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Pathways Course Showcase

There are over 400 courses to choose from in the Pathways General Education Program. Here is just a small sample of options sorted by topic of interest. In some cases, you can click on the titles to see images from the class, watch video course trailers, or even hear interviews from the faculty themselves.

For a complete list of approved Pathways courses, consult the course guides and for current offerings and descriptions, consult the timetable.

ART 1114: Play to Make

ART 3114: Creative Coding for Creativity and Innovation

ENGE 2094: CREATE! Ideation for Innovation

ENGE 4104: Applied Explorations in Innovation

MGT 2064: Foundations of Entrepreneurship

MGT 2354: Leadership for Managers and Entrepreneurs

MGT/ENGE/IDS 4094: StartUp: Commercializing Innovation

STS 2254: Innovation in Context

Pathways Minor: Innovation

ALCE 2414: Identity and Inclusion in Ag and Life Sciences

APS/HUM 1704: Intro to Appalachian Studies

COMM 2094: Communication and Issues of Diversity

ECON 1204: Economics of Race

ECON 1214: Economic History of Diversity and Inclusion

ECON 3034: Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

ENGL 2634: Writing and Social Justice

HIST 1115, 1116: History of the United States

HIST 2264: America in the 1960's

HUM/RLCL 3204: Multicultural Communication

MGT 3444: Multicultural Diversity in Organizations

RLCL/AFST/WGS 2204: Race and Gender in Religion and Culture

SOC 1004: Introductory Sociology

SOC 2004: Social Problems

SOC 2024: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

SOC 2034: Diversity and Community Engagement

SOC 3314: Social Movements

Pathways Minor: Peace Studies and Social Justice

AAEC 3324: Environmental and Sustainable Development Economics

ARCH/UAP 2114: Sustainability by Design

ENGL 3534: Literature and the Environment

ENSC 1015-1016: Foundations of Environmental Science

ENT 2804: Bees: Biology, Diversity, and Sustainability

FREC/NR/LAR 2554: Leadership for Global Sustainability

FREC 3004: Environmental Informatics

FREC 3097: Climate Change and the International Policy Framework

FREC 3524: Environmental Interpretation

FREC/PSCI/IS 4174: Climate Change and the International Policy Framework

GEOG 1115, 1116: Seeking Sustainability

GEOG/NR 2004: Water, Environment, and Society

GEOG/SPIA 2244: Sustainable Urbanization

GEOG 3104: Environmental Problems, Population, and Development

GEOG 3274: Polar Environments

GEOS 1024: Earth Resources, Society and the Environment

GEOS 1064: Climate History: Past, Present, and Future 

GEOS 3274: Polar Environments

HIST 3144: American Environmental History

ITDS 3114: Sustainable Design and Biophilia

LAR 1254: Environment and Natural Systems

MINE 2114: Energy and Raw Materials: Geopolitics and Sustainable Development

PSYC 3024: Human Behaviors and Natural Environments

RED 4604: Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Housing

SBIO 2504: Circular Economy Analytics for Sustainable Systems

SPIA/HNFE 2314: Active Transportation For a Healthy, Sustainable Planet

STS 2454: Science, Technology, and Environment

STS 3334: Energy and Society

Pathways Minor: Pathways to Sustainability

Pathways Minor: Blue Planet

Pathways Minor: Biodiversity Conservation

Pathways Minor: Ecological Cities

BIOL 1034: Biology of Sex

BIOL 1054: Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues

DANC/HNFE 2104: Moving Body, Moving Mind

ECON 1104: Economics of Gender

ENGL 1664: Introduction to Women's Literature

ENGL/WGS 3134: Gender and Linguistics

HD 2314: Human Sexuality

HIST 3164: Sexuality in American History

RLCL/AFST/WGS: Race and Gender in Religion and Culture

WGS 1824: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

BIT 4604: Data Governance, Privacy, and Ethics

CMDA 2014: Data Matter

CS 2114: Software Design and Data Structures

CS 3114: Data Structures and Algorithms

HIST 2624: Topics in History of Data in Social Context

REAL 2034: Real Estate Data Analysis

SPIA 4464: Data and the Art of Policy-Making and Planning

STAT 1014: Data in Our Lives

Pathways Minor: Data and Decisions

ALS 4204: Concepts in Community Food Systems

HD 3024: Community Analytics

LAR 3264: People Community and Place

SOC 2034: Diversity and Community Engagement

SOC/HD 2104: Quantitative Approaches to Community Research

SPAN 3564: Community through Service: Latino NRV

SPIA 1024: Community Service Learning 

SPIA 2024: Community Systems Thinking

SPIA 4784: Community Systems Capstone

Pathways Minor: Community Systems and Engagement 

For cross-referencing Pathways Courses and Minors, please consult the working document at Pathways Minors and Courses Crosslist Table. For specific information about offerings, please consult the timetable of classes.

The Pathways Showcase Courses webpages, including some of the content (course trailers, pictures, podcasts, etc.), were developed in partnership with Virginia Tech Computer Science students Erin Gaughan, Jordan White, Mischa Michael, Chris Rocconi, Chris Deisher, and Riley Kohl while working on a senior capstone project.