34. People, Planet, Profit

“People, Planet, Profit” is a commonly used term that refers to the concept of the “triple bottom line,” which describes the complex interactions of sustainability and business demands. Through this focal study, students will be introduced to the values and operational modes of each of these three elements. This focal study is especially appropriate for students majoring in business.

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.


First Cluster (complete 1 course)
ENV 222 Environmental Literature 4 credits
HIST 441/ENV 441 Environmental History 4 credits
ENV 241/MEDA 230 Sustainability and American Media 4 credits    
PHIL 321/ENV 321 Environmental Ethics   4 credits    
SOC 102  Social Problems   4 credits    

Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
BIOL 202 General Biology I   4 credits
CHEM 110  Chemistry and Your Environment   2 credits
ENV 131 Intro to Environmental Issues in Hawaii    2 credits  
ENV 142 Permaculture: Design Science 4 credits  
ENV 200 Introduction to Environmental Science   4 credits  
ENV 210 Tropical Environmental Biology   4 credits  
ENV 260 Oregon Natural History 4 credits
PHY 160/ENV 160 Energy and the Environment 4 credits

Third Cluster (complete 1 course)
BA 101 Introduction to Business 2 credits
ECON 101  Economics of Social Issues    4 credits
ECON 102    Economics of Markets and Governments  4 credits
POLS 224/ENV 224  Environmental Politics   4 credits
POLS 310    Markets, Politics, and Justice 4 credits
SOC 342  Consumer Society 4 credits
SOC 347/PSJ 347  Gloabal Capitalism/Neo-Colonial Inequality  4 credits