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Sustainability Courses

The following list of PSU sustainability courses have been identified by the Institute for Sustainable Solutions through syllabus review. This is not a complete list of all sustainability courses offered at PSU, and we welcome new submissions to the list. If you would like to submit a course to be considered for this list, please email the course syllabus to elloyd@pdx.edu.

Department

Course Number

Course Name

Accounting

ACTG 560

Professional Ethics and the Public Interest

Anthropology

ANTH 333U

Anthropology of Food

 

ANTH 461/561

Past Human-Environment Interactions*

Architecture

ARCH 367U

Fundamentals of Environmental Design

 

ARCH 421/521

Urban Design Methods*

 

ARCH 435/535

Topics in Modernism

Business Administration

BA 495

Business Strategy*

Biology

BI 429/529

Conservation Biology*

Black Studies

BST 414U/514

Racism*

 

BST 450/550

Race and Sustainability

 

BST 467U

African Development Issues*

Civil Engineering

CE 481/581

The Columbia River as a System*

 

CE 483/583

Estuarine Circulation*

 

CE 488/588

Air Quality

Chicano/Latino Studies

CHLA 301U

Chicano/Latino Communities*

Communication

COMM 415/515

Problems in Intercultural Communication*

 

COMM 429/529

Health Communication Campaigns

Conflict Resolution

CR 410/510

TOP: Peace, Conflict, and Globalization*

Engineering

EAS 333U

Problems, Solutions, and Systems Thinking*

Economics

EC 332U

Economics of Environmental Issues*

 

EC 348

The Globalization Debate*

 

EC 417/517

Women in the Economy*

 

EC 431/531

Urban Economics*

 

EC 522

Economics of Sustainability

Education

ED 620

Doctoral Studies Professional Seminar*

Education Leadership and Policy

ELP 410/510

TOP: Permaculture and Whole Systems Design

 

ELP 506

LSE Comprehensive Exam

 

ELP 517

Ecological and Cultural Foundations of Education

 

ELP 519

Sustainability Education

 

ELP 548

Advanced Global Political Ecology

 

ELP 550

Advanced Leadership for Sustainability

 

ELP 571

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum*

English

ENG 368U

Literature and Ecology

 

ENG 385

Contemporary Literature: The Poetics of Sustainability

 

ENG 449

Gender, Sexuality and Environment*

 

ENG 507

Postcolonial Ecology

 

ENG 507

Queer Ecologies*

Environmental Science and Management

ESM 101

Environmental Science I

 

ESM 220

Introduction to Environmental Systems

 

ESM 222

Applied Environmental Studies: Policy Considerations*

 

ESM 322

Environmental Risk Assessment*

 

ESM 330

Environmental and Ecological Literacy

 

ESM 355U

Understanding Environmental Sustainability I

 

ESM 356U

Understanding Environmental Sustainability II

 

ESM 416/516

Ecosystem Restoration

 

ESM 424/524

Wetland Ecology and Regulations

 

ESM 428/528

Urban Ecology*

 

ESM 429/529

Environmental Impact Assessment

 

ESM 460/560

Air Quality

 

ESM 471/571

Atmospheric Physics*

 

ESM 485/585

Ecology and Management of Bio-Invasions

 

ESM 588

Environmental Sustainability

Engineering and Technology Management

ETM 568/668

Energy Technology Innovations*

Geology

G 352U

Minerals in World Affairs*

Geography

GEOG 230

Environment and Society: Global Perspectives

 

GEOG 312U

Climate Variability

 

GEOG 331U

Geography of Globalization

 

GEOG 332U

Urban Geography

 

GEOG 340U

Global Water Issues and Sustainability

 

GEOG 345U

Resource Management

 

GEOG 346U

World Population and Food Supply

 

GEOG 348U

Cultural and Political Ecology

 

GEOG 350U

Geography of World Affairs*

 

GEOG 353U

Geography of the Pacific Rim

 

GEOG 360U

Geography of Latin America

 

GEOG 363U

Geography of Africa

 

GEOG 368U

United States and Canada

 

GEOG 442/542

Sustainable Cities

 

GEOG 445/545

Resource Management Topics

 

GEOG 446/546

Water Resource Management

 

GEOG 448/548

Urban Forest*

History

HST 333U

Food and Power in American History*

 

HST 337U

History of U.S. Cities*

 

HST 339U

Environment and History

 

HST 405B/505B 

Readings in Environmental History: The Nature of American Cities

International Studies

INTL 201

Introduction International Studies

 

INTL 490

Global Sustainable Development

Information Systems

ISQA 458/558S

Food Industry Supply and Logistics

 

ISQA 511

Sustainable Operations Management

Mechanical Engineering

ME 422/522

Building Energy Use Modeling*

Management

MGMT 421/521S

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

 

MGMT 422/522S

Money Matters for Social Innovation*

 

MGMT 423/523S

Storytelling for Social Innovation

Native American Studies

NAS 399

SPST: Native American Politics and Activism*

Public Administration

PA 311U

Introduction to Civic Engagement*

 

PA 414

Civic Engagement: The Role of Social Institutions*

 

PA 510

Designing the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities

 

PA 510

Sustainable Systems and Organizational Resilience

 

PA 514

Global Leadership and Management*

 

PA 542

Sustainable Development Implementation

 

PA 553

Sustainable Development: Policy and Governance

 

PA 563

Citizens and Administration

 

PA 568

Forest Policy and Administration

Physics

PH 375U

Climate Change and Human Life

 

PH 471/571

Atmospheric Physics*

 

PH 473/573

Alternative Energies*

Public Health Education

PHE 410/510

TOP: Food System Sustainability

 

PHE 443U

Environmental Health

 

PHE 444U

Global Health

 

PHE 452U

Gender, Race, Class and Health*

 

PHE 471

Program Planning and Evaluation*

 

PHE 522/622

Health and Social Inequalities*

 

PHE 580

CNCPT Environmental Health

Philosophy

PHL 309U

Business Ethics

 

PHL 310U

Environmental Ethics

Political Science

PS 319

Politics and the Environment

 

PS 399

Environmental Political Theory

 

PS 449/549

International Environmental Politics and Law*

 

PS 530

Seminar in International Relations*

Psychology

PSY 410/510

Ecophyschology*

 

PSY 480

Community Psychology*

Science Education

SCI 321U

Energy and Society I

 

SCI 334U

Climate Variability

 

SCI 336U

Water in the Environment II

 

SCI 361U

Science: Power-Knowledge

Sociology

SOC 320

Globalization*

 

SOC 330

Sociology of Food Inequalities*

 

SOC 426/526

Gender and Mental Health*

 

SOC 427/527

Gender and Work*

 

SOC 436U

Social Movements*

 

SOC 441/541

Population and Society*

 

SOC 446

Immigrants and America*

 

SOC 465/565

Environmental Sociology

 

SOC 468

Political Sociology*

 

SOC 585/685

Medical Sociology*

 

SOC 588/688

Social Sustainability: Theory and Practice

 

SOC 684

Social Inequality*

Social Work

SW 520

Social Work and Social Welfare Policy*

 

SW 539

Social Justice in Social Work*

Systems Science

SYSC 350U

Indigenous & Systems Perspectives on Sustainability*

 

SYSC 410/510

Sustainable Systems and Organizational Resilience

 

SYSC 423/523

Systems Ideas and Sustainability

University Studies

UNST 101

Race and Social Justice*

 

UNST 102

Race and Social Justice*

 

UNST 103

Race and Social Justice*

 

UNST 119

Human/Nature

 

UNST 121

Design and Society

 

UNST 122

Design and Society

 

UNST 123

Design and Society

 

UNST 124

Sustainability

 

UNST 125

Sustainability

 

UNST 126

Sustainability

 

UNST 199

SPST: Critical and Visionary Sustainabilities

 

UNST 224

Environmental Sustainability

 

UNST 239

Knowledge, Rationality, and Value

 

UNST 254

Popular Culture

 

UNST 421

CAP: Animal Aid Grantwriting for Wildlife Conservation in Africa*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Animating/Reclaiming the Commons

 

UNST 421

CAP: Asset Mapping with GIS: Empowering Communities*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Community Greenworks

 

UNST 421

CAP: Creative Reuse*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Documenting Sustainable Practices

 

UNST 421

CAP: Empowering Portland's Ecodistricts*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Environmental Education Native American Lens

 

UNST 421

CAP: Environmental Justice and Salmon

 

UNST 421

CAP: Farm Education for Youth*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Forests, Nature, and Social Movements

 

UNST 421

CAP: Grantwriting Environmental Defense/Advocacy

 

UNST 421

CAP: Grantwriting for Indigenous Cultural Sustainability*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Grantwriting for Sustainability

 

UNST 421

CAP: Hunger/Food Security: PSU and Beyond*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Learning Gardens, Community Engagement and Sustainability

 

UNST 421

CAP: Multimedia Production Team*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Museum of the City

 

UNST 421

CAP: Outdoor and Environmental Education

 

UNST 421

CAP: Portland's Water

 

UNST 421

CAP: Sustainability Outdoors*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Sustainable Cities

 

UNST 421

CAP: Sustainable Food System and Educational Farms

 

UNST 421

CAP: Sustainable Living

 

UNST 421

CAP: Urban Agriculture and Food Systems*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Volunteer Stream Monitor*

 

UNST 421

CAP: Womens Prison Gardens

Urban Studies and Planning

USP 199/399

SPST: World Changing Jobs: Careers Exploration

 

USP 311U

Introduction to Urban Planning

 

USP 312U

Urban Housing and Development

 

USP 313U

Urban Environmental Issues

 

USP 317U

Introduction to International Community Development

 

USP 324U

Healthy Communities

 

USP 325U/425U

Community and the Built Environment

 

USP 385U

History of U.S. Cities*

 

USP 386U

Portland Past and Present

 

USP 419/519

Population and Society*

 

USP 429

Poverty Urban Community*

 

USP 430

Participatory Research Methods for Community Development

 

USP 445/545

Cities and Third World Development

 

USP 456/556

Urban Transportation: Problems and Policy

 

USP 465/565

Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning

 

USP 490/590

Green Economics and Sustainable Development

 

USP 493/593

Public Participation GIS

 

USP 510/610

Theorizing Urban Ecologies

 

USP 512

Environmental Planning Methods*

 

USP 518

Energy and Society

 

USP 524

Site Planning

 

USP 529

Green Buildings I

 

USP 551

Community Economic Development*

 

USP 569

Sustainable Cities and Regions

 

USP 588

Sustainable Development Practices

 

USP 595

Reshaping the Metropolis

 

USP 616

Cities in the Global Political Economy

Women's Studies

WS 306U

Women, Environment and Activism*

 

WS 377U

Ecofeminist Spirituality*

 

WS 417/517

Women in the Economy*

 

WS 426/526

Gender and Mental Health*

 

* Indicates a sustainability-related course, which identifies and describes the relationship between the course topic and two of the three sustainability dimensions: equity, economy, and environment. Coures not identified with an asterisk (*) focus on the relationship between all three of the sustainability dimensions in relation to the course topic.

Download the sustainability course evaluation form here. All identified sustainability courses are subject to review and reclassification.