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
PHIL/ENV 321 Environmental Ethics 4 credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (no longer offered) 4 credits
SOC 102 Social Problems (no longer offered) 4 credits
SOC 110 Understanding the Apocalypse 4 credits
SOC 120 Image, Society, and Identity 4 credits
SOC 130 Stump the Sociologist 4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
ARTST 207 Design for Sustainability 4 credits
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 141 Permaculture: Design Science (formerly ENV 142) 4 credits

ENV 121


ENV 200

Our Global Environment (for non-majors)


Introduction to Environmental Science (for majors)

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