores values, motivations and career options. Students learn how to approach the job search and how to communicate sustainability to employers; also how to prepare a quality résumé, cover letter, and gain a better understanding of the benefits of networking.
SOS 475 Collaborative Design Dev II UG SF Team-based product development course featuring applied projects. Open to senior students from business, engineering, design, and other disciplines.
SOS 591 Seminar Adaptation ,Resilience &Transfo GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 589 Community of Scholars GRD SF Provides the opportunity to develop new skills, to foster cohort building, to interact with other students and faculty, and to network and build support with the alumni network. Overseen by a faculty member but is primarily directed by the students. All MA or MS students take this course each semester. Although there is an overall structure as demonstrated in the course schedule, the specific content of the course varies each semester depending on the needs and interests of the students.
SOS 372 Earth Science in AZ & the SW GLG 301 UG SF Place-based application of geology and allied Earth system sciences to explore and interpret the landscapes, rocks, geologic history, climate, resources, and natural hazards of Arizona and the Southwest. Integrates case studies of the interactions of Southwest cultures and societies (past and present) with Earth systems, and inquiry into the future sustainability of Southwestern communities and lifeways.
SOS 325 Economics of Sustainability UG SF Applies economic principles to the allocation of environmental goods and services, external environmental effects, and environmental public goods; decision-making under uncertainty, adaptation to and mitigation of environmental change.
SOS 527 Environ Ethics & Policy Goals GRD SF Advanced seminar in applied environmental ethics, focusing on the most influential and policy-relevant approaches in the field of environmental ethics. Core topics include the historical and philosophical foundations of alternative understandings of environmental responsibility; the debate over utility and preservation in environmental policy argument; and the interplay of ethical principles, scientific knowledge and societal priorities in environmental decision making. Consideration of the ethical and value dimensions of biodiversity conservation, wilderness protection, environmental valuation, environmental activism, climate change and sustainability, among other challenges.
SOS 310 Equity, Justice & Sustainblity UG SF Introduces the "social justice" aspects of sustainability science and practice. Sustainability problems are a special class of problems arising from a complex set of issues spread across time, space and institutional scales. These problems can threaten underlying social, economic and ecological systems which are highly intertwined and interdependent. Explorse these issues through study of both theory and practice.
SOS 117 Food System Sustainability UG SF Food systems are particularly important for human societies to sustain and are also particularly vulnerable to multiple threats related to the interconnected sustainability challenges we face. Introduces the concepts and issues involved in food systems sustainability. Divided into four modules, the first three of which address the other systems with which food systems interact–socio-ecological, socio-cultural and socio-technical systems. The final module addresses the future of food systems. Teaches students about the main issues in food system sustainability and allows students to enhance their critical thinking skills by applying them to the many sustainability challenges associated food system activities via solutions-based learning including the social, ecological, economic and institutional dimensions.
SOS 501 Foundations of Sustainability GRD SF Provides a knowledge base to help students to succeed in the online MSL program. Supports MSL students in the four learning threads of the program, which include communications and sustainability, global context, strategic sustainability and sustainability leadership.
SOS 311 Future Thinking and Strategies UG SF Offers a critical introduction to future-oriented theories and methods. Explores anticipation in contemporary society through a series of cases studies that probe real-world sustainability issues and how the future is created and contested. By characterizing and critiquing future-oriented practices across governmental, academic and private sectors, offers a critical perspective on different methodological approaches and the implications of their use.
SOS 514 Human Dimensions of Sustain GRD SF Concepts and definitions of the human dimensions of sustainability; the role of attitudes and values in shaping sustainability goals, practices, and programs; the diversity of values and socio-cultural contexts relating to sustainability; bottom-up and top-down sustainable policy development, social data collection methodologies.
SOS 429 Human Impacts: Ecosys Function UG SF Explores our current understanding of how humans are impacting the functioning of ecosystems and how changes in ecosystems would affect provisioning of ecosystem services and ultimately human well-being. The two primary drivers of ecosystem change are growth of the human population and increased consumption per capita. These drivers affect the Earth’s cycles of carbon, nitrogen and water, as well as regional and global-scale changes in biodiversity and climate. Includes an in-depth discussion of scenarios for the next 50 and 100 years, which articulate costs and benefits of alternative development pathways in terms of climate change, food production, clean water and biodiversity. Scenarios of change in biodiversity lead to the topic of the consequences of biodiversity change for the functioning of ecosystems from the point of view of their productivity and stability. Human activities have disrupted several biogeochemical cycles including nitrogen and carbon cycles.
SOS 577 Interdisciplinary Writing Sem GRD SF If you want your work to make a difference in the world, you need to be able to communicate your ideas to diverse audiences in a way that is interesting and accessible. Teaches students to write clearly, persuasively, and ethically to people in your discipline, in other disciplines, and outside academia. Approaches writing as a way to think critically and refine ideas, as well as to communicate them to others.
SOS 322 Intl Development & Sustainabilty UG SF Historical roots of the idea of development; economic theories of growth and their implications for sustainability; interrelationship among population growth, food security, poverty, inequality, urbanization, technological change, international trade, and environmental change at local, regional and global scale.
SOS 201 Introduction to ASU and SOS UG SF Introduces all ASU transfer students to the unique elements, culture, challenges and opportunities of the university.
SOS 100 Introduction to Sustainability UG SF Introduces basic concepts, global trends, and local responses, philosophical, ethical, and cultural dimensions.
SOS 546 Life Cycle Assessment GRD SF Covers fundamental and advanced concepts of the life cycle assessment framework exploring products, services, activities and infrastructure systems. Examines key concepts for system boundary selection, functional unit selection, inventorying, impact assessment and interpretation stages with a focus on energy and environmental assessment. Advanced concepts include allocation of effects, problem formulation for assessing footprints versus decisions or policies, and assessment of infrastructure interdependencies and supply chains. Exposes tools and data sources and presents approaches for evaluation of sensitivity and uncertainty of results. Encourages students with broad sustainability interests to enroll and explore how life cycle assessment can aid their work by shifting their views from direct to cradle-to-grave effects.
SOS 210 Math Tools & Modeling UG SF Introduces the evaluation and construction of mathematical models used in the life and social sciences. Includes the basic steps in developing a model, analyzing it, and testing it with actual data. Covers the first steps concerning how to use formal mathematical techniques including developing equation-based relationships, plotting graphs, linear regression, and solving equations using computer software.
SOS 373 Minerals, Energy, and Society UG SF Studies the science and technology of the minerals and energy industries, how these industries interact with society, and how these interactions may change in the future.
SOS 510 Perspectives on Sustainability GRD SF University-wide course covering basic perspectives on sustainability. Uses case studies; faculty and students from engineering, architecture, social sciences, and natural sciences exchange ideas on the major challenges faced in forming a sustainable future at the local, national, and global levels.
SOS 321 Policy & Gov in Sustain Systms UG SF Explores the wide array of political questions that are raised when we view the Earth’s environment as an integrated, global system.
SOS 230 Professional Skills -Sustainabi UG SF Builds interpersonal competence, which is a key competence in sustainability. Students work on a small hands-on sustainability project in order to practice professional skills in four domains: teamwork, project management, self-directed and continuous learning, and stakeholder engagement. Students learn how to effectively collaborate in teams, use project management tools to achieve quality products in time, innovate their ways of learning, and create productive dialogue with stakeholders.
SOS 582 Project Management for Sustain GRD SF Provides exposure to the tasks and challenges facing project managers, i.e., those people responsible for the vital function of managing complex projects in sustainability in today’s environment. Successful project managers have the abilities and skills to simultaneously manage people, schedules, risks, and resources while delivering successful outcomes. This course is a prerequisite for the MSUS culminating experience.
SOS 520 Research Design GRD SF Provides skills and knowledge that help students design their own research and place it in the context of other disciplines or bodies of work. Not a "methods" class because no specific method is taught indepth. Instead, it is an initial introduction to the research design process and is intended as a platform through which students develop the skills to appreciate and contextualize the approaches taken (and methods used) by others, and during which they can identify the types of specific training they require as they define their own research.
SOS 513 Science for Sustainability GRD SF Key ideas, concepts and principles of sustainability science that focuses on the dynamic relationship between society and nature. Examines the structure, functioning and dynamics of coupled human-environment systems (CHESs) on local, regional and global scales with a systems perspective. Covers major sustainability science issues including: fundamentals of ecology, energy, agro-food systems, renewable and non-renewable resource systems, economic development and human well-being.
SOS 596 Scientific Paper GRD SF MA/MS students are required to devote six hours to conducting research and writing a scientific paper of publishable quality based on the research. The paper topic, the research methodology, and the written format must be approved by the supervisory committee. Students must decide if they will complete the paper on their own or as a group.
SOS 494 Special Topics Cities Sustain Policy-HongKong UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 394 Special Topics Classroom Facilitation UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 591 Seminar Climate Change Policy and Econ SOS 494 UG/GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar Coastal Resiliency Planning UG SF Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
SOS 494 Special Topics Communicating About Sustainabi SOS 598 UG/GRD SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 591 Seminar Community of Graduate Scholars GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar Corporate Sustainability Progr SOS 594 UG/GRD SF Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
SOS 525 SETS Domains and Interfaces GRD SF Guide students in developing an integrated approach and framework for thinking about complex systems in a sustainability context. Presents overviews of content, theories and methods from each of the SETS domains (Social, Ecological and Technical Systems); primarily focuses on how to bring these domains together. Explores the SETS interfaces (intersections) from an integrated perspective and equips students to make those linkages in their research and in subsequent elective courses. Each semester students use a sustainability problem or theme to explore the concepts presented in the course.
SOS 320 Society and Sustainability UG SF Establishes an understanding of the human, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability from multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
SOS 591 Seminar Dynamic socio-natural systems GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 394 Special Topics Econ & Ethic Issue Sustain Dev UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 294 Special Topics Energy for the World UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 394 Special Topics Envir, Sustain, Govern: Global UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Green Building Practices UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 394 Special Topics History of the Future UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Human Right s& Sustainbilty Brazl UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 598 Special Topics IGERT SUN Energy in Context GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 598 Special Topics IGERT SUN Global Energy Issues GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 598 Special Topics IGERT Sun Journal Club/Seminar GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 598 Special Topics IGERT SUN: Entrepreneurship GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 598 Special Topics IGERT SUN: Site Visits GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 494 Special Topics Implemntg Sustnblty@Coll&Univs UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Instit. Sust./CSR Assessment UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 598 Special Topics Microeconomics of Behavior GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 591 Seminar Modeling with Game Theory GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 494 Special Topics Multicul Persptv Comm Leadrshp SWU 498/591, CRD 494 UG/GRD SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 591 Seminar Multiple Methods in Practice GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 494 Special Topics Prep – Community Resilience SOS 598 UG/GRD SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Prep-Resiliency & Earthquake UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Prep-Sus. Dev. Across Morocco UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Prep-Sustainability in Museums SOS 598 UG/GRD SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Prep-Sustainable Wildlife Econ UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 591 Seminar Prncpl Engage&Rsch Intnl Setgs GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 591 Seminar Qualitative Methods Sust Probs GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 591 Seminar Select Topics in Ecolog Model GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 494 Special Topics Social Dimnsins of Climte Chng UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 598 Special Topics Solar Utilization Network GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 394 Special Topics SOS Ambassadors UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar Sports and Sustainability SOS 594 UG/GRD SF Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
SOS 494 Special Topics Sust Devel Across the Med UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar Sust Energy & Int Dev:Workshop SOS 594 UG/GRD SF Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
SOS 591 Seminar Sust Sci: Interactions GRD SF A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar Sustain Neighborhoods-Happines SOS 594 UG/GRD SF Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
SOS 494 Special Topics Sustainability for Local Govts UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 194 Special Topics Sustainability Issues Africa UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 594 Conference and Workshop Sustainability Review Workshop GRD SF Topical instruction, usually in compressed format, leading to academic credit. Often offered off campus to groups of professionals.
SOS 394 Special Topics Sustainablty & Food Prod Italy UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 394 Special Topics Sustaining the Commons UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 494 Special Topics Sustble Neighbr-Happinss Guate UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 598 Special Topics Tools for Transf Local Ldrshp GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar Urban Sust-Best Practice/Cases SOS 594 UG/GRD SF Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
SOS 394 Special Topics Water for the World UG SF Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOS 324 Sust Enrgy Materials & Tchnlgy UG SF Sustainable engineering; overall energy needs and impacts; thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanisms; atmospheric energy systems; field investigation; current and future urban energy systems.
SOS 328 Sustainability and Enterprise UG SF Examines the evolving interface between sustainability and human enterprise. Explores and reviews key fundamental concepts in the sustainability arena, including economic and scientific drivers and select historical and structural aspects that create the current context for the enterprise and sustainability interface found today. Delves into more specific case studies of attempts by current businesses to become ?greener? and ?more sustainable,? exploring challenges and opportunities that are commonly found as well as how decisions are often made in today’s business settings and by whom. Explores alternative enterprise models and examples of businesses that are using the current context to redefine the sustainability and enterprise. Given the emergent nature of this effort, uses timely and ?real-world? examples from current events where possible. Explores and applies an integrated approach to sustainability and enterprise. Readings include popular texts, original research articles and current events.
SOS 111 Sustainable Cities UG SF Introduces technological, social, and cultural principles and innovations for cities under the notion of sustainability and sustainable development within the global, regional, and local contexts.
SOS 326 Sustainable Ecosystems UG SF How human activities and management practices alter biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and the provisioning of ecosystem services; use of economic and other social science perspectives to estimate the value of ecosystem services; evaluation of options for achieving the sustainable flow of services from ecosystems.
SOS 534 Sustainable Energy & Matl Use GRD SF Sustainable engineering; overall energy needs and impacts; thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanisms; atmospheric energy systems; field investigation; current and future urban energy systems.
SOS 327 Sustainable Food and Farms UG SF Food systems and sustainability. Theories of food security, rural livelihood sustainability, and food sovereignty. Critically examines the social, ecological, economic, and institutional dimensions of the many sustainability challenges associated food system activities (production, processing, distribution, consumption, waste). Students develop a food system framework and apply knowledge to an assessment of the sustainability of one aspect of the local food system.
SOS 512 Sustainable Resource Allocaton GRD SF Microeconomic theory applied to problems of the environment and natural resources, principles of nonmarket valuation of the environment, market failures in the provision of environmental goods and services, dynamic management of natural capital stocks, the economics of sustainable development.
SOS 323 Sustainable Urban Dynamics UG SF Human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments; human-environment interactions in the context of an urban region; effect of the institution and regulatory framework on the ability of social and urban-ecological systems to be resilient and sustainable; urban design, materials, transport, planning, and regulation.
SOS 533 Sustainable Water GRD SF Hydrological, legal, political, and ecological implications of alternative water management strategies; effect of institutional and regulatory frameworks; changes in water demand and supply due to human (population growth, economic changes) and natural (drought, climate change) factors
SOS 433 Sustainable Water Use UG SF A clustered learning network on the problem of water scarce regions, includes insights from hydrology, engineering, biology, economics and public policy. May be repeated once for credit.
SOS 110 Sustainable World UG SF Lays the groundwork for understanding the fundamental geological, biological, and social processes that gave rise to the world we live in and continue to maintain its viability for human life.
SOS 581 Synthesis for Sustainability GRD SF Aimed at students who have already gained training in content areas and are writing their research or projects for publication in peer-reviewed journals or other outlets. Challenges students to link their own research to other disciplines and the broader field of sustainability research.
SOS 220 Systems Thinking UG SF Introduces systems thinking and complexity science, with an emphasis on analytical relevance for thinking about a myriad of issues involved in sustainability. Hones students’ abilities to read critically, articulate their views clearly, and think about the many systems that shape their lives.
SOS 511 Transformational Sust Research GRD SF Enables students to describe, position, compare, and evaluate the key features, strengths, and weaknesses of sustainability research and problem-solving methods. Introduces an integrated methodological framework for sustainability research and problem solving that maps and structures families of methods from description/analysis to strategy building. Addresses all major families of sustainability methods, critically evaluating their specific function, structure, underlying assumptions, validity, reliability, strengths and weaknesses against this overall framework. The method families include not only scientific methods but also practical problem-solving techniques. Integrates two training programs, one on teamwork skills, the other on participatory collaboration with stakeholders.
SOS 435 US Energy: Pathways to Sustain UG SF Organized around four mores of energy and environmental policy: energy supply, technology for efficiency, environmental sustainability and infrastructure. Also incorporates the wider context of energy and the environment in the society in which we live, taking into account our historic past and future potential life experience with energy availability and use. Through critical examination and analysis of these mores, students apply knowledge to the creation of a comprehensive energy and environmental policy plan that addresses past conditions, present states and future possibilities.
SOS 578 Writing Papers for Publication GRD SF Students produce a draft of a research paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Analysis of exemplary published papers and narrative strategies, along with peer review, support the writing process.
SWU 351 Sustnable Living-Mndful Eating UG SF Addresses issues related to foods we eat, how we eat, and impacts of choices on health, the environment, locally and globally.
TDM 561 Best Practices Preparation GRD SF First in a series of two courses investigating and sharing best practices in sustainable tourism. Provides an overview of best practices and innovative actions in tourism. A destination or business is identified to be used as a case study.
TDM 562 Best Practices Presentation GRD SF Second in a series of two courses investigating and sharing best practices in sustainable tourism. Provides an overview of best practices and innovative actions in tourism. A presentation of a best practices case study is conducted for the class.
TDM 530 Destination Planning I GRD SF Applies sustainable economic and regional development concepts and theories to destination planning and management. Students learn the fundamentals of sustainable planning, including stakeholder involvement and meeting community needs.
TDM 531 Destination Planning II GRD SF Applies sustainable economic and regional development concepts and theories to destination planning and management. Students learn the fundamentals of sustainable planning, including stakeholder involvement and meeting community needs.
TDM 481 Sustainable Food Management UG SF Focuses on the fundamentals of sustainability, sustainable food systems, relationships between food and tourism, and the applications of sustainable food practices in different types of global tourism. Defines sustainable development, explains the importance of sustainable food systems, recognizes the relationship between local food systems and global food challenges. Connects the challenges of creating and maintaining sustainble food systems with the needs of tourists and tourism destinations; defines leakage in reference to tourism and food. Creates and applies sustainability assessment criteria to food systems in a variety of different tourism spaces.
TDM 482 Sustainable Revenue Management UG SF Introduces the fundamental economic principles that underlie revenue management and the practical application of new analytical technological services in the hotel and resort industry. Uses experienced revenue managers from local resorts and hotels as regular guest speakers and IdeaS system (a revenue management analytics subsidiary of SAS).
TDM 520 Sustainable Thinking in TDM GRD SF First in a series of two courses introducing students to the basic concepts of sustainability and their application and implications for tourism.
TDM 521 Sustainable Thinking in TDM II GRD SF Second in a series of two courses focusing on how to measure, assess, and plan for sustainability in the tourism industry.
TDM 550 Sustainable Tourism Bus Mgmt GRD SF Through case study analysis, students learn how sustainability impacts business operations, how successful sustainable businesses identify and assess alternative resource management techniques, and evaluate operational models for embedding sustainability practices into their business models.
TDM 480 Sustainable Tourism UG SF Tourism has a multitude of impacts, both positive and negative, on people’s lives and on the environment. Critically analyzes the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and strategies to attain balance among these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability.
TDM 570 Sustainable Tourism GRD SF Critically examines the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and strategies to attain balance among these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability.
TEM 455 Global Impact Entrepreneurship UG SF Increases awareness and understanding of the complex nature of global poverty. Students think comprehensively about sustainable ways to address by focusing on business ventures and product design, which take advantage of local resources, networks and institutions. Students design and refine technologies and services that address the needs of communities in the developing world. Examines piloted technological innovations by ASU students in the west African nation of Ghana, India, and Latin American countries such as Mexico and Peru. Analyzes technological initiatives that have been piloted in Ghana and Peru, and attempts to create sustainable business ventures for them.
TSS 598 Special Topics Politic Ecology of the Border SOS 463 UG/GRD SF Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
USL 496 Service Learning Capstone UG SF Graded internship that allows students to integrate coursework with a hands-on service learning experience. Applies theory from service learning pedagogy and educational studies to real-world application and academic success. Provides field experience for students to exercise academic knowledge and skills applicable to career experience and program studies. Students must (a) successfully assess a community need in education that correlates to current research and (b) collectively plan a sustainable service project that benefits high-needs children. The student-directed service project addresses social justice issues in education related to corresponding research.
USL 497 Service Learning Capstone Proj UG SF Graded internship that allows students to integrate coursework with a hands-on service learning experience. Implements a sustainable service project addressing social justice issues in education. Student-directed project corresponds to research and planning completed during the previous semester. Provides field experiences for students to implement academic knowledge and skills acquired through the Educational Studies program and to create realistic solutions to national and local community issues that impact student achievement.
ABS 378 Animal Nutrition UG SR Principles of nutrient metabolism in animal species; emphasizes understanding the interaction of animals with their environment.
ABS 472 Applied Herpetology ABS 598 UG/GRD SR Systematics, evolution, ecology and life history of amphibians and reptiles emphasizing wildlife management methodologies.
ABS 314 Applied Plant Physiology UG SR Understanding control of plant growth and developmental processes through innovated technologies.
ABS 476 Big Game Habitat Management UG SR Habitat management considerations and practices for big game wildlife species in North America.
ABS 560 Ecological Modeling GRD SR Mathematical modeling of animal populations, food-web structural and ecological processes in space and time. May use modeling tools on computer clusters.
ABS 370 Ecology UG SR Interactions between organisms and their environments; structure and dynamics of populations, communities, ecosystems, and landscapes, with emphasis on vegetation.
ABS 479 Ecosystem Mgmt and Planning UG SR Principles of ecosystem management, with emphasis on economic and policy constraints on the planning process. Risk assessment and management.
ABS 302 Ethical & Policy Issues in Bio UG SR Policy environment and ethics in the practice of biology. Covers ethical reasoning, policy formulation, and regulatory agencies with examples from biotechnology and the environment.
ABS 485 GIS in Natural Resources ABS 598 UG/GRD SR Principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) utilized in natural resource management. Use of computers for spatial analysis of natural resources.
ABS 462 Greenhouse/Nursery Management UG SR Greenhouse structures, environment, and nursery operations. Includes irrigation, nutrition, and other principles relative to production of nursery crops.
ABS 130 Intro to Environmental Science BIO 130 UG SR Introduces the interconnected nature of Earth’s hydrosphere, lithosphere (soils and rocks), atmosphere, and biosphere.
ABS 274 Intro to Wildlife Management UG SR Managing wildlife in the Southwest, including life histories of small game, fur bearers, big game, and selected nongame specials.
ABS 486 Introduction to Remote Sensing UG SR Remote sensing technologies in natural resource management using computerized data from aerial photography and satellite imagery. Not for graduate credit.
ABS 470 Life History of Mammals UG SR Evolution, classification, environmental, anatomical and physiological adaptations, ecology, and conservation of mammals worldwide.  Emphasis on the identification, habitat relationships, conservation, and management techniques of Arizona and select North American mammals.
ABS 542 Mgt Fire Adapted Ecosys GRD SR Fire adapted ecosystems which evolved with high-frequency and low-intensity fires now support a range of regimes from no fire to uncharacteristically large and intense fires, causing a concern about the current and future role of wildland fire as well as forest and rangeland health. Explores management considerations and techniques for reintroducing fire to these ecosystems.
ABS 384 Natural Resources Meas UG SR Inventory, sampling and monitoring techniques of natural resources. Data evaluation and interpretation as related to management, restoration and conservation needs of natural resources.
ABS 368 Plant Propagation UG SR Theory and application of sexual and asexual propagation techniques. Considers plant materials used both for urban horticulture and ecological restoration applications.
ABS 474 Riparian Ecosystem Mgt UG SR Management principles of riparian ecosystems based on fluvial geomorphological and ecological concepts. Discusses human impacts to riparian ecosystems.
ABS 194 Special Topics Climate Change & Energy Use UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ABS 434 Soil Ecology UG SR Soils viewed in an ecosystem context, soil-plant relationships, nutrient budgets, and abiotic factors that influence soil processes.
ABS 225 Soils UG SR Fundamental properties of soils and their relations to plant growth, nutrition of man and animals, and environmental quality. Both ABS 225 and ABS 226 must be taken to secure General Studies SQ credit.
ABS 226 Soils Laboratory UG SR Selected exercises to broaden the background and understanding of basic soil principles. Both ABS 225 and ABS 226 must be taken to secure General Studies SQ credit.
ABS 360 Southwest Home Gardening UG SR Multimedia course for nonmajors surveying contemporary topics in Southwest home horticulture, including landscaping, flower and vegetable gardening, citriculture, interiorscaping, and others.
ABS 494 Special Topics Fire Ecology UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ABS 598 Special Topics Integration of Remote Sensing GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
ABS 494 Special Topics International Wildlife Biology UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ABS 494 Special Topics Intern’l Wildlife Conservation UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ABS 494 Special Topics Pest & Invasive PlantManagemnt UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ABS 494 Special Topics Rangeland Ecosystem Management UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ABS 598 Special Topics Rangeland Plants GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
ABS 494 Special Topics Wildlife Managemnt & Research UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ABS 350 Applied Statistics UG SR Statistical methods with applications in the biological sciences and natural resource management. Uses computers and the Internet.
ABS 364 Urban Forestry UG SR Care, maintenance, and valuation of the urban forest, including public and private landscape codes.
ABS 430 Watershed Management UG SR Hydrologic, physical, biological, and ecological principles applied to watershed management. Impact of ecosystem manipulations on water yield and quality.
ABS 550 Wildlife Dynamics GRD SR Explores major concepts in population and community ecology with an emphasis on their application to the study and management of wildlife species. Explores the theory and sometimes controversial nature of these concepts in the form of lectures and discussions. Instructor and student workshops and oral presentations of student research.
ABS 376 Wildlife Ecology UG SR Examines ecological principles underlying wildlife population dynamics with emphasis on physiology, genetics, nutrition, and habitat factors.
ADE 621 Adv Architectural Studio III GRD SR Design problems emphasizing the urban context, planning issues, and urban design theory as influences on architectural form.
ADE 322 Architectural Studio II UG SR Site and building design problems. Emphasizes programmatic and environmental determinants and building in natural and urban contexts.
ADE 421 Architectural Studio III UG SR Topical design problems of intermediate complexity, including interdisciplinary problems.
ADE 511 Core Architectural Studio I GRD SR Applies design fundamentals in architectural problems, including construction, technology, programmatic and environmental determinants.
AEE 463 Aircraft Propulsion MAE 598 UG/GRD SR Fundamentals of gas-turbine engines. Analysis and design of components. Alternative aircraft propulsion systems.
AEP 501 Practical, Professional Ethics GRD SR Acquaints students with practical and professional ethics. Assumes no prior experience in ethics, and provides practicable knowledge as well as theoretical knowledge. The first in a series of courses for the MA program in Applied Ethics and the Professions, the course is primarily intended to prepare students in that degree program for their subsequent courses. However, it has been designed to be useful to all graduate students who are interested in learning about practical and professional ethics. The beginning of the course is devoted to the more general subjects of practical ("everyday") ethics and professional ethics, while the remaining weeks are spent focusing on the ethical issues that occur in the context of specific professions, with particular emphasis given to those professions that seem most relevant to the aspirations and interests of the students enrolled in the course.
AET 524 Application of Heat Transfer GRD SR Energy conservation, steady-state and transient conduction, convection transfer, free and forced convection Reynolds analogy, blackbody and environmental radiation.
AET 415 Gas Dynamics and Propulsion UG SR Introduces compressible flow, internal and external flow, and aerothermodynamic analysis of propulsion systems.
AFR 212 Intro to Ethnic Studies in US UG SR Covers diversity of experiences and relations among racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
AGB 701 Advanced Agribusiness I GRD SR Advanced topics include benefit-cost analysis, input-output analysis, consumer demand, agricultural policy, international trade, welfare economics and applied mathematical economics.
AGB 414 Agribusiness Analysis UG SR Analysis of agribusiness firm decisions in the ecological, economic, social, and political environments. Special emphasis on ethical issues surrounding food production and consumption.
AGB 333 Agribusiness Finance UG SR Introduces financial markets and institutions. Interest rate determination, money and banking, equity markets, farm credit system, vendor financing.
AGB 410 Agri business Management UG SR Principles of human resource management in agribusiness firms.
AGB 321 Agribusiness Marketing UG SR Focuses on food and consumer products marketing at an intermediate level. Covers strategic concepts such as situational analysis, planning and objectives, and target marketing and positioning. Illustrates both the theory and application of strategic decision making through case analysis.
AGB 435 Commodity Future and Opt Mkts UG SR Provides an understanding of how to use futures and options markets in a risk management and pricing context, especially as it pertains to the marketing and procurement of agricultural commodities by grain and livestock merchandisers, food manufacturers, and producers/distributors/consumers of natural resources.
AGB 420 Food Advertising and Promotion UG SR Focuses on advertising and promotional strategies in the food industry, with emphasis on consumer packaged goods.
AGB 456 Food Prod Innovation and Dev UG SR The food product development process and how it interfaces with food technology and packaging concepts. Emphasizes the team approach, which is prevalent in the food industry.
AGB 445 Food Retailing UG SR Critical examination of trends, problems and management functions of food retail managers across various retail institutions. Emphasizes the biological nature of food products and the dietary preferences of consumers.
AGB 425 Food Supply Networks UG SR Information, methods and resources used in the management of global food supply networks. Emphasizes systems of food marketing and distribution from the farm to the consumer.
AGB 452 International Agricultural Pol UG SR Applies international trade theory to analyze the effects of government policies and trade agreements on the global food and agribusiness sector.
AGB 302 International Mgt and Agribus UG SR Management and agribusiness issues in the transition of developing countries from subsistence to global operations and competition.
AGB 100 Introduction to Agribusiness UG SR Overview of agribusiness industries and career opportunities.
AGB 481 Microecon Analysis of Food Mkt UG SR By applying the basic concepts of microeconomics to real-world data, this course allows the student to not only gain a book-oriented understanding of how businesses in the food industry behave, but practical, hands-on experience that lasts far beyond the classroom.
AGB 394 Special Topics Current Topics in Food Retaili UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
AGB 294 Special Topics Economics of Resource Allocati UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
AGB 494 Special Topics Global Food Security UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
AIS 516 Concepts of Power& Indigeneity GRD SR Grounds students in the theory and concepts of power and indigeneity with comparisons with global Indigenous peoples and experiences. Through that theoretical understanding, examines and understands ways in which these concepts impact Indigenous communities and formulates ways in which to develop practical ways to address these issues.
AIS 455 Cultural Resource Law UG SR Examines how U.S. laws, policies, executive orders, and court decisions have affected Indian nations and peoples in matters of cultural resources and burial rights. Considers the protests, legal battles, and political campaigns Indians have waged to reaffirm their fundamental human rights in the areas of repatriation and sacred sites protection. Examines the ways in which filmmakers and the media present these issues to the public. Assesses the present status of Indian religious rights and cultural resource laws. Sovereignty and its relationship to Indian spirituality is a theme that permeates the course.
AIS 524 Indian Control of Indian Educ GRD SR Examines American Indian control of education from a tribal college and university perspective. Focuses on the tribal college movement, including the historical and contemporary political, policy, research, and best practices that have influenced and sustained tribal colleges and universities.
AIS 494 Special Topics Amer Indian Food Justice & Sov UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ALA 122 Design Fundamentals II UG SR Exercises in basic design, stressing creative problem-solving methods, principles of composition, and aesthetic evaluation. Development of vocabulary for environmental design.
ALT 435 Applied Photovoltaics UG SR Overview of solar radiation, operating principles of photovoltaics, qualitative analysis on influencing parameters. market trends, basics of PV systems.
ALT 445 Automotive and Stationary FCS UG SR Practical overview of fuel cell systems for stationary, residential, and transportation applications based on load and duty cycle requirement of specific application.
ALT 502 Batteries Portable Electronics GRD SR Theoretical and practical overview of primary, secondary, and lithium batteries. Key performance characteristics, construction materials, typical applications, recycling, and disposal.
ALT 420 Electrochemical Energy Tech UG SR Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles of fuel cells. Hands-on experience on fabrication and testing of fuel cells; problem solving skills.
ALT 507 Evaluation Photovoltaic & FCS GRD SR Field testing, data collection, and evaluation of real-world photovoltaic and fuel cell systems available on campus and data analysis.
ALT 515 Reliability and Standards GRD SR Alternative energy systems and their reliability issues, accelerated life and safety testing, standards and codes, regulatory requirements.
ALT 412 Village Energy Systems UG SR The role of energy resources in economic development. The need for and use of energy at the Base of the Economic Pyramid (BoP). Individual Problem Based Learning (PBL) investigations of potential solutions to energy-poverty at the BoP.
AML 612 Appl Math Life&Soc Sci Mod Sem GRD SR Presents and applies mathematical modeling principles and techniques for representing the structure and operation of complex life and social systems and processes. Helps students identify potential problems in the life and social sciences and the corresponding mathematical and statistical methods that can be used for their study.
AML 610 Topic Appl Math Life & Soc Sci Methods & Modeling in Bio Sci GRD SR Introductory course in applied mathematics for the life and social sciences, combined with the first semester of a two-semester course in mathematical biology. Provides a solid introduction to the modeling of biological and social processes as well as to some of the mathematical approaches involved in their analysis and simulation.
AMS 334 American Class UG SR Explores social class and inequality in the U.S. including history, culture, work, politics, globalization, and intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and place.
AMT 308 Air Transportation UG SR Studies the historical and international development of air transportation and its social, political, and economic impact upon global interrelationships.
APA 350 Inequality /Diversity Education AFR 350 UG SR Advanced exploration of various dimensions of diversity in relation to educational systems and outcomes. Through sociological and psychological research, case studies and films, students examine how educational inequality is created and reproduced through individual actions and institutional constraints. Also considers the connection between schooling and human rights and ways in which educational inequality may be addressed.
APH 509 Foundation Seminar GRD SR Historical, technical, theoretical, environmental, and professional issues in architecture.
APH 313 History of Architecture I UG SR Intensive study of history of architecture from earliest traces to 1300. Examines cultures from around the world.
APH 300 World Architect I/West Culture UG SR Historical and contemporary built environments of Western civilizations: Mediterranean, Europe, and the Americas as manifestations of cultural history and responses to environmental determinants.
ART 294 Special Topics Ecological Photography UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ART 294 Special Topics Textiles Survey UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ART 327 Watercolor II UG SR Explorations of personal expression in watercolor. Continued development of watercolor skills using traditional and experimental materials and techniques. 6 hours a week.
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health UG SR Current global health crises, challenges; tools for describing health and disease; ecological, cultural, social, historical, political-economic factors; comparative health systems.
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty UG SR Provides an integrated understanding of biological, historical, and cultural evolutionary processes that account for human variation. Specifically examines how humans evolved and how they obtained the characteristics that make us a unique species. Considers cultural and biological models of cooperation, resource acquisition and distribution, sex and marriage, parenting, conflict and warfare, political structures, power and status, sex roles, ritual, religion, and language.
ASB 102 Culture in a Globalizing World UG SR Introduces concepts and methods of sociocultural anthropology, with illustrative materials from a variety of communities in a globalizing world. Explores the concept of culture and examines a variety of social, political and economic dimensions of how humans organize their lives.
ASB 202 Imm & Ethnic Relations in US AFR 202 UG SR The ethnic and social consequences of international migration with a focus on the United States. Examines the impact of immigration on both American society and immigrant ethnic minorities over time.
ASB 211 Women in Other Cultures UG SR Cross-cultural analysis of the economic, social, political, and religious factors that affect women’s status in traditional and modern societies.
ASB 222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes UG SR Archaeology through its most important discoveries.
ASB 272 Environmental Justice UG SR Surveys key environmental justice issues and movements. Uses interdisciplinary social science perspectives to review and analyze U.S. and international case studies.
ASB 301 Global History of Health UG SR Examines disease and health transitions in broadest context of human history, from primate ancestors to hunter-gatherers, to transcontinental contact, colonialism, industrialization, urbanization.
ASB 311 Prin of Social Anthropology UG SR Comparative analysis of domestic groups and economic and political organizations in primitive and peasant societies.
ASB 316 Money and Culture UG SR Using the fundamentals of economic anthropology, investigates how culture shapes our relationship to money and decision making. Provides a foundation for thinking about how production, exchange and consumption can be explained by looking at human behavior, thought and culture, and encourages students to apply anthropological knowledge to real-world situations.
ASB 337 Pyramids and Hieroglyphs UG SR Preconquest cultures and civilizations of Mexico. The Aztecs, Mayas, and their predecessors.
ASB 339 Grassroots Social Movements UG SR Explores how groups mobilize collectively to produce social, political, economic, and cultural change, with an emphasis on the United States.
ASB 340 Migration and Culture UG SR Examines migration and culture embedded in a transnational field of social, economic and political processes.
ASB 368 Hunter-Gatherers UG SR Studies of known hunting and gathering societies with the goal of developing approaches to understanding past and/or present hunting and gathering societies.
ASB 378 Globalization UG SR Explores the impact of globalization on local societies and cultures by focusing on the international migration of peoples, the global expansion of capitalism and global mass media and popular culture. Examines both the socioeconomic causes and consequences of globalization, as well as how local peoples around the world have been affected by, participated in and resisted the forces of globalization.
ASB 394 Special Topics Climate and Society UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ASB 394 Special Topics Ethics of Eating UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ASB 394 Special Topics Latinos and the Environment UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ASB 410 Poverty, Soc Just & Globl Hlth UG SR From perspectives of anthropology and allied fields, explores critical, social justice, and ethical issues in health care, research, and disparities. Focuses on vulnerable and special populations.
ASB 443 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth UG SR Direct investigations of society, ecology, and health in international settings.
ASB 452 Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth UG SR Supervised community-based activities relevant to a global perspective on contemporary U.S. health. Addresses community-identified issues using appropriate methodologies.
ASB 464 Ethnography Mexico & Bordrlnds UG SR Students learn basic principles of ethnographic research and obtain a better understanding of the social, ecological, cultural, political and economic processes affecting people in Mexico and in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Through case studies, students become aware of the variety of issues shaping the lives of those living in these regions. Focuses on contemporary issues such as migration, economy, gender, labor, health and the environment.
ASB 490 Earliest Cities UG SR Archaeological research on the origins and development of the earliest urban centers around the world. Applies urban theory and comparative analysis. Compares ancient and modern cities.
ASB 541 Theory in Sociocultural Anthro GRD SR Basic issues and concepts in sociocultural anthropology.
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution UG SR Physical anthropology and archaeology. Evidence and processes of human evolution and of culture change. Primates. Fossil hominids and their tools. Race, variation, and heredity. Environment and human biology. Prehistoric culture and society.
ASM 342 Evolution of Human Behavior UG SR Examines how evolutionary theory informs our understanding of human behavior, psychology and culture. Explores evolutionary explanations of human behavioral variation and cultural diversity and the influence of natural selection on shaping human cognition. Topics include nepotism, economic decisions, behavioral strategies throughout the life course, mate choice and sexual behavior, perception and judgment, motivation and emotions, social learning and culture, cooperation and prosociality, interpersonal violence and warfare, and norms and moral sentiments.
ASM 568 GIS and Spatial Technologies GRD SR In-depth survey of spatial technologies in anthropological research, including GIS, spatial modeling, remote sensing, and image analysis and classification.
ASM 246 Human Origins UG SR History of discoveries and changing interpretations of human evolution. Earliest ancestors to emergence of modern humans. Humanity’s place in nature.
ASU 140-WPC ProMod Energy Efficiency in Business UG SR Project-based learning.
ASU 140-SOS ProMod Local Food Systems and Schools UG SR Project-based learning.
ASU 101-SOS The ASU Experience 101 AEE /CHL /CLS /CPP /CSE /UC /CTI UG SR Students will learn about ASU’s mission as the New American University, the importance and benefits of an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving, solutions to sustainability challenges, and the importance of social embeddedness.  Additionally, through various course discussions and assignments, students will examine the concept of academic integrity and its potential impact on their future, gain awareness of the value of engaging in research activities, and learn about taking an interdisciplinary perspective.
ATE 560 Building Energy Analysis GRD SR Computer simulation of building thermal behavior. Software review. Detailed study of selected simulation models using case study projects.
ATE 521 Building Environmental Science GRD SR Scientific principles relating to comfort and environmental control. Heat and moisture transfer. Solar/natural energies for heating, cooling, and lighting.
ATE 451 Building Systems I UG SR Principles of solar radiation, heat and moisture transfer, and environmental control systems as form influences. Energy-conscious design.
ATE 452 Building Systems II UG SR Architectural design implications of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Principles of lighting, daylighting, and acoustics, and their applications.
ATE 553 Building Systems III GRD SR Design and integration of building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security, communications, fire protection, and transportation.
ATE 582 Environmental Control Systems GRD SR Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. Loads, psychrometrics, refrigeration cycle, air/water distribution, controls, energy performance standards, and utility rates.
ATE 562 Experimental Evaluation GRD SR Instrumentation, measurement and computational techniques for analysis of building components, and assessment of thermal and luminous performance.
ATE 550 Passive Heating and Cooling GRD SR Theory, analysis, and application of passive and low-energy systems in order to maximize comfort and minimize energy consumption in buildings.
ATE 598 Special Topics Building Energy Analysis II GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
BCH 501 Current Topics in Biochemistry GRD SR
BCH 461 General Biochemistry UG SR Structure, chemistry, and metabolism of biomolecules and their role in the biochemical processes of living organisms.
BCH 361 Principles of Biochemistry UG SR Advanced consideration of the structures, properties, and functions of proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids; principles and theory of the utilization and synthesis of these materials by living systems, and the relationship of these processes to energy production and utilization. The course is recommended for pre-heath students. No credit for Biochemistry majors.
BIO 331 Animal Behavior UG SR Theories of evolutionary, genetic, physiological, and ecological bases of animal behavior.
BIO 312 Bioethics PHI 320/ IAS 340 UG SR Critical examination of moral questions arising in biomedical contexts, particularly due to new technologies and scientific discoveries.
BIO 311 Biology and Society UG SR Explores interactions between biological sciences and society, e.g., biomedical, environmental, ethical, historical, legal, philosophical, political, and social issues.
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab GRD SR This course brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members in biology and society. Sessions include panel discussions of biology and society topics from multiple perspectives, student-led discussions of important literature, practice presentations of papers for national meetings, discussion of dissertation and thesis ideas, and other activities that help to forge an active intellectual lab group.
BIO 385 Comparat Invertebrate Zoology UG SR Characteristics, life cycles, adaptations, and evolution of invertebrate animals.
BIO 281 Conceptual Approach BioMajors I UG SR Covers the themes and concepts that underlie the molecular biology of cells and multicellular organisms as well as the biological processes that shape the diversity of organisms on our planet.
BIO 282 Conceptual Approach BioMajors II UG SR Builds upon established conceptual foundations, covers the themes and concepts underlying organismal biology, with an emphasis on physiology and ecology.
BIO 422 Ecosystem Ecology BIO 598 UG/GRD SR Explores the structure, development and dynamics of ecosystems, with a focus on the exchange of energy and materials between the atmosphere, soils, water, biosphere, and anthro-sphere.
BIO 301 Field Natural History UG SR Organisms and their natural environment. Cannot be used for major credit in the biological sciences. Both BIO 300 and BIO 301 must be taken to secure SQ General Studies credit
BIO 598 Special Topics Advanced Topics in Bioethics GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
BIO 427 Fire UG SR A survey of fire on Earth–history, ecology, behavior, and management.
BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology UG SR Organization, functioning, and development of ecological systems; energy flow; biogeochemical cycling; environmental relations; population dynamics.
BIO 181 General Biology I UG SR Biological concepts emphasizing principles and the interplay of structure and function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. Intended for life sciences, biology, and health-related science majors.
BIO 386 General Entomology UG SR Specialized focus on form, activities, and classification of insects.
BIO 431 Genes, Development & Evolution UG SR Contribution of genes, developmental processes, and evolution to pattern of phenotypic variation, including disease.
BIO 343 Genetic Engineering & Society UG SR Introduces genetic engineering, with emphasis on applications (transgenic plants and animals, cloning, vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics).
BIO 474 Herpetology UG SR Classification, structure, habits, ecology and distribution of reptiles and amphibians, emphasizing North American forms.
BIO 421 Landscape Ecology UG SR Discusses how landscape heterogeneity interacts with ecological processes, and implications for biodiversity conservation, resource management, and landscape and urban planning.
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths UG SR Overview of modern life sciences, including research trends, extracurricular opportunities, degree programs, and potential careers.
BIO 472 Mammalogy UG SR Classification, structure, habits, ecology, and distribution of mammals, emphasizing North American forms.
BIO 300 Natural History of Arizona UG SR Plant and animal communities of Arizona. Cannot be used for major credit in the biological sciences. Both BIO 300 and BIO 301 must be taken to secure SG General Studies credit
BIO 325 Oceanography CHM 385, GLG 325 UG SR Introduces marine geology, chemistry, and physical and biological oceanography. Methods of oceanic exploration, environmental and social aspects of oceans.
BIO 345 Organic Evolution UG SR Processes of adaptive change and speciation in sexual populations.
BIO 419 Physiological Plant Ecology UG SR Physiological and morphological responses and adaptations of plants to their environment, emphasizing mechanisms that influence carbon and water balance, growth, and population distributions.
BIO 423 Population & Community Ecology UG SR Organization and dynamics of population and communities. Theoretical and empirical approaches.
BIO 591 Seminar Anthropogenic Climate Change GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
BIO 411 Quant Methods in Conserv & Eco BIO 591 UG/GRD SR Quantitative methods in conservation ecology: develop mathematical models of ecological and natural resource systems and use the models to better understand and inform management of ecosystems.
BIO 414 Rsch Colloquium /Bio /Society II UG SR Further develops critical thinking abilities, research methods, and writing skills for research in the interactions between biological sciences and society. Both BIO 314 & 414 must be taken to secure L General Studies designation.
BIO 314 Rsch Colloquium/Biology/Soc I UG SR Develops critical thinking abilities, research methods, and writing skills for research in the interactions between biological sciences and society. Both BIO 314 & 414 must be taken to secure L General Studies designation.
BIO 435 Rsch Technique /Animal Behavior UG SR Experimental and field studies of animal behavior; description and quantification of animal behavior and interpretation of behavior within an evolutionary framework.
BIO 315 Science, Values, & the Public UG SR Examines science, communication, and a range of public opinion to understand science as a discourse of profound social power.
BIO 494 Special Topics Coral Reefs & Environ Change UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 494 Special Topics Discovering Biodiversity UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 394 Special Topics Discussing "Bioethics" HON 394 UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 436 Sociobiology & Behavioral Ecol UG SR Surveys animal and human social behavior examined from ecological and evolutionary perspectives using theoretical and empirical constructs.
BIO 591 Seminar Drylands in a Changing Earth GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
BIO 494 Special Topics Ecology & Evolution Fishes UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 591 Seminar Ecosystem Services Lab GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
BIO 598 Special Topics Entomology GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
BIO 494 Special Topics Environmental Systems Biology UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 394 Special Topics Evolution, Ecology & Behavior UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 394 Special Topics Humans in the Tropics UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 591 Seminar Marine Conservation Lab GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
BIO 598 Special Topics Oceanography GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
BIO 394 Special Topics Princip Natural Resource Mgmt UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 598 Special Topics Science, Politics, and Law GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
BIO 394 Special Topics Tropical Community Ecology UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 394 Special Topics Tropical Diversity UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
BIO 410 Techniques Conservation Bio & Eco UG SR Lecture, field, and laboratory experience in techniques used in conservation biology and ecology. Course is modular, with each module instructed by a discipline-specific expert (e.g., plant ecologist, mammal conservationist, soil ecologist).
BIO 100 The Living World UG SR Principles of biology. Cannot be used for major credit in the biological sciences.
BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology UG SR Characteristics, classification, evolution, and natural history of the major groups of vertebrate animals.
BIS 355 Peace Corps Seminar UG SR The Peace Corps: its mission, history, concerns and application process.
BME 213 BME Ethics UG SR Explores ethical issues in biomedical and medical sciences and engineering practices and includes professional ethics, medical ethics, engineering ethics and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Code of Ethics, the ethics of human and animal tissue and subjects use in biomedical science and engineering research, responsible conduct for research, ethical issues in the design and manufacture of medical devices for developing and developed countries, and the impact of biomedical engineering solutions on society and the environment.
BME 200 Conservation Principles in BME UG SR Applies bioengineering analysis and problem solving of mass, energy, and charge balances to medical and biological systems.
BME 111 Engr Perspectives /Biologic Sys UG SR Biological concepts for the emerging engineer. Introduces biological and earth systems engineering, materials, structures, fluid mechanics, bioelectricity, and the dynamic, nonlinear nature of nature.
BME 100 Intro to Biomed Engineering UG SR Introduces engineering design methods, experimental practices, data gathering, presentation and statistical analysis. Lecture/labs focus on device design and application, including hands-on experience.
BMY 503 BIO Taught Functionally GRD SR Biomimicry teaches biology through the lens of function, thereby providing a core understanding in biology for all students, no matter their background. Explores how biologists gather and research information and how that knowledge can inform other disciplines. Also introduces the art of translating biological concepts into strategies for application, which is then carried throughout all the courses. Students learn how to work with biologists on a biomimicry team and how to weave biology and biomimicry together. The biologists in the cohort not only learn to look at nature through the function lens, but also act as subject matter experts for their interdisciplinary teams and teaching assistants.
BMY 511 Biomimicry and Design GRD SR Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature, or the conscious emulation of nature’s genius. Prepares participants to design sustainable innovations using the biomimicry philosophy and methodology. Participants complete a 16-week series of lectures and assignments to demystify the design thinking process, understand how to harness the potential of approaching challenges with a design mind, distill a design challenge, understand user needs, build a bridge between biology and design, use a methodology for discovering models from nature, abstract design principles from bio-inspired strategies, and translate those principles into sustainable innovations. Participants both with a design background and without equally experience a deep immersion into the world of biomimetic design.
BMY 501 Essentials of Biomim GRD SR Offered as a sampler of the various topics (discipline, emulate, ethos, (re)connect and iSites, human-nature connection, biomimicry yhinking, and life’s principles) within the discipline of biomimicry. Each week is devoted to a specific topic and is led by a different instructor. Provided a basic overview of each aspect of the discipline with ample opportunity for conversation and dialogue around the specific components, with an understanding that greater depth into each topic can be learned by taking the advanced BMY courses.
BMY 517 Human-Nature Connection GRD SR Grounds the emerging discipline of biomimicry as a continuation of our ancestral connection with nature. Human-Nature Connection (HNC) engages participants in an exploration of the meaning and value of connecting with nature. Topics include defining humans, nature, and our connection with nature; establishing the evolutionary, personal, and socio-cultural influences on the different expressions of this connection; and illustrating the relevance of biomimicry to the human-nature connection.
BMY 502 Life’s Principles GRD SR Life’s principles are nature’s universal design guidelines based on 3.8 billion years of successful strategies across all life. With instruction by Dr. Dayna Baumeister, this 16-week online course takes participants on a deep dive of life’s principles, including the review and study of life’s operating conditions, the six primary principles and their related sub-principles. Gives participants the experience necessary to bring these design guidelines into practice.
CEE 553 Advanced Soil Mechanics GRD SR Applies theories of elasticity and plasticity to soils, theories of consolidation, failure theories, and response to static and dynamic loading.
CEE 353 Civil Engineering Materials UG SR Structure and behavior of civil engineering materials, including steel, aggregate, concrete, masonry, asphalt, wood, composites. Atomic structure and engineering applications.
CEE 300 Engineering Business Practice UG SR Engineering economic principles, cost/benefit analysis, project financing and delivery, management of engineering design, business practices, ethical and professional responsibilities.
CEE 562 Environ Biochem /Waste Treatmnt GRD SR Theory and design of biological waste treatment systems. Pollution and environmental assimilation of wastes.
CEE 563 Environmental Engineering Chem GRD SR Analyzes water, domestic and industrial wastes, lab procedures for pollution evaluation, and the control of water and waste treatment processes.
CEE 467 Environmental Microbiology UG SR Overview of the microbiology of natural and human-impacted environment, microbial detection methodologies, waterborne disease outbreaks, risk assessment, and regulations.
CEE 341 Fluid Mech for Civil Engineers UG SR Fundamental principles and methods of fluid mechanics forming the analytical basis for water resources engineering. Conduit and open channel flow.
CEE 557 Geoenvironmental Engineering GRD SR Environmental site assessment, solid waste management, waste containment system design, soil and groundwater remediation, soil erosion control, brownfields development.
CEE 351 Geotechnical Engineering UG SR Index properties and engineering characteristics of soils. Compaction, permeability and seepage, compressibility and settlement, and shear strength.
CEE 540 Groundwater Hydrology GRD SR Physical properties of aquifers, well pumping, subsurface flow modeling, unsaturated flow, numerical methods, land subsidence, and groundwater pollution.
CEE 483 Highway Matl, Constr, Quality CEE 583 UG/GRD SR Properties of highway materials, including aggregates, asphalt concrete, and portland cement concrete; construction practice; material delivery, placement, and compaction; quality control.
CEE 440 Hydrology GLG 490 / 471 / CEE 545 UG/GRD SR Descriptive and quantitative hydrology; hydrologic cycle, models, and systems. Rain-runoff models. Hydrologic design. Concepts, properties, and basic equations of groundwater flow. Emphasizes quantitative methods.
CEE 561 Phys-Chem Treat /Water & Waste GRD SR Theory and design of physical and chemical processes for the treatment of water and wastewaters.
CEE 515 Properties of Concrete GRD SR Materials science of concrete. Cement chemistry, mechanisms of hydration, interrelationships among micro- and macro-properties of cement-based materials. Mechanical properties, failure theories, fracture mechanics of concrete materials. Cement-based composite materials and the durability aspects.
CEE 598 Special Topics Carbon Capture GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 598 Special Topics Carbon Storage GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 550 Soil Behavior GRD SR Physicochemical aspects of soil behavior, stabilization of soils, and engineering properties of soils.
CEE 560 Soil /Groundwater Remediation GRD SR Presents techniques for remediation of contaminated soils and groundwaters with basic engineering principles.
CEE 494 Special Topics Energy Eff Bld and Systems CEE 598 UG/GRD SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
CEE 591 Seminar Environmental Engineering GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
CEE 598 Special Topics Environmental Fluid Mechanics GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 598 Special Topics Hydrometeorology GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 598 Special Topics Resilient Infrastructure GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 598 Special Topics Theoretical Soil Mechanics GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 591 Seminar Transportation Engin Seminar GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
CEE 591 Seminar Transportation Systems GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
CEE 598 Special Topics Water Reuse & Reclaim GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CEE 541 Surface Water Hydrology GRD SR Hydrologic cycle and mechanisms, including precipitation, evaporation, and transpiration; hydrograph analysis; flood routing; statistical methods in hydrology and hydrologic design.
CEE 573 Transportation Operations GRD SR Driver, vehicle, and roadway characteristics; traffic control devices; traffic engineering studies; and transportation system management measures.
CEE 474 Transportation Systems Plnning CEE 598 UG/GRD SR Transportation systems modeling procedures, travel characteristics analysis, traffic predictions, transportation systems management, and transit planning methods.
CEE 462 Unit Operations Environ Engr CEE 598 UG/GRD SR Design and operation of unit processes for water and wastewater treatment.
CEE 466 Urban Water System Design CEE 598 UG/GRD SR Capacity; planning and design of water supply; domestic and storm drainage; and solid waste systems.
CEE 441 Water Resources Engineering CEE 598 UG/GRD SR Applies the principles of hydraulics and hydrology to the engineering of water resources projects; design and operation of water resources systems; water quality.
CEE 543 Water Resources Systems GRD SR Theory and application of quantitative planning methodologies for the design and operation of water resources systems.
CHE 494 Special Topics Biomass Energy Conversion Tech UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
CHE 598 Special Topics Electrochemical Energy Storage NAN 598 GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CHE 494 Special Topics Fuel Cells & Biofuel Cells CEE 598 UG/GRD SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
CHM 460 Biological Chemistry UG SR Structure and function of macromolecules and their involvement in the processing of energy and information by living cells.
CHM 107 Chemistry and Society UG SR General chemical principles and concepts presented in context of social and technological issues, e.g., energy, pollution, global warming, and others. This lecture course may be combined with the laboratory CHM 108 for those interested in lab course credit. Cannot be used for major credit in chemical or biochemical sciences. Both CHM 107 and CHM 108 must be taken to secure SQ credit.
CHM 108 Chemistry and Society Lab UG SR Experiments in chemical principles presented in chemistry and society lectures (CHM 107). Students must complete both CHM 107 and CHM 108 to receive an SQ (General Studies).
CHM 302 Environmental Chemistry ERM 406/ ERM 598 UG/GRD SR Explores major environmental issues, problems, and solutions from analytical and chemistry perspectives.
CHM 489 Field Geochemistry CHM 598 UG/GRD SR Explores basic field measurements and sampling techniques for environmental systems, with a focus on carbon cycling in the Colorado River. Surveys a variety of geochemical principles, including: equilibrium aqueous speciation, acid-base chemistry, solution-mineral equilibrium systems, oxidation-reduction reactions, organic and environmental geochemistry and biogeochemical cycles. Applies chemical principles and analytical techniques to answer questions about environmental systems and processes.
CHM 481 Geochemistry UG SR Origin and distribution of the chemical elements. Geochemical cycles operating in the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.
CHM 598 Special Topics Biogeochemical Evolution of Ea GLG 598 GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
CHM 394 Special Topics Chemistry, Energy, and Society UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
CHM 501 Current Topics in Chemistry Geo /Environmental Sem GRD SR
CIS 575 Emerging Technologies GRD SR Explores decision models and frameworks applied to assess, evaluate and implement emerging technologies. Explains the principles of sustaining and disruptive technological innovation on the adoption and diffusion of emerging technologies. Discusses the technical, industrial and legal parameters that enable convergence and commoditization of technologies.
CMN 598 Special Topics Resilient Communities GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
COE 503 Intro to Qualitative Research GRD SR Terminology, historical development, approaches (including ethnography, ethnomethodology, critical theory, grounded theory, and hermeneutics), and qualitative versus quantitative social sciences; methods of inquiry.
COE 502 Introduction to Data Analysis GRD SR Descriptive statistics, visual approaches, estimation, and inferential methods for univariate and bivariate educational research problems. Experience using statistical software.
CON 101 Const /Culture: a Built Environ UG SR Analyzes the cultural context of construction, emphasizing its centrality in the evolution and expansion of built environments as expressions of ethical and historical value systems.
CON 465 Ded Logic, Lead and Ind Struc HON 494/CON 565 UG/GRD SR Simple, logical explanations of construction and other industries. State-of-the-art supply chain, profit maximizing and efficient practices.
CON 384 Env Aspects of Heavy Const UG SR Methods, measures and analysis related to control of erosion, dust generation and storm water discharge during projects.
CON 530 Facil Operations & Maintenance GRD SR Operations, maintenance and energy management requirements of various types of facilities and built environments. Ethical practices
CON 531 FM Building Energy Mgt GRD SR Understand and learn energy management techniques in facilities management. Identifying and performing efficiency evaluations on various types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in typical buildings. Concepts and methods of managing, adjusting and balancing equipment and systems for maximum facility performance. Facilities organizations best practices to maximize energy savings and performance, such as insulation usage, lighting optimization, energy management systems and commissioning procedures. Identification of ancillary benefits to energy-efficient building systems such as indoor air quality, sustainability and energy audits.
CON 450 Geotechnical Appls for Constr UG SR Soil formation, engineering properties and use as building materials. Soil’s influence on construction of built environment, including specifications and biological aspects.
CON 488 Heavy Con Earthworks UG SR Geotechnical issues with respect to foundation grading, forming and location for various types of infrastructure and transportation projects. Also includes streets, highway and embankment developments, retaining wall system, mechanically stabilized earth walls, and required quality control methods for these activities.
CRD 598 Special Topics Intern. Comm. Planning & Dev. GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
DBA 705 Global Corporate Strategy GRD SR Demonstrates that decisions affecting the international expansion of a firm are neither obvious nor totally determined by the technological or economic forces generally associated with globalization. Addresses the most transcendental decisions that multinational firms face in the course of conducting business across borders.
DBA 701 MacroECN Policy in Global Envi GRD SR Provides the framework for policy makers when facing macroeconomic situations, the tools in analyzing the costs and benefits of alterantive policy options, and the knowledge necessary for making recommendations to policy makers and business leaders. Students learn knowledge and skills about global economy and risks that help facilitate dissertation research.
DSC 100 ASU Design Experience UG SR Covers ASU’s mission as the New American University, the importance and benefits of an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving, solutions to sustainability challenges, and the importance of social embeddedness. Additionally, through various course discussions and assignments, students examine the concept of academic integrity and its potential impact on their future, gain awareness of the value of engaging in research activities, and learn about taking an interdisciplinary perspective.
DSC 598 Special Topics Design Entrepreneurship GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
ECN 413 Advanced Honors Macroeconomics UG SR Develops and uses various macroeconomic models to evaluate important economic policies. Emphasizes honing students’ policy evaluation skills.
ECN 414 Advanced Honors Microeconomics UG SR Develops and uses various microeconomic models to evaluate important economic issues. Emphasizes the economics of uncertainty and information.
ECN 360 Economic Development UG SR Theories of economic growth and development. Role of capital formation, technological innovation, population, and resource development in economic growth.
ECN 423 Economics of Education UG SR Focuses on educational decisions, including individual choices, institutional strategies and government policies. Topics include measuring the costs and returns of education, the relationship between education and inequality, and the role of K-12 and postsecondary institutions in economic growth.
ECN 355 Economics of Healthcare UG SR Uses economic tools and models to discuss and evaluate the American healthcare system. Applies standard concepts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and public choice economics to the study of the evolution and the current state of the healthcare system and to the study of proposals for change. Focuses on the promise and problems of using economic tools in a historical, ethical, and cultural context to understand the current healthcare system.
ECN 445 Environmental Economics UG SR Advanced topics in environmental economics with quantitative methods for developing information that is used for environmental policy making.
ECN 416 Game Theory&Economic Behavior UG SR Introduces game theory and its application to various economic situations under conditions of complete and incomplete information.
ECN 503 Global Business Environment GRD SR Macroeconomic analysis of issues related to economic growth, inflation, interest rates behavior, unemployment, exchange rate determination, and global competitiveness.
ECN 455 Health Economics UG SR Focuses on health care decisions, including individual and government policies. Topics include demand for and supply of health care, payment for health care, the impact of health care reform and the techniques economists use to evaluate health care interventions.
ECN 213 Honors Macroeconomics UG SR Introduces modern macroeconomic analysis. Theory of national income, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth and its application to economic policy. Not open to students with credit in ECN 313.
ECN 214 Honors Microeconomics UG SR Introduces modern microeconomic analysis. Theories of consumer behavior, production and cost. Output and price determination in a variety of market settings.
ECN 453 Industrial Org /Compete Policy UG SR Development of public policies toward business. Antitrust activity. Economic effects of government policies.
ECN 313 Intermed Macroeconomic Theory UG SR Determinants of aggregate levels of employment, output, and income of an economy.
ECN 312 Intermed Microecon Theory UG SR Role of the price system in organizing economic activity under varying degrees of competition.
ECN 436 International Trade Theory UG SR Comparative-advantage doctrine, including practices under varying commercial policy approaches. Economic impact of international disequilibrium.
ECN 438 Internatl Monetary Economics UG SR History, theory, and policy of international monetary economics. Balance of payments and exchange rates. International financial markets, including Eurocurrency markets.
ECN 425 Introduction to Econometrics UG SR Elements of regression analysis: estimation, hypothesis tests, prediction. Emphasizes use of econometric results in assessment of economic theories.
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles UG SR Basic macroeconomic analysis. Economic institutions and factors determining income levels, price levels, and employment levels.
ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles UG SR Basic microeconomic analysis. Theory of exchange and production, including the theory of the firm.
ECN 441 Public Economics UG SR Public goods, externalities, voting models, public expenditures, taxation, and budget formation with emphasis on the federal government.
ECN 791 Seminar Topics in Environmental Econ GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
ECN 306 Survey International Economics UG SR Surveys international trade issues, commercial policy, trade theory, customs unions, and international monetary topics.
EDS 301 Issues in Desgn Strgs /Innovatn UG SR Covers theories and methods needed in design, innovation and management of environmental design projects. Uses best practices and case studies related to the design of artifacts and to the design of built environments as a vehicle to develop students’ understanding of different aspects of environmental design in a real-world setting. Also discusses the impact of contemporary issues such as globalization, digital tools, global connectivity on the theories and practice of environmental design.
EEE 598 Special Topics Advanced Photovoltaics GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
EEE 463 Electrical Power Plants UG SR Generation of electric power using fossil, nuclear, and renewable, including solar, geothermal, wind, hydroelectric, biomass and ocean, energy sources. Power plant thermal cycle analysis. Cogeneration and combined cycles. Economics, operations, and design of electric power stations. Energy storage.
EEE 360 Energy Sys /Power Electronics UG SR Conventional and alternate energy sources for power systems, three-phase analysis, AC generators, transformers, induction, DC motors, power electronic speed control.
EEE 564 Interdisciplin Nuclear Pwr Ops GRD SR Nuclear power plant systems. Studies interrelationship and propagation of effects that systems and design changes have on one another, especially in relation to nuclear power plant safety and operations. Case studies and design projects.
EEE 460 Nuclear Power Engineering EEE 591 UG/GRD SR Radioactivity and decay. Radiation interactions and dose. Nuclear reaction, fission and fusion theory. Fission reactors, four factor formula, moderation. Nuclear power, TMI, Chernobyl. Nuclear fuel cycle.
EEE 562 Nuclear Reactor Theory & Design GRD SR Principles of neutron chain reacting systems. Neutron diffusion and moderation. One-, two-, and multigroup diffusion equation solution methods. Heterogeneous reactors. Nuclear fuel steady-state performance. Core thermal-hydraulics. Core thermal design.
EEE 563 Nuclear Rx Dynamics&Diagnostcs GRD SR Time-dependent solution to neutron diffusion equation. Reactor kinetics and reactivity changes. Dynamics, stability, and control of reactor systems. Modeling neutronic and thermal processes. System characterization in time and frequency domains. Reactor surveillance and diagnostics.
EEE 465 Photovoltaic Energy Conversion EEE 591 UG/GRD SR Photovoltaics for production of electricity from solar energy. The grand energy challenge. Solar radiation and utilization. Fundamentals of semiconductors for photovoltaics: crystal structures, band theory, doping, carrier statistics, optical absorption, and p-n junctions. Principles of solar cells including loss mechanisms and design principles. Current solar cell technologies. Manufacturing of silicon solar cells. Solar modules, arrays and systems. Economic analysis of solar photovoltaic systems. Terawatt-scale deployment of solar cells.
EEE 472 Power Electronics & Power Mgmt EEE 591 UG/GRD SR Principles of switch mode power conversion, analysis, design and control of dc-dc converters, PWM rectifiers and inverters, power management, power electronics applications in information technology, renewable energy systems, motion control and lighting.
EEE 577 Power Engr Operations /Planning GRD SR Economic dispatch, unit commitment, dynamic programming, power system planning and operation, control, generation modeling, AGC, and power production.
EEE 576 Power System Dynamics GRD SR Dynamic performance of power systems with emphasis on control. Modeling of control equipment, FACTS devices, wind generators, and nonlinear loads. Design of power system stabilizers. Prior knowledge of electric power devices, power system analysis, and electrical machinery is required to be successful in this course.
EEE 575 Power System Stability GRD SR Dynamic performance of power systems with emphasis on stability. Modeling of system components and control equipment. Analysis of the dynamic behavior of the system in response to small and large disturbances. Knowledge of EEE470, 471 and 473 (or equivalents) is required to be successful in this course.
EEE 439 Semiconduct Facil /Cleanrm Prac EEE 591 UG/GRD SR Microcontamination, controlled environments, cleanroom layout and systems, modeling, codes and legislation, ultrapure water, production materials, personnel and operations, hazard management, advanced concepts.
EEE 598 Special Topics Demand Rspnse & Rnwbles Intgrn GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
EEE 565 Solar Cells GRD SR Introduction to the generation and utilization of electricity from solar energy. Exploration of the science and engineering of direct conversion (photovoltaics), including the design, fabrication, and operation of solar cells, and the construction and performance of solar cell modules. Prior knowledge of properties of electronic materials is required to be successful in this course.
EEE 591 Seminar Elec Power Plant GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
EEE 591 Seminar Fund Sol St Dvcs GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
EEE 498 Pro-Seminar Manufactrng Sci of Solar Cells EEE 591 UG/GRD SR Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
EEE 591 Seminar Nuclear Power Engineering GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
EEE 598 Special Topics Photovoltaic Systems GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
EEE 598 Special Topics Renewable Electric Energy Syst GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
EEE 498 Pro-Seminar Science of Solar Cell Fabrictn EEE 591 UG/GRD SR Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
EGR 371 Best Practice Humanitarian Eng UG SR Technological and process-based best practices for engineering students to gain applied competence in low-cost and low-tech appropriate methods and technologies for small-scale technical problems in local and international humanitarian development contexts.
EGR 476 Energy Infrastructures UG SR Comprehensive study of sustainable energy conversion systems. Students learn to quantify and measure the concepts of sustainability of energy resources within the framework of the laws of thermodynamics. Covers conventional energy sources for primary power (fossil fuels, nuclear and hydroelectric); their sustainability, resource level and environmental impact. Covers the science and technology of heat engines and direct conversion methods. Considers conservation and storage.
EGR 431 Power Management UG SR Devices and techniques to supply and manage power in electrical systems.
EGR 463 Vehicle Elect Sys & Hybrid Sys MET 424 UG SR Basic theory and operation of hybrid electric drive systems of motor vehicles. Covers fundamentals of next generation electrification including: batteries technology, charging, power electronic operation. Emphasizes the principals of HEV energy management strategies and HEV modeling fundamentals.
EGR 325 Water and Wastewater Treatment UG SR Essential elements of aquatic chemistry, water pollution and water and wastewater treatment technologies. Provides a fundamental basis for understanding sustainable water and wastewater treatment processes and their design considerations. Includes critical evaluation of contemporary issues concerning our water environment and the associated regulatory framework to strengthen and emphasize importance of adequate practices used in operation and design of engineered water and wastewater treatment systems.
EGR 321 Water Resource Systems UG SR Fundamentals of water supply and surface water hydrology in the context of the engineering, design and analysis of water resources systems. Places particular emphasis on those aspects of water systems that apply in the context of the developing world as well as in the context of environmentally sustainable systems. Course delivery is designed for engineering students with a broad understanding of engineering fundamentals but without specialist civil engineering knowledge.
ENG 334 Am Southwest Literature & Film UG SR Evaluates literary texts and films addressing the diverse literatures and cultures of the American Southwest.
ENG 333 American Ethnic Literature UG SR Examines America’s multiethnic identity through works of literature that depict American ethnic, gender, and class sensibilities.
ENG 378 Environmental Creative Nonfict UG SR Lectures, discussion, and criticism concerning the literary history of nature writing and techniques of writing environmental creative nonfiction for publication.
ENG 468 Environmntl Literary Criticism UG SR Evaluates the disparate critical practices that constitute what is the emerging literary project known as "ecocriticism" or "environmental literary criticism.
ENG 371 Rhetoric of Environmental Mvmt UG SR Examines how language is used to conceptualize, clarify/obfuscate, and resolve problems among those who concern themselves with the disposition of natural resources.
ENG 494 Special Topics Posthumanism UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ERM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls GRD SR Chemistry and toxicology of hazardous chemicals. Topics include proper handling, storage, transportation, and disposal.
ERM 527 Enviro/Resources Regulations ERM 494 UG/GRD SR Environmental regulations related to water, land use, endangered species, NEPA and other policy issues.
ERM 426 Environmental Issues UG SR Explores the science and policy implications of contemporary problems that threaten the environment.
ERM 301 Environmental Management UG SR Develops an understanding of the fundamentals of environmental science, environmental issues and major environmental standards. Topics covered include basic ecology, population dynamics, environmental resources, environmental pollution and its prevention, the environmental management regulatory framework, sustainability, pollution prevention, waste minimization, and environmental management systems. Provides the foundational knowledge used by environmental professionals who manage environmental problem solving for industry, regulatory agencies, municipalities, consulting firms, military installations, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations specializing in environmental advocacy. Overview course covering elements that are developed in more depth in other ERM courses.
ERM 303 Environmental Regulations UG SR Explains and discusses federal environmental laws and regulations that apply to the field of environmental management. Addresses the most important Arizona state and county/local regulations that impact decision making in the environmental management practice area. Emphasizes the federal-level requirements, including laws that are most likely to be used by professionals who are not lawyers and working in positions having environmental management and engineering assignments. Uses case studies to help students learn how the laws are applied and implemented in practical situations. Develops an understanding of the fundamentals of environmental laws and regulations. Provides essential knowledge used by environmental and engineering professionals who manage regulatory issue problem solving for industry, government, consulting firms, military installations, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations.
ERM 401 Hazardous Waste Management UG SR Definition of hazardous waste, RCRA and CERCLA regulations, hazardous waste classification system. Overview of hazardous waste management.
ERM 507 Industrial Hygiene GRD SR Emphasizes chemical hazards in industrial settings. Topics include recognizing and measuring hazards, control techniques, and regulatory standards.
ERM 540 Intl Environmental Law/Policy GRD SR Studies international environmental agreements, enforcement mechanisms, and the role of NGOs and international organizations.
ERM 428 Intl Environmental Management UG SR Emphasizes technological and economic pressures experienced by developing countries.
ERM 501 Prin of Hazard Mtrls /Waste Mgt EGR 427 UG/GRD SR Foundation for courses in curriculum. Topics include definitions of toxic and hazardous substances and wastes, RCRA classification, and OSHA criteria.
ERM 294 Special Topics Conservation Natural Resources UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ERM 598 Special Topics Environmental Chemistry GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
ERM 494 Special Topics Environmental Health ERM 598 UG/GRD SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ERM 494 Special Topics Environmental Mgmt Leadership ERM 598 UG/GRD SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ERM 494 Special Topics Intr Solid Waste Systems EGR 426 UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ERM 494 Special Topics Tribal Environ & Nat Reso Mgmt UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ERM 494 Special Topics Water Resource Management UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
ERM 402 Unit Treatment Technologies EGR 425 UG SR Addresses various treatment technologies for contaminated air, water, and soil. Emphasizes design based upon medium, type of contamination, and concentration.
ESS 513 Institutions GRD SR Studies formal and informal institutional arrangements for the governance of natural resources using case studies, experiments, and formal models.
ESS 502 Politicl Ecology: Thry & Rsrc GRD SR Investigates key theories and research of political ecology through the conceptual domains of environmental social science from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.
ESS 591 Seminar Applied Robustness Soc Ecol Sy ELS 591 GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
ESS 591 Seminar Envrnmntal Jstice and the City GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
EXW 436 Community Health UG SR Applies major concepts of community health. Focuses on populations, settings and social issues related to community health. Basics of epidemiology, disease prevention, and health promotion. Explores community health concepts related to organizing and building community coalitions and health programs. Also explores school health, maternal, infant and child health, minority health, and environmental influences on community health.
EXW 450 Soc Deter of Health and Beh UG SR Examines the social determinants (e.g., early childhood, family, schools, worksites, built and food environments, and socio-economic status) of health and health behavior, particularly physical activity behavior and eating.
FAS 370 Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver AFR 370 UG SR Integrative approach to understanding historical and current issues related to the structure and internal dynamics of diverse American families.
FOR 475 Principles of Toxicology ERM 503 UG/GRD SR Presents the fundamental principles of toxicology and its application to both human and environmental situations. Starts with the means of defining and quantifying toxic effects through dose response curves (e.g. LD50, EC50, LOEL, NOEL). Then focuses on absorption pathways for toxicants as well as the degradation metabolism pathways for toxicants. Finally focuses on the mechanism of toxic action for common poisons and environmental pollutants. Emphasizes toxicants that students are likely to encounter in forensics and environmental fields.
FSE 104 EPICS Gold I UG SR First of a sequence of three one-credit service-learning courses in which EPICS GOLD groups are formed from students potentially representing all engineering, computer science and construction disciplines as well as other ASU majors, including sustainability, business, liberal arts, sciences and others. Groups of 4-5 students work together to assess the feasibility and sustainability of their proposed plans for long-term projects that solve problems and benefit clients and often, the larger community. Project work centers on the engineering, technology, computing, sustainability, business and other needs of a not-for-profit community partner; interdisciplinary group interaction is an integral element for the project success.
FSE 150 Grand Challenges for Engrg UG SR Explores social dimensions of developing engineering solutions to meet local and global challenges. Introduces National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for engineering and Grand Challenge Scholars Program.
FSE 494 Special Topics EPICS Gold: EPICS in Action UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GCU 359 Cities of the World I UG SR Historical evolution of urban patterns and structures in the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Europe.
GCU 529 Contemp Geographic Thought GRD SR Comparative evaluation of current philosophy concerning the nature and trends of geography.
GCU 441 Economic Geography CGU 598 UG/GRD SR Spatial distribution of primary, secondary, and tertiary economic and production activities.
GCU 364 Energy in the Global Arena UG SR Production, transportation, and consumption of energy, emphasizing the electric power industry and its environmental problems.
GCU 542 Geog Analysis Transportation GRD SR Examines the geographical aspects of transportation systems. Looks at the geography of networks; transport costs and rates; different modes of transport, trade, economic development, and technology. Studies the movement of freight and passengers at the individual, urban, national, and international scales.
GCU 585 Geog Resrch Dsgn & Propsal Wtg GRD SR Prepares students to undertake creative geographic research culminating in the generation of new knowledge. Serves as a foundation for the student in achieving the objective of a productive and successful degree. To accomplish this, instruction stresses a research framework, ethical practice, and the generation of an original research proposal. Specific learning objectives are: to produce an area of specialization statement, literature review, problem statement, description of methods and final proposal; to develop the skills needed to conceive and plan a research project; to communicate ideas effectively in written and oral form; to develop and articulate informed opinions about research designs; to learn about academic publishing format and process; and to understand and engage in ethical research practices.
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods UG SR Scientific techniques used in geographic research.
GCU 442 Geographical Analysis of Trans UG SR Networks, modes, economics, and flows at the urban, national, and international scales.
GCU 421 Geography Arizona/SW U.S. UG SR Geography of the Southwest with an emphasis on Arizona. Divided into physical geography, history, people, and economy.
GCU 425 Geography Mexican Amer Border UG SR Geography of a binational and bicultural region. Examines settlement, boundary issues, ethnic subregions, population change, industrial development, and urban growth.
GCU 241 Global Economy in Transition UG SR Production, distribution, and consumption of various types of commodities of the world and relationships to the activities of humans.
GCU 102 Introduction Human Geography UG SR Systematic study of human use of the Earth. Spatial organization of economic, social, political, and perceptual environments.
GCU 351 Population Geography UG SR Demographic patterns; spatial, temporal, and structural investigation of the relationship of demographic variables to cultural, economic, and environmental factors.
GCU 598 Special Topics Energy in Our Lives GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GCU 394 Special Topics Intro Solar Energy Non Engnr UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GCU 598 Special Topics Solar Energy & Public Policy GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GCU 350 The Geography of World Crises UG SR Contemporary world crises viewed from a perspective of geographic concepts and techniques.
GCU 361 Urban Geography UG SR External spatial relations of cities, internal city structure, and spatial aspects of urban problems in various parts of the world, particularly in the United States.
GCU 121 World Geography UG SR Description and analysis of areal variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions.
GIS 211 Geographic Info Science I UG SR History and basic aspects of GIS including map and data file structure, conversions, and synthesis with a computerized environment.
GIS 311 Geographic Info Science II UG SR GIS as a basis for microcomputer spatial analysis and synthesis. Includes digitizing, database organization, spatial retrieval, and graphics.
GIS 205 Geographic Info Technologies UG SR Introduces modern geographic information technologies, including cartography, GIS, remote sensing, global positioning systems, and statistical analyses.
GIS 640 GIS for Business GRD SR Uses of GIS in business practice including site suitability, demographic data and business analysis.
GIS 650 GIS for the Internet GRD SR Programming GIS for the Internet and mobile applications.
GIS 605 GIS Project Plan & Impliment GRD SR Moving from project proposal to implementation.
GIS 606 GIS Project Presentation GRD SR Development of technical reports and presentations.
GIS 630 GIS Technologies GRD SR Uses of GIS technology for data collection and management.
GIS 604 Implm Corporate /Public Sectors GRD SR GIS use in the corporate and public sectors including proposal development.
GIS 602 Intermediate GIS GRD SR Introduces visualization, spatial analysis and open source tools.
GIS 601 Intro to Geographic Info Sys GRD SR Introduces GIS theory and practice for professionals.
GIS 603 Spatial Statistics/Modeling GRD SR Introduces spatial statistics and modeling.
GIS 598 Special Topics Smart Cities GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GLG 110 Dangerous World UG SR Geological studies as they apply to interactions between humans and Earth. Includes geological processes and hazards, resources, and global change. Both GLG 110 and 111 must be taken to secure SG General Studies credit.
GLG 111 Dangerous World Laboratory UG SR Basic geological processes and concepts. Emphasizes geology-related environmental problems concerning Arizona. Both GLG 110 and 111 must be taken to secure SG General Studies credit.
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth UG SR Emphasizes the link between Earth’s interior and surface, focusing on Earth systems and cycles, such as observation and modeling of the geometry and motions of Earth’s rigid outer shell, the tectonic plates, and how they are coupled to the geologic record, the nature of Earth’s internal structure, and convective motions within the planet. Specific topics include: (1) essentials of Earth’s dynamic interior (models for physical and chemical evolution); (2) essentials of lithosphere evolution (cooling of oceanic plates, the age of the Earth, and continent formation); (3) multi-scale tectonics (plate tectonics, continental deformation, mountain building, tectonic context of metamorphism); (4) essentials of volcanism in a tectonic context; (5) geodynamic context of plate boundaries; and (6) chemical cycles (role of the solid crust and mantle for transporting, storing, and cycling water and minerals). Provides an essential global context for studies of Earth and Environmental Science.
GLG 327 Earth’s Critical Zone UG SR The Earth’s near surface environment (the "critical zone") supports most life and is the dynamic interface between the solid Earth and its fluid envelopes where much of the geologic record is produced. We now know that we face rapid climate change and the consequences of changes in land use, water resources, and ecosystems. Critical to planning a response to, or mitigation of, environmental change is understanding how the Earth surface works. Focuses on how changes to the environment manifest themselves in the critical zone–in the form and function of the Earth’s surface (landforms, water resources, soils, ecosystems). Offers a quantitative introduction to the form and function of the processes impacting the Earth’s critical zone to build an understanding of the interactions of physical, chemical and biotic processes in shaping the surface and determining fluid, solute and sediment fluxes.
GLG 470 Hydrogeology UG SR Geology of groundwater occurrence, aquifer and well hydraulics, water chemistry and quality, contaminant transport, remediation. Emphasizes quantitative methods.
GLG 102 Intro Geology II (Historical) UG SR Basic principles of applied geology and the use of these principles in the interpretation of geologic history. Both GLG 102 and 104 must be taken to secure SG General Studies credit.
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical) UG SR Basic principles of geology, geochemistry, and geophysics. Rocks, minerals, weathering, earthquakes, mountain building, volcanoes, water, and glaciers. Students must complete both GLG 101 and GLG 103 to receive an SQ (general studies).
GLG 104 Introduction to Geology II-Lab UG SR Lab techniques involving map interpretation, cross sections, and fossils.  Both GLG 102 and 104 must be taken to secure SG general Studies credit.
GLG 103 Introduction to Geology I-Lab UG SR 3 hours lab, some field trips. Both GLG 101 and 103 must be taken to secure SQ General Studies credit.
GLG 435 Sedimentology UG SR Origin, transport, deposition, and diagenesis of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Physical analysis, hand specimen examination, and interpretation of rocks and sediments.
GLG 194 Special Topics Earth and Humanity UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GLG 598 Special Topics Hydrogeology GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GLG 598 Special Topics Volcanology GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GLG 310 Structural Geology UG SR Geologic structures and the mechanical processes involved in their formation.
GLG 420 Volcanology UG SR Distribution of past and present volcanism, types of volcanic activity, mechanism of eruption, form and structure of volcanoes, and geochemistry of volcanic activity.
GPH 267 Extreme Weather UG SR Introductory survey of extreme weather and climate processes and the often disastrous consequences at the intersection of human operations.
GPH 511 Fluvial Processes GRD SR Geographical aspects of processes of river erosion, transportation, sedimentation: emphasizing spatial characteristics of forces, resistance, landforms, sediment; includes computer applications.
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources UG SR Nature and distribution of natural resources and the problems and principles associated with their use.
GPH 314 Global Change UG SR Response of Earth’s natural systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere) to past environmental change, and effects of potential future changes.
GPH 494 Special Topics Air Quality Meteorology UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GPH 215 Intro to Climatology Lab UG SR Fundamentals of meteorological/climatological map analysis and interpretation. Recommended for meteorology/climatology program students. May be taken concurrently with GPH 213. Both GPH 213 and GPH 215 must be taken to secure SG General Studies credit.
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography UG SR Spatial and functional relationships among climates, landforms, soils, water, and plants.
GPH 213 Introduction to Climatology UG SR Fundamentals of meteorological/climatological analysis, including terminology and symbology. Recommended for meteorology/climatology program students. Both GPH 213 and GPH 215 must be taken to secure SG General Studies credit.
GPH 212 Introduction to Meteorology UG SR Fundamentals of weather and climate, including basic atmospheric processes and elements. Students whose curricula require a lab course must also register for GPH 214. Both GPH 212 and 214 must be taken to secure SQ General Studies credit
GPH 211 Landform Processes UG SR Laboratory science class on earth-surface processes, with exercises emphasizing how erosion, transportation, and deposition modifies landforms.
GPH 412 Physical Meteorology GPH 591 UG/GRD SR Physical processes in the earth-atmosphere system on regional and global scales; concepts and analysis of energy, momentum, and mass balances.
GPH 422 Plant Geography GPH 598 UG/GRD SR Plant communities of the world and their interpretation, emphasizing North American plant associations.
GPH 591 Seminar Climate Change Research GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
GPH 210 Society and Environment UG SR Examines the interaction among social processes, key environmental issues, and nature’s role as a resource at global and regional scales.
GPH 294 Special Topics Global Climate Change UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
GPH 598 Special Topics Human &Soc Dimensn Climate Chg GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GRA 501 Creative Envir & Collab Leader GRD SR Explores and investigates creativity and group collaboration leadership as it applies to the creative process.
GRA 401 Creative Environment UG SR Explores and investigates theories of the psychology of space, psychology of people in space, and the psychology of objects as it pertains to creativity and the creative environment.
GTD 501 Global Tech and Development GRD SR Major theories of economic, political, and social development, with particular emphasis on the impact of current technologies and globalization.
GTD 598 Special Topics Morocco /Spain Study Abroad GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GTD 598 Special Topics Tech & Devl in Global Nucl En GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
GTD 503 Tech & the Intl Political Syst GRD SR Historical development of international political system, with emphasis on role of technology.
GTD 508 Tech /Dev in Latin America GRD SR Examines historical and current patterns of political and socioeconomic development in Latin America, including the role of technological development and current events.
HCD 520 Health Disparities & Access GRD SR Presents minority health and health disparities concepts and practices from an applied and action-oriented perspective for clinicians and administrators in order to transform systems of inequality and increase access and quality of care for ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations.
HCR 336 Environm Community Health UG SR Examines the interdependent relationship between the health of the environment and the health of communities. Includes a focus on specific communities, as well as agencies and laws involved in the health of communities.
HDA 225 Fashion Design II UG SR Expands upon fashion design fundamentals learned earlier to encompass additional aspects of the fashion industry, which includes fashion as business, and as a sociological and cultural phenomenon.
HSC 435 Environmental Health UG SR Environmental health designed to address public health issues.
HSD 502 Adv Science & Technology Policy GRD SR Focuses on the role of knowledge and expertise in political and policy decision making. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of knowledge systems (formalized institutional approaches to the production, validation, and use of knowledge and expertise in policy decision making), their modes of failure, and the design of approaches that may be able to prevent, avoid, or reduce the frequency of such failures.
HSD 505 Sci & Tech Policy Workshop GRD SR Provides the capstone experience for the Professional Science Master’s in Science and Technology Policy. Builds on theoretical and analytical work carried out in the program’s required courses, providing an integrative experience that requires students to synthesize knowledge gained in prior coursework and apply it to real-world policy problems and settings. By blending exposure to national science and technology policy officials and nationally recognized academic experts, the workshop both advances student learning beyond that possible in the classroom while encouraging students to expand their abilities to connect theoretical and practical insights. At the same time, the workshop provides a natural transition from the student’s formal classroom learning to their required applied policy internships, which commences upon the end of the workshop.
HSD 501 Science & Technology Policy GRD SR Provides an in-depth introduction to theoretical perspectives on the role and place of science in democratic societies and democratic governance. Emphasizes how the ideas, ideologies, and practices of science are integrated into the design and implementation of government decision making, as well as how science both shapes and is shaped by the political organization and ordering of society. Pursues such questions in the context of U.S. politics, comparatively between the U.S. and Europe, and in emerging regimes of international governance.
HSD 598 Special Topics Resilient Systems GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
HSD 598 Special Topics Science, Technology and Ethics GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
HSD 594 Conference and Workshop Solar Energy Policy Workshop GRD SR Topical instruction, usually in compressed format, leading to academic credit. Often offered off campus to groups of professionals.
HST 345 Environmental History UG SR Examines the interaction between humans and the natural world in the United States from the late 19th century to the present.
HST 101 Global History Since 1500 UG SR Surveys Africa, the Americas, and Eurasia; changes in communication, communities, demography, economics, environment, politics, religion, technology, warfare, and women.
HST 342 US West 20th Century UG SR Role of the western states in U.S. history since 1890 emphasizing politics, the environment, industry and labor, and ethnic minorities.
IAP 464 Media and Diversity UG SR Interdisciplinary art projects exploring identity, perception, and technologies from a basis of class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ecology.
IAS 410 Evolution of Ideas MAS 598 UG/GRD SR Investigates ideas (paradigms) and revolutions (paradigm shifts). Examines several topics from perspectives of science, arts, humanities, social sciences.
IAS 406 Moral Dilemmas UG SR Philosophical analysis of moral dilemmas arising in professional and public settings. Ethical decision making in business, educational, human service, and scientific communities.
IEE 421 Urban Operations Research UG SR Covers a sample of operations research (OR) techniques that can be used to model urban problems. Studies two main areas: (1) deterministic decision making, including linear programming and network flow problems, facility location, travel salesman and vehicle routing problems, and scheduling; (2) stochastic decision making, including probabilistic modeling, discrete Markov chains, Poisson process, queuing theory, spatially distributed queues and optimization under uncertainty.
IND 598 Special Topics Solving Problems with Life Cycle Assessment GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
INT 123 Introduction to CAD and BIM UG SR Introduces AutoCAD computer-aided design and Revit building information modeling principles and strategies for designers of the built environment.
JHR 501 PS Social Justice&Human Rights GRD SR Classical and contemporary theories of social justice and human rights in the context of current local, national, and international issues. Special reference made to the roles of both governmental and nongovernmental organizations in addressing social justice and human rights issues.
JMC 366 Journalism Ethics & Diversity UG SR Explores contemporary news media ethical problems in a seminar setting. Uses journalism ethical perspectives to obtain keys to unlock contemporary dilemmas surrounding the news media.
JMC 435 Latino and Transnational Issue UG SR Provides background and understanding of some of the most pressing and controversial issues of the day that are taking place in the Southwest borderlands.
JUS 405 Economic Justice UG SR Addresses economic issues and justice implications, including the interplay among economic conditions, race-ethnicity, class, and gender worldwide.
JUS 444 Environment and Justice UG SR Explores issues of environment and justice. Topics include justice and environmental racism, future generations, nonhuman life, global/non-Western societies.
JUS 424 Ethics and Alternative Tourism UG SR Cultural processes related to alternative tourism and their impact on both the tourist and local. Travel, tourism, globalization, development, human rights and the commodification of people and places. Topics include issues pertaining to Western tourism, commodification, race/class/gender and globalization.
JUS 352 Global Politics of HumanRights UG SR Examines political forces that have shaped gradual construction of an international human rights regime and a universal culture of rights, including civil and political rights, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights.
JUS 325 Globalization&Socio-Econ Just UG SR Addresses a trend producing increasing interconnectedness of economies and societies, as well as creating new conflicts and divisions. Provides greater understanding of global forces, as well as the effect of these forces on global economic justice.
JUS 105 Intro to Justice Studies UG SR Introductory overview to the study of justice from a social science perspective. Primary topics include justice theories and justice research. Appropriate for freshmen and sophomores.
JUS 220 Intro to Social Transformation UG SR Introduces key concepts in the study of social change, social innovation, and social transformation. Studies examples of social movements, social activism, community organizing, and coalition building and how such efforts have transformed society and culture.
JUS 303 Justice Theory UG SR Examines classic and contemporary philosophies and theories of justice, including legal, social, and criminal justice.
JUS 305 Principles of Justice Studies UG SR Introductory overview to the study of justice from a social science perspective. Primary topics include justice theories and justice research. Appropriate for juniors and seniors.
JUS 421 Race /Ethnicity & Politics AFR 598 UG/GRD SR Reading and writing intensive course that employs critical thought to look at the competition for political power among different ethnic groups in Africa, the Caribbean and the USA and the implications for political stability, economic development, democratic governance, democratization, nationhood and the empowerment of African and African Diasporan populations.
JUS 394 Special Topics Human Rights & Cultural Repres UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
JUS 394 Special Topics Human Rights Orgs /Institutions UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
JUS 214 The Pursuit of Justice UG SR Introduces a wide variety of institutions and organizations–locally, nationally and internationally–that seek justice. Provides an understanding of the many ways justice is institutionalized in modern societies.
JUS 321 Wealth Distribution & Poverty UG SR Examines wealth and income distribution in the United States and analyzes ideological and political forces producing an increasingly unequal society.
LAP 354 Plant Materials UG SR Plants as landscape architectural elements. Emphasizes plant identification and the uses of particular plants in landscape architecture.
LAW 480 Business, Law and Society UG SR What would a legal system that is pro-business look like? Explores the role law plays in American business. Considers what it means to have business relations generally governed by the rule of law, and specifically in the United States legal system. Draws on legal theory, political theory, and American legal history to guide us. Examines some of the legal tools of the trade from property law and contract law that are fundamental to the conduct of American business. Discovers that the development of legal doctrines promoting free enterprise are at times tempered by social justice concerns rooted in conceptions of equality and fairness. Considers how the current legal regulatory climate promoting corporate social responsibility impacts business decisionmaking.
LAW 631 Environmental Law HON 494 UG/GRD SR Litigation, administrative law, and legislation relating to problems of environmental quality. Topics covered may include air and water pollution, toxic substances, pesticides, and radiation.
LAW 636 Land Use Regulation GRD SR Legal problems in the regulation and control of land development by state and local governments. Administration of zoning, subdivision, and other planning controls; issues of fairness and procedure in the utilization of such controls.
LAW 639 Natural Resource Law GRD SR Examines the constitutional basis for federal land management and the different kinds of public lands management schemes (e.g., parks, forests, wildlife refuges), emphasizing acquisition of right to, and regulation of, the different uses of public lands and resources (e.g., mining, grazing, timber, wildlife habitat, recreation).
LAW 615 Public International Law GRD SR Role of law in international disputes. Considers drafting and interpretation of treaties and multilateral conventions.
LAW 691 Seminar Energy Law & Policy GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
LAW 691 Seminar Fed. Economic Reg. of Energy GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
LAW 691 Seminar Indian Energy GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
LAW 791 Seminar International Environmental GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
LAW 310 The Global Legal Community UG SR Introduces the building blocks of the developing "global legal community," global governance institutions, both public and private, international law and transnational legal regimes. Examines how dynamic area of law is influenced by, and influences the conduct of the international and domestic relations.
LAW 643 Water Law HON 494 UG/GRD SR Acquisition of water rights; water use controls; interstate conflicts.
LDE 262 Landscape Arch Design Fund IV UG SR Applies design fundamentals to landscape architectural design with emphasis given to human factors.
LDE 363 Landscape Planting Design UG SR Functional and aesthetic use of plants in arid-region landscape design. Explores design philosophies through planting design problems.
LPH 311 20th-Century Landscape Arch UG SR Explores concerns, projects, and movements in landscape architecture of late 20th-century understanding; social, ecological, regional, and historical influences.
LPH 310 History Landscape Architecture UG SR Physical record of human attitudes toward the land. Ancient through contemporary landscape planning and design.
LPH 411 Landscape Arch Theory /Criticism UG SR Critically analyzes landscape architecture theories and projects to evaluate validity of design and contribution to society.
LPH 598 Special Topics Urban Water GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
LSC 322 Fundamentals of Ecology Lab UG SR Investigational field course on fundamental concepts in ecology.
LSC 388 Research for Natural Sciences Bee Ecology Urban /Wild Habitat UG SR Teaches research skills in the natural sciences. Topics covered include the basic research techniques of the study organism and system, experimental design, literature searches, statistical analysis and preparation of scientific papers and posters.
LSC 394 Special Topics Environmental Disasters UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
LTC 344 Landscape Construction II UG SR Characteristics of materials and methods used in landscape architectural construction.
LTC 446 Landscape Construction III LTC 598 UG/GRD SR Landscape construction focusing on low-technology, biotechnical, regional, and experimental techniques or systems.
LTC 598 Special Topics Natural Factors GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
LTC 598 Special Topics Planting Design GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
MAE 400 Engineering Profession UG SR Impact of mechanical and aerospace engineering in a global and societal context; effects of and on globalization, environment, sustainability, economy, politics; engineering ethics and business practices.
MAE 494 Special Topics Renewable Energy Engineering UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
MAE 598 Special Topics Solar Commercialization GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
MAE 494 Special Topics Wind Energy UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
MBB 490 Capstone: Issues Biotechnology UG SR Integrates science and biotechnology industry issues dealing with intellectual property, regulatory issues, business practices, and commercialization. Both MBB 490 and MBB 491 for L General Studies credit.
MEE 446 Energy Systems Design UG SR Applies mechanical engineering principles and techniques to modeling, analysis, and synthesis of energy systems and components. Design optimization. Design project.
MET 435 Alternate Energy Sources UG SR Alternate energy systems, energy use and its impact on the environment, and demonstrating practical alternative energy sources to fossil fuels.
MET 396 Professional Orientation UG SR Topics related to a successful career in engineering technology industry. Includes safety, life-long learning, ethics, and career planning.
MGT 440 Entrepreneurship UG SR Prepares students for the challenges of assembling and growing high-potential innovative ventures through the use of analytical frameworks that encompass uncertainty inherent in entrepreneurship (or in entrepreneurial activity). In-depth discussion of cases provides a strong empirical foundation.
MGT 425 Global Human Resources UG SR Explores the importance of international business management in the context of international human resource management, including topics on culture, compensation and benefits, international organizations and their structures, international assignment management and the legal and regulatory considerations that global organizations face. Identifies differences in operating a domestic versus international business and how business practices need to be adapted to operate successfully in foreign markets. Covers global strategy and structure; understanding and managing cultural differences; design and alignment of global HRM practices; and the global HR function.
MGT 302 Principles Intl Business UG SR Multidisciplinary analysis of international economic and financial environment. Operations of multinational firms and their interaction with home and host societies.
MKT 540 Consumer Mkts & Brand Strategy GRD SR Provides an intensive examination of factors that drive consumer behavior. Covers topics such as understanding factors contributing to a superior value proposition, identifying elements associated with the stability of the existing alternative, specifying components linked to reducing the level of uncertainty associated with the new alternative; articulating independent influences (e.g., regulatory and social) operating in a particular change context, and comprehending biases that exist in the search and decision making process. Also places additional emphasis on brand development as well as on the role that social media assumes in the change process.
MLS 503 Ethics, Science, and Culture GRD SR Introduces ethics related to the practice of art, science, and medical practice in modern and premodern society.
MLS 598 Special Topics Crtcl Iss in the Humanities GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
MLS 501 Writing about Social Issues:SW GRD SR Reading and discussion of nonfiction writing on social issues that integrate cultural, gender, and societal issues that affect the well-being of urban communities with special attention to the Southwest.
MSE 301 Materials and Civilization UG SR Focuses on exploring how materials technology can change people’s lives. Traces how societies evolved based on the access to materials and the ability to exploit them and trade them among nations. Studies the role of materials in a variety of contexts such as food, art, warfare, transportation, medicine, information and energy from the Stone Age through the industrial revolution to the modern world. Analyzes the connection between the dramatic developments in civilization and advances in materials through the lens of structure, properties and processing of materials.
MSE 482 Materials Engineering Design UG SR Principles of the design process. Feasibility and optimization. Manufacturing processes, materials selection, failure analysis, and economics.
MSE 460 Nanomtls in Enrgy Prod /Storage UG SR Emphasizes the relationship among fundamental materials properties, chemical and energy transformation, as well as energy storage. Applications include the role of materials for photovoltaics, nanocatalysts, batteries, and fuel cells. Stresses fundamental principles and charge transfer processes in nanostructured materials in addressing energy needs.
MSE 494 Special Topics Bioinsp Materials and Biomatls UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
MUD 598 Special Topics Urban Elements GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
MUD 598 Special Topics Urban Issues GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
NLM 402 Assess & Eval of Commun Services PRM 402 UG SR Introduces applied leisure research with emphasis on program evaluation, research design, data collection techniques, and data analysis.
NLM 560 Ldrshp /Ethics -Nonprofit Sector GRD SR Examines leadership and ethical questions encountered by managers and leaders in the nonprofit organizations.
NLM 410 Social Entrepreneurship UG SR In-depth study of social entrepreneurship, including how ideas are formulated, constructed, and implemented; experiential learning in developing a social enterprise plan.
NTR 548 Advanced Community Nutrition GRD SR Planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of community nutrition programs, including the process of grant applications.
NTR 448 Community Nutrition UG SR Food-related behaviors; organization and delivery of nutrition services; program design, implementation, and evaluation strategies; nutrition assessment of populations.
NTR 348 Cultural Aspects of Food UG SR Origins, development, and diversity of food preferences and dietary habits; food patterns and attitudes of global populations and U.S. immigrants.
NTR 320 History of Human Nutrition UG SR Origins of human nutrition; evolving theories of nutrition and disease; historical role of nutrition in social, military, cultural events.
NTR 450 Nutrition in the Life Cycle UG SR Nutritional needs and problems in pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adults and older adults. Analysis of cultural, environmental, behavioral, psychosocial, physical and socio-economic factors affecting nutritional status through the life span.
NTR 501 Research Methods /Nutrition II GRD SR Reviews survey, focus group, and epidemiologic research; develops questionnaires; analyzes large data sets.
OGL 422 Project Quality Management UG SR Process and theory of total quality management with primary emphasis on the total quality approach, ethics and corporate responsibility, strategic alliances, quality culture, employee empowerment, leadership and change, team building, effective communication, and tools and techniques. Students understand how continual improvement of people, processes, products/services, and environments can enhance the process and outcomes of project management. Students have the opportunity to develop practical total quality management skills as they apply theory and practice to real-world cases.
OMT 430 Ethical Issues in Technology UG SR Topics in social responsibility for industrial technology and engineering.
OMT 452 Industrial Human Resource Mgmt UG SR Concepts and practices of human resource management in a global industrial environment.
OMT 402 Legal Issues for Technologists UG SR American legal system and impact on technology management issues: contracts, torts, intellectual property, white collar crime, antitrust, environmental, and employment.
PAF 540 Adv Policy Analysis GRD SR Emphasizes the structure of policy problems, forecasting policy alternatives, optimizing resources, and reducing uncertainty in policy making.
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills UG SR Introduces understanding and developing leadership skills, including an examination of leadership theories and models from multidisciplinary and crosscultural points of view, an assessment of the student’s leadership capabilities, and practical applications to improve individual leadership capabilities.
PAF 560 Community Resilience GRD SR Examines community resilience from a systems perspective, embracing governments, private, nonprofit and civic roles. Presents research, case studies, and strategies for policy planning and implementation. Provides an understanding of how community members respond to the need to prepare for, endure and recover from disasters and the ability to utilize multiple communication methods to help community members before, during and after these emergencies.
PAF 340 Contemporary Policy Challenges UG SR Develops conceptual, critical, and practical understanding of public policy, the policy process, and policy analysis.
PAF 574 Diversity, Ethics, Publc Change GRD SR Focuses on leadership, ethics, and benefits and tensions of the multicultural city to develop leadership and multicultural competence.
PAF 201 Economics and Public Policy UG SR Introduces the terminology and methods of analysis in microeconomics. In particular, examines the behavior of individual consumers and firms, with a focus on market failures and the role of government policy in correcting those failures. Applies microeconomic principles to the distribution of income, policies for eliminating poverty and discrimination, the problems of environmental pollution, and the impact of different market structures on economic activity.
PAF 546 Environmental Policy and Mgmt GRD SR Analyzes environmental policy and planning issues and principles related to the analysis and management of natural and urban/regional resources.
PAF 571 Geographic Info Sys /Analysis GRD SR Provides foundational information related to application of GIS technology to meet various needs within governmental operations, administration, and public policy.
PAF 530 Mgmt of Urban Government GRD SR Administrative practices and behavior within the urban political administrative environment. Functional areas such as citizen participation, urban planning, urban transportation, and the conflicts between urban politics and administrative efficiency.
PAF 504 Microecon of Public Policy I GRD SR Provides key principles of microeconomics. Places particular emphasis on developing the analytic tools of economic reasoning and using these tools to examine policy interventions of interest to public managers.
PAF 566 Part Govern & Civic Engagement GRD SR Examines classic and current theoretical debates on participatory governance and civic engagement, discusses theoretical and practical implications, and analyzes different models of participatory governance.
PAF 504 Public Affairs Economics GRD SR Provides key principles of microeconomics. Places particular emphasis on developing the analytic tools of economic reasoning and using these tools to examine policy interventions of interest to public managers.
PAF 507 Public Human Resource Mgmt GRD SR Personnel systems, behavior and management of people in public organizations, collective behavior, unionism, conflict management, motivation, productivity, and ethics.
PAF 300 Public Management and Admin UG SR Examines the context and role of the public manager and the development of the field of public administration.
PAF 460 Public Service Ethics UG SR Role, values, and issues of public management in democratic governance, citizen participation, power structures, and professional codes of conduct.
PAF 494 Special Topics Ending Homeless Public Policy PAF 591 UG/GRD SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
PAF 591 Seminar Green Government Initiatives GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
PAF 301 Applied Statistics UG SR Focuses on statistical techniques used in social science research. Applies concepts such as measures of central tendency and dispersion as well as statistical techniques, including the following: one-sample z and t tests, two-sample t tests, chi-square, and correlation. Goals include helping students understand the mathematical and statistical concepts presented and assisting them in using these concepts in everyday life and in the study of social sciences.
PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis GRD SR Institutional and formal analysis of policy processes, decision making, and problem solving; values, ethics, and the uses of policy analysis.
PAF 471 Public Policy Analysis UG SR Provides further study in the concepts, models, and operational methods used in public policy decisions and analysis. Enables students to develop higher skills needed for defining policy issues, identifying alternative solutions, and predicting the potential impact of policy alternatives.
PAF 534 Urban Services Infrastructure GRD SR Provides an overview of the network of services being provided in the urban environment by a variety of governmental and nongovernmental agencies. Discusses coordination, cooperation and overlap of services by local, special district, county, regional and state levels, alternate delivery methods including nonprofits, and the evolving relationship of these services.
PHI 360 Business & Professional Ethics UG SR Examines moral theories applied to cases of corporate responsibility, property rights, environment, fairness, profit, employee rights, and responsibilities.
PHI 524 Disaster Ethics GRD SR Investigates moral and political questions connected to disasters and emergencies such as obligations of aid workers, responsibilities for preparedness and rebuilding, and related social justice questions.
PHI 409 Eco-Community Ethics UG SR Traces human interaction with the Earth from hunters and gatherers to the present day, examining groups who have lived within ecological constraints and limits.
PHI 407 Environmental Phil & Policy UG SR Ethical concepts and theories applied to environmental issues: biotic community, biodiversity, degradation, ecofeminism, ecology, economics, population, property rights, and wilderness. Not open to students with credit in PHI 310.
PHI 307 Philosophy of Law UG SR Nature and source of law and its relation to morality. Legal rights, legal enforcement of morals, civil disobedience, liability and responsibility, punishment, judicial reasoning, justice, property, and differences between theories of natural and positive law.
PHI 336 Social /Political Philosophy UG SR Alternative principles and methods relevant to problems of human association and conflict; discusses justice and power, freedom and equality, and autonomy and order.
PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy Found-Bioethics UG SR Course descriptions on file in department.
PLB 108 Concepts in Plant Biology UG SR Introduces concepts of plant biology that are of human relevance using commercially important, edible, and medicinal plants as examples. Not for majors in the biological sciences.
PLB 306 Plant Anatomy UG SR Development and mature structure of tissues of vascular plants; patterns and modifications of the leaf, stem, root, and flower.
PLB 414 Plant Pathology ABS 598 UG/GRD SR Identification and control of biotic and abiotic factors that cause common disease problems to plants.
PLB 308 Plant Physiology UG SR Concepts of plant function: carbon metabolism, energy acquisition, regulation of growth and development, stress responses, and water and nutrient uptake.
PLB 302 Plants and Civilization UG SR Plants and plant products used by people throughout the world. Cultivation, processing, and uses in modern life (beverages, fibers, foods, medicinals, and perfumes).
PLB 310 The Flora of Arizona UG SR Overview of Arizona’s flora and plant communities; emphasizes identification, classification, and natural history of the state’s native vascular species.
POS 300 Contemp Global Controversies UG SR Explores key controversies in global politics including security, economic stability, poverty, gender, race, and the environment.
POS 230 Curr Issues /Natl Politics UG SR Major issues facing national governments in the domestic field.
POS 351 Democratization UG SR Examines the consolidation of democracies in postauthoritarian and postcommunist settings (e.g., Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia).
POS 426 Elements of Public Policy UG SR Each section may cover one of the following topics: consumer protection, natural resources, criminal justice, environmental protection, science and technology, or theories of public policy. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
POS 368 Ethics and Human Rights UG SR Explores issues of ethics, morality, and human rights in the global community.
POS 480 Global Justice UG SR Explores questions of justice that cross national borders, including delivery of foreign aid, immigration, and military intervention.
POS 160 Global Politics UG SR Nature of contemporary world politics through the study of both general theoretical topics and specific geographical areas.
POS 465 International Organization /Law UG SR History, practical political significance, and future of international institutions, transnational regimes, and international law.
POS 560 International Relations GRD SR Surveys major theoretical approaches and debates in international relations.
POS 467 International Security UG SR Examines issues affecting the international security of states and peoples, e.g., military, economic, technological, environmental, and demographic.
POS 486 Internatl Political Economy UG SR Contending approaches to historical and contemporary issues of international political economy, including global welfare, equality, ecology, and peace.
POS 475 Morality and Politics UG SR Should morality play a role in politics? Machiavelli gives us one sort of answer, urging politicians to be dishonest, deceptive and even cruel. Kant disagrees, arguing instead that politicians should adhere to their personal morality over political calculations. Explores this question in two ways. First, looks more at the disagreement between great thinkers in the Western political tradition. Second, investigates contemporary political actors who bring moral concerns to the fore, including dirty politicians and extremist citizens (for example, radical animal rights activists, militant environmentalists or global poverty zealots). Seminar course that incorporates in-class discussion and writing, options-based grading and creative assignments.
POS 364 Natl Security /Intell /Terrorism UG SR Theoretical and empirical assessment of U.S. national security policy in the post-cold war era.
POS 346 Problems of Democracy UG SR Issues and problems in democratic theory, e.g., the nature of democracy, majority rule, representation, equality, and the value of political participation.
POS 388 Religion, Ethics & Intl Politics UG SR Religious and ethical dimensions of international politics. Addresses historical and contemporary ideas, movements, issues and events.
POS 394 Special Topics Global Environmental Politics UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
POS 394 Special Topics Inequality, Poverty & Glblzatn UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
POS 394 Special Topics Peace /Conflict /Human Rights UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
POS 394 Special Topics The Resource Curse UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
POS 664 War /Peace /Conflict Processes GRD SR Systematic analysis of the causes of war, the preconditions for peace, and approaches to the resolution of conflict.
POS 367 World Pol & Global Inequalitie UG SR Examines the topic of global inequality and the numerous challenges that arise from it, including perspectives and theories pertaining to third world development, the historical background to the political and economic relations between the wealthy countries of the world and the poorer countries, and policies and strategies designed to promote development and alleviate poverty. Studies some contemporary issues that are related to global inequality including ethics and third-world development, sweatshop labor, corporate responsibility, and the tension between globalization and the movement of people across sovereign borders.
PRM 340 Outdoor Survival UG SR Interdisciplinary approach to outdoor survival, including attitudes, psychological stress, physiological stress, preparation, hypothermia, navigation, flora, and wildlife.
PRM 370 Public Lands Management UG SR Introduces outdoor recreation resource delivery systems; history of wilderness and outdoor recreation resources; the role of outdoor recreation in society; outdoor recreation agencies; related environmental issues.
PRM 494 Special Topics Park Management in Australia UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
PRM 380 Wilderness & Parks in America UG SR Examines the American Conservation Movement and the relationships between the environment and recreation behavior.
PSY 306 Environmental Psychology UG SR Concepts and research strategies in the study of behavior in interaction with physical environment.
PSY 448 Human Factors /Transportation UG SR Examines human performance and human-machine design issues in aviation and ground transportation.
PSY 350 Social Psychology UG SR Human social behavior, including such concepts as aggression, attraction, attribution, conformity, groups, helping, person perception, and persuasion.
PUP 200 Cities in Cinema UG SR Environmental, aesthetic, social, economic, political cultural, and other factors influencing global cities seen through films from around the world.
PUP 436 City Structure and Planning UG SR Political structure and organization of government as it relates to planning.
PUP 434 Economic Development Planning PUP 598 UG/GRD SR Provides a broad overview of urban economic development planning in the U.S. This overview includes the role and goals of economic development planning in today’s global information economy.
PUP 442 Environmental Planning UG SR Environmental planning problems, including floodplains, water quality and quantity, solid and hazardous waste, air quality, landslides, and noise.
PUP 452 Ethics and Theory in Planning UG SR Ethics and theory of professional planning practice in urban and regional communities.
PUP 576 GIS Workshop GRD SR GIS as a tool to address large, multifaceted problems.
PUP 363 History of Planning UG SR Historical overview of western urban and regional planning and planning theory, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries.
PUP 301 Introduction to Urban Planning UG SR Theoretical and practical aspects of city planning. Interrelationships among physical planning, environment, government, and society.
PUP 520 Plan Practice, Ethics & Proces GRD SR Reviews past and current theoretical developments related to social change perspectives, the role and ethics of planners.
PUP 501 Planning History and Theory GRD SR Comprehensive review of planning profession within a political, governmental, multicultural, and gender framework.
PUP 424 Planning Methods UG SR Methods for urban planning research. Emphasizes research design, quantitative and qualitative methods, survey research, and data analysis.
PUP 710 Planning Theory GRD SR Explores and critically evaluates planning theories and approaches with the objective of articulating new ideas for planning research.
PUP 432 Planning /Develpmnt Control Law PUP 531 UG/GRD SR Case studies on police power, eminent domain, zoning, subdivision controls, exclusion, preservation, urban redevelopment, and aesthetic and design regulation.
PUP 410 Public Participation Planning PUP 598 UG/GRD SR Theory and practice of public participation in planning. Examines and critiques participation techniques and roles of planners.
PUP 498 Pro-Seminar Climatology and Planning GPH 591 UG/GRD SR Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
PUP 571 Socio-Economic Impact Analysis GRD SR Theory, methods, and techniques of demographic and economic analysis utilized in urban planning.
PUP 494 Special Topics Environment, Justice & Cities UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
PUP 598 Special Topics Environmental Planning GRD SR Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation–e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand.
PUP 591 Seminar Transportation Systems Pro Sem GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
PUP 498 Pro-Seminar Urban Food Systems PUP 591 UG/GRD SR Small-group study and research for advanced students within their majors. Major status in the department or instructor approval is required.
PUP 412 History of the City APH 414 UG SR The city from its ancient origins to the present day. Emphasizes European and American cities during the last five centuries. Requires advanced critical thinking and evaluative skills appropriate to students at the junior or senior level as analytical essays and an in-depth research paper are required in addition to regular tests and quizzes.
PUP 420 Theory of Urban Design PUP 598 UG/GRD SR Analyzes the visual and cultural aspects of urban design. Theories and techniques applied to selected study models.
PUP 430 Transport Planning /Environment UG SR Overview of transportation planning from the perspective of land use planning, economic development, environmental planning, and social needs.
PUP 561 Urban Design Workshop PUP 494 UG/GRD SR Workshop course focuses on applying knowledge and skills in a "real world" setting, developing meaningful planning and design proposals for existing urban areas.
PUP 425 Urban Housing Issues UG SR Nature, dimensions, and problems of urban housing, government policy environment, and underlying economics of the housing market.
PUP 642 Urbn & Regnl Economic Analysis GRD SR Land use and locational impact of economic activity and the urban real property market.
PUP 535 Water Law and Planning GRD SR In-depth study of legal materials providing substantive knowledge of water law, water management issues, and land use planning options.
PUP 445 Women and Environments PUP 598 UG/GRD SR Examines the role women play in shaping the built environment; ways built/natural forms affect women’s lives. Focuses on contemporary U.S. examples.
RED 513 Adv Real Est Engineer, Constru GRD SR Covers various construction delivery methods, construction project management and scheduling, construction contracts, mechanics and materialmans liens, and pay applications. Students also learn about sustainability and the built environement.
RED 511 Design of the Built Environmen GRD SR Teaches the built environment and how that applies to creation of places, market positioning, capturing value and the importance of good design to the business of real estate.
RED 505 Land Use & Public Entitlement Pr GRD SR Covers a basic understanding of the legal and practical zoning and governmental land entitlement process. Examines the legal history, structure, and implications of zoning, as well as the fundamentals of "real life" situations that occur in the entitlement and real estate development field. Provides a broad overview of this process from a legal and development viewpoint, but is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of all entitlement issues.
RED 506 Real Estate Law for Developers GRD SR Covers the nature of property and the legal system as it relates to purchase agreements, title, surveys, declarations of covenants, defining easements, and licenses among other related topics.
RED 514 Synthesis Project #2 Income Pr GRD SR Through application to a specific problem given by faculty, students work in teams to analyze and seek solutions to development of land for an income-producing property. Students investigate a specific parcel of land, performing due diligence, preparing a market and segmentation analysis, defining highest and best use(s), designing a solution, preparing residual land value analysis, defining a product offering, pricing points, building design, site planning and comparative valuation analysis.
RED 501 Urban Econ & RE Dev Principles GRD SR Explores the basic principles of urban economics and their application to real estate decision making.
REL 107 Religion and Globalization UG SR Explores how different religions interact with the various processes of globalization, including how the world’s major religions have been transformed by economic, political, cultural, and technological aspects of globalization. Topics include religious terrorism, human rights, religion, and gender.
REL 381 Religion and Moral Issues UG SR Manner in which human religiousness relates to social concerns, e.g., sexuality, the environment, bioethical issues, and violence.
SBS 301 Cultural Diversity UG SR Critical analysis of the complexities of the cultural politics of difference in the contemporary United States. Through interdisciplinary and comparative study, examines a range of theoretical and public/popular cultural discourses about the cultural contributions, experiences, perspectives of, by, and about U.S. residents of diverse racial, ethnic, class, gender, sexual, and transnational origins or identities. Analyzes the social conditions and historical precedents that have shaped current diversity concepts and debates, deepening knowledge and understanding of multiple perspectives on these issues and their relevance to social and behavioral sciences.
SBS 200 Intro to Soc & Behavioral Sci UG SR Overview of the social and behavioral sciences, indicating their contributions to society and emphasizing interdisciplinary integration
SBS 303 Quantitative Methods UG SR Concepts underlying design and implementation of quantitative research methods.
SCM 463 Global Supply Chain Management UG SR With increased globalization and offshore sourcing, global supply chain management is becoming an important issue for many businesses. Like traditional supply chain management, the underlying factors behind the trend are reducing the costs of procurement and decreasing the risks related to purchasing activities. The big difference is that global supply chain management involves a company’s worldwide interests and suppliers rather than simply a local or national orientation. Enables students to appreciate the challenges of operating supply chains across international boundaries including how to manage various salient issues including sociocultural, economic, technological and political factors that may shape decisions relating to sourcing and moving goods and services across different geographical boundaries.
SCM 300 Global Supply Operations UG SR Explores modern global integrated supply chain management. Covers traditional supply chain topics such as procurement, inventory management, operations, quality management, logistics and transportation. Also discusses issues related to sustainability, humanitarian logistics, ethical business practices and supply chain analytics in the context of evolving supply chains around the world. Students discover how business processes, performance metrics and modern supply chain IT tools aid in the management and growth of effective and efficient supply chains.
SCM 303 Honors Global Supply Operation UG SR Provides an overview of supply chain management, specifically for Barrett Honors students. Explains principles and concepts from a managerial perspective and how they are used for decision making. Course topics include supply management, operations management and logistics management as applied to a supply chain system. Discusses planning, forecasting, performance measurement and improvement, and collaboration from the perspective of providing excellent customer service. Current topics of interest include the impact of sustainability, security and globalization on managing today’s supply chains. Class methodology focuses on an open-forum discussion of principles and a detailed analysis of case studies.
SCM 542 Lgstc, Glob, & Econ Developmnt GRD SR Global trade, global networks and the influence those networks have on economic development worldwide. Exposes geographic, economic and sociopolitical perspectives on these issues and invites students to draw conclusions from an increasingly informed perspective.
SCM 581 Mgmt of Technology /Innovation GRD SR Technology life cycles, technology forecasting, new product development process, innovation teams, innovation best practices.
SCM 502 Operations and Supply Mgmt GRD SR Contemporary management issues, including environmental, project, and supply chain management; new product development; quality control; TQM.
SCM 479 Supply Chain Strategy UG SR Discusses the management of supply chains at the strategic level and from a systems point of view. Views key supply chain functions, drivers and metrics within an integrated system. Topics include network design, innovation, sustainability, coordination and management of the critical areas of the supply chain. Class methodology focuses on an open-forum discussion of supply chain strategy and a detailed analysis of case studies. Student teams investigate and report on current news and trends in supply chain management.
SCM 521 Supply Management /Negotiation GRD SR Selecting, developing, and executing appropriate sourcing strategies and processes.
SCN 301 Ecol & Nat Hist Sonoran Desert UG SR Overview of the plants, animals, and geology of the desert ecosystem based on the Arizona K-12 Science Standards. Provides students with basic knowledge of the Sonoran Desert characteristics and its relationship to the total school curriculum.
SCN 300 Found. of Environ. Ed UG SR Introduces environmental education, including the philosophy, historical development, resource identification, curriculum development, field trips and other activities designed to provide the structure and development of the field of environmental education. Explores the antecedents to the present-day field and connects the field of environmental education to curricular programs that are an outgrowth of perceived and actual need in the field of environmental education.
SCN 307 Lrnng frm Ntre: Biomcry & STEM UG SR Introduces biomimicry, an emerging discipline that seeks to learn from nature to solve human problems. "Biomimicry" (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. With an emphasis on getting outside and exploring the land around, focuses on observing, appreciating and learning from nature and natural systems in our local environment.
SCN 302 Outdoor Education UG SR Develops a meaningful framework for those who wish to enhance their skills in teaching about outdoor education and personal knowledge of the desert. Whether it be for personal challenge, leadership training or professional certification, outdoor education offers all participants the experience, inspiration and encouragement to live more sustainable lifestyles. The best thing you can do for the natural environment is to discover it then show it to others.
SCN 250 Physical Science by Inquiry UG SR Laboratory-based development of concepts and reasoning skills in the physical sciences. Emphasizes open-ended investigations, dialogues between the instructor and individual students, and small group discussions. Helps students think of physical science as an active process of discovery in which they can participate. Helps preservice teachers understand inquiry and develop inquiry skills. Liberal arts students gain experience in the scientific process. Useful for students who wish to improve their science preparation before taking further science courses. Forms foundation for scientific literacy.
SCN 294 Special Topics Tropical Ecosystems Costa Rica UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SES 106 Habitable Worlds UG SR Are we alone in the Universe? If so, why? If not, where are our cosmic cousins? Such questions, once the domain of science fiction, are on the verge of being answered with science facts. Astronomers are discovering planets around other stars. Planetary scientists are exploring the worlds in our solar system. Biologists are unlocking the secrets of metabolism and evolution. Geoscientists are determining how the Earth supports life. And as we struggle to build a sustainable future for ourselves, all of us are finding out how technologically advanced civilizations rise and how they might fall. This course surveys these topics. In the process, students master basic concepts from across the major areas of science and learn what makes the Earth a habitable world.
SES 194 Special Topics Energy in Everyday Life UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SGS 360 Cultural Aspects Globalization UG SR Cultural aspects of globalization, starting with a theoretical discussion of what culture is and then weaving this discussion into an empirical examination of UNESCO’s World Heritage program as a practical means of studying the role of culture in globalization. A number of questions guide our inquiry: What is culture? What forms does it take? Can culture be preserved? If so, what are the consequences? How is the UNESCO World Heritage Program structured? How does it conceive culture? What is its understanding of the global and the role of the local in it?
SGS 501 Global Theory GRD SR Examines theoretical and analytical frameworks employed by institutions to frame action related to increased global uncertainty including economic, sociological, psychological, decision theory, gaming and institutional behavior frameworks. Uses case studies in key global issue areas such as climate change/natural hazards, energy security, urbanization, food security, security, failed states.
SGS 303 Global Trends UG SR Analyzes the process of globalization across boundaries through the investigation of the determinants and ramifications of globalization from the vantage of modern social sciences. Students are expected to conduct and articulate independent critical analyses toward a more in-depth understanding of this social phenomena, global history, and particularly the global economy.
SGS 301 Principles of Global Studies UG SR Presents current debates about globalization and subjects these to critical analysis.
SGS 204 Prof Global Career Development UG SR Orients the student to working in global contexts and to thinking critically about careers in the global arena. Focuses on working in organizational settings distinctly global. Three modules: nation-state, corporations, and working international organizations.
SGS 394 Special Topics Ethics & Human Rights Politics UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SGS 394 Special Topics Global Geopolitics UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SGS 394 Special Topics Global Negotiations UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SGS 394 Special Topics Global Problems and Debates UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SGS 394 Special Topics World Society UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SGS 101 Think Global -Individ & Authority UG SR Examines the changing notions of the individual and authority over history.
SOC 331 Environmental Sociology UG SR Analyzes human organizational responses to population growth, technological change, and environmental stressors on both a national and global scale.
SOC 333 Population UG SR Global trends in population growth, composition, and distribution; theories, policies, and impact of population trends on environmental quality and development.
SOC 270 Racial and Ethnic Relations UG SR Problems of minorities in heterogeneous societies. Evaluates theories of prejudice and research dealing with discrimination, desegregation, and assimilation.
SOC 352 Social Change UG SR Patterns of social change, resistance to change, and change-producing agencies and processes.
SOC 426 Social Inequality JHR 598 UG/GRD SR Examines stability and change in social inequality based on class, race and gender, and in the context of globalization.
SOC 494 Special Topics Equality and Inequality UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
SOC 332 The Modern City UG SR In-depth analysis of the growth, characteristics, and problems of the modern city.
SSH 591 Seminar Environmental and Urban Health GRD SR A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
STS 329 Cultiv Tech in New Ind Ctry UG SR Covers specific issues relating to building technological capability in newly industrializing countries.
STS 332 Global Issues in Science &Tech UG SR Examines contemporary international debates in science and technology and how those issues impact globalization.
STS 110 Global Technology & Development UG SR Introduces awareness and understanding of how technology, processes of globalization, and society influence one another. Credit is given for only STS 317 or 110.
STS 330 Info Tech and Globalization UG SR Examines the intersection of advances in information technology and globalization and the impact of these processes on human systems.
STS 101 Intro Science, Tech, & Society UG SR Overview of the basic issues, definitions, and literature involved in the study of science, technology, and human systems. Credit is given for only STS 304 or 101.
STS 317 Sci, Tech, & Global Engagement UG SR Overview of international issues associated with both the development and deployment of technologies, including matters concerning international relations. Credit is given for only STS 317 or 110.
STS 325 Science, Tech, & Public Policy UG SR Examines the interaction of science and technology with American domestic policy.
STS 304 Science, Tech, and Society UG SR Overview of the major issues associated with the study of science, technology, and human systems, including theoretical approaches. Credit is given for only STS 304 or 101.
STS 235 Technology and Urban Systems UG SR Focuses on the relationship between technology and urbanization, especially on how technological innovation and change impact all aspects of urban systems, including urban social and economic development, sustainability, governance, environmental, and community change.
SWG 682 Community Participation Strats GRD SR Reviews strategies to involve citizens and the consumers of social and human services in community decision-making systems. Participation is viewed as a means to facilitate the empowerment of oppressed peoples.
SWG 608 Ecol Appr Pract Child,Yth Fam GRD SR Provides a theoretical and practical orientation to working with children, youth, and families from an ecological strengths perspective.
SWG 562 Global Social Welfare GRD SR Analyzes social work’s response to international social issues and human need from the perspectives of globalization, development and human rights.
SWG 632 Policy Practice GRD SR Develops advanced knowledge and skills in social welfare policy analysis, policy formulation, and advocacy and intervention for policy change.
SWU 340 Macro Human Behav Social Envir UG SR Human behavior in the social environment, focusing on groups, organizations and communities and examining theoretical perspectives in a macro context
SWU 303 Micro Human Behav Social Envir UG SR Human behavior in the social environment throughout the life cycle, analyzing theories of human development within an integrative multidimensional framework.
TCL 321 Transborder Comm Dev & Health UG SR Emphasizes core concepts and practices relevant to regional community development and health, including demographic health indicators, individual, and community models.
TCL 202 Transborder Society&Culture II UG SR Examines contemporary transborder belief systems, ideologies of health, gender, familial structures, and community development within a transnational context.
TDM 448 Heritage and Cultural Tourism UG SR Provides a solid conceptual understanding of the issues, problems, and management implications associated with heritage and cultural tourism.
TDM 458 International Tourism UG SR Global examination of international tourism and its significance as a vehicle for social and economic development.
TDM 394 Special Topics Studies Envir Effects Tourism UG SR Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.
TGM 530 Big Data in the Glbl Econ GRD SR Creating a sustainable IT-dependent competitive advantage is a major goal for forward-thinking multinational organizations. Understands how multinational organizations make strategic use of Big Data to gain a competitive advantage in the global economy. Covers the important technological aspects of big data from a managerial viewpoint. Delves into the understanding of global data and how this data must be standardized to account for differences in collection methods, legal constraints and cultural interpretation to create a reliable platform for evaluation.
TGM 541 Compettve Strategy Glbl Perspecti GRD SR Focuses on choices that impact the performance of the entire organization. Examines central questions: Why are some industries and firms more profitable than others? How do firms create competitive advantage? How does the choice of strategy drive organizational performance? How do firms manage scarce resources in the pursuit of strategic objectives? How do firms create unique and sustainable industry positions?
TGM 540 ManagingPeople: Global Perspctv GRD SR Explores the mix of organizational practices and people that can be the basis of sustainable competitive advantage in the contemporary global business environment. Topics covered include cross-cultural issues in managing people, traditional and emerging models of organizations, organizational culture, leadership, employee skills and motivation, reward systems and change management.
TMC 330 Leading the Enterprise UG SR Essential practices for managers, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling the enterprise. Studies current issues affecting managers such as sustainability, environmental protection, work groups, globalization, technology management, entrepreneurship, diversity and continuous improvement.
UNI 400 Society and the Individual UG SR Various social institutions, how they shape the socialization process of a group and individual and give a community meaning, values and a set of norms. Focuses on Arizona as a case study for student research inquiries.
URB 405 Citizen Engagement & Com Bldg UG SR Develops a conceptual, critical, and practical understanding of urban dwellers’ involvement in community affairs as citizens and as builders of vital neighborhoods and vibrant cities.
URB 220 Introduction to Urban America UG SR Investigates traditional and evolving forms of civic engagement and management. Examines leadership and organizational models to urban development and decision making.
URB 406 PA & Community Development UG SR Critically examines the concepts community and development and considers how important forces such as diversity, civic life, changes in social space, and globalization, affect our understandings about these concepts and influence our actions.
URB 300 Urban and Metropolitan Studies UG SR Examines the city using a multidisciplinary approach drawing from different historical, cultural, social, philosophical, and economic issues and concepts.
URB 305 Urban Governance UG SR Examines major shifts and trends in urban America. Concentrates on the changing approaches to governance and policies of urban areas.
URB 240 Urban Policy UG SR Examines major theories about the purposes and processes of urban policy formulation, adoption, and implementation.
URB 302 Urban Theory UG SR Examines the sociological, economic, and political theoretical positions underlying the development and evolution of metropolitan areas.
USL 410 SrvcLrning: Diverse Commty Issues UG SR Correlates academic coursework with community service and provides reflection opportunities that examine community needs, the importance of civic engagement and an introduction to the effects of social injustice affecting ethnic minorities and other marginalized populations in contemporary American society. Students dedicate 100 hours at a preapproved site (including Title I K-12 schools, youth programs, health services, social services, environmental programs, government agencies) directly serving a population in need or supporting activities that contribute to the greater good of our community. Weekly seminar, course readings, discussions and reflection assignments facilitate critical thinking and a deeper understanding of cultural diversity, citizenship and how to contribute to positive social change in our community. Provides "real-world" experiences that exercise academic skills and knowledge applicable to each student’s program of study and career goals.
USL 210 SrvcLrning: Intro Commty Issues UG SR Correlates academic coursework with community service and provides reflection opportunities that examine community needs, the importance of civic engagement and an introduction to the effects of social injustice affecting ethnic minorities and other marginalized populations in contemporary American society. Students dedicate 70 hours at a preapproved site (including Title I K-12 schools, youth programs, health services, social services, environmental programs, government agencies) directly serving a population in need or supporting activities that contribute to the greater good of our community. Weekly seminar, course readings, discussions, and reflection assignments facilitate critical thinking and a deeper understanding of cultural diversity, citizenship, and how to contribute to positive social change in our community. Provides "real-world" experiences that exercise academic skills and knowledge applicable to each student’s program of study and career goals.
WST 380 Race, Gender, and Class UG SR In-depth examination of how social inequalities are reproduced and perpetuated. Explores the intersections of race, class and gender in culture and society.
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