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San Diego State University
Sustainability B.A.

The major in sustainability focuses on the interface of human and natural systems. Students gain an understanding of sociopolitical, historical, philosophical, moral, and scientific aspects of environmental problems. Students take courses in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, and have the flexibility to concentrate their studies in one or more of these areas. Emphasis is placed on strong writing, research, quantitative skills, and broad liberal arts perspective. The curriculum emphasizes the study of cultural, historic, social, economic, political values and forces that shape resource use and constrain responses to sustainable development. Students are engaged to define sustainability in its various uses, evaluate international debates about the meaning of this term, and the goals of sustainability movements. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to local, regional, and global environmental issues. This approach fosters systems-thinking skills, written and verbal communication skills, quantitative and qualitative skills, analytic and problem-solving skills.

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