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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 19, 2018
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Colleges of the Fenway Minor in Sustainabilty

The COF Minor in Sustainability is embedded in the international recognition that unsustainable pressures resulting from human activity threaten the natural systems on which human existence depends. These pressures often impact the most vulnerable members of society.

The CoF minor in Sustainability seeks to educate about the interdisciplinary aspects of science/technology, economic/public policy, and social justice which affect the ability of society to manage natural resources (such as clean air, water, energy,) in a way in which those resources meet society’s present and future needs. Students who declare a minor in Sustainability are encouraged to explore the connections of their career-directed studies to the links issues of the natural wold, finite resources, and social justice. In addition to the two semesters of the 2-credit Environmental Forum, the other four classes in this minor may include technical courses in a student’s major area of student and/or sustainability courses.


The requirements are: Six academic courses:

  • COF Environment Forum  -  to be taken twice
  • The forum course is designed to expose students to contemporary sustainability issues through a series of discussions with local, regional and national experts in the field.  Students will participate in projects related to the topic of the forum and will present their findings during the Muddy River Symposium or other regional sustainability conferences. A service-learning component is incorporated to further facilitate student learning.
  • 4 Elective Courses - Students must take 4 courses that form a cohesive and thematic thread, selecting from at least two of the following categories:

Social Equity

More info here: COF Minor in Sustainability