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Humanities and Sustainable Practices Certificate

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The Humanities and Cultural Studies program offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Cultural Studies with a Certificate in Sustainable Practices. This dual program combines in-class study with real-world experience, ensuring the knowledge and expertise needed to develop practical solutions for students’ personal and professional lives.

Humanities and Cultural Studies Majors

Students enrolled in the Humanities and Cultural Studies major declare Environment, Culture, and Sustainability (ECS) as their concentration. Concurrently, they enroll in the Sustainable Practices Certificate program through the School of Business and Leadership.

Students take courses that satisfy both Certificate requirements and academic requirements, as follows:

Academic Course

Certificate Course

SUST 3500 Sustainable Foundations
Satisfies 3 of 12 units in Humanities ECS concentration

Satisfies EDUX 8301

SUST 3520 Sustainable Practices for Business
Prereuisite: SUST 3500.
Satisfies 3 of 12 units in Humanities ECS concentration

Satisfies EDUX 8302

Various Electives. See notes below

Electives

SUST 3996 Community Practicum
Can be used to satisfy 3 of 12 units in Humanities ECS concentration OR can be used to satisfy HUM 4910/4911 Senior Project (see notes below).

Fulfills Humanities internship requirement.

Satisfies EDUX 8303

 

SUST 399

  • Students of junior or senior standing may take SUST 3996 to satisfy HUM 4910 & 4911 Senior Project. Must be taken in conjunction with HUM 4920 and 4921 Senior Project Workshop.
  • Students not of junior or senior standing may take SUST 3996 for 3 units toward the ECS concentration. Alternatively, they can wait until they reach junior or senior standing and take SUST 3996 to satisfy HUM 4910 & 4911 Senior Project. 
  • Students may opt not to take SUST 3996. In this case, they enroll in EDUX 8303 through the Adult and Extended Education Department to satisfy the Sustainable Practices Certificate requirement.

Certificate Electives

Six elective units are required for the Sustainable Practices Certificate. There are several options for gaining both academic and Certificate credit with the same course:

  • Academic courses: Examples of courses that satisfy both ECS concentration and Certificate elective units include:  ENST 2100 Birds and the Environment, HIST 3711 U.S. Environmental History, SCS 3117 Cultural Ecology. Check with the Humanities Department and the Certificate Program Coordinator to see what other academic courses may count toward both the Certificate and the ECS concentration.
  • Sustainable Practices electives taken through the Adult and Extended Education Department: Students may transfer up to six units of Certificate elective courses to satisfy ECS concentration units. Students must submit a 6-7 page expository essay addressing material learned in the Certificate course to the Chair of the Humanities Department upon whose discretion academic units will be granted.

 

Completion of Certificate Prior to Enrollment

Students who complete the Certificate and then decide to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies or Applied Humanities may, upon acceptance into the University and declaration of the Humanities major, transfer EDUX 8301 and EDUX 8302 from the Sustainable Practices program for six units of academic credit. These units will be applied to either to the ECS concentration or to academic electives.

 


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