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.

Instructions for Focal Study 34

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/ENV 441 Environmental History 4 credits
ENV 241/MEDA 230 Sustainability and American Media 4 credits
PHIL/ENV 321 Environmental Ethics 4 credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 4 credits
SOC 102 Social Problems 4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)

BIOL 200


BIOL 201


BIOL 202

Intro Biology: Flow of Energy


Intro Biology: Flow of Info


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/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/ENV 224 Environmental Politics 4 credits
POLS 310 Markets, Politics, and Justice 4 credits
SOC 342 Consumer Society 4 credits
SOC/PSJ 347 Global Capitalism/Neo-Colonial Inequality 4 credits