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  • Academic Learning Compact - Sustainability and the Built Environment

    The Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment requires you to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the goals of sustainability and the activities of the built environment disciplines, including architecture, building construction, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Complete a capstone or independent research project, present your results to a committee of the program’s faculty and receive acceptable assessment.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Explain sustainability principles.
    2. Integrate knowledge and principles from sustainability-related disciplines.
    3. Describe the role of the built environment in sustainability.
    4. Combine information from multiple sources to solve problems.
    5. Frame sustainable problems and potential solutions within a global context.
    6. Collect and analyze data to solve problems.
    7. Produce sustainable solutions for problems of the built environment.
    8. Integrate multiple disciplinary, cultural and stakeholder perspectives for sustainable problem solving.
    9. Produce an effective oral presentation.
    10. Produce effective written communications.
    11. Integrate a variety of visual techniques to enhance the communication of ideas and solutions.
    12. Solve a built enviroment sustainability problem in a multi-disciplinary team.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9 SLO 10 SLO 11 SLO 12
    DCP 3200       I, R   I, R     I, R I, R    
    DCP 3210 I   I I, R I, R I, R I, R   I, R   I, R  
    DCP 3220 R   R R R R R I, R R R R I, R, A
    DCP 4290 A A A A A A A A A A A  
    DCP 4910 A A A A A A A A A A A  
    DCP 4941 R   R R R R R R R   R  
    DCP 4942 R   R R         R      
    Approved Electives *   R R                  
    Ecology for
    the Built Environment,
    one course *
      I, R                    
    Energy and/or Climate Change,
    one course *
      I, R                    
    Ethics and Environmental Justice,
    one course *
      I, R                    
    Resource Economics,
    one course *
      I, R                    
    * Student chooses from courses listed in semesters 5-7 of the major's semester plan.

    Assessment Types:
    Capstone evaluation and final project evaluation.

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