Several departments offer courses that cover sustainability-related topics ranging from development and ecology to global environmental change. The below list is based on courses in the 18-19 Academic Catalog, courses offered in the 18-19 academic year and the STARS v2.2 course criteria. It is also meant to serve as a guide for students interested in sustainability issues. This may not be an all inclusive list as new courses are continually added.

Keep in mind that the semester in which a course is offered is subject to change and some courses are offered every other year. Visit the Registrar’s website for current course offerings and more course details. Please let us know if there is a course that should be added to this list.

Faculty interested in incorporating or enhancing a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses should consider applying to the Sustainability Faculty Scholars program.



ANT 112 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 113 Human Evolution and Adaptation
ANT 114 Introduction to Archaeology
ANT 170 Native Americans and the Environment


ART 114 Time Arts
ART 339 Eco Art


BIO 105 C The Terror of the Deep
BIO 105 D Troubled Waters: Marine Biology in the 21st Century
BIO 106 Biology: The Science of Life
BIO 212 Introductory Population Biology
BIO 324 Toxicology
BIO 335 Field Biology
BIO 348 Biotechnology
BIO 445 Topics in Advanced Genetics *



BUS 173 Culture and Business Environment of the United Arab Emirates
BUS 221 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
BUS 465 Strategic Management


CHM 131 Culinary Transformations: The Science Behind What’s Cooking
CHM 305 Environmental Chemistry
CHM 341 Inorganic Chemistry *


COM 331 Environmental Communications *
COM 358 Design of Visual Images
COM 460 Measuring Media Impact

Core Curriculum

COR 110 The Global Experience
COR 307 The Future Now
COR 314 Plants and Civilization
COR 331 Wilderness and Adventure Therapy
COR 393 Ordinary People in the Struggle for Change
COR 404 Africans and African Development *
COR 405 Prison Nation: Deconstructing the Prison Industrial Complex
COR 416 Wealth and Poverty
COR 424 Nature Awareness ^
COR 429 Permaculture: Food, Culture and Sustainability *
COR 430 Food and the Environment *
COR 432 To Boldly Belong: Space Exploration and Environmentalism as Sustainable Quests
COR 441 Science and Humanity – War, Peace and Prosperity *
COR 443 Poverty and Social Justice
COR 445 Global Partnership through Service
COR 455 Sustainable Development: Social, Economic, and Environmental Challenges and Opportunities
COR 456 So you Think you Can Save the Planet? *


ECO 317 Gender and Development *
ECO 335 Environmental Economics

Education & Wellness

EDU 372 Garden-Based Learning ^
EDU 431 Environmental Education


ENG 339 American Environmental Writers


ENT 250 Creativity and the Doer/Maker Mindset
ENT 340 Entrepreneurial Finance
ENT 355 Entrepreneurship for the Greater Good
ENT 460 Bringing the Venture to Life
ENT 490 Design Thinking for Action

Environmental Studies

ENS 101 Current Issues in Environmental Science
ENS 102 Journey to Sustainability *
ENS 103 Animal Social Behavior in a Changing World
ENS 104 Issues in Animal Conservation *
ENS 110 Humans and Nature
ENS 111/113 Introduction to Environmental Science w/ Lab
ENS 120 Community Agriculture: Fall Harvest
ENS 121 Community Agriculture: Spring Planting
ENS 160 The Art of Sustainable Architecture *
ENS 172 Climate Change – Communication
ENS 173 Renewable Energy Future
ENS 174 Food Production and Culture in America – Past, Present and Future
ENS 175 Permaculture – Sustainable Foods
ENS 220 Garden Studio: Fall and Winter Gardening
ENS 221 Garden Studio: Spring and Summer Gardening
ENS 232 Solar Greenhouse and Fourth Season Harvest
ENS 242 Environmental Land Use Management *
ENS 244 Natural Resource Management and Sustainability
ENS 310 Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia *
ENS 311 Sustainable Food Production *
ENS 314 Agroecology *
ENS 320 Restoration Ecology *
ENS 321 Urban Ecology *
ENS/GEO 340 Water Resources Management *
ENS 350 Environmental Visions *
ENS 360 Green Design: Envisioning a Sustainable Future
ENS 366 Sustainable Design Technologies
ENS 461 Senior Seminar: Environmental Assessment and Project Development


GEO 121 Global Physical Environments
GEO 131 The World’s Regions
GEO 270 GIS and Environmental Health
GEO 310 Development and the Environment in Latin America, Africa and Asia *
GEO/ENS 340 Water Resources Management *
GEO 345 Global Environmental Change
GEO 346 Natural Disasters


GBL 203 Miami, Florida: Ecology, Conservation and Sustainability *
GBL 230 The Call of South Africa
GBL 231 Peru: The Living Heritage of the Andes
GBL 245 Barbados: Culture, Politics and Society
GBL 252 Costa Rica: Language, Culture, and Ecotourism *
GBL 253 Australia: Ecotourism in Australia *
GBL 255 Elon in Alaska
GBL 266 Critically Engaged Eco-Tourism in New Zealand
GBL 268 Costa Rica Unplugged: Sustainable Ecotourism

Human Service Studies

HSS 311 Social Policy and Inequality
HSS 350 International Human Services *
HSS 382 Practicum Away: Theory and Practice of Human Service Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 164 Service Learning and Communities *
IDS 224 Disarming Justice: Nonviolence and the Civil Rights Movement
IDS 225 Periclean Scholars
IDS 285 Perspectives in Personal and Global Health

International Business

INB 250 Introduction to International Business


MGT 323 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
MGT 424 International Business Strategy *


MKT 416 Global Marketing

Periclean Scholars

PER 252 Sophomore Periclean Scholars
PER 351/352 Junior Periclean Scholars
PER 451/452 Senior Periclean Scholars


PHL/REL 348 Environmental Ethics


PHY 103 Introduction to Geology
PHY 110 Energy and the Environment

Political Science & Policy Studies

POL 141 International Relations
POL 344 International Environmental Policy *
POL 348 International Human Rights
PST 224 Environmental Policy and Law
PST 320 Food Policy *

Public Health Studies

PHS 201 Introduction to Public Health
PHS 302 Global Health


REL 239 Judaism and the Environment *
PHL/REL 348 Environmental Ethics


SCI 121 Science without Borders
SCI 126 Journey through Time


SOC 111 Introductory Sociology
SOC 220 Social Issues and Problems in the Local Community *
SOC 334 Environmental Sociology
SOC 341 Ethnic and Race Relations *

Sport Management

SPT 226 Facility and Venue Management
SPT 351 Sport Marketing


Wellness and Health Education

WHE 230 Perspectives in Health Promotion: Foundations to Function


Interactive Media

COM 670 Interactive Project for the Public Good


LAW 841 Environmental Law

Physician Assistant Studies

PAS 540 Special Populations – Underserved Populations Module

* Indicates a course in the 18-19 Academic Catalog but not offered in the 18-19 academic year. These are not included in the STARS report.
^ Indicates a course offered in the 18-19 academic year but not in the Academic Catalog. These are included in the STARS report.

Learn more about the courses listed above