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"We stand at the gate of the sustainability challenge. This Institute has the opportunity, the responsibility and the great honor of molding a sustainable future.”
Director, Sustainability Institute

Courses

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In 2010, the Sustainability Institute asked PSU faculty to assess their sustainability courses following specific criteria developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. That assessment instrument, the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) curriculum survey, was subsequently evaluated and modified by our staff, and is now available as the online Sustainability Course Assessment survey.

Courses on the list below have been submitted by the faculty members who teach them. Instructors who wish to include their courses should go to the online survey and complete an assessment for each course that they consider to be sustainability focused or sustainability related, or that has an immersive experience in sustainability. Our information comes from PSU faculty, and as more faculty members submit course assessments, the list below becomes more accurate and complete.
 

Sustainability-FOCUSED Courses

AGECO 134 EGEE 412 IE 497 C
AGECO 144 ENGL 180 LARCH 241
AGECO 457 ENGL 424 LARCH 414
AGECO 499 ERM 210 MKTG 497
ASM 327 ERM 447 MKTG 497 B
BA 342 FOR 410 PHIL 118
BISCI 003 FOR 421 PHIL 403
CAS 222 FOR 488 Y PSYCH 419
CED 155 GEOG 030 PSYCH 423
CED 410 GEOG 097 PSYCH 490
CED 427 W GEOG 434 RPTM 497 A
CEDEV 475 GEOG 493 SOILS 071
CEDEV 567 GEOSC 002 SOILS 422
EARTH 111 HIST 110 STS 470
EDSGN 497 F HIST 453 STS/PL SC 135
EGEE 102 HIST 497 A WP 530

 

Sustainability-RELATED Courses

AE 464 CE 370 HDNRE 574 SOC 005
AEE 597 E COMM 405 HDNRE 575 STS 100 H
AET 103 EARTH 002 HIST 110 STS 150
AET 121 EDSGN 100 HORT 432 STS 200
AET 204 EGEE 420 IECP SEMINAR WL ED 444
AET 227 EGEE 438 LARCH 211  
AET 228 ENGL 250 LARCH 312 Varies by instructor:
AET 229 ENT 518 MATSE 492 W SISC 004/ BMB 001
AGECO 201 ERM 151 ME 097 S CIV COMM 211
AH 201 ERM 300 ME 442/ ME 422 W EDSGN 100 S
ANSC 300 ERM 411 ME 443/ MW443  W ENGL 434
ARCH 431/432 ERM 447 MKTG 330 HIST 123
ASM 217 ERM 450 PL SC 002 LARCH 414 SEC. 002
ASM 392 FOR 303 PL SC 022 ME 367
ASM 422 FOR 418 PPATH 405 PHIL 432
BBH 301 FOR 403 PSYCH 232 PSYCH 232
BE 301 FOR 440 QMM 891 SOC 005
BE 392 FOR/WFS 430 RPTM 230  
BE 467 GEOG 110 RPTM 325  
BE 469 W GEOG 126 RPTM 330  
BIOE 401 GEOG 420 Y RPTM 430  
BIOL 110 (120) GEOG 438 W RPTM 497  
BIOL 220 W GEOSC 002 SCIED 297 A  
BIOL 435 GEOSC 340 SCIED 457  

 

Immersive Experience Courses

AE 297 A-C and 497 A-C - American Indian Housing Initiative
AE 498 E - Design-Build Solar PV: Honduras
BIOL 499 A - Tropical Field Ecology
CRIMJ 497 - Environmental Crime and Justice
EME 466 - Energy and Sustainability in Society
EME 495 - Energy and Mineral Engineering Internship
ENGL 181 A - Adventure Literature: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay
ENGL 181 B - Adventure Literature: Exploring Cape Cod
LARCH 499 - Mangu’la, Tanzania: Parks and People
GEOG 493 - Service learning
GEOG 497 - Cape Town: South Africa, Parks and People

Please refer to this list for sustainability-related degree programs.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Susannah Barsom.

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