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Fostering Curriculum Development and Cross-Campus Collaboration in
Sustainability at the University of Florida:
A Report with Conclusions and Recommendations

Submitted to
University of Florida Office of the Provost
the Faculty Sustainability Committee
And the
Office of Sustainability

September 26, 2006

Prepared by
Conservation Clinic
Center for Governmental Responsibility
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Brenda L. Appledorn, J.D. Candidate
Thomas T. Ankersen, Director

INTRODUCTION
In June of 2006 The Office of the Provost contacted the University of Florida
Conservation Clinic about the possibility of assisting her office in understanding the
status of sustainability pedagogy at the University of Florida in order to "examine the
feasibility of developing an interdisciplinary curricular emphasis (e.g. /certificate/
concentration/track/minor/other) in 'sustainability studies' that adds value to the graduate
and/or undergraduate curriculum at the University of Florida and which serves to foster
interdisciplinary cross-campus faculty collaboration on sustainability." The provost
provided funding for a research assistant who worked throughout the summer and early
fall to produce this report, working closely with the University's Office of Sustainability.
Both the methodology and the selection of courses pursuant to that methodology contain
a degree of subjectivity. The report is intended to provide a basis upon which both can
discussed and refined among interested faculty.

SUMMARY CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Although there are significant curricular gaps, the University of Florida already has a rich
curriculum in courses that is based in sustainability theory or relates to sustainability
principles, and that rivals the curricula at peer and other institutions which have
formalized their sustainability curricula into interdisciplinary programs, including
graduate and undergraduate degree programs, certificates and minors. The University
should consider creating a programmatic emphasis in sustainability at both the
undergraduate and graduate level, and provide additional strategic resources to leverage
its current curricula. Given the apparent success of academic sustainability programs at
other institutions (most are relatively new), there is no reason to believe a market for this
curricular emphasis would not exist at UF. Detailed conclusions and recommendations
are provided below.










METHODOLOGY
This report documents the status of the "sustainability" curriculum at the University of
Florida, including programmatic efforts within and between academic and research units
on campus, and reviews programmatic initiatives on other campuses that reflect
formalized interdisciplinary curricular collaboration. To undertake this effort the Clinic
first met with the Office of Sustainability to determine the extent to which this effort had
already taken place, and to add value to any such efforts. We learned that many courses
had been compiled and listed on the Office website,1 but no systematic effort had yet
been made to analyze the extent to which these courses embodied sustainability.
Accordingly, the decision was made to review these courses and their syllabi, as well as
any new ones found in the University catalog, based upon the extent to which they
address the "Guiding Principles of the University of Florida's Office of Sustainability." 2
Those Sustainability Principles listed under the following categories: Teaching &
Research; Service, Outreach & Extension; Energy Conservation & Climate Change; Land
& Resource Management; Agriculture; Built Environment; Waste Reduction;
Procurement; Investment; Transportation; Health; Equity; Cultural Climate; Stewardship.

Since sustainability is a broad term and many courses at UF address one or more of the
principles of sustainability, we decided to try to differentiate courses based on the extent
to which courses addresses the concept of sustainability generally and incorporate the
principles into their syllabi. We created three tiers, including:

1) Those which are based in sustainability theory and practice, either in an
interdisciplinary manner or in the context of a single discipline
2) Those which generally relate to the principles of sustainability, and;
3) Those which implicitly address one or more of the principles of sustainability.

We then reviewed the UF on line course catalog for courses which appeared, by virtue of
their title; appear to address some aspect of the sustainability principles. Where
available, syllabi were scrutinized to place the course within the tiered stratification.
Based on the tiered stratification, we created a spreadsheet which lists, by college and
department,3 the course, course number, professor and a link to course or instructor's
website, which usually includes the syllabus. Unless we were advised of them in an ad
hoc fashion, we did not review courses that are not included in the most recent online
undergraduate and graduate catalog.4 The spreadsheet that provides the results of this
review is attached as Appendix 1.

We used the same approach to identify in-unit or inter-unit academic programs on
campus, and in-unit or inter-unit research and outreach centers and institutes on campus,
but conflated and limited ourselves to Tiers I and II. In this case, we distinguish between
certificates and programs that offer courses, and programs, centers and institutes that


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focus research, extension and outreach. The spreadsheets that provide the results of this
review are attached as Appendix 2 and Appendix 3.

Finally, we note some interesting ad hoc interdisciplinary initiatives and collaborations
taking place on campus.

In addition to assessing the degree to which the UF curriculum addresses sustainability,
we identified and characterized efforts of other colleges and universities to create
formalized, programmatic inter-unit and interdisciplinary approaches to their
sustainability curriculum. For these, we list the school, the nature of the program (e.g.
/certificate/ concentration/track/minor/other), contact information and website if available
and comments, if we have them. We divided this between degrees and certificates, and
centers and institutes, though in many cases the distinction is more one of nomenclature
than substance. The spreadsheet that provides the results of this review is attached as
Appendix 4. For those institutions who responded to our inquiries, Appendix 5 provides
additional information concerning their programs. Promotional materials concerning
these programs, if available are attached as Appendix 6.

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Current Campus Sustainability Curriculum

Any campus wide assessment of sustainability curricular content is fraught with
imprecision and necessarily subjective. Nonetheless a review such as this can help to
determine the depth and breadth of the current curriculum at the University of Florida,
and the opportunity for next steps, if any.

SThe University of Florida has a relatively diverse curriculum in courses that are
based in the UF sustainability principles. For the most part these courses lie in
disciplines where the discourse surrounding sustainability is most evident.
o We identified at least 17 courses in 5 colleges that directly address Tier I
sustainability, either through a comprehensive treatment of the principles
of sustainability, or because sustainability is the guiding principle of the
course.
8 Tier I courses were found in the College of Design Construction
and Planning
4 Tier I courses were located in the College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences
3 Tier I courses were located in the College of Liberal Arts &
Sciences.
1 Tier I course was found in both the College of Engineering and
the College of Law.
o We identified at least 39 courses in 8 colleges that address Tier II
sustainability.
o There are a large number of other courses, which by virtue of their syllabi
implicitly relate to one or more of the principles of sustainability.









*We identified 53 of these in almost every college on campus. (In
truth, there are probably many more courses and a finer grain
analysis would be required to differentiate course content).

*At the same time, there are a number of colleges that appear to have few or no
courses that address sustainability, including some colleges that would be
considered especially important to insuring that sustainability offerings on
campus reflect comprehensive interdisciplinarity.

o The College of Business Administration does not appear to have any
courses based in Tier I sustainability and only two that relate to Tier II
sustainability. This is in contrast to some universities, such as the
University of Michigan, where sustainability is a significant curriculum
component of the business school, including it's participation in an
interdisciplinary joint degree program with its college of natural resources.

o The College of Education does not appear to have any courses that address
Tier I or Tier II sustainability. Integrating principles of sustainability into
the curriculum of those who could be teaching children about these
principles would seem to be an important objective.

o In the remaining colleges we did not find any courses that address Tier I or
Tier II sustainability. While these colleges may not have departments and
courses that are central to the academic discourse surrounding
sustainability, each would seem to have an obligation to consider how
sustainability fits within the framework of their discipline, and to consider
whether to integrate sustainability into disciplinary practices.

Academic Programs within and Between Disciplines that Address Sustainability

*We identified lOacademic programs on campus that address sustainability. We
use academic programs to mean course groupings that lead to a programmatic
emphasis based in or related to sustainability (Tier I or II). Some of these require
or encourage interdisciplinary content. Foremost among these in terms of
sustainability content are:
The graduate certificate in sustainable architecture within the College
of Architecture
The "sustainability subject area" within the graduate School of Natural
Resources and the Environment Interdisciplinary Ecology Program
The Environmental Studies Minor for students in the College of
Engineering
The Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate Program with the
College of Law
The Tropical Conservation and Development Program in the Center
for Latin American Studies









Campus Centers, Institutes and Outreach Programs that Address Sustainability
We identified 23 centers, institutes and outreach programs that are based in or relate to
sustainability.

Ad Hoc Campus Sustainability Initiatives

*There are some interesting ad hoc interdisciplinary efforts that are explicitly
designed to foster sustainability research and extension on campus
o One example is a loose affiliation of faculty self-named the "roadies,"
whose website states: "[T]he UF Roadies group began meeting in
November 2001. The impetus for the formation of the group occurred
when we realized that a number of faculty and students on campus shared
interests in the impacts of infrastructure on the sustainability and resilience
of linked social and ecological systems."
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/lueci/roadies/roadies.htm
o Another is the developing interest of IFAS extension faculty and
administration in bringing UF resources to bear on communities seeking
assistance with the development of "smart growth" policies. At least 3
meetings have taken place among this group and there is considerable
interest among extension faculty and the local governments where they
work. Programmatic proposals are being developed to support this
initiative

Formal Sustainability Curriculum Efforts and Centers and Institutes at Peer and
Other Institutions

*We identified at least 15 colleges or universities that have developed or are
developing formal curricular groupings related to sustainability studies.
o Arizona State University has the most comprehensive approach, with
degrees at all levels offered through its "School of Sustainability."
o Columbia University offers a PhD in "Sustainable Development."
o The University of Michigan offers a dual degree program (MBA/MS) in
"Global Sustainable Enterprise."
o 3 colleges or universities offer master's degrees in sustainability.
o The University of Minnesota offers a Sustainability Studies minor.
o The remaining 8 colleges or universities offer or intend to offer
interdisciplinary certificates in sustainability.

The Market for a Programmatic Emphasis in Sustainability Studies at UF

While no UF market survey of faculty or students was conducted to determine the interest
in a university-wide sustainability studies program, an analysis of the programs and
curriculum at peer and other institutions indicates that such a program would be well-
received in the UF community. The statistics for both student enrollment and faculty
involvement in the sustainability programs at other institutions have been collated and
attached as Appendix 4. Further, after cursory review, the existing curriculum at UF, as









identified in Appendix 1, is comparable in core courses to those in the University of
Michigan's MBA/MS program.

In addition to researching and collating date from other institutions, a brief, general
survey was drafted at the request of the Office of Sustainability, intended for distribution
among the departments and school within the University.

Administrative Processfor Creation of a Programmatic Emphasis in Sustainability

The University has different requirements for developing new programs at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels.

Undergraduate:

Creation of a new undergraduate certificate program requires a minimum of 12 credit
hours and:
1. Identification of the department, program, or center, by adapting the field under
the UF Logo.
2. Introduction of the field the Certificate will cover and provide a rationale or
justification for establishing it.
3. Production of a curricular list with prefix, number, title, and number of credits,
indicating those that are required from those that are not (i.e. electives left
unmarked).
4. Indication of where the certificate is to be housed and who is to be the advisor.

Creation of new minors requires a minimum of 15 credit hours and completion of steps
one through four above.

Upon completion of the above requirements, the documents must be submitted to the
appropriate College's Curriculum Committee for approval (i.e. the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee or CCC). Once the documents are approved by
the College, they are forwarded to the University Curriculum Committee for approval
and inclusion in the undergraduate catalog.

Graduate:

Creation of a new graduate concentration or interdisciplinary concentration requires
approval from all associated department chairs and college deans before submission to
the Graduate Council. No Board of Trustees approval is required. The proposal to the
associated deans and department chairs must include:
1. Description of the concentration under consideration including its goals and
objectives, degree level, emphasis, and number of credit hours required (total and number
required for the major).
2. The Rationale for offering a new concentration and inclusion on transcripts; the
ways in which the program will enhance the quality of the existing major; the ways in
which the concentration relates to the graduate programs at peer institutions.









3. Information regarding the expected number of students to be enrolled in the
concentration in its first three years.
4. The effective date to begin admitting students.

Upon approval by the Graduate Council, the documents are forwarded to Graduate
Curriculum Committee for final approval and inclusion in the graduate catalog.

Creation of a new graduate certificate by either the College or departments within the
Graduate School does not require Graduate Council approval unless the certificate will be
signed by the Dean of the Graduate School. If Graduate Council approval is required, the
same process outlined above should be used.

Detailed information regarding the creation of a Joint Professional / Graduate Degree
program is available at: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/new-program-
development.pdf

Current Graduate & Undergraduate
Interdisciplinary Certificates and Concentrations

There are currently 11 graduate interdisciplinary certificates or concentrations offered at
UF: African Studies, Agroforestry, Ecological Engineering, Geographic Information
Sciences, Geronotological Studies, Health Physics and Medical Physics, Hydrological
Sciences, Latin American Studies, Quantitative Finance, Tropical Agriculture, and
Wetlands. More information on these certificates is provided in Appendix 6, attached.

There are 14 existing undergraduate interdisciplinary certificate programs at UF: Asian
American Studies, Ceramics, Dance in Healing, Environmental Studies, European Union
Studies, Human Services and Aging, International Relations, International Studies, Latin
American Studies, Public Affairs, Retailing Leadership, Russian and East European Area
Studies, and Translation Studies. More information on these certificates is provided in
Appendix 6, attached.



RECOMMENDATIONS

*UF, through the sustainability committee, should consider the possibility of
establishing a formal programmatic emphasis in sustainability studies that is
explicitly interdisciplinary.
o Any such program should require at least one foundation courses in
sustainability theory, and one foundation course in sustainability
applications.
o Consideration should be given to whether existing likely core courses are
robust to an interdisciplinary student body, that is; whether the course
material is too specialized for students outside the Department or College
where the course is offered.









o In addition to foundation courses a certificate program should consider
some sort of "capstone" experience; this could be a seminar, internship,
independent study, etc.

SRegardless of whether a formal campus-wide interdisciplinary program is
developed, greater linkages between and among existing programmatic emphases
in Colleges that traditionally address sustainability systems such as SNRE and
DCP, professional schools (Business, Law, Medicine) and other colleges,
including extension and outreach programs should be fostered.
o One example of this is the recently developed "Program for Law and
Policy in the Americas" which links 4 academic and research centers
through a shared staff director, an academic enrichment seminar and a
major conference. (The Center for Latin American Studies, The Center
for International Business Education and Research, The Center for
Governmental Responsibility and the International Center.)

* UF should consider providing faculty support resources to integrate sustainability
into the existing curriculum.
o To accomplish this consideration could be given to offering a small grants
initiative similar to the "internationalizing the curriculum" grants that have
been awarded. (Prior to this, the internationalizing the curriculum
program should be reviewed to determine its intended effect on curricular
reform).
o Assuming there are willing faculty, priority support should be provided to
colleges that currently provide no sustainability content and hence
represent significant gaps in achieving interdisciplinarity, especially in
subject matter areas regarded as crucial to achieving sustainability goals.
o Another program that might be reviewed to determine if it merits
replication is the Program of mini-grants offered to faculty by SNRE.

* Sustainability principles should be built into the in service training for extension
and outreach faculty with participation from academic faculty engaged in
sustainability-related research.

* Further in-depth review of the sustainability programs at peer institutions should
be undertaken by the sustainability committee.
o This could be accomplished by visits to these institutions, or by inviting
administrators and/or faculty from these Programs to UF to make
substantive presentations and discuss their program experience.

* The University and its surrounding community of influence should continue to be
developed as a working model of sustainability and efforts should be made to
encourage faculty to use the university as a laboratory for their courses.
o In this regard, efforts should be made to develop and support courses or
course components that emphasize sustainability skills such as studios,









labs, clinics and so forth in order to provide opportunities for
interdisciplinary collaboration in skills training.

*Consideration should be given to surveying a statistically valid sample of
incoming freshman concerning their knowledge of sustainability and its
principles.
o This sort of survey is required of faculty who receive internationalizing
the curriculum grants in order to assess student knowledge of basic
international facts. A second survey is completed after the course has
been taught.









Appendix 1 UF Sustainability Curriculum


Courses Based in Sustainability

Academic / Applied /
College Dept. Course Theory Outreach Professor Contact

Ag and Life Sustainable Ag Systems Johannes http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.
Sciences Agronomy AGR 4268C analysis X Scholberg edu/Scholberq.html


Forest Resources Sustainable Ecotourism http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/s
and Conservation FOR 4664 Development X Taylor Stein tein.html


Soil and Water Water Resource http://www.hydrology.ufl.
Science SOS 5245 Sustainability X James Jawitz edu/syllabi/sos5245.pdf

http://www.wec.ufl.edu/f
Wildlife Ecology Resilience and Graeme aculty/cummingg/RS/RS
and Conservation WIS 6943C Sustainability X Cumming syllabus.htm

Design, http://web.dcp.ufl.edu/ck
Construction and Building International Sustainable ibert/BCN1 582/index.ht
Planning Construction BCN 1582 Construction X Charles Kibert ml

http://web.dcp.ufl.edu/ck
Building ibert/BCN4905/DCP490
Construction BCN 4905 Issues in Sustainability X Charles Kibert 51ndex.htm

http://web.dcp.ufl.edu/ck
Building ibert/BCN6585/index-
Construction BCN 6585 Sustainable Construction X Charles Kibert bcn6585.htm

http://web.dcp.ufl.edu/ck
Building Construction Ecology ibert/BCN6586/index.ht
Construction BCN 6586 and Metabolism X Charles Kibert m









Building Principles of Sustainable
Construction ICM 6680 Construction X Charles Kibert ckibert@ufl.edu

Detailing Connections
for Sustainable
Architecture ARC 6393 Architecture X

European Approach to
Architecture ARC 6934 Sustainable Design X

Seminar in Sustainable
Architecture ARC 6935 Design X

Environmental Green Engineering http://www.ees.ufl.edu/h
Engineering Design and Angela omepp/lindner/courses/
Engineering Sciences ENV 4612 Sustainability X Lindner 4612.htm

Family, Youth and
Liberal Arts and Community Sustainable Community
Sciences Sciences FYC 6302 Development X ?? ??

http://sustainabilitv.ufl.e
Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Eva du/happenings/seminar
Sciences Studies IDS 4930 Facets of Sustainability X X Czarnecka series/index.html

Sustainable
Law Law LAW 6946 Development Seminar X

Liberal Arts and Environmental Crisis Charles
Sciences Honors HIS 3931 and Sustainability X Montgomery



Courses Related to Sustainability

Ag and Life Ag and Environmental
Sciences Ag ALS 3133 Quality X ?? ??

Food and the
Ag ALS 5106 Environment X ___?? ??










Scientific Procedures in
Conservation and
Ag ALS 5932 Development Issues X

http://lusnyder.ifas.ufl.ed
Agronomy AGR 3001 Ag, Food and Society X __Lori Snyder u/aqr3001/

Effects of Management
Practices on Pests,
Pathogens, and
Beneficial in Soil
Agronomy AGR 4065 Ecosystems X X ?? ??

Improved Resource
Management for
Profitable and
Environmentally Sound
Integrated Cropping
Agronomy AGR 4092 Systems X ?? ??

Environmental Crop Johannes http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.
Agronomy AGR 6422C Nutrition X __Scholberg edu/Scholberq.html

Food and http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.e
Resource Natural Resource and du/programs/docs/syllab
Economics AEB 4274 Environmental Policy X __Roy Carriker i/4274carriker.pdf

Food and Environmental and
Resource Natural Resource
Economics AEB 4931 Economics X ?? ??


Horticultural Organic and Sustainable
Sciences HOS 3281C Crop production X ?? ??

Horticultural Advanced Organic and
Sciences HOS 4281C Sustainable Crop Prod. X








Biodiversity
Wildlife Ecology Conservation: Global
and Conservation WIS 2552 Perspectives X ?? ??


Forest Resources http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/s
and Conservation FOR 2662 Forests for the Future X Taylor Stein tein.html

Forest and
Resource http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/
Conservation FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry X Dan Zarin media/FOR6170.pdf

Forest and
Resource Tropical Forestry Field
Conservation FOR 6172C Course X ?? ??

Forest and
Resource Landscape Planning for http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/s
Conservation FOR 6665 Ecotourism X Taylor Stein tein.html

http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/a
Soil and Water N.B. cademics/syllabus/SOS
Sciences SOS 6932 Soil Ecosystem Services X Comerford 6932.pdf

Design, Natural Hazards;
Construction and Building Designing, Planning and
Planning Construction BCN 4583 Building X ?? ??

Building Natural Hazards in Built
Construction BCN 5584 Environment X ?? ??

http://web.dcp.ufl.edu/ck
Building Green Building Delivery ibert/BCN6905/BCN690
Construction BCN 6905 Systems X Charles Kibert 51ndex.htm

Building Construction Ecology
Construction BCN 6586 and Metabolism X








http://web.dcp.ufl.edu/ck
Building Green Building Delivery ibert/BCN6905/BCN690
Construction ICM 6905 Systems X Charles Kibert 51ndex.htm

http://www.dcp. ufl.edu/4
04.aspx?aspxerrorpath=
Landscape Advanced Landscape /landscape/classes/665
Architecture LAA 6656C Architectural Design X 6.aspx

Material for Interior
Interior Design IND 5428 Design X ?? ??

http://sustainabilitv.ufl.e
du/mailtogsiebein(@sieb
Architecture ARC 3620 Environmental Tech. 1 X Gary Siebein einacoustic.com

http://sustainability.ufl.e
du/mailtogsiebein(@sieb
Architecture ARC 4620 Environmental Tech. 2 X Gary Siebein einacoustic.com

Architecture, Energy and
Architecture ARC 6391 Ecology X

Natural Hazards http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/la
Landscape Design, Planning and ndscape/classes/4315.a
Architecture LAA 4315 Building X X spx

Environmental
Engineering Environmental Planning
Engineering Sciences EES 4050 and Design X Mark Brown

Environmental http://www.ees.ufl.edu/h
Engineering Advanced Environmental omepp/brown/envplan.a
Sciences EES 6051 Planning and Design X Mark Brown sp

Environmental
Engineering Pollution Control and http://www.ees.ufl.edu/h
Sciences EES 5072 Prevention X Paul Chadik omepp/chadik/










Environmental http://www.ees.ufl.edu/di
Engineering Joseph rectory/faculty/template.
Sciences EES 4316 Industrial Ecology X Delfino asp?KeyName=Delfino

http://www.ees.ufl.edu/di
Environmental rectory/faculty/template.
Engineering The Global Environment: Warren asp?KeyName=Viessm
Sciences ENV 6932 Polices and Institutions X Viesman an

Liberal Arts and Latin American Tropical Conservation
Sciences Studies LAS 6290 and Development X ?? ??

Public Health Community Practice of
and Health Behavioral Health Risk
Professions Public Health PHC 6543 Prevention X ?? ??

Tom http://www.law.ufl.edu/c
Law Law LAW 6930 Conservation Clinic X Ankersen conservation/


http://www.law.ufl.edu/fa
Law LAW 6472 Natural Resource Law X Christine Klein culty/klein/courses.shtml

Environmental Justice http://www.law.ufl.edu/c
Law LAW 6946 Seminar X Joan Flocks qr/courses.shtml


Society at Risk:
Liberal Arts & Environment, Kenneth
Sciences Honors IDH 3931 Vulnerability and Culture X Campbell

Finance, Wayne Archer http://www.cba.ufl.edu/fi
Business Insurance & Real Capstone Seminar and and David re/docs/syllabi/REE6948
Administration Estate REE 6948 Applied Project X Ling ArcherLinq.pdf

Finance,
Insurance & Real Introduction to Social Arnold
Estate FIN 6930 Entrepreneurship X Heggested









Courses that Implicitly Address Sustainability


Ag and Life Pests, Pesticides and
Sciences Agronomy PLS 2002 People X

Grassland
Agronomy AGR 5230 Agroecoystems X

Ag Environment and Johannes http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.
Agronomy AGR 6932 Food Security X Scholberg edu/Scholberq.html

Environment and
Ag ALS 5932 Reason X

Food and
Resource Valuing Environmental
Economics AEB 2450 Protection in FL X

Food and
Resource Ag and Natural
Economics AEB 4123 Resource Law X

Food and http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.e
Resource Ag and Natural resource du/programs/docs/syllab
Economics AEB 4126 Ethics X Jeff Burkhardt i/4126burkhardt.pdf

Forest and Topics in Forest
Resource Resources and
Conservation FOR 6943 Conservation X

Forest and
Resource NonTimber Forest
Conservation FOR 5630 Products X DL Rockwood


Wildlife Ecology Wildlife Issues in a
and Conservation WIS 2040 Changing World X








Introduction to Social
Family, Youth and and Economic
Community Perspectives on
Sciences FYC 3401 Community X

Soil and Water Environmental Soil,
Science SOS 5234 Water and Land Use X

Soil and Water Soil and Water Dr. Rebecca
Science SOS 4233 Conservation X Darnell

Architecture, Energy and
Architecture Architecture ARC 6391 Ecology X

Biological Sciences,
Liberal Arts and Biological Evolution, Ecology and
Sciences Sciences BSC 2008 Behavior X

Biological Integrated Principles of
Sciences BSC 2011 Biology 2 X

Biological Integrated Principles of
Sciences BSC 2011L Biology 2 Lab X

Botany PCB 3034C Introduction to Ecology X

Botany BOT 5695 Ecosystems of Florida X

Geological Introduction to Global
Sciences GLY 1073 Change X

Geological Geology and the
Sciences GLY 2038C Environment X

http://www.geog.ufl.edu/
courses/2006spring/GE
0%203370%2006%20S
Geography GEO 3370 Conservation Resources X Abe Goldman yllabus.pdf








http://www.geog.ufl.edu/
Land Coverage Land Jane courses/2006spring/is69
Geography GEO 6938 Use Change Seminar X Southworth 38spsyl.pdf

Philosophy PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology X


International
Political Science INR 4350 Environmental Relations X

Sociology SYD 3410 Urban Sociology X


Anthropology ANG 5266 Economic Anthropology X

Metropolitan Growth and
Sociology SYD 6436 Development X

Civil and Coastal Geotech Aspects of
Engineering Engineering CEG 4112 Landfill Design X

Civil and Coastal Water Resources
Engineering CWR 4812 Engineering X

Geological Introduction to Global
Sciences GLY 1073 Change X

Environmental
Engineering Environmental Science
Sciences EES 3000 and Humanity X

Environmental
Engineering Solid and Hazardous
Sciences ENV 4351 Waste Management X

Environmental
Engineering Solid Waste Systems
Sciences ENV 4353 Design X








Environmental http://www.ees.ufl.edu/h
Engineering omepp/brown/ecoeng.a
Sciences EES 5307 Ecological Engineering X Mark Brown sp

Environmental
Engineering
Sciences EES 6308C Wetland Ecology X X

Environmental
Engineering
Sciences ENV 6215 Health Physics X

Business
Administration Economics ECP 3113 Population Economics X

Environmental
Economics and
Economics ECP 3302 Resource Policy X

Economics ECO 4504 Public Economics X

Tourism,
Health and Recreation and
Human Sport
Performance Management LEI 6834 Ecotourism X

Agricultural Law and
Law Law LAW 7474 Policy X

Law LAW 6471 Environmental Law X

Law LAW 6930 Externship X

Land Use Planning and
Law LAW 6460 Control X

Law LAW 6936 Environmental Justice X

Law LAW 6472 Natural Resources Law X








Design, Urban and Community
Construction and Regional Conservation and
Planning Development URP 6884 Revitalization X

Urban and
Regional Economic Development
Development URP 6541 Planning X

Urban and
Regional Bikeways Planning and
Development URP 6718 Design X

http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/la
Landscape Ecology and ndscape/classes/6382.a
Architecture LAA 6382 Environmental Policy X _spx

Landscape Site Design
Architecture LAA 5331 Methodologies X

http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/la
Landscape Landscape Architecture ndscape/classes/4353.a
Architecture LAA 4353 Senior Studio X spx

http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/la
Landscape Environmental Planning ndscape/classes/4359.a
Architecture LAA 4359 & Design Studio X _spx

** Courses numbered above 5000 are graduate level










Appendix 2 UF Certificates and Programs Related to Sustainability

College Department Certificate Contact

Certificate in Sustainable
Design, Construction Architecture Graduate http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/arch/pdf/S
and Planning Architecture minimum of 12 credit hours above ust-Arch-11-05.pdf

Certificate in Sustainable
Design, Construction Construction Graduate http://classes.bcn.ufl.edu/icm/icm
and Planning Building Construction 12 credit hours above Cert.shtml

Design, Construction Sustainable Construction http://www.bcn.ufl.edu/prospectiv
and Planning Building Construction Concentration e/graduate/sustain.htm


Environmental and Land Use Law
Program Graduate 8 http://www.law.ufl.edu/elulp/index
Law Law hours above the J.D. requirement .htm

http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catal
Certificate in Environmental Studies oqarchive/00-01-
Undergraduate 14 catalog/colleges/engineering/09
Liberal Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary credit hours total 003 Minors Certificates.htm

College Department Program with Curriculum Contact

Natural Resources and Human Sustainability Studies http://snre.ufl.edu/qraduate/curric
Ag and Life Sciences Environment Graduate ulum.htm

Wildlife Ecology and Program for Studies in Tropical http://www.wec.ufl.edu/entities/ps
Ag and Life Sciences Conservation Conservation Graduate tc/

Minor in Agriculture and Natural http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu/progr
Ag and Life Sciences University Wide Resource Ethics ams/nre main.php










Tropical Conservation and http://www.latam.ufl.edu/tcd/abou
Liberal Arts & Sciences Latin American Studies Development Program t.html

Design, Construction Urban and Regional Geofacilities Planning and
and Planning Planning Information http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu/

http://www.religion.ufl.edu/qradpr
Liberal Arts & Sciences Religion Religion and Nature Program oqg/field-nature.html

Design, Construction Urban and Regional Land Use and Transportation http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu/class
and Planning Planning Modeling Research program es/lutmrp/index.html

Design, Construction Urban and Regional Community Outreach Partnership http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu/class
and Planning Planning Program es/copp/index.html

College Department Program Contact

Natural Resources and http://www.snre.ufl.edu/programs
Ag and Life Sciences Environment Agro-Ecology Program /agqroecology.htm

Natural Resources and http://www.snre.ufl.edu/programs
Ag and Life Sciences Environment Ecological Restoration Program /ecorestoration.htm

Natural Resources and http://www.snre.ufl.edu/programs
Ag and Life Sciences Environment Ecotourism Program /ecotourism.htm

Natural Resources and Program for Resource Efficient http://www.energy.ufl.edu/default
Ag and Life Sciences Environment Communities .htm


Community Development &
Family, Youth and Sustainable Natural Resource http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/areas/sus
Liberal Arts & Sciences Community Services Systems in Florida Undergraduate ag.htm









Appendix 3 UF Centers, Institutes & Outreach Programs Related to Sustainability

College Department Center/Institute Contact

Environmental Engineering
Engineering Sciences Center for Environmental Policy http://www.ees.ufl.edu/cep/

Natural Resources and PLUS: People and Land Use http://www.snre.ufl.edu/program
Ag and Life Sciences Environment Strategies s/plus.htm

Design, Construction Powell Center for Construction and
and Planning Building Construction Environment http://www.cce.ufl.edu/


Design, Construction Center for Environmental Planning http://troparc.dcp.ufl.edu/index.
and Planning Architecture and Design in the Americas html

Liberal Arts and Land Use and Environmental http://www.clas.ufl.edu/lueci/ho
Sciences Cross-Disciplinary Change Institute me.htm

Environmental Engineering
Engineering Sciences The Center for Wetlands http://www.cfw.ufl.edu/

Food and Resource Florida Natural Resource
Ag and Life Sciences Economics Leadership Institute http://nrli.ifas.ufl.edu/

Food and Resource International Agricultural Trade & http://www.iatpc.fred.ifas.ufl.edu
Ag and Life Sciences Economics Policy Center L

Forest Resource and
Ag and Life Sciences Conservation Center for Subtropical Agroforestry http://cstaf.ifas.ufl.edu/

Design, Construction Shimberg Center for Affordable http://www.shimberg.ufl.edu/con
and Planning Building Construction Housing tact.html

Design, Construction Urban and Regional Center for Building Better http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/urp/rese
and Planning Planning Communities arch/centers/cbbc.aspx








Design, Construction Center for Health and the Built http://chbe.dcp.ufl.edu/index.ph
and Planning Architecture Environment p

Health and Human Tourism, Recreation and Center for Tourism Research and http://www.hhp.ufl.edu/trsm/Te
Performance Sport Management Development mplates/CTRD index2.htm

Liberal Arts and Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle
Sciences Zoology Research http://accstr.ufl.edu/

Liberal Arts and
Sciences Latin American Studies Center for Latin American Studies http://www.latam.ufl.edu/

Center for Governmental
Law Law Responsibility http://www.law.ufl.edu/cgr/

IFAS Center for Tropical Agriculture http://cta.ufl.edu/thrips.htm

Center for Aquatic and Invasive
IFAS Plants http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/

Everglades Research and
IFAS Education Center http://erec.ifas.ufl.edu/

Integrated Pest Management
IFAS Florida http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu/

Florida Center for Renewable
IFAS Chemicals & Fuels http://fcrc.ifas.ufl.edu/index.htm

IFAS Center for Organic Agriculture http://organic.ifas.ufl.edu/

http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/inde
Cross-Campus _The Water Institute x.html









Appendix 4 Sustainability Related Programs at Peer Institutions and Others

Institution Degree / Certificate Contact Website Comment

new program 2007
School of Sustainability offering undergraduate
PhD, MS, MA and schoolofsustainability@asu.ed http://schoolofsustainability.a and graduate/phd
Arizona State University Undergraduate Degrees u su.edu/index.htm programs

http://sipa.columbia.edu//aca
PhD in Sustainable Dean Mona Khalidi at demics/degree programs/ph School of International
Columbia University Development sipa phd(columbia.edu d/index.html and Public Affairs


Proposed
Tavey McDaniel, Outreach & interdisciplinary
Communications Coordinator http://www.duke.edu/web/ES certificate program with
for Sustainability, C/documents/Sustainability% tracts at both
Sustainability Studies tavey.mcdaniel@duke.edu919- 20Certificate%20Proposal%2 undergraduate and
** Duke University Certificate Program 660-1434 OFINAL.pdf graduate levels

Offers 9 specialty
Masters in http://www.env.duke.edu/proq tracks and 2
Environmental Dean Urban rams/professional/csp- certificates open to the
Duke University Management DeanU@duke.edu long.html campus

MBA/MS program -
School of Natural
Resources and School
Thomas Lyon, Director of Business -- have
734-647-9709 data on students, etc.
University of Michigan Erb Institute MBA/ MS erbinstitute@umich.edu http://www.erb.umich.edu/ on website

Sustainability Studies http://www.sustainability.umn.
University of Minnesota Minor sustainu@umn.edu edu/minor/index.html new for Fall 2006

Dr. John Messick
Missouri Southern State messick-j@mssu.edu 417- http://www.mssu.edu/ecolono
University Ecolonomics Certificate 625-9617 mics/










Graduate Certificate recently re-structured.
Program in Sustainable Cheryll Alex http://www.cof.orst.edu/SNRc Now an E-Campus
Oregon State University Natural Resources cheryll.alex@oregonstate.edu certificate/ program


** Portland State Graduate Sustainability http://www.sustain.pdx.edu/a
University Certificate p certificates.php#electives proposed program

Michigan Technological Graduate Certificate in http://www.sfi.mtu.edu/qrad c
University Sustainability certificate for web.htm

Graduate Certificate in Laura A. Ogden
Florida International Sustainable Certificate Coordinator http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/socan
University Communities Laura.Ogden@fiu.edu t/SusComCertificate.htm

Focus area on
MA in Socially Sustainable
Responsible Business Community
and Sustainable Brenda Hawkins at http://www.goddard.edu/acad Development track -
Goddard College, VT Communities brenda.hawkins@goddard.edu emic/MA-SRBSC.html Began August 2006


Stacie Wickham
Green MBA Director of
Marketing and Admissions
MBA in Sustainable (707) 523-9034
New College of California Enterprise stacie@greenmba.com http://www.greenmba.com/


Slippery Rock University MS in Sustainable Dr. Daniel Dziubek, (724)738- http://www.academics.sru.ed
of Pennsylvania Systems 2958, daniel.dziubek@sru.edu u.pree/ssqrad.html program began in 1990

http://www.saybrook.edu/aca
demics/certificates.asp?strCo
SayBrook Graduate Building a Sustainable ntent=Buildinq%20a%20Sust
School World Certificate Not Available ainable%20World

Presidio School of MBA in Sustainable http://www.presidiomba.org/a
Management Management E. Byron Nahser, Provost cademic/index.html









Bainbridge Graduate MBA in Sustainable Jill Bamburg, Dean of MBA http://www.bqiedu.org/content
Institute Business program /view/9/40/

Baindbridge Graduate Certificate in Sustainable http://www.bqiedu.ora/content
Institute Business Not available /view/239/171/

** Proposed programs



Institution Center / Program Contact Website Comment


Co-Directors: Jonathan Bulkley
jbulkley@umich.edu and part of the school of
Center for Sustainable Gregory Keoleian natural resource and
University of Michigan Systems gregak@umich.edu http://css.snre.umich.edu/ environment

MBA/MS program -
School of Natural
Resources and School
of Business -- have
734-647-9709 data on students, etc.
University of Michigan Erb Institute MBA/ MS erbinstitute@umich.edu http://www.erb.umich.edu/ on website

Global Institute of http://sustainable.asu.edu/gio
Arizona State University Sustainability s/index.htm

Environmental and
George Washington Social Sustainability Mark Starik, Director
University Initiative essi@gwu.edu http://www.qwu.edu/-essi/

1-906-487-2520 sfi@mtu.edu
Michigan Technological Sustainable Futures or Dr. Jane Zhang at Multi-department
University Institute qiong@mtu.edu http://www.sfi.mtu.edu/ program est. in 2003

http://www.earth.columbia.ed Institute affiliated with
Louise Rosen at u/education/programs of stu many departments and
Columbia University The Earth Institute lar46@columbia.edu. dy/index.html degree programs










Teaching Sustainability Funded by 3 year grant
in Engineering through http://www.enqr.psu.edu/cfs/i from the National
Penn State University Public Scholarship Dr. David Riley ndex.aspx Science Foundation

adapting curriculum of
various school to
The Institute for include sustainability
Georgia Institute of Sustainable Technology carol.carmichael@marc.gatech http://www.sustainable.gatec but does not offer
Technology and Development .edu h.edu/ courses


Robert Ribe, Director Dorothy
Institute for a Bollman, Office Coordinator, http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/
University of Oregon Sustainable Environment 541-346-0675 ~enviro/


The Sustainability Marian Brown 607-274- http://www.ithaca.edu/sustain multi-department
Ithaca College, NY Initiative 3787 mbrown@ithaca.edu ability/ courses

Center for Natural
Sciences CNS Susan Swensen http://www.ithaca.edu/sustain
Ithaca College, NY Sustainability Group sswensen@ithaca.edu ability/curriculum cns.php new program

http://kirschcenter.deanza.ed
u/index.php?option=content& community college
Pat Comely pcontent=1&task=view&id=30 level focus on
De Anza College, CA Kirsch Center cornelypat@fhda.edu <emid=82 sustainable buildings










Appendix 5 Selected Degree Programs at Peer & Other Institutions


Students
Program / Enrolled / Faculty
Institution Center Interested Involved Contact Comment

New program beginning in
2007 numbers have already
16 Appointed Lisa Murphy exceeded projections for
Arizona State School of Graduate: 50 12 Affiliated lisa.m.murphy@asu. graduate program in year
University Sustainability Undergrad: 5 19 Associated edu one

Thomas P. Lyon,
University of Erb Institute / MBA Graduate: 17 Director Relatively new program with
Michigan M_ S Phd: 10 32 Affiliated tplyon@umich.edu first class graduating in 2007

18 students 6
students admitted Dean Mona Khalidi Applications for Fall: 270.
Columbia PhD in sustainable every year since sipa_phd@columbia. Only 6 students will be
University Development inception 56 Affiliated edu admitted to program /year


Masters in Multiple tracks offered within
Environmental 150 students currently 10 Core faculty Lynn A. Maguire program and 2 certificates
Duke University Management enrolled 25 Affiliated Imaguire@duke.edu open to all masters students









Appendix 6 Existing Interdisciplinary Certificates at UF


Certificate Description

Graduate
The Center for African Studies, a National Resource Center on Africa, directs and coordinates
interdisciplinary instruction, research, and outreach related to Africa. In cooperation with
participating departments throughout the University, the Center offers a Certificate in African
Studies at both the master's and doctoral levels. The curriculum provides a broad foundation
for students preparing for teaching or other professional careers in which a knowledge of Africa
African Studies is essential

The agroforestry interdisciplinary concentration is administered through the School of Forest
Resources and Conservation. It offers facilities for interdisciplinary graduate education (M.S.,
Ph.D.) by combining course work and research around a thematic field focusing on
agroforestry, especially in the context of tropical land use. In conjunction with the graduate
degree, a student can earn a specialization or minor in agroforestry by fulfilling certain
requirements. Students who have a primary interest in agroforestry and undertake graduate
research on an agroforestry topic can seek the specialization. Those who have an active
interest and some training in agroforestry, but do not conduct graduate research on an
agroforestry topic, can earn a minor. Candidates who fulfill the applicable requirements can
have their transcripts inscribed, upon request, with the citation Specialization in Agroforestry or
Agroforestry Minor in Agroforestry.

The Graduate Certificate in Ecological Engineering is for graduate engineering students
wishing to develop expertise in ecological solutions to engineering problems. Students
interested in the certificate must apply for admission to the program through The Department of
Environmental Engineering Sciences. The program is open to individuals in any graduate
Ecological program who hold an undergraduate engineering degree, or who complete additional
Engineering undergraduate engineering articulation courses.

















Geographic
Information
Sciences


The Interdisciplinary Concentration for Geographic Information Sciences (ICGIS) is designed to
integrate existing GIS resources on campus, for graduate students, as a response to changing
regulatory environments in institutions and governments at all levels. This new concentration
has established a standard set of courses and activities that would allow graduate students to
become experts in the creation, study, and use of geographic information. Such graduates
would be in strong positions to meet future regulatory requirements for certification as
professionals. Structurally, the ICGIS has established a five-category curriculum that would
add several courses to the standard M.S., M.A., M.E., or Ph.D. requirements and would result
in official recognition of having completed the GIS concentration by statements on transcripts
and a certificate


The Center for Gerontological Studies offers the minor in gerontology and the Graduate
Certificate in Gerontology for master's, specialist, and doctoral students in conjunction with
graduate programs in a variety of disciplines and professions. Certificate requirements include
Gerontological a minimum of 12 hours in approved gerontology courses and an approved interdisciplinary
Studies research project in gerontology or a topic related to geriatrics

Two allied interdisciplinary options, health physics and medical physics, are offered as a
cooperative effort of the Departments of Environmental Engineering Sciences and Nuclear and
Radiological Engineering, College of Engineering, and the College of Medicine. Degrees are
Health Physics and granted by the College of Engineering and include Master of Science, Master of Engineering,
Medical Physics Engineer, and Doctor of Philosophy.


Interdisciplinary graduate studies in hydrologic sciences are designed for science and
engineering students who are seeking advanced training in diverse aspects of water quantity,
water quality, and water use issues. Graduate Faculty from 10 departments in three colleges
contribute to this interdisciplinary specialization. Depending on academic background and
research interests, students may opt to receive the graduate degree in any one of the following
departments: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Coastal and
Oceanographic Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Food and Resource
Hydrological Economics, Forest Resources and Conservation, Geography, Geology, Horticultural Sciences,
Sciences and Soil and Water Science.

















Latin American
Studies


Quantitative Finance


Tropical Agriculture


Wetlands


The topical concentration clusters course work and research around a thematic field focusing
on contemporary Latin American problems. Students may concentrate in Andean studies,
Brazilian studies, Caribbean studies, international communications, religion and society, and
tropical conservation and development. This option builds on prior professional or
administrative experiences and prepares students for technical and professional work related
to Latin America and the Caribbean. Graduate Certificates in Latin American Studies Master's
students may earn a Certificate in Latin American Studies along with a degree in agriculture,
architecture, business administration, education, fine arts, journalism and communications, and
liberal arts and sciences.


The Quantitative Finance interdisciplinary concentration involves four departments: Industrial
and Systems Engineering (College of Engineering), Mathematics (College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences), Statistics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Finance, Insurance, and Real
Estate (College of Business Administration). To be eligible for the Ph.D. interdisciplinary
concentration, a student must be admitted to the Ph.D. program in one of the participating
departments. Students seeking admission to the concentration should have strong quantitative
skills and a degree in one of the relevant fields such as finance, engineering, statistics, or
mathematics. Students with a background in several disciplines are welcome.

The Center for Tropical Agriculture, within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
seeks to stimulate interest in research and curriculum related to the tropical environment and
its development. Minor in Tropical Agriculture.--An interdisciplinary minor in tropical agriculture
is available at both the master's and doctoral levels for students majoring in agriculture,
forestry, and other fields where knowledge of the tropics is relevant. Certificate in Tropical
Agriculture (CTA).--A program emphasizing breadth in topics relevant to tropical agriculture
(with certificate) for graduate students is available through the College of Agriculture. The CTA
is designed to prepare students for work in situations requiring knowledge of both the biological
and social aspects of tropical agriculture.


Any graduate student at the University of Florida may earn a Certificate in Wetlands. The
certificate helps prepare students for careers related to wetland science and management.
Course work includes an introductory wetland course and courses selected from several
related categories including hydrology, biology, environmental policy and law, water chemistry,
and soils. With planning early in a student's program, courses for the certificate can be blended
with the graduate program of study.








Undergraduate
This is an interdisciplinary program that examines the history and experiences of people of
Asian descent in America. Students must complete 12 credits of approved courses with a
grade of C or better to earn a certificate. Courses are offered by the departments of English,
Asian American History, Political Science, Sociology and the Center for Women's Studies and Gender
Studies Research.

The School of Art and Art History (SAAH) certificate program with an emphasis in ceramics
allows students with a major outside of the visual arts to take a series of classes within the
studio arts where clay is used as the art material. The certificate with an emphasis in ceramics
is awarded by SAAH to acknowledge a concentration in ceramics within a student's external
Ceramics major and general course of study.

The dance area, in conjunction with the Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research and
Education (CAHRE) offers this certificate to recognize special competencies and achievements
Dance in Healing in the use of movement to enhance health and healing.


A certificate program is available to students concerned with environmental issues. Electives
Environmental can be structured around an environmental theme, giving experience in an area that may
Studies expand career opportunities and increase the student's knowledge of the physical environment

The European Union Studies Program certificate (EUSP-C) in the College of Liberal Arts and
European Union Sciences is designed to give UF students the opportunity to gain multidisciplinary expertise on
Studies EU-related affairs. The certificate program is open to all UF undergraduates.

The Center for Gerontological Studies offers a certificate in human services and aging for
students interested in careers in human services after completion of the B.A. or B.S. degree,
Human Services and and for students who plan to complete advanced degrees in fields related to counseling, social
Aging work or health.

The certificate program includes two courses in the international relations theory core, along
with introductory and advanced course work in four major subfields: international political
economy, global security, foreign policy and international organization. Most graduate
programs, foreign service organizations and private corporations will be looking for individuals
International with broad training. Therefore, students should pursue related study in other political science
Relations fields and other departments

Available to Undergraduate students who want to earn a certificate in international studies in
International Studies the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences








There is no formal language or subject requirements for the certificate other than to take any
Jewish Studies four courses in Jewish studies.



The Center for Latin American Studies, in cooperation with the colleges of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Design, Construction and
Planning, Education, Fine Arts and Journalism and Communications, offers a certificate in
Latin American Latin American studies for undergraduate students. Through special arrangements, students in
Studies other colleges also may obtain the certificate.

The certificate in public affairs is designed for those students interested in a career in
Public Affairs government

The Walgreens Certificate in Retailing Leadership is designed to stimulate interest in careers in
Retailing Leadership retailing


Russian and East The program in Russian and East European area studies provides a broad foundation for
European Area graduate work and careers in government service. The program is based on a major in
Studies economics, foreign languages, geography, history, philosophy, political science or religion.

This program prepares students for careers in translation in government, business, law, health
care and other fields. It focuses on text translation. The program is open to translators who
work in any language pair, pending the availability of faculty mentors in less commonly taught
Translation Studies languages.




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