Sustainability Studies Courses

Sustainability Electives by Content Area

NOTE: This is not the list of current or upcoming classes. Click here for current and upcoming courses and course descriptions.

Sustainability in the Natural Sciences

Sustainability in Economy, Society & Policy

Sustainability in the Arts, Thought, & Media

 

Sustainability in the Natural Sciences

Biology 103 – Topics in Biology (Listed Topics Only)

  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • Conservation Biology

Biology 112 – The Ocean Environment

Biology 143 – Ecology and Environmental Issues

Biology 314 – General Ecology

Biology 402 – Community Ecology

Biology 411 – Proseminar (Listed Topics Only)

Biology 471 – Marine Microbiology

Biology 499 – Capstone Seminar (Listed Topics Only)

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

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 (Listed 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 435 – Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Mechanical Engineering 490 – Special Topics (Listed 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 419 – Advanced Traffic Engineering

 

Sustainability in Economy, Society, and Policy

Black Studies 391 – Topics in African History (Listed Topics Only)

  • Women and Gender in Africa
  • Environmental Policy

Crime & Justice Studies 345 – Environments of Justice

Economics 107 – Economics of Pollution

Economics 337 – Environmental Economics

Economics 360 – Cost-Benefit Analysis

Economics 461 – Urban Economics

Economics 492 – Senior Seminar (Listed Topics Only)

Engineering 303 – Engineering Economics

History 314 – History of Urban America

History 391 – Topics in African History (Listed Topics Only)

  • Women and Gender in Africa
  • Sustainability on Campus

Management 312Legal Framework of Business

Political Science 234 – Sustainability on Campus

Political Science 261 – Topics in International Relations (Listed Topics Only)

Political Science 312 – Massachusetts Politics

Political Science 313 – Urban Politics

Political Science 315 – Public Policy in America

Political Science 347Environmental Law

Political Science 381 – Topics in International Relations (Listed Topics Only)

  • Arctic Policy
  • The Politics of Animals

Political Science 384 – International Law & Organization

Political Science 385 – Politics of Global Climate Change

Political Science 400 – Seminar in American Politics & Ideas (Listed Topics Only)

  • State and Local Public Policy
  • Global Environmental Politics

Political Science 477 – Topics in International Relations (Listed Topics Only)

Political Science 498 – Capstone Seminar (Listed Topics Only)

  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Environmental Justice

Sociology & Anthropology 211 – Thinking Through Writing in Sociology & Anthropology (Listed Topics Only)

Sociology & Anthropology 334 – Food, Feast, and Famine

Sociology & Anthropology 338 – Population, Environment and Culture

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

  • Maritime Communities
  • Sustainable Cities

Sociology & Anthropology 367 – Culture, Power, and Inequality in a Globalized World

Sociology & Anthropology 381Social Impact of Science and Technology

Sociology & Anthropology 386 – Sustainability in Action

Sociology & Anthropology 420 – Senior Seminar (Listed Topics Only)

  • Commodities & Colonialism
  • American Environmental Policy
  • Arctic Policy
  • Food, Feast & Famine
  • Politics of Global Climate Change
  • Population, Environment & Culture
  • Social Impact of Science & Technology
  • Sustainability in Action
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Urban Politics

Sustainability 350 – Special Topics in Sustainability

Sustainability 450 – Advanced Seminar in Sustainability Studies

  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Women and Gender in Africa

Urban Studies 201 – City Life: Introduction to Urban Studies

Women’s & Gender Studies 391 – Topics in African History (Listed Topics Only)

  • Women and Gender in Africa

 

 

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

Art History 390 – Special Topics in Art History (Listed Topics Only)

  • Industrial Design History
  • Connected Space

Artisanry 300 – Concepts in Artisanry (Listed Topics Only)

Artisanry 379 – Sustainable Textiles

Black Studies 480 – Selected Topic in Black Studies (Listed Topics Only)

  • Race, Archaeology & Justice
  • Social Practice: Alternative Spaces & Structures

Design 300 – Concepts in Design (Listed Topics Only)

English 200 – Studies in Literature (Listed Topics Only)

  • Environmental Literature

English 357 – Special Topics in Rhetorical Studies (Listed 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

Religious Studies 300 – Advanced Topics in Religious Studies (Listed Topics Only)

  • Sacred Spaces
  • Connected Space
  • Environmental Communication
  • Industrial Design History
  • Sacred Spaces
  • Social Practice: Alternative Spaces & Structures
  • World Religions & Spirituality

Sociology & Anthropology 344 – Cultures of Memory

Sustainability 350 – Special Topics in Sustainability

Women's & Gender Studies 307 – Ecofeminism

 

 

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