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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.


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

Sustainability-FOCUSED Courses

COURSE COURSE NAME # CREDITS GEN. ED.
AGECO 134  Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy 3 GN
AGECO 144  Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture 3 GN
AGECO 457  Principles of Integrated Pest Management 3 None
AGECO 499  Foreign Studies 1-2 None
ASM 327  Soil and Water Resource Management 3 None
BA 342  Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business Practice 3 None
BI SC 003  Environmental Science 3 GN
CAS 222 Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement 3 GS
CED 155  Science, Technology and Public Policy 3 GS
CED 410 The Global Seminar 3 None
CED 427 W  Society and Natural Resource 3 None
CED 475 CED Integrated Capstone Experience  3 None
EARTH 111  Water: Science and Society 3 GN
EDTHP 440 Introduction to the Philosophy of Education 3 None
EGEE 102  Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection 3 GN
EGEE 412  Green Engineering & Environmental Compliance 3 None
ENGL 180  Literature and the Natural World 3 GH
ENGL 424 (ENVST 424)  Creative Writing and the Natural World 3 None
E R M 210  Environmental Factors and Their Effect on Your Food Supply 3 GN
E R M 447  Stream Restoration 3 None
FOR 410  Elements of Forest Ecosystem Management 3 None
FOR 421 Silviculture 3 None
FOR 488Y  Global Forest Conservation 3 None
GEOG 030  Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment  3 GS
GEOG 097 A  Global Parks & Sustainability (Special Topics) 1-9 None
GEOG 434  Politics of the Environment 3 None
GEOG 493  Service Learning  3-12 None
GEOSC 002  Historical Geology 3 GN
HIST 110  Nature and History 3 GH
HIST 453  American Environmental History 3 None
LARCH 241 Ecological Principles for Landscape Design 3 None
LARCH 414  Design and Theory V: Advanced Landscape Architectural Design 5-15 None
PHIL 118  Introduction to Environmental Philosophy 3 GH
PHIL 403  Environmental Ethics 3 None
PSYCH 419  Psychology and a Sustainable World 3 None
PSYCH 423  Social Psychology of Interpersonal/Intergroup Relationships 3 None
PSYCH 490  Senior Seminar in Psychology 3 None
SOILS 071  Environmental Sustainability 3 GN
SOILS 422  Natural Resources Conservation and Community Sustainability 3 None
S T S 470  Technology Assessment and Transfer  3 None
S T S 135 (PL SC 135)  The Politics of the Ecological Crisis 3 GS

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.
BIOL 499A  Tropical Field Ecology 3 None
CRIMJ 497 Environmental Crime and Justice (Special Topics) 1-9 None
EME 466  Energy and Sustainability in Society 3 None
ENGL 181A Adventure Literature: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay 4.5 GH
ENGL 181B  Adventure Literature: Exploring Cape Cod 4.5 GH
LARCH 499E-F Mangu’la, Tanzania: Parks and People 1-5 None
GEOG 493 Service learning 3-12 None
GEOG 497A-E Cape Town, South Africa: Parks and People 3 None

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.