Sustainability Politics and Policy (Graduate Certificate)
The Certificate in Sustainability Politics and Policy is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program administered by the Department of Political Science. The Certificate gives current graduate students, alumni and others in the community training and analysis on issues connecting environmental and social sustainability, politics and policy making initiatives. Courses include seminars in political science and electives in natural resource management, sustainability, economics, and other fields. Sustainability professionals increasingly find valuable careers in the public sector, in nonprofit organizations and in the private sector. Coursework includes theoretical perspectives and applied skills to address sustainability issues at the local, national, and global levels.
Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the graduate certificate program.
The course requirements focus the debates, in both the global North and the global South, on exactly what sustainability politics should (and/or should not) include. The goal is to connect global sustainability policy debates to those occurring at the local and national levels in New England, the United States, and other countries.
This graduate certificate program requires 13 total credits.
|POLT 995||Independent Study 1||1|
|or POLT 996||Independent Study|
|POLT 851||Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy||3|
|POLT 880||International Environmental Politics, Policy, and Law||3|
|Select any two electives||6|
The independent study will include a core list of readings on sustainability concepts and cases in wealthier and poorer societies and methodological debates about how these concepts may be measured and assessed.
Students will be advised by the certificate program director and other participating faculty members about which electives might be most appropriate and consistent with their interests and career goals. The list of approved electives affords students opportunities to focus on particular areas of environmental or social policy, or to seek to acquire additional methodological skills and disciplinary approaches in areas such as policy analysis or economics. Other electives offered by University of New Hampshire graduate programs may be approved by the sustainability certificate program director.
|POLT 878||International Organization||3|
|POLT 912||Human Resource Management in Public and Non-profit Sectors||3|
|POLT 914||Financial Management and Budgeting in Public and Non-profit Sectors||3|
|POLT 918||Non-Profit Management||3|
|DPP 904||Environmental Sustainability and Development||3|
|DPP 907||Sustainable Engineering for Development Practice||3|
|DPP 952||Balancing Resource Management, Land Use, and Development||3|
|DPP 954||Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems||3|
|DPP #957||Negotiation Strategies||3|
|ECON 908||Environmental Economics: Theory and Policy||3|
|ENED 890||Environmental Education Summer Institute: Field Ecology, Human Communities, and Curriculum||8|
|HIST 818||American Environmental History||4|
|HIST #866||Environmental History of Northwest Atlantic Commercial Fisheries||4|
|NR 801||Ecological Sustainability and Values||4|
|NR 818||Law of Natural Resources and Environment||3|
|NR 820||International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century||4|
|NR 824||Resolving Environmental Conflicts||4|
|NR #838||Wildlife Policy and Management||4|
|NR 884||Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives||4|
|NR 885||Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions||4|
|PHP 902||Environmental Health||3|
|PHP 907||Public Health Policy||3|
|PHP 914||Public Health Policy Analysis||3|
|PHP 930||Climate Change and Health||3|
|PHP 934||Work Environment Policy and the Health of Workers||3|
|PHP 936||Global Public Health||3|
|SOC 830||Communities and the Environment||4|
|SOC 880||Social Conflict||4|
|SOC 894||Evaluation Research||4|
Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.