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Courses

The office provides a database of courses that have a sustainability element which students can browse prior to making their course selections.

In conjunction with the AASHE STARS assessment, the Office of Environmental Sustainability has defined a Sustainablity-Focused course as one that includes all 3 principles of sustainability: Environment, Social, and Economic. A Sustainability-Related course is one that includes at least 2 of the 3 principles of sustainability.

Additionally, the Director is available to come to classes or other organizational activities and discuss a variety of sustainability issues. In the past, we have made presentations to: ODK, Hillel, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; participated in panel discussions for NYPIRG, the National Teach In on Climate Change and UAlbany’s Go Green Initiative kick off; and spoken in climate change, communication, marketing and philosophy classes as well as the G3 program.

Currently Offered Sustainability Courses:


Spring 2015 Undergraduate Courses


Spring 2015 Graduate Courses


Courses Listed in the Academic Bulletin for Spring 2015:

 

Undergraduate Courses - Sustainability Focused or Related

Africana Studies

  • AAFS 224: Cities as People
  • AAFS 270: Geography of Africa
  • AAFS 322: Developing African Nations

Art

  • TART 210: Experiments in Visual Thinking

Anthropology

  • AANT 211: Human Population Biology
  • AANT 233: Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas
  • AANT 334: The Earliest Cities
  • AANT 354: Culture and Economy in a Globalized World
  • AANT 355: Environment, Economy, and Culture
  • AANT 361: Anthropology and Public Policy
  • AANT 372: Urban Anthropology
  • AANT 418: Culture, Environment, and Health

Atmospheric Science

  • AATM 100: The Atmosphere
  • AATM 102: Science and Major Environmental Issues
  • AATM 105: Intro to Climate Change
  • AATM 107: The Oceans
  • AATM 200:  Natural Disasters
  • AATM 210: Atmospheric Structure, Thermodynamics and Circulation
  • AATM 300Z: Solar Energy
  • AATM 304: Air Quality
  • AATM 305: Global Physical Climatology
  • AATM 306: Climate Variability and Change
  • AATM 307: Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
  • AATM 315: Environmental Statistics
  • AATM 404: Oceans and Climate
  • AATM 405: Water and Climate Change
  • AATM 414: Air Pollution Meteorology
  • AATM 415: Climate Laboratory

Biology

  • ABIO 222: Biological Consequences of Global Climate Change
  • ABIO 308: Parasitic Diseases and Human Welfare
  • ABIO 311: World Food Crisis
  • ABIO 327: Experimental Ecology
  • ABIO 427: Grazing in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Business

  • BBUS 400: Intro to Entrepreneurship

Chemistry

  • ACHM 100: Chemistry and Sustainability (offered for Spring 2016)

Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies

  • AEAC 160: China: People and Places
  • AEAC 170: China: Its Culture and Heritage
  • AEAC 260: China in a Global Arena
  • AEAC 308: Debating Contemporary China
  • AEAC 350: Urban Development in China
  • AEAC 372: Taiwan After the 17th Century
  • AEAC 470: China After Deng Xiapoing
  • AEAJ 170: Japan: Its Culture and Heritage
  • AEAK 170: Korea: Its Culture and Heritage

Counceling Psychology

  • ECPY 360: Psychology, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice

Economics

  • AECO 130: Developing Economies
  • AECO 38:5 Environmental Economics

Environmental Science

  • AENV 105: Introduction to Environmental Science
  • AENV 201: Environmental Analysis
  • AENV 250: Sustainable Development: Energy and Resources
  • AENV 315: Environmental Statistics

Finance

  • TFIN 200: Global Business

Geography

  • AGOG 102: Introduction to Human Geography
  • AGOG 125: The American City
  • AGOG 200: Cultural Geography
  • AGOG 220: Introductory Urban Geography
  • AGOG 225: World Cities: Geographies of Globalization
  • AGOG 244: Global Population Debates
  • AGOG 308: Climatology
  • AGOG 328: Gender, Space and Place
  • AGOG 330Y: Principles of Environmental Management
  • AGOG 344: World Population
  • AGOG 345: Economic Geography
  • AGOG 365: Geography of Europe
  • AGOG 366: India: Field Study of Development Issues
  • AGOG 430: Environmental Planning
  • AGOG 431: Climate Change
  • AGOG 440: Political Geography
  • AGOG 447: Development and Underdevelopment
  • AGOG 460: People, Place and Power
  • AGOG 480: Advanced Urband Geography

Globalization

  • AGLO 103: Perspectives on Globalization

History

  • AHIS 100: American Political and Social History I
  • AHIS 101: American Political and Social History 2
  • AHIS 130: History of European Civilization 1
  • AHIS 131: History of European Civiliation 2
  • AHIS 150: Cultural Diversity and the Human Condition
  • AHIS 158: The World in the 20th Century
  • AHIS 277: Culture and History of Food in the US
  • AHIS 309: The Guilded Age 1877-1900
  • AHIS 317: History of the American CIty to 1860
  • AHIS 318: History of the American City since 1860
  • AHIS 329: American Environmental History
  • AHIS 344: Europe, 1914-1945
  • AHIS 349: History of Fance since 1815
  • AHIS 388: Islam in the Middle East

Information Techonology Management

  • TITM 200: Strategic Sustainable Systems

Latin America, Caribbean and US Latino Studies

  • ALCS 100: Cultures of Latin America
  • ALCS 102: Intro to Caribbean History
  • ALCS 250: Geography of Latin America
  • ALCS 283: Latinization of US Cities
  • ALCS 288: Race, Ethnicity and Contemporary US Cities
  • ALCS 354: Environment and Development
  • ALCS 360: Political Economy of the Caribbean
  • ALCS 361: Development of the Latin American Economy
  • ALCS 430: Environmental Justice: Racism, Classism, Sexism

Management

  • BMGT 481: Strategic Management

Philosophy

  • APHI 355: Global Justice

Physics

  • APHY 202: Environmental Physics

Urban Studies and Planning

  • AUSP 201: Introductory Urban Planning
  • AUSP 315Z: State and Regional Planning
  • AUSP 320: International Urban Planning
  • AUSP 420: Intro to Real Estate Development
  • AUSP 425: Community Development and Neighborhood Planning
  • AUSP 426: Community Development and Neighborhood Planning Workshop
  • AUSP 432: Parks, Preservation, and Heritage Planning
  • AUSP 436: Landscape Planning
  • AUSP 437: Landscape Planning Workshop
  • AUSP 443: Transportation History and Policy
  • AUSP 449: Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Planning
  • AUSP 475: Urban Design
  • AUSP 476: Urban Design and Site Planning Workshop

Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy

  • RPOS 396: Energy Policy, Domestic and International
  • RPAD 324: Intro to System Dynamics
  • RPAD 345: Psychological Economics and Policy
  • RPAD 350: Comparative Public Policy
  • RPAD 364: Approaches to Development
  • RPAD 366: International Environmental Policy
  • RAPD 396: Energy Policy, Domestic and International

Public Health

  • HSPH 321: Global Environmental Issues and Effect on Human Health

Social Welfare

  • RSSW 210: Social Welfare in the US
  • RSSW 220: Value Issues in Social Welfare
  • RSSW 295: Community Change in a Globalizing World

Sociology

  • ASOC 225: Global Migration and Transnationalismm
  • ASOC 370 Social Demography

Women's Studies

  • AWSS 303: Popular Technology: Advocacy adn Activism in an Age of IT
  • AWSS 401: Sex, Race and Class in Science and Health
  • AWSS 430Z: Environmental Justice: Racism, Classism, Sexism

Graduate Courses - Sustainability Focused or Related

Africana Studies

  • AFS 529: Environmental Justice: Racism, Classism, Sexism
  • AFS 624: African Politics

Anthropology

  • ANT 518 Culture, Environment and Health
  • ANT 533: Mesoamerican Archaelogy
  • ANT 536: Anthropology of the Great Plains
  • ANT 668: Seminar in Ecological Anthropology

Atmospheric Science

  • ATM 506: Environmental Geochemistry
  • ATM 507: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • ATM 514: Air Pollution Meteorology
  • ATM 535: Surficial Applied Geohydrology
  • ATM 551: Climate Dynamics and Modeling
  • ATM 552: Climate Change
  • ATM 615: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • ATM 623: Climate Modeling

Biology

  • BIO 518: Ecological Modeling
  • BIO 527: Grazing in Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • BIO 530A: Biodiversity and Conservation: Theoretical Issues
  • BIO 530B: Biodiversity and Conservation: Policy Issues
  • BIO 542: Restoration Ecology
  • BIO 543: Restoration Ecology Laboratory
  • BIO 544: Issues in Landscape Conservation and Land Use Policy
  • BIO 545: Experimental Ecology
  • BIO 601: Wildlife Management
  • BIO 621: Principals & Practices of Coastal Zone Management
  • BIO 630: Topics in Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy

Business

  • BUS 590: Business Sustainability in Global Perspectives

Communications

  • COM 555: Organizations and Society
  • COM 650: Communication, Community and Health

Criminal Justice

  • CRJ 614: Crime and Cities

Economics

  • ECO 540: Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 541: Theory and Problems of Economic Development
  • ECO 365: Land and Labor in Latin American Development
  • ECO 581: Environmental Economics
  • ECO 741: Economics of Development I
  • ECO 742: Economics of Development II

Education Administration and Policy

  • APS 603: The Political Economy of Educational Planning & Development
  • APS 666: Comparative Education

English

  • ENG 514: The United States: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • ENG 660: Transnational Global Crisis

Environmental Health Sciences

  • EHS 530: Principles of Toxicology
  • EHS 531: Aquatic Toxicology
  • EHS 590: Introduction to Environmental Health
  • EHS 605: Water Quality and Public Health
  • EHS 607: Global Environmental Health Policy
  • EHS 613: Pollution Ecology of Freshwater Invertebrates
  • EHS 626: Reproductive Environmental Health
  • EHS 632: Atmospheric Environmental and Human Welfare
  • EHS 730: Hazardous Material Management

French Studies:

  • FRE 505: Approaches to French Society and Culture
  • FRE 570: Commercial and Economic French

Geography

  • GOG 504: Energy, Environment and Climate Change
  • GOG 506: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • GOG 526: Urban and Metropolitan Structure and Function
  • GOG 532: Environmental Planning
  • GOG 534: Water Resources Planning
  • GOG 540: Advanced Political Geography
  • GOG 547: Development and Underdevelopment
  • GOG 580: Advanced Urban Geography
  • GOG 602: Regional Theories and Techniques

Geology

  • GEO 515: Environmental Geochemistry
  • GEO 550: Climate Change

Health Policy, Management and Behavior

  • HPM 502: Central Issues in Health Policy
  • HPM 615: Health, Safety and Environmental Regulation

History

  • HIS 507: History and Public Policy

Latin American, Carribean and US Latino Studies

  • LCS 575: Carribean Migration

Planning

  • PLN 505: Planning Processes, Plans and Design of Communities
  • PLN 506: Planning Law
  • PLN 510: Globalization and International Planning Practices
  • PLN 529: Planning for Jobs, Housing and Community Services
  • PLN 532: Parks, Preservation and Heritage Planning
  • PLN 535: Environmental Restoration & Brownfields Redevelopment
  • PLN 536: Landscape Planning
  • PLN 560: Local Economic Development Strategies and Techniques
  • PLN 575: Urban Design

Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy

  • POS 512: Political Theory and Analysis
  • POS 543: Science, Technology and Public Policy
  • RPOS 666: International Environmental Policy
  • RPOS 667: Politics of Environmental Regulation

Women's Studies

  • WSS 515: Global Politics of Women's Bodies
  • WSS 644: Global Gender Inequalities