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Courses

Course provides immersive experience with Ojibwe tribe in MinnesotaSustainability Courses at Penn State

In 2010, we began asking Penn State faculty members to assess their courses using the sustainability criteria developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.  The original assessment survey was subsequently updated by our staff, and is available to all faculty as the online Sustainability Course Assessment survey.

These courses 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, and/or that has an immersive experience in sustainability. All course information comes from Penn State faculty; as more faculty members submit course assessments, the list below becomes more accurate and complete. Some special topics courses, independent studies, and internship courses may also be sustainability courses.  Students interested in these options should speak with the appropriate instructor to find out.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Susannah Barsom.
 

Sustainability-FOCUSED Courses

COURSE COURSE NAME # CREDITS GEN. ED. COLLEGE
AGECO 134  Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy 3 GN College of Agricultural Sciences
AGECO 144  Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture 3 GN College of Agricultural Sciences
AGECO 457  Principles of Integrated Pest Management 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
AGECO 499  Foreign Studies 1-2 None College of Agricultural Sciences
ASM 327  Soil and Water Resource Management 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
BA 342  Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business Practice 3 None Smeal College of Business
BI SC 003  Environmental Science 3 GN Eberly College of Science
CAS 222 Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement 3 GS College of the Liberal Arts
CED 155  Science, Technology and Public Policy 3 GS College of Agricultural Sciences
CED 410 The Global Seminar 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
CED 427 W  Society and Natural Resource 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
CED 475 CED Integrated Capstone Experience  3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
EARTH 111  Water: Science and Society 3 GN College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
EDTHP 440 Introduction to the Philosophy of Education 3 None College of Education
EGEE 102  Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection 3 GN College of Engineering
EGEE 412  Green Engineering & Environmental Compliance 3 None College of Engineering
ENGL 180  Literature and the Natural World 3 GH College of the Liberal Arts
ENGL 424 (ENVST 424)  Creative Writing and the Natural World 3 None College of the Liberal Arts
E R M 210  Environmental Factors and Their Effect on Your Food Supply 3 GN College of Agricultural Sciences
E R M 447  Stream Restoration 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
FOR 410  Elements of Forest Ecosystem Management 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
FOR 421 Silviculture 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
FOR 488Y  Global Forest Conservation 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
GEOG 030  Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment  3 GS College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
GEOG 434  Politics of the Environment 3 None College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
GEOG 493  Service Learning  3-12 None College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
GEOSC 002  Historical Geology 3 GN College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
HIST 110  Nature and History 3 GH College of the Liberal Arts
HIST 453  American Environmental History 3 None College of the Liberal Arts
LARCH 241 Ecological Principles for Landscape Design 3 None College of Arts and Architecture
LARCH 414  Design and Theory V: Advanced Landscape Architectural Design 5-15 None College of Arts and Architecture
PHIL 118  Introduction to Environmental Philosophy 3 GH College of the Liberal Arts
PHIL 403  Environmental Ethics 3 None College of the Liberal Arts
PSYCH 419  Psychology and a Sustainable World 3 None College of the Liberal Arts
PSYCH 423  Social Psychology of Interpersonal/Intergroup Relationships 3 None College of the Liberal Arts
PSYCH 490  Senior Seminar in Psychology 3 None College of the Liberal Arts
SOILS 071  Environmental Sustainability 3 GN College of Agricultural Sciences
SOILS 422  Natural Resources Conservation and Community Sustainability 3 None College of Agricultural Sciences
PL SC 135 The Politics of the Ecological Crisis 3 GS College of the Liberal Arts

General Education Requirement Descriptions (GHA, GA, GN, GS, etc.)
Sustainability-related Degree Programs
Minor in Sustainability Leadership

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Susannah Barsom.

 

Immersive Experience Courses

COURSE COURSE NAME # CREDITS GEN. ED. COLLEGE
BIOL 499A  Tropical Field Ecology 3 None Eberly College of Science
EME 466  Energy and Sustainability in Society 3 None College of Engineering
ENGL 181A Adventure Literature: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay 4.5 GH College of the Liberal Arts
ENGL 181B  Adventure Literature: Exploring Cape Cod 4.5 GH College of the Liberal Arts
LARCH 499E-F Mangu’la, Tanzania: Parks and People 1-5 None College of Arts and Architecture
GEOG 493 Service learning 3-12 None College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

General Education Requirement Descriptions (GHA, GA, GN, GS, etc.)
Sustainability-related Degree Programs
Minor in Sustainability Leadership

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Susannah Barsom.