Sustainability Studies Courses

Sustainability Electives by Content Area

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Sustainability in the Natural Sciences

Biology 112 - The Ocean Environment

Biology 143 - Ecology and Environmental Issues

Biology 314 - General Ecology

Biology 402 - Community Ecology

Biology 471 - Marine Microbiology

Biology 499 – Capstone Seminar (Approved Topics Only)

  • Biodiversity in a Changing World
  • Forest Ecology
  • Human Impacts on the Marine Environment
  • Environmental Impacts on Development

Bioengineering 162 - Designing a Healthier Planet and its People

Civil & Environmental Engineering 304 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering 325 - Water Resources Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering 419 - Advanced Traffic Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering 430 – Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Approved Topics Only)

  • Atmosphere & Environment

Chemistry 130 - Chemistry and the Environment

Marine Science 105 - Introductory Ocean Science

Marine Science 110 - Natural Hazards and the Ocean

Marine Science 115 – Introduction to Climate Sciences

Mechanical Engineering 422 - Energy Conversion

Mechanical Engineering 427 - Fuel Cells

Mechanical Engineering 490 - Special Topics (Approved Topics Only)

  • Atmosphere & Environment
  • Marine Hydrodynamics & Propulsion
  • Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Physics 162 - Science, Technology & Society II: The Environment

Physics 171 - Planet Earth I

Physics 172 - Planet Earth II

Physics 183 – Introduction to Global Climate Change

Physics 419 - Advanced Traffic Engineering


 

Sustainability in Economy, Society, and Policy

Economics 107 - Economics of Pollution

Economics 337 - Environmental Economics

Economics 360 - Cost-Benefit Analysis

Economics 461 – Urban Economics

Engineering 303 - Engineering Economics

History 314 – History of Urban America

Management 120 – Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Management 312 - Legal Framework of Business

Political Science 234 - Sustainability on Campus

Political Science 235 – Environmental Policy

Political Science 313 - Urban Politics

Political Science 315 – Public Policy in America

Political Science 347 - Environmental Law

Political Science 348 – Ocean Policy and Law

Political Science 381 - Topics in International Relations (Approved Topics Only)

  • Arctic Policy
  • The Politics of Animals

Political Science 384 - International Law & Organization

Political Science 385 - Politics of Global Climate Change

Political Science 474 - Global Environmental Politics

Sociology/Anthropology 334 - Food, Feast, and Famine

Sociology/Anthropology 338 – Population, Environment and Culture

Sociology/Anthropology 350 – Readings in Sociological & Anthropological Literature (Approved Topics Only)

  • Maritime Communities
  • Sustainable Cities

Sociology/Anthropology 367 - Culture, Power, and Inequality in a Globalized World

Sociology/Anthropology 381 - Social Impact of Science and Technology

Sociology/Anthropology 386 - Sustainability in Action

Urban Studies 201 – City Life: Introduction to Urban Studies


 

Sustainability in the Arts, Thought, and Media

Art History 322 - Art of the City

Art History 349 - Architecture and Sustainability in American Post-Industrial Cities

English 200 - Studies in Literature (Approved Topics Only)

  • Environmental Literature
  • Reading and Writing about the Ocean

English 357 - Special Topics in Rhetorical Studies (Approved Topics Only)

  • Environmental Communication

Fine Arts 223 - Nature Drawing I

Fine Arts 224 - Nature Drawing II

Philosophy 307 – Ecofeminism

Philosophy 341 – Philosophy of the Good Life

Sociology/Anthropology 344 – Cultures of Memory

Women's & Gender Studies 307 - Ecofeminism

 

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