Course Name Course Number Title Department Link College Description
ACCTG 440 Advanced Management Accounting Accounting
Business Focuses on “full-cost accounting” to explore why and how accounting techniques can be modified to reflect the full impact of business decisions including their environmental costs and benefits.
AE 456 Solar Energy Building System Design Architectural Engineering
Engineering Solar radiation, collectors, and thermal storage; design and analysis of a heating system using system-simulation computer program.
AE 464 Advanced Architectural Illumination Systems & Design Architectural Engineering
Engineering Flux transfer theory; advanced lighting and control systems; emergency lighting; daylighting; visual performance issues; psychological aspects of lighting.
AE 469 Photovoltaic Systems Design and Construction Architectural Engineering
Engineering Criteria and analysis methods pertaining to the design and construction of photovoltaic (PV) systems and their integration with buildings.
AE 498F Leadership in Building Energy Efficiency Architectural Engineering
Engineering Focuses on the identification and implementation of energy efficient retuning measures for commercial buildings to detect energy saving opportunities and implement improvements.
AE 498K Measurement Science of High Performance Buildings Architectural Engineering
Engineering Hands-on experience in measuring building energy performance and indoor environmental quality; provides a foundation for design of net-zero energy and high performance buildings.
AFR 105 Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate Change African Studies Program
Liberal Arts Significant natural features of Africa as related to human endeavor; case studies include the Nile, climate change, natural resources.
AFR 444 African Resources and Development African Studies Program
Liberal Arts Ecological and cultural factors in the geography of Africa; natural resources and development.
AG 160S Introduction to Ethics and Issues in Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Review of ethical theories and issues in American agriculture. Topics include ethics of food and sustainable agricultural intensification.
AGBM 470A Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Lecture Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Explores key similarities and differences in the food and agricultural systems of the United States and France.  Topics include the structure of agricultural and environmental policies, the use agricultural land for biofuel production, organic agriculture, food safety, etc.
AGBM 470B Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Travel Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Travel component supporting AG BM 470A.
AGECO 122 Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wind Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Dynamic effects of weather on ecosystems and habitation of Earth. Emphasis is given to human impacts on weather and climate
AGECO 134N Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences The science, socio-economics, and politics of managing food and fiber production systems. Sustainability implications of current practices and future options.
AGECO 144 Principles and Practices of Organic Agriculture Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences An introduction to the science, principles and practices of organic agricultural systems for food production.
AGECO 201 Introductory Agroecology Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Introduction to the processes and considerations that lead to the development of integrated solutions to crop production problem solving.
AGECO 418 Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Comprehensive review of nutrient flow in animal agricultural systems, environmental regulations, and environmental stewardship practices.
AGECO 438 Principles of Weed Management Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Weedy plant taxonomy, biology and ecology of weedy plant populations, and integration of biological, chemical, cultural and biological controls. Discussion of the term “weed” as an anthropocentric construct, and alternative methods of management
and prevention.
AGECO 457 Principles of Integrated Pest Management Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Integrated study of pest complexes and their management, emphasizing ecological principles drawing on examples from a range of agricultural, forestry and urban systems.
AGECO 499A Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Develop viable economic and social development options in vulnerable youth, culminating with three weeks in Kenya.
AGRO 438 Principles of Weed Management Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Weedy plant taxonomy, biology and ecology of weedy plant populations, and integration of biological, chemical, cultural and biological controls. Discussion of the term “weed” as an anthropocentric construct, and alternative methods of management
and prevention.
ANSC 300 Integrated Animal Biology Animal Sciences
Agricultural Sciences An integrated study of the biology of domestic animal growth and the underlying cellular, endocrine and immune systems. Students will be introduced to biotechnology and discuss its benefits to animal agriculture and society in the future.
ANSC 332N Animal Genetics and Selection Animal Sciences
Agricultural Sciences This interdomain course introduces students to the science and policy of greenhouse gas emissions.
ANTH 429 Paleoethnobotany Anthropology
Liberal Arts Involves the extension of ethnobotany into the past, emphasizing archaeological plant remains and study of the historical dimensions, complex dynamics, and myriad interrelations between people and plant resources.
ANTH 432 Environmental Archaeology Anthropology
Liberal Arts Aims to promote understanding of the vital interplay between human societies, with their diverse systems of belief and cultural practices, and the natural environment, with emphasis on human interactions with biotic resources.
ANTH 472 The Ecology of Traditional Farming Anthropology
Liberal Arts Examines the ecology of traditional farming, focusing on the farming household, its farm, and its subsistence needs.
ARCH 132 Basic Design Studio II Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture A continuation of ARCH 131S which further explores basic concepts, methods, and skills of architectural design with an emphasis on craftsmanship. One of the major topics is “the sustainability of architectural constructions”.
ARCH 412 Integrative Energy and Environmental Design Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture Concepts and principles of green building and environmental design using the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED®) rating system as a point of departure.
ARCH 431 Architectural Design V Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture This fourth-year architectural studio serves to investigate the practice of architecture as it relates to the study of the physical conditions and needs of urban societies.
ARCH 432 Architectural Design VI Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture A continuation of ARCH 431, this course explores in greater depth urban planning and architectural design in an urban context.
ARCH 480 Technical Systems Integration Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture Buildings are analysed from a multiplicity of viewpoints: architectural, spacial, environmental, mechanical, construction assembly. Students gain a working knowledge of matters related to energy efficiency, sustainability, lighting, acoustics,
and active/passive techniques for sustainable architecture.
ARCH 170N Introduction to Sustainable Architecture Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture US buildings account for almost 40% of national CO2 emissions, 39% of the US total energy consumption, and 60% of US electricity alone.
ASM 309 Measurement & Monitoring of Hydrologic Systems Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences Introduction to measurement and monitoring equipment/techniques commonly used in analyses and design of hydrologic systems.
ASM 327 Soil and Water Resource Management Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences Soil and water management systems and practices including hydrology, surface drainage, open channels, and erosion, subsurface drainage, impoundments and irrigation.
AYFCE 211N Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement. Students are introduced to global citizenship/public issues such as environmental sustainability and labor and
educational practices.
BA 342 Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business Practice Management and Organization
Business Examines actions taken by corporations that impact global citizenship, environmental sustainability, and the economic stability of international societies. Looks at relationships, rights, and responsibilities between businesses, business decision-makers
and their stakeholders.
BA 441 Strategies for Enterprise Sustainability Management and Organization
Business An understandingand analysis of how environmental and sustainability issues are impacting business strategies and ultimately profits.
BA 442 Sustainable Behavior of Consumers, Firms, and Societies Management and Organization
Business Strategies to influence sustainable behavior considering consumer response and marketing communications.
BA 850 Sustainability Driven Innovation Management and Organization
Health and Human Development Examines bases for choices among values in personal and professional relations in human development processes and supporting services. Addresses environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability.
BBH 416 Health Promotion II: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Biobehavioral Health
Health and Human Development Planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion, prevention, and intervention programs; emphasizing evaluation.
BE 392 Contextual Integration of Leadership Skills for the Technical Workplace Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences Corporate leadership skills for technically focused students. Topics include personal development, ethical decision-making, corporate social responsibility, strategic group management, facilitation, and diversity.
BE 307 Principles of Soil and Water Engineering Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Engineering Utilization and engineering of soil-water resources including: water resource issues; the hydrologic cycle; rainfall-runoff processes; soil formation, properties and mapping; soil-water movement; erosion/sediment transport; open channel flow
and design; structural impoundments; and environmental sustainability.
BE 392 Contextual Integration of Leadership Skills for the Technical Workplace Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Engineering Corporate leadership skills for technically focused students. Topics include personal development, ethical decision-making, corporate social responsibility, strategic group management, facilitation, and diversity.
BE 464 Bioenergy Systems Engineering Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Engineering Fundamental theories and applied technologies used in production and conversion of biomass into energy and co-products. Student teams will design a biomass energy system and complete a technology evaluation that includes consideration of environmental
and social impacts.
BE 466 Biological Engineering Design Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Engineering Students learn the design process while being immersed in a project that demands they produce a finished product. One of the course objectives is for students to “demonstrate an appreciation of economic, global, societal, and ethical issues”
of their product design.
BE 467 Design of Stormwater and Erosion Control Facilities Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Engineering Design of best management practices for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control as applied to the agriculture-urban interface.
BE 477 Land-Based Waste Disposal Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Engineering Analysis, design, and management of land-based systems for recycling and disposal of municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastes.
BE 487 Watershed Modeling for Water Quality Design Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Engineering Application of common watershed models used to investigate design alternatives for flow and quality effects.
BIOL 120N Plants, Places, and People Biology
Science Useful and dangerous plants; historical (archaeological), cultural (ethnological), and economic (anthropocentric) aspects, including structural and chemical characteristics of botanical importance.
BIOL 220W Biology: Populations and Communities Biology
Science The structures and functions of organismic interactions from simple populations to complex ecosystems. One course objective is to develop an understanding of the “distribution patterns of living organisms and the need to conserve the resources
of the earth.”
BIOL 412 Ecology of Infectious Diseases Biology
Science Examines how ecological processes impact upon the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Examines some current issues in disease biology including disease emergence, bio-terrorism, agro-terrorism and the role of humans as disease reservoirs for
wildlife etc.
BIOL 415 Ecotoxicology Biology
Science Major concepts and controversies in the interdisciplinary field of ecological toxicology; toxicity analysis, remediation, and case studies of environmental pollution.
BIOL 435 Ecology of Lakes and Streams Biology
Science Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of freshwater environments, with special emphasis on factors regulating productivity in freshwater ecosystems.
BIOL 436 Population Ecology and Global Climate Change Biology
Science Ecological responses of individuals, populations, and communities to environmental variation, with emphasis on climate change.
BIOL 463 General Ecology Biology
Science Illustrates science of ecology, from individual, population, and community- level perspectives; discusses applications of this science to issues of conservation of biodiversity.
BISC 3 Environmental Science Biology
Science Kinds of environments; past and present uses and abuses of natural resources; disposal of human wastes; prospects for the future. One of the course objectives is to develop a fundamental understanding of sustainability.
BLAW 425 Business and Environmental Regulation Risk Management
Business Explores the interplay between environmental laws and property rights and includes topics such as; common law regulation of the environment, government power and private rights, zoning, protecting endangered species, regulating the transportation
and storage of hazardous materials, and Federal regulation of water quality.
BRS 300 Introduction to Biorenewable Products Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences Overview of bioproducts and their related industry sectors, including forest products, biocomposities, biofuels, bioenergy, bio-based adhesives, biochemicals, and bioplastics.
BRS 393 Bioresources Industry Tour Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences A week-long tour of bioproducts and agricultural systems industries.
BRS 402 Foundations of Sustainable Business Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences Emphasis on understanding business strategies for enhancing sustainable operations, including issues related to the natural environment and corporate social responsibility.
BRS 411 Biobased Fiber Science Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences Investigates fundamental aspects of biobased industrial fibers or bioproducts – products created from biologically derived, renewable industrial feedstocks – and ties their underlying biological and chemical structure to macroscale properties.
BRS 422 Energy Analysis in Biorenewable Systems Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Sciences Energy management, energy conversions, renewable energy alternatives, engineering economic analyses, national and international perspectives on energy resources.
CAS 222N Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement Communication Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement, including environmental sustainability, and labor and educational practices.
CE 370 Introduction to Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Nature and scope of environmental issues; air, water, land impacts; fundamentals and processes of pollution control, including identifying alternative ways to deal with pollution and to minimize pollution.
CE 410 Sustainable Residential Subdivision Design Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Residential subdivision process; site selection; conservation and neo- traditional design; utility design and layout; best management practices for erosion and stormwater.
CE 423 Traffic Operations Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering The highway capacity manual, concepts and analyses, freeway operations, signalized and unsignalized intersections, signal coordination, traffic impact studies.
CE 437 Engineering Materials for Sustainability Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Environmental impact of materials; life-cycle assessment; material selection to optimize performance; design, evaluation, and production of green construction materials.
CE 439 Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Design Capstone Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Integrative design project in geotechnical, infrastructure materials, and pavement engineering. Strong emphasis on incorporating sustainability and environmentally-friendly concepts in geotechnical and materials engineering.
CED 152 Community Development Concepts and Practice Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Concepts and practice of community development. Health of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources are central to sustainable community development.
CED 155 Science, Technology and Public Policy Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences This course will survey the main issues that relate science and technology to public policy. Sustainability issues are one focus.
CED 201 Introductory Environmental and Resource Economics Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Apply principles of economics to analyze environmental protection policies and natural resource use decisions. Examine contemporary policy issues.
CED 309 Land Use Dynamics Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Theory of land use and land use decision-making. 
CED 375H Community, Local Knowledge, and Democracy Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Develop an understanding of the processes of community decision making and community development, which ultimately lead to choices that affect the future sustainability of citizens, their families, and their communities.
CED 400N Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Great Lakes Region Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Explore concepts and values distinctive to indigenous ways of knowing in the Great Lakes Region through readings, reflections, and library research.
CED 401 Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing Among the Ojibwe Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Through an intensive cultural engagement students will learn skills important to the pursuit of ethnographic research in cross-cultural contexts.
CED 410 The Global Seminar Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Exploration of critical global issues relevant to sustainable development and the environment.
CED 417 Power, Conflict, and Community Decision Making Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Impact of institutions on human interdependence and behavior, the structure of power, and community decision making and public policy.
CED 427 Society and Natural Resources Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Analysis of the relationships between societal development and enhancement, and natural resources; introduces students to the complexity of environmental and natural resource problems.
CED 429 Natural Resource Economics Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Optimal management of resources; roles of markets and other institutions; resources and economic development; public policy.
CED 450 International Development, Renewable Resources, and the Environment Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Theories of agricultural and economic development, with particular attention to interactions between development, renewable resources, and the environment.
CED 475 CED Integrated Capstone Experience Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences An experiential-learning course that provides a capstone learning experience for seniors in the the Community, Environment and Development major. Topics include interrelationships between community, environment and development; sustainable
development, and case studies.
CED 499A Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Agricultural Sciences Develop viable economic and social development options in vulnerable youth, culminating with three weeks in Kenya.
CHE 423 Chemical Energy Technology Chemical Engineering
Engineering An overview of current and prospective chemical energy storage and conversion technologies. Emphasis is on technical details of the individual technologies, supplemented by basic overviews of climate change data, sustainability terminology and
life-cycle analysis, and energy forecasting.
CIED 440 Introduction to Philosophy of Education Education Policy Studies   Education Introduction to the examination of educational theory and practice from philosophical perspectives, classical and contemporary. Includes a series of lessons on the ability to articulate the ethical dimensions of sustainability.
COMM 405 Political Economy of Communications Film-Video and Media Studies
Communications Structure and functions of American and other mass communications systems and their relationship to political and economic systems. Issues of relevance to sustainability are addressed.
COMM 420 Research Methods in Advertising and Public Relations Advertising/Public Relations
Communications Primary and secondary research methods used in the development of solutions to advertising and public relations problems.
COMM 473 Public Relations Campaigns Advertising/Public Relations
Communications Case studies and problems in publicity and public relations in industry, government, and institutions.  
EARTH 2 The Earth System and Global Change Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Interdisciplinary introduction to the processes, interactions and evolution of the earth’s biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere. Focuses on global-scale changes, both natural and human-induced, including global climate change, destruction of
stratospheric ozone, and tropical deforestation, species extinction, and the loss of biodiversity.
EARTH 100 Environment Earth Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Natural processes and their relationship to anthropogenic influences. General principles of global cycles and the role they play in natural hazards, global warming, ozone depletion, etc.
EARTH 100H Environment Earth: Environment and Energy Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Examination of climate change and energy issues.
EARTH 103 Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Climate predictions for the coming century are utilized to examine potential impacts on regions, sectors of society, and natural ecosystems.
EARTH 104 Climate, Energy and Our Future Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences This course presents the past, present, and possible future response of Earth’s climate to human energy use.
EARTH 105N Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate Change Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Significant natural features of Africa as related to human endeavor; case studies include the Nile, climate change, natural resources.
EARTH 107 Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Processes responsible for formation, diversity, and evolution of coastal landscapes; socioeconomic and policy responses to changes in coastal regions.
EARTH 111 Water: Science and Society Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Understanding connections between communities and surrounding ecosystems; exploration of management techniques for building adaptive, resilient, and sustainable communities and environments.
EARTH 112 Climate Science for Educators Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Concepts of climate sciences highlighted by evidence-based explanations and scientific discourse in preparation for K-6 science teaching
EARTH 150 Dinosaur Extinctions and Other Controversies Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Dinosaur extinctions and other major and controversial events in the history of life.  A major component will be the study of mass extinctions, including examination of patterns of extinction as seen in the fossil record, with an eye toward
current problems in biodiversity.
EARTH 240 Coral Reef Systems Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences The geography, geology, biology ecology and chemistry of coral reef ecosystems; threats to reef environments; and techniques for reef surveying and monitoring; with local geologic and distant modern field studies.
EARTH 297 Fundamentals of Climate Science Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Addresses the meaning, variability and change of climate over time as a result of natural and man-made processes. 
EARTH 400 Earth Sciences Seminar Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Interdisciplinary study of environmental problems in the earth sciences.
EBF 200 Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Resource use decisions and their effect on local, national, and global development.
EBF 483 Introduction to Electricity Markets Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduction to the electric power industry; economics of power generation, transmission and distribution; regulation of electric utilities; deregulated electricity markets.  Topics will include the “smart grid” and impacts of environmental
regulations.
EBF 484 Energy Economics Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Economics of energy demand, production, storage, and pricing; advanced energy policy issues including regulation, climate change, new energy technology.
ECON 413 Economic Growth and the Challenges of World Poverty Economics
Liberal Arts Challenges imposed by poverty; growth; growth rates; microfinance; foreign aid.
ECON 413W Economic Growth and the Challenges of World Poverty Economics
Liberal Arts Challenges imposed by poverty; growth; growth rates; microfinance; foreign aid. Course has a writing focus.
ECON 415 The Economics of Global Climate Change Economics
Liberal Arts Evidence on climate change; economic models of the environment and market failure; cost-benefit analysis of policy options; carbon markets.
ECON 415W The Economics of Global Climate Change Economics
Liberal Arts Evidence on climate change; economic models of the environment and market failure; cost-benefit analysis of policy options; carbon markets. Course has a writing foucs.
ECON 427 Economics of Energy and Energy Security Economics
Liberal Arts Energy economics studies topics related to the supply, energy markets, environmental impacts of energy use, and prospects for energy transitions.
ECON 428 Environmental Economics Economics
Liberal Arts Environmental pollution, the market economy, and optimal resource allocation; alternative control procedures; levels of environmental protection and public policy.
EDSGN 452 Projects in Community Service Engineering School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
Engineering Research and design of appropriate solutions to real-life community-based problems and management of such projects, which focus on either infrastructure solutions or product design. Problems addressed include water and wastewater treatment,
energy generation and distribution, housing, and agriculture.
EDSGN 453 Design for Developing Communities School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
Engineering Seminar series on the context and integrated design of Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship ventures in developing communities.  Students consider how economic, social, cultural, political, and other contextual considerations
are implicated in engineering design. Prepares students working on HESE ventures to create sustainable enterprises in resource-constrained environments.
EDSGN 454 Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Field Experience   School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
Engineering A hands-on integrated learning research and entrepreneurial engagement experience for students working on various humanitarian projects.
EDTHP 440 Introduction to Philosophy of Education Education Policy Studies
Education Introduction to the examination of educational theory and practice from philosophical perspectives, classical and contemporary. Includes a series of lessons on the ability to articulate the ethical dimensions of sustainability.
EGEE 101 Energy and the Environment Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.
EGEE 102 Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Exposure to energy efficiency in day-to-day life to save money and energy, and thereby protect the environment.
EGEE 401 Energy in a Changing World Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy is in transition, with increasing environmental constraints, transitioning energy policies, supply disruption, international pressure on climate change compliance and competition for energy. Energy transitions, approaches, and outcomes
are addressed.
EGEE 412 Green Engineering & Environmental Compliance Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Material and energy flows as they relate to industrial systems, environmental concerns, pollution prevention, and the development of clean technologies.
EGEE 420 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Fundamental principles of electrochemical engineering, hydrogen production and storage, and the design and application of the main types of fuel cells.
EGEE 437 Design of Solar Energy Conversion Systems Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences A review of fundamental concepts in solar energy conversion including photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal conversion systems.
EGEE 438 Wind and Hydropower Energy Conversion Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Principles of sustainability and renewable energy conversion with emphasis on wind and hydrokinetic energy resources.
EGEE 439 Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences This course will examine the chemistry of technologies of bio-based sources for power generation and transportation fuels.
EGEE 497B Fuel Production from Biomass: Chemistry and Processing Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduction to the chemistry and processing of various biomass sources in order to produce liquid fuelds and materials.
EME 407 Electrochemical Energy Storage Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Electrochemical concepts in energy storage devices, cell construction and materials in batteries and capacitors, testing methods and applications; performance of energy storage technologies and the challenges of improving them to meet demands
for automotive and renewable energy sources.
EME 444 Global Energy Enterprise Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Industry perspective on the resources, technologies, engineering approaches and externalities involved in satisfying worldwide energy demand profitably and sustainably.
EME 466 Energy and Sustainability in Society Energy and Mineral Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Capstone course in energy technology and policy options for reduced-carbon communities, covering agent/stakeholder relations, sustainability, communication and public engagement.
EMSC 101 Resource Wars College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences An analysis of natural resources and how competition for them shapes national and international cultures and geopolitics. Cultural questions might include how the digital age impact resource control and trade, how global resource distribution
impacts energy security and utilization, and how international resource competition impacts the climate.
EMSC 121 Minerals and Modern Society   College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Production and use of mineral resources in modern society with an emphasis on the interrelationships and their effect on the Earth system.
EMSC 150 Out of the Fiery Furnace College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences A history of materials, energy, and humans, with emphasis on their interrelationships.
EMSC 240N Energy and Sustainability in Contemporary Culture College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Critical evaluation of selected media (e.g., books, film) in contemporary culture on topics related to energy and sustainability.
EMSC 302 Orientation to Energy and Sustainability Policy College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences A group seminar with topics that are designed to provide an initial understanding of program outcomes: energy industry knowledge, global perspective, analytical skills, communication skills, and sustainability ethics.
EMSC 420 Energy and Modern Society College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.
ENGL 179 Exploring the Literature of Food: Current Trends in American Food Writing and Environmentalism English
Liberal Arts Students read and discuss texts that have helped popularize the need and the techniques for paying more attention to what we put into our bodies and how the way food is produced impacts the environment.  Includes visits to 3 farms tied
to the local food economy in State College.
ENGL 181A Adventure Literature: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay English
Liberal Arts Examines the interconnection of culture and nature in the Chesapeake Bay region through the literature of the region. The goal is to see how a distinctive culture derived from the natural circumstances of the Chesapeake, and to understand how
that culture might continue (or not) into the future.
ENGL 181B Adventure Literature: Exploring Cape Cod English
Liberal Arts Examines the interconnection of culture and nature on Cape Cod through considerations of texts in various literary genres that have contributed to development of a distinctive regional identity and culture.
ENGL 181C The Beach: Exploring the Literature of the Atlantic Shore English
Liberal Arts Examines the interconnection of culture and nature in coastal areas of the Atlantic seaboard. Topics include environmental ethics, and how writers represent the relationship between humans and the “wild world”.
ENGL 181D Adventure Literature: Exploring the Literature of American Wilderness English
Liberal Arts Examines the history and cultural impact of wilderness in America.
ENGR 312 Sustainable Energy Entrepreneurship English
Engineering Examines three integrated components of the sustainable energy business: technical adaptability, financial structure , and entrepreneurship.
ENGR 451 Social Entrepreneurship English
Engineering Students develop business models and implementation strategies for “sustainable” social ventures in diverse world regions, that are technologically appropriate, environmentally benign, socially acceptable and economically sustainable.
ENGR 490 Senior Design I English
Engineering Analysis of environmental impacts on a design, designing products for the global environment and discussion on engineering ethics and professionalism.
ENT 222 Honey Bees and Humans Entomology
Agricultural Sciences Discusses the uniqueness of honey bees, exploring topics of biodiversity, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, insect physiology, infectious diseases, host-parasite interactions, food security, the development of agricultural practices across cultures
and time, conservation and the art of communicating science to the public.
ENT 457 Principles of Integrated Pest Management Entomology
Agricultural Sciences Integrated study of pest complexes and their management, emphasizing ecological principles drawing on examples from a range of agricultural, forestry and urban systems.
ERM 151 Careers and Issues in Environmental Resource Management Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Career opportunities and topical issues in the environmental sciences.
ERM 210 Environmental Factors and Their Effect on Your Food Supply Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences An exploration of how urban environmental problems influence our ability to obtain food and natural resources. Differences between sustainable and non-sustainable systems, and efforts to create sustainable human systems.
ERM 300 Basic Principles and Calculations in Environmental Analysis Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences This course will teach basic problem solving skills relevant to environmental resource management. Examples taken from environmental media–air, water, and soil.
ERM 309 Measurement & Monitoring of Hydrologic Systems Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Introduction to measurement and monitoring equipment/techniques commonly used in analyses and design of hydrologic systems.
ERM 402 Foundations of Sustainable Business Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Emphasis on understanding business strategies for enhancing sustainable operations, including issues related to the natural environment and corporate social responsibility.
ERM 411 Legal Aspects of Resource Management Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Legal systems and lawmaking processes; property rights in land, water, and wildlife resources; jurisdictional problems in planning resource use.
ERM 412 Resource Systems Analysis Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences A course in problem solving, as it relates to environmental and resource related issues. The course covers a variety of problems within an environmental context, including mass balance, steady-state, and dynamic problems. 
ERM 413 Case Studies in Ecosystem Management  Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Application of biological, physical, and social science principles to ecosystem management problems; introduction to environmental impact analysis and review.
ERM 430 Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Overview of the direct and indirect effects of air pollutants on terrestrial plants and ecosystems; methods of diagnostics, factors affecting plant response, ecosystem decline and resiliency, pest interactions, assessment of loss and cost/benefit
analysis leading to abatement.
ERM 431 Environmental Toxicology Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Effects of pollutants on animal health at the chemical, physical, and cellular level. General concepts of fate and transport of chemicals in the environment and adverse health effects, including sources and emission of pollutants.
ERM 435 Limnology Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Biogeochemistry and natural history of freshwater ecosystems. Case studies will be used to illustrate and examine pertinent issues (e.g., excessive material loading, introduction to exotic species, habitat fragmentation, and climate change)
that can alter the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems, and formulate solutions.
ERM 440 Chemistry of the Environment: Air, Water, and Soil Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences A global perspective of the chemical principles, composition and processes that operate within and between air, water, and soil enviornments. The course will link theoretical chemistry concepts to real-world environmental problems.
ERM 447 Stream Restoration Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Stream restoration including fluvial geomorphology, stream classification, impairment, sediment transport, stable stream design, and watershed assessment; how human activities and infrastructure impact the health of a stream.
ERM 450 Wetland Conservation Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Wetland types, classification, functions and values; hydrology, soils, and plants; introduction to wetland identification and delineation; wetland regulations; restoration of degraded wetlands and wetland creation, and construction of wetlands
for pollution abatement.
ERM 497 Water Economics and Policy Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences The course will provide economic concepts and analytical methods used for analysis of water resource management and water policy. Topics will include water project evaluation, economic values from water quantity and quality, water rights, etc.
ERM 497A The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Issues and Careers in Complex Environmental Problem Solving Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences An in-depth exploration of issues related to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, with an emphasis on pollutants impacting water quality, and the long history of efforts to improve Bay watershed health.
ERM 499A International Ecosystem: Costa Rica Environmental Study Tour Environmental Resource Management Program
Agricultural Sciences Environmental issues in Costa Rica will include disparate topics such as climate, fair trade issues, waste management practices, sustainability issues, ectourism, land use and biodiversity issues.
ESC 97S Respect the Environment: Designing New, Bioabsorable Medical Implants and New Green Energy Storage Devices Engineering Science and Mechanics   Engineering Discussion of technological advancements for limiting the amount of ‘waste left behind’ in two very different fields: the human body and nature. Analysis of a new field of bioabsorable, non-toxic biomedical implants and development of environmentally
respectful energy storage devices.
FOR 201 Global Change and Ecosystems Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Topics include: global change factors, the diversity of Earth’s ecosystems, global change impacts, and ecosystem services and the coupling of human and natural systems. Course aim to develop an understanding of the many relationships between
society and natural systems.
FOR 303 Herbaceous Forest Plant Identification and Ecology Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Survey of common herbaceous plant taxa occurring within forested habitats in Pennsylvania and eastern North America. Botanical characteristics, ecological/ environmental interrelations, commercial/ economic importance, and field specimen collection
methods are covered.
FOR 401 Urban Forest Management Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Provides a broad exploration of planning for and managing trees and natural landscapes to support development of human communities.
FOR 403 Invasive Forest Plants: Identification, Ecology, and Management Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Survey of common nonnative (“exotic”) herbs, forbs, shrubs, trees, and vines that invade forested habitats in Pennsylvania and the region. Field identification, life history traits, ecosystem-related challenges and problems, and management options
and considerations are reviewed.
FOR 410 Elements of Forest Ecosystem Management Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Fundamentals of forest ecosystem management for goods and services.
FOR 418 Agroforestry: Science, Design, and Practice Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Agroforestry is the intentional design of land use systems that combine tree crops with plants and/or animals in a manner that seeks to promote ecological and economic benefits within the landscape.
FOR 421 Silviculture Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences The application of the principles of forest ecology to control of establishment, composition, and growth of forest stands.
FOR 430 Conservation Biology Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences The application of biological principles to issues in the conservation of biodiversity. Emphasis on application of principles to protection and restoration of biological diversity in natural ecosystems disturbed by human activities.
FOR 440 Forest and Conservation Economics Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences The role and application of economics and finance to forest resource conservation and management. Current issues in forest management and economics such as climate change, bioenergy and tropical deforestation.
FOR 450 Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Addresses human needs and desires, from individuals to nations, for social, ecological, and economic benefits derived from natural resource decisions.
FOR 488Y Global Forest Conservation Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Ecological, economic, technological, and political aspects of forested ecosystems in a global context, emphasizing tropical and developing countries.
GD 304 Practical Communications Integrative Arts
Arts and Architecture Practical design experience for students through design/publicity problems from the University and community non-profit organizations.
GEOG 1N Global Parks and Sustainability Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduction to U.S. and global protected areas, with a focus on historical and emerging trends in conservation, sustainability, and socio-ecological systems
GEOG 2N Apocalypic Geogaphies: How can we prevent the end of the world? Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Explores various visions of the apocalypse and their relevance for addressing major contemporary social, ecological, and economic issues, including global climate change, nuclear war, the growing refugee crisis, the breakdown of democratic governance,
economic recession and forms of everyday violence and social fracture.
GEOG 3N Food and the Future Environment Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduces students to the multiple connections of people and the environment through the dynamics of food and the places where it is produced, processed, and consumed.
GEOG 30N Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduction to theory, methods, history and contemporary issues in global and regional relationships between human activity and the physical environment.
GEOG 40 World Regional Geography Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Examines a number of contemporary themes — such as globalization, development, diversity, conflicts, human rights, streams of migration, social capital, and environmental justice — while maintaining a focus on regional variation in these global
patterns and processes.
GEOG 97 Global Sustainability and International Parks Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Survey of U.S. and global parks and protected areas, with focus on emerging trends in sustainability, conservation, and socio-ecological systems.
GEOG 110 Climates of the World Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduction to climatology, including principal processes of the global climatic system and their variation over space and time. Human-climate relationships are one of five themes in this course.
GEOG 122 The American Scene Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Historical perspectives on the social and cultural forces associated with the production of distinctive American landscapes.
GEOG 123 Geography of Developing World Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences  Patterns of poverty in poor countries; conventional and non-conventional explanations; focus on solutions; case studies of specific regions. Concepts discussed include modernization, traditional society, overpopulation, green revolution
agriculture, etc.
GEOG 124 Elements of Cultural Geography Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Locational analysis of changes in non-Western cultures. Problems of plural societies, economic development, population growth, and settlement. Goal is for students to develop a deep and multidimensional understanding of how social identities
and the environment are inter-related.
GEOG 311 Landscape Ecology Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Exploration of landscape ecology. Emphasis is placed on how humans have modified landscapes and how species, communities, and ecosystems have responded to these changes.
GEOG 333 Human Dimensions of Natural Hazards Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences An introduction to natural hazards, integrating physical and social science perspectives. Sustainability is one of the themes.
GEOG 412W Climatic Change and Variability Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Theories and observations of past, present, and future climatic change and variability; introduction to techniques used in climatic change research.
GEOG 414 Principles and Applications in Landscape Ecology Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduction to the ways in which spatial patterns and processes operate in an ecological context. Landscape ecology is poised to address contemporary challenges in sustainability science, land management, and conservation.
GEOG 430 Human Use of Environment Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences The human use of resources and ecosystems and social causes and consequences of environmental degradation in different parts of the world; development of environmental policy and management strategies.
GEOG 431 Geography of Water Resources Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Perspectives on water as a resource and hazard for human society; water resource issues in environmental and regional planning.
GEOG 432 Energy Policy Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Analysis, formulation, implementation, and impacts of energy-related policies, regulations, and initiatives. Emphasis on tailoring energy policy to meet not just economic goals but also environmental and social goals. Creates a global perspective
from which to approach energy policy challenges.
GEOG 434 Politics of the Environment Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Explores politics related to the use, transformation, valuation, and representation of the environment.
GEOG 436 Ecology, Economy, and Society Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Analyses of major themes in ecology and economic development, poverty- alleviation, and sustainability.
GEOG 438W Human Dimensions of Global Warming Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Human dimensions of climate change: human causes, human consequences, and policy implications of global warming.
GEOG 439 Property and the Global Environment Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Theoretical and empirical relationships between multiple legal, economic, and cultural approaches to property, and environmental quality and conflicts.
GEOG 444 African Resources and Development Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Ecological and cultural factors in the geography of Africa; natural resources and development.
GEOG 469 Energy Industry Applications of GIS Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Roles of geographic information systems in energy siting decisions focusing on electric energy transmission networks. Topics include environmental, wildlife, and land use criteria for siting.
GEOG 487 Environmental Applications of GIS Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Real-world applications of GIS and spatial analysis to investigate a variety of current environmental issues including the spread of invasive species, wetland monitoring and restoration, environmental justice, biodiversity and carbon sequestration.
GEOG 493 Environmental Issues Across the Americas Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences An interdisciplinary environmental problem-solving course, with emphasis placed on emerging sustainability challenges in Peru.
GEOG 494 Research Project in Geography Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
GEOG 497A Global Change Ecology: Understanding Earth System Resistance & Resilience Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Explores the impacts of human-driven change on ecosystems; participants apply ecological principles to strive for a healthier planet.
GEOG 497A Geographies of Justice: Environment, Society and Development Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Examines the origins of social and environmental justice in the United States and their application globally.
GEOG 498 Special Topics Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences All course topics listed in this series deal with various sustainability issues in South Africa.
GEOG 210 Geographic Perspectives on Environmental Systems Science Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences This lecture, lab and field-based course explores Earth’s physical environment and its interactions with human activities.
GEOG 220W Perspectives on Human Geography Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences Major themes will investigate how cultural, economic, political, and environmental interactions relate to geographic processes.
GEOG 230 Geographic Perspectives on Environment, Society and Sustainability Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences The course uses a geographic perspective to understand how differently these linkages are shaped in various ecological and cultural settings around the globe.
GEOG 260 Geographic Information in a Changing World: Introduction to GIScience Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences In a rapidly changing world, detailed, up-to-date geographic data are indispensable ingovernance, commerce, security, public health, and many other domains
GEOG 310 Introduction to Global Climatic Systems Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences This intermediate-level course in Climatology emphasizes geographic patterns of interannual climate variability (climate variations) and physical processes responsible for those variations (climate dynamics).
GEOG 410 Climatic Change and Variability Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences This course introduces students to the physical dimensions of climate change and variability over a variety of temporal and spatial scales.
GEOG 332N Science and policy of global greenhouse gas emissions and management Geography
Earth and Mineral Sciences This interdomain course introduces students to the science and policy of greenhouse gas emissions. 
GEOSC 2 Historical Geology Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences History of the earth and its life; fundamentals of evolution, correlation, and paleogeography. “The basic governing concepts of historical geology are of critical importance to a proper evaluation of environmental, resource-management and other
key human problems.”
GEOSC 40 The Sea Around Us Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Introduction to marine sciences and the world ocean, including physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of oceanography. Seeks to illuminate how the ocean will respond to increased anthropogenic pressure.
GEOSC 303 Introduction to Environmental Geology Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Origin of earth and earth materials; natural resources, geologic barriers and hazards, and relationships to human use of the environment.
GEOSC 320 Geology of Climate Change Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Geologic evidence for climate change and mechanisms of change, especially from the Ice Age through the near future.
GEOSC 402 Natural Disasters Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Case studies of the causes and consequences of natural disasters; analysis of disaster impact in different economic, cultural, and social conditions. Focuses on both the physical processes of selected natural hazards and the human systems that
have developed to minimize the impact of natural disasters.
GEOSC 450 Risk Analysis in the Earth Sciences Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences An introduction to concepts and methods of quantitative risk anlaysis with focus on water, climate, and energy related risks.
GEOSC 451 Natural Resources: Origins, Economics and Environmental Impact Geosciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences Geologic, economic and environmental issues related to exploitation of non-renewable natural resources
GLIS 101N Globalization Global and International Studies Program
Liberal Arts Explores how people and nations confront globalization; topics include the cultures and identities of individuals and organizations, now and in the past, through the natural environment, populations, human rights, and patterns of conflict and
peace.
GLIS 102N Global Pathways Global and International Studies Program
Liberal Arts Introduces students to five pathways to thinking about global issues today: Global Conflict, Health & Environment, Culture & Identity, Wealth & Inequality, and Human Rights.
HIST 109 Introduction to U.S. Environmental History History
Liberal Arts An introduction to the changing relationships between human beings and the natural world in American history.
HIST 110 Nature and History History
Liberal Arts Introduction to the history of human relationships with nature throughout the world. A key goal is to provide the historical context necessary to construct a thoughtful appreciation of the environmental dilemmas of our time.
HIST 111 American Food System: History, Technology, and Culture History
Liberal Arts Evolution of U.S. agricultural production and food consumption patterns, the food industry and food marketing. One of two core themes is “considering the need and challenge of improving the sustainability of food systems…”.
HIST 453 American Environmental History History
Liberal Arts The history of the ways Americans have used and thought about the environment since 1500.
HM 384 Introduction to Meeting and Event Planning Hospitality Management
Health and Human Development This course provides an overview of the meeting, event, and conference sector of the hospitality industry. Topics include Green Meetings and Sustainability.
HM 432 Contemporary Issues in Restaurant Management Hospitality Management
Health and Human Development A focus on special topics and current events in the restaurant industry. Topics include: Issues related to design and the environment, Social responsibility, Sustainability.
HM 485 Advanced Meeting and Event Planning Hospitality Management
Health and Human Development Students will plan and execute event functions building on content from the introductory course, HM 384. Sustainability and “Green” Events is one topic.
HORT 150N Plants in the Human Context Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Introduction to the relationships between plants and human society. Topics range from botanical pharmaceuticals to global warming/use ofbiofuels, and from culture-specific rotten foods to genetically-modified plants.
IB 404 Contemporary Issues in International Business Risk Management
Business Covers current topics in international and global business that form the framework for understanding business decisions. Uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore broad changes in the international environment at the economic, political,
cultural, environmental, and social levels by focusing on several themes that represent the complexity of global issues that affect business.
IB 497 Sustainability and International Business Risk Management
Business Addresses the meaning, variability and change of climate over time as a result of natural and man-made processes. 
INTAG 100 Introduction to International Agriculture International Agriculture Minor
Agricultural Sciences Survey of agriculture and food production in developing countries; focus on small traditional farmers, their methods, and socioeconomic environment. 
INTAG 470A Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Lecture International Agriculture Minor
Agricultural Sciences Explores key similarities and differences in the food and agricultural systems of the United States and France.  Topics include the structure of agricultural and environmental policies, the use agricultural land for biofuel production,
organic agriculture, food safety, etc.
INTAG 470B Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Travel International Agriculture Minor
Agricultural Sciences Travel component of INTAG 470A.
JST 405 Ancient Jewish Traditions and Modern Food Movements Jewish Studies Program
Liberal Arts Jewish laws, customs and attitudes with regard to food production, agricultural policy and eating from biblical to modern times. Sustainability is a major topic.
LARCH 241 Ecological Principles for Landscape Design Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture The development of basic ecological knowledge that becomes the basis for sensitive ecological design. Students will learn the characteristics of healthy ecosystems and will begin to cover the adverse impacts that can result from failure to apply
sound ecological principles in design and planning.
LARCH 312 Design and Theory IV: Site and Community Design Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture An introduction to master planning and community design.  One course objective is to develop expertise in the analysis and assessment of the natural, cultural, social and experiential facets of sites and their surroundings. Develop awareness
that even small, individual site design requires an understanding of larger environmental and cultural contexts.
LARCH 341 Plants, People and Place: Plants in Landscape Architectural Design Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture The ecological, historic, and aesthetic values of native and ornamental herbaceous and woody plants and their use in landscape design. Addresses the management and protection of sensitive native plant communities, the value of plants in the
management of storm-water and the protection of soil resources, and the critical role of plants in sustainable design.
LARCH 414 Design and Theory V: Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture Review of landscape architectural theories and issues; supports development of comprehensive design study and/or independent honors (Thesis-Based) design projects. Course Objectives include: To be exposed to the rigor and challenges of developing
and implementing one’s own design expertise in the context of a specific environmental concern.
LARCH 424 Design Theory Seminar Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture Inquiry-based reading and discussion of design theory literature relevant to contemporary landscape architecture issues.  
LARCH 497B Advanced Ecologically Applied Technologies Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arts and Architecture The science and implementation of green roofs, living walls, bioretention, and constructed wetlands to optimize the design of architecture and landscapes for diverse functions including biodiversity, urban agricutlure, energy conservation, wastewater
attenuation, and aesthetics.
MATH 33 Mathematics for Sustainability Mathematics
Science Mathematical analysis of sustainability; measurement, rates of change, risk and probability, networks; examples.
MATSE 101 Energy and the Environment Material Science and Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.
MATSE 492 Materials Engineering Methodology and Design Material Science and Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences The use of, and design with, materials in industrial applications. Considers other forces acting on the design process, such as economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, social and political concerns.
MATSE 493 Materials Science and Engineering Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Project Material Science and Engineering
Earth and Mineral Sciences Multidisciplinary industry-sponsored and community service-based design projects, that meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, sustainability,
and engineering standards.
ME 97S First Year Seminar Mechanical Engineering   Engineering The course involves a hands-on laboratory with integrated discussions regarding the hybrid electric vehicle.
ME 441 Thermal Systems Design Project Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Design of thermal systems through component design and/or selection, system simulation and optimization. Assessment of system economics and energy efficiency.
ME 442 Advanced Vehicle Design I Mechanical Engineering
Engineering The focus is advanced powertrain technology for personal transportation vehicles. Broader aspects of energy efficiency, security, and sustainability also will be discussed.
ME 443 Advanced Vehicle Design II Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Part 2 of a two course sequence on advanced powertrain technology for personal transportation vehicles. Broader aspects of energy efficiency, security, and sustainability also will be discussed.
METEO 2 Our Changing Atmosphere: Personal and Societal Consequences Meteorology
Earth and Mineral Sciences A survey of meteorology emphasizing how the nature of our lives, individually/societally, depends upon atmospheric structure, quality, and processes. Data sets are provided that enable the students to investigate climate change patterns and
to assess the causes of these changes. explore the governmental policy implications and responses to a variety of climate threats (including global warming, ozone depletion and urban pollution and heat islands).
METEO 122 Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wind Meteorology
Earth and Mineral Sciences Students will learn about the effect of weather on plants, animals, and humans. Emphasis is also given to human impacts on weather and climate.
METEO 469 From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming Meteorology
Earth and Mineral Sciences Fundamental scientific principles behind climate change and global warming, and exploration of issues involving climate change impacts and mitigation, and the societal, environmental, and economic implications of policies governing greenhouse
gas emissions
METEO 470 Climate Dynamics Meteorology
Earth and Mineral Sciences The fundamental principles that govern Earth’s climate and their relevance to past and future climate change.
METEO 133N Ethics of Climate Change Meteorology
Earth and Mineral Sciences Climate change is not only a political, economic, and social crisis, it presents one of the great moral problems of our time. This course will cover the science, policy, and ethics of climate change. 
MGMT 451 Business, Ethics, and Society Management and Organization
Business Advanced examination of social, ethical, legal, economic, equity, environmental, public policy, and political influences on managerial decisions and strategies.
MKTG 497 Sustainability for Consumers, Firms, and Societies Marketing
Business Designed to help students approach sustainability as business opportunities for innovations, which can be used in both defensive (protect existing business) and offensive (develop new business) strategies. Students will be asked to identify
sustainability-related needs, measure willingness to pay for a few selected needs, select a most promising need, and then come up with a new product and/or service concept that will address it.
NUTR 430 Global Food Strategies: Problems and Prospects for Reducing World Hunger Nutritional Sciences
Agricultural Sciences Technological, social, and political solutions to providing basic food needs; food resources, population, and the environment; current issues.
PHIL 13 Philosophy, Nature, and the Environment Philosophy
Liberal Arts Competing historical and contemporary conceptions of nature, their philosophical foundations, and their implications for environmental problems and public policy.
PHIL 118 Introduction to Environmental Philosophy Philosophy
Liberal Arts Considers the moral status of the environment and applies ethical theory to issues such as preservation, hunger, pollution, and sustainability.
PHIL 132 Introduction to Bioethics Philosophy
Liberal Arts Studies questions of ethics in relation to biotechnology research and implementation, genetic engineering, medicine, animal and human rights.
PHIL 403 Environmental Ethics Philosophy
Liberal Arts Examines ethical theories, justice, rights, community, and human values revolving around such issues as preservation, conservation, pollution, sustainability, and population.
PHIL 418 Ethics Philosophy
Liberal Arts Examines ethical theories, justice, rights, community, and human values revolving around such issues as preservation, conservation, pollution, sustainability, and population.
PHIL 418W Ethics Philosophy
Liberal Arts Examines ethical theories, justice, rights, community, and human values revolving around such issues as preservation, conservation, pollution, sustainability, and population. Course has a writing focus.
PHIL 133N Ethics of Climate Change Philosophy
Liberal Arts Climate change is not only a political, economic, and social crisis, it presents one of the great moral problems of our time. 
PHOTO 402 Photographic Narratives Visual Arts
Arts and Architecture The development of a photographic project that leads to the creation of a handmade book.
PLANT 461 Emerging Issues in Plant Sciences Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Capstone course that explores interdisciplinary topics in the plant sciences today, with a focus on balancing plant production with environmental conservation.  Topics include conservation cropping systems and tillage, soil health; transgenic
crops; managing landscapes for ecosystem services, climate change, pest and nutrient management alternatives; biofuels; urbanization and regional food systems.
PLSC 135 The Politics of the Ecological Crisis Political Science
Engineering The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world’s resources.
PPEM 430 Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology 
Agricultural Sciences An overview of direct and indirect effects of air pollution on terrestrial plants and ecosystems.
PSYCH 297 Special Topics Psychology   Liberal Arts Formal course given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
PSYCH 419 Psychology and a Sustainable World Psychology
Liberal Arts Relationships between humans and the natural world and psychological factors contributing to
environmental problems and sustainable solutions.
PSYCH 490 Senior Seminar in Psychology Psychology
Liberal Arts Capstone experience for senior psychology majors; review of current research literature; topics vary. 
RLST 131 Introduction to Bioethics Religious Studies
Liberal Arts Studies questions of ethics in relation to biotechnology research and implementation, genetic engineering, medicine, animal and human rights.
RLST 133N Ethics of Climate Change Religious Studies
Liberal Arts Climate change is not only a political, economic, and social crisis, it presents one of the great moral problems of our time. This course will cover the science, policy, and ethics of climate change.
RM 425 Business and Environmental Regulation Risk Management
Business Explores the interplay between environmental laws and property rights and includes topics such as; common law regulation of the environment, government power and private rights, zoning, protecting endangered species, regulating the transportation
and storage of hazardous materials, and Federal regulation of water quality.
RM 450 Contemporary Issues in Real Estate Markets Risk Management
Business Historical performance, land use issues, market valuation, real estate development, public policy issues.
RPTM 297A Outdoor School Counselor Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Students act as mentors and overnight cabin counselors for elementary-aged school children in an outdoor education program offered through Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center; lessons and activities relate to natural history, ecosystems and
group dynamics. 
RPTM 297D Sustainable Tourism and the Environment Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Human impact on natural resources and sustainable tourism in the South Pacific.
RPTM 297I Peer Education for Sustainability Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development An immersive experience in peer education for sustainability. Peer education embraces the idea that memebers of the community, rather than ouside experts, are in the best position to encourage choices for sustainable living.
RPTM 300Y Tourism and Leisure Behavior Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Examination of the impact of recreational sociocultural, governmental, economic, and physical environment on the leisure traveler within the tourism industry.
RPTM 320 Recreation Resource Planning and Management Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Relationship between leisure behavior and natural environment. Exploration of natural resources which enhance leisure. introduction to managing the recreational use of U.S. lands, waters, and wildlife.
RPTM 325 Principles of Environmental Interpretation Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Introduction, history, practice, and principles of contemporary interpretive activities common to natural and cultural history program sites.
RPTM 330 Adventure-Based Program Leadership Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Both theoretical and experiential components are included as the role of the leader in outdoor adventure programs is examined. Leave no trace environmental ethics is one of the topics addressed.
RPTM 430 Environmental Education Methods and Materials Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Methods and materials for developing, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs within formal and non-formal educational settings.
RPTM 497A Social and Environmental Sustainability: Applications in the Tourism Industry Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
RPTM 497B Discovery Trip Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Students participate in a ten day trip through New England visiting exemplary Outdoor and Environmental Education Facilities.
RSOC 134 Sustainable Agriculture Science and Policy Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education   Agricultural Sciences The science, socio-economics, and politics of managing food and fiber production systems. Sustainability implications of current practices and future options.
SC 200 Science in Our World: Certainty and Controversy College of Science 
Science Aimed at making non-scientists more informed consumers of science, by improving their ability to distinguish good from bad science, and science from non-science. Topics include the distinction between scientific controversies and scientific
subjects with controversial implications (e.g., global climate change).
SCIED 112 Climate Science for Educators Curriculum and Instruction
Education Concepts of climate sciences highlighted by evidence-based explanations and scientific discourse in preparation for K-6 science teaching.
SCIED 297A Outdoor School Counselor Curriculum and Instruction
Education Students act as mentors and overnight cabin counselors for elementary-aged school children in an outdoor education program offered through Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center; lessons and activities relate to natural history, ecosystems and
group dynamics. 
SCIED 297B Fundamentals of Climate Change Curriculum and Instruction
Education Addresses the meaning, variability and change of climate over time as a result of natural and man-made processes. 
SCIED 457 Environmental Science Education Curriculum and Instruction
Education Philosophy, techniqus, and skills for teaching environmental science to children, including curriculum development, fieldwork, and the use of appropriate technologies. Topics include the interrelationship of science, technology and society,
and environmental quality and resource management practices.
SOC 5 Social Problems Sociology
Liberal Arts Current social problems such as economic, racial, and gender inequalities; social deviance and crime; population, environmental, energy, and health problems.
SOC 448 Environmental Sociology Sociology
Liberal Arts Examination of the relationship between the physical environment and society.
SOILS 71 Environmental Sustainability Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Introduction to environmental science, exploring sustainable human- environment interactions with examples from environmental soil science.
SOILS 101 Introductory Soil Science Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Soil properties and processes and relationships to land use, plant growth, environmental quality, and society. Impact of land use and management decisions on agricultural productivity and sustainability, environmental and ecological health,
and on community relationships.
SOILS 418 Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Comprehensive review of nutrient flow in animal agricultural systems, environmental regulations, and environmental stewardship practices.
SOILS 419 Soil Environmental Chemistry Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Introduction to chemical constituents and processes occurring in soils. Topics include mineral weathering, soil solution chemistry and adsorption of solutes. The students will also be able to link theoretical concepts to real life environmental
problems.
SOILS 422 Natural Resources Conservation and Community Sustainability Plant Science
Agricultural Sciences Conservation, land-use, and community (soil, water, air, plants, animals, and humans) impacting quality of life and sense of place.
STS 427W Society and Natural Resources Science, Technology and Society
Agricultural Sciences Analysis of the relationships between societal development and enhancement, and natural resources; introduces students to the complexity of environmental and natural resource problems.
STS 47 Wilderness, Technology, and Society Science, Technology and Society
Engineering Impact of developments in science, literature, and art on changing attitudes toward nature; consequences for conservation, preservation, environmental ethics.
STS 100 Science, Technology, and Culture Science, Technology and Society
Engineering Philosophy, techniqus, and skills for teaching environmental science, including curriculum development, fieldwork, and the use of appropriate technologies.
STS 135 The Politics of the Ecological Crisis Science, Technology and Society
Engineering The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world’s resources.
STS 150 Out of the Fiery Furnace Science, Technology and Society
Engineering A history of materials, energy, and humans, with emphasis on their interrelationships.
STS 200 Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Science, Technology and Society
Engineering An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives. Topics include resources, energy, policy, the environment, meeting world food needs, ethics, etc.
STS 201 Climate Change, Energy, and Biodiversity Science, Technology and Society
Engineering Studies of global warming, energy options, and biodiversity; their interrelations as sciences and as societal issues.
STS 245 Globalization, Technology, and Ethics Science, Technology and Society
Engineering An investigation of technology and ethics in the globalized world from contemporary, socio-cultural, and historical perspectives. Students will broaden their understanding of engineering, technology, and culture and then be given an introduction
to how one makes ethical decisions about that world.
STS 420 Energy and Modern Society Science, Technology and Society
Engineering Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.
SUR 462 Parcel-Based Geospatial Information Systems School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
Engineering Acquisition and processing of land parcel data; development of land information system and applications in geospatial information technology; discussion of the different perceptions of land held by people and cultures around the world, and the
importance of managing land and its resources in an effective manner so as to ensure its sustainability.
SUST 200 Foundations of Leadership in Sustainability Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Science, ethics, and leadership in social, environmental, and economic sustainability
SUST 150N The Science of Sustainable Development Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development This course will focus on how human society depends on the environment for its continued existence. Topics include ecosystem conservation, sustainability of food systems with special reference to the water-food-energy nexus, and current and
future trends in urbanization. 
SUST 242N Issues in Sustainability Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Health and Human Development Students will read, write, and think integratively by considering the humanistic values of sustainability and how those values are connected to the political, social, and cultural forces that shape sustainable activities.
WFS 209 Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Survey of current and historical issues in wildlife and fisheries conservation; emphasis on vertebrate biodiversity, habitat management and protection, and populations.
WFS 430 Conservation Biology Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences The application of biological principles to issues in the conservation of biodiversity. Emphasis on application of principles to protection and restoration of biological diversity in natural ecosystems disturbed by human activities.
WFS 440 Natural Resources Public Relations Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Integration of public relations concepts with principles of natural resources management at the community level. Topics include sustainability, stewardship, ecosystem management, and conservation.
WFS 450 Wetland Conservation Ecosystem Science and Management
Agricultural Sciences Wetland types, classification, functions and values; hydrology, soils, and plants; introduction to wetland identification and delineation; wetland regulations.