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The Department of History contributes a number of important Arts and Humanities classes to the General Education minor degree pathway in Sustainability, known as "GEM-S." History classes that may be used to complete the GEM-S minor degree include:
- HIST 323, History of Sustainability
- HIST 333, Sustainability in the Ancient World
- HIST 351, Russia: Peter to the Present
- HIST 386, Food and Justice in US History
- HIST 388, US and California Environmental History
HIST 323 also fulfills the Applied Sustainability Overlay, required for this minor degree.
Overview of the GEM-S
The GEM-S prepares students to integrate sustainability principles and practices into their lives and professions through exposure to the magnitude and multi-dimensionality of the sustainability problem and exploration of potential solutions.
GEM-S courses provide multiple disciplinary lenses (e.g., scientific, social, political, and economic) to the study of environmental sustainability. The minor consists of a minimum of 15 units (including 9 units of upper-division GE). Students complete classes in each of six categories from an approved list of GEM-S courses.
Students must still complete the remaining breadth/GE requirements not contained within the GEM-S in order to graduate.
GEM-S Overview (PDF)