The Sustainability Concentration in the M.A. in Applied Geography is directed towards students who have an interest in connecting approaches to addressing coupled human environmental problems in the context of broader studies in geography. Students completing this concentration will combine the core requirements of the M.A. in Applied Geography with departmental courses emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to social and environmental challenges alongside classes from outside the department (chosen in consultation with the advisor). The concentration provides foundational and advanced knowledge and skills necessary for sustainability-related careers in variety of sectors. The core seminar in Sustainability (GES 662) offers a translational experience around the unique definition of sustainability at UNCG where academics, operations, and outreach are conducted with careful attention to the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.
*Up to 9 credits of courses from outside the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability may be chosen in consultation with the advisor (these could include courses from Anthropology, Biology, Communication Studies, Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Economics, Education, Interior Architecture, Business, Sociology, or others.)