Sustainability Courses

Looking for courses for next semester?  Check out these sustainability-focused and sustainability-related course options:

The Office of Sustainability has offered a for-credit class on Environmental Action through the Ex-College in the past. The students who took the class were behind initiatives such as Trayless Dining and eliminating the sale of single-serve water bottles (resulting in 73% reduction of plastic bottle usage!) at Hodgdon Good-to-Go, the takeout location for Tufts Dining.

Click here to see TIE’s 2013-2014 Environmental Course Guide for undergraduate and graduate students!

Sustainability-Focused and Sustainability-Related Courses


Departments:

American Studies
Anthropology
Art & Art History
Biology
Center for Environmental and Resource Policy
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil and Environmental Engineering *
Community Health
Economics
Education
Engineering Science
Engineering Introduction
English
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Environmental Studies*
Environmental and Water Resource Engineering*
Experimental College
Geology
History
Law and Diplomacy, International Environment and Resource Policy Concentration*
Mechanical Engineering
Peace and Justice Studies
Philosophy
Physics & Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning*

 * = departments with courses which contain a “sustained learning outcome”


American Studies

Sustainability Related:

AMER066/166- Representing the Environment

AMER141/ELS141- Innovative Social Enterprises, Felice Shapiro

AMER185- Native American Issues – Politics of Representation

Anthropology

Sustainability Focused:

ANTH149-15 Energy, Environment, and Empire

 Sustainability Related:

ANTH015- Native Peoples and Indigenous Rights in South America, David Guss

ANTH020- Global Cities, Cathy Stanton

ANTH185- Native American Issues

 

Art History

Sustainability Related:

FAH095- Boston Architecture and Urbanism

 

Astronomy

Sustainability Related:

AST010-Wanderers in Space, Kenneth Lang

 

Biology

Sustainability Focused:

BIO144- Principles of Conservation Biology, Michael Reed, David DesRochers

BIO180- Seminar in Conservation Biology, Michael Reed

BIO181- Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Colin Oreans

 Sustainability Related:

BIO007ENV007- Environmental Biology, Colin Oreans, Michael Reed

BIO010/ENV010- Plants and Humanity, George Ellmore

BIO014- Organisms and Populations, Frences Chew, George Ellmore, Harry Bernheim

BIO051/ENV051- Experiments in Ecology, Francie Chew, Sara Lewis, Philip Starks, George Ellmore, David DesRochers, Colin Orians

BIO142- Population and Community Ecology, Frances Chew

BIO143- Evolutionary Ecology, Erik Dopman

BIO164/ENV164- Marine Biology, Jan Pechenik

 

Center for Environmental and Resource Policy

Sustainability Focused:

 DHPP254 – Climate change Policy, Kelly Sims Gallagher

Sustainability Related:

CIS201 – Water and Diplomacy Integration of Science, Engineering, and Diplomacy, William Moomaw and Shafiqul Islam

DHPP251 – International Environmental Negotiation, William Moomaw

 

Chemical and Biological Engineering 

Sustainability Focused:

CHBE173- Clean Energy Technologies and Policy Issues, Maria Flytzani-Stepha, William Moomaw

 Sustainability Related:

CHBE136/CE136- Air Pollution Control, Wayne Chudyk

CHBE138/CE138- Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies, Larry Cohen

CHBE170- Technological Processes and the Environment

CHBE193 – Electronic Devices for Energy Applications, Matthew J. Panzer

 

Chemistry

Sustainability Related:

CHEM008/CE030- Environmental Chemistry, Jonathan Kenny, John Durant, Natalie Capiro

CHEM167/CE167- Environmental Toxicology, Anne Marie Desmarais

 

Chinese

Sustainability Related:

CHNS108- Rural and Urban China Through Cinema, Xueping Zhong

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sustainability Focused:

CE149- Earth Support Systems, Michael Paster

CE158- Occupational and Environmental Health, Anne Marie Desmarais, David Gute

CE172- Fate and Transfer of Environmental Contaminants, John Durant

CE173- Health Effects and Risk Assessment, Anne Marie Desmarais

CE175- Hazardous Materials Safety, Anne Marie Desmarais

CE265/UEP265- Corporate Management of Environmental Issues, Ann Rappaport

CE267- Methods in Environmental Impact Assessment

 Sustainability Related:

CE001- Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kurt Pennell

CE032- Environmental Engineering Principles, Steven Chapra, Wayne Chudyk, Kurt Pennell

CE054/CH54/ENV54- Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Mark Woodin

CE070/ENV70- Introduction to Hazardous Materials Management, Anne Marie Desmarais

CE093- Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Spring), Christopher Swan, John Durant  

CE094- Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Fall), Brian Brenner  

CE099- Internship in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brian Brenner, Betsy Kulamer

CE103- Water Quality Monitoring, Steven Chapra

CE112/ENV112- Hydrology/Water Resource, Shafiqul Islam, Richard Vogel

CE113/GEO113- Groundwater, Grant Garven

CE131-River Hydraulics and Restoration, Richard Vogel

CE132- Environmental Engineering Processes, Andrew Ramsburg

CE133- Wastewater Plant Design, Wayne Chudyk

CE137- Public Health, David Gute

CE139- Bioremediation: Natural and Enhanced, Wayne Chudyk

CE142- Advanced Soil Mechanics, Christopher Swan

CE143- Site Remediation, Wayne Chudyk

CE194/GEO132- Groundwater Chemistry and Quality, Grant Garvin

CE201/UEP201/ENV201-Land Use Planning II, Jon Witten

CE202- Environmental Statistics , Richard Vogel

CE207/UEP207/ENV207- Environmental Law, Robert Russell

CE212- Chemical Principles in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Wayne Chudyk  

CE213- Transport Principles in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Andrew Ramsburg  

CE214- Environmental and Resource Systems, Annette Huber-Lee and Richard Vogel  

CE239- Physicochemical Processes in Water and Wastewater

CE240- Principles of Wastewater Treatment

CE241/MPH241- Biology Water and Health, David Gute

 

Community Health

Sustainability Focused:

CH184- Globalization and Health, Ray Hyatt

Sustainability Related:

CH099- Special Topics: Social Movements and Public Health, Kevin Irwin

CH104- Women and Health, Alissa Spielberg

CH188- Special Topics: Computer and Intelligent Medicine, Simon Glickman

 

Economics

Sustainability Focused:

EC030/ENV030- Environmental Economics, Ekaterina Gnedenko

Sustainability Related:

EC048- Health Economics, Andreea Balan Cohen and Emilia Simeonova

EC124- State and Local Public Finance, Thomas Downes  

EC127- Urban Economics, Anna Hardman

EC130- Topics in Environmental Economics, Ekaterina Gnedenko  

EC132- Economics of Energy Markets, Gilbert Mitcalf

EC135- Topics in Economic Development

EC144- Income Inequality, Poverty and Economic Justice, Linda Loury  

EC165- Labor and Global Supply Chains, Drusilla Brown  

 

Education

Sustainability Related:

ED164/PJS164- Education for Peace and Justice, Deborah Donahue-Keegan and Kathleen Weiler  

Engineering Science

Sustainability Focused:

ES025/ENV025- Environment and Technology, Anne Desmarais

ES027/ENV027- Environmental Health and Safety, David Gute

ES125- Science and Technology of Atmospheric Change

 

Engineering-Introduction

 Sustainability Focused:

EN048- Waste Not Want Not – The Engineering Aspects of Reuse/Recycling, Christopher Swan

EN076- Climate Change in Engineering (CEE), John Durant

 Sustainability Related:

EN020- Clean Your Room (CEE)

EN021- Computers and the Environment (CEE), Richard Vogel  

EN038- Environmental Measurements (CEE)

EN068- Ecology of Business (CEE), Stephen Levine

 

English

Sustainability Related:

ENG160/ENV160/PSJ150- Environmental Justice and U.S. Literature, Elizabeth Ammons

 

Agriculture, Food and Environment

Sustainability Related:

NUTR215/UEP223-  Fundamental of U.S. Agriculture, Tim Griffin

NUTR233- Agriculture Science and Politics I, Tim Griffin

NUTR324/DHP213 – Humanitarian Politics, Peter Walker

NUTR327– Food Systems, Hugh Joseph

NUTR333- Agriculture Science and Politics II, Tim Griffin

 

Environmental Studies

Sustainability Focused:

ENV091- Environmental Preservation and Improvement, George Ellmore, Michael Reed

ENV94/UEP094- Environmental Policy Planning and Politics, Rusty Russell

ENV/278UEP 278- Environmental Justice, Security and Sustainability, Julian Agyeman, Loh Penn

Sustainability Related:

ENV099- Environmental Internship, George Ellmore

ENV193-02/UEP232- Introduction to GIS, Barbara Paramenter

ENV196-05/UEP294-05- Remote Sensing, Eman Ghoneim

ENV200-01/UEP200- Land Use Planning, Jon D. Witten

ENV286-01/UEP286- Environmental Ethics, Sheldon Krimsky

 

Geology

Sustainability Related:

GEO002- Environmental Geology w/Lab, Jack Ridge, Jacob Benner, Anne Gardulski, Molly McCanta

GEO005- Introduction to Oceanography, Anne Gardulski

GEO115- Quaternary and Glacial Geology, Jack Ridge

 

History

Sustainability Related:

HIST103- Consumption, Power and Identity: Food and Clothing in Modern Times, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

Mechanical Engineering

Sustainability Focused:

ME-114 Solar Energy


Peace and Justice Studies

Sustainability Related:

PJS111/SOC111- Social Change and Community Organizing

PJS114- Social Movements in American Politics

PJS135-01/SOC135- Social Movementes, Matthew Gregory

PJS141/Phil141- Global Justice, Lion Mcpherson


Philosophy

Sustainability Related:

PHIL024- Intro to Ethics, David Denby

PHIL124- Bioethics, Mitchel Silver

 

Physics

Sustainability Related:

PHY005- The Nuclear Age-Its Physics and History

 

Political Science

Sustainability Focused:

PS138 – Cultural Environmental Politics, Nancy Gleason

PS188 – Global Environmental Politics, Nancy Gleason

PS195/UEP294-03- Seminar: Politics of Sustainable Communities, Kent Portney

PS253 – Sustainable Development Diplomacy, William Moomaw, Hans Hoogeveen and Patrick Verkooijen

Sustainability Related:

 PS173- International Environmental Politics

PS188-20 – Politics of International Environmental Negotiation, Nancy Gleason

PS194- U.S. Environmental Policy, Kent Portney

PS250 – Elements of International Environmental Policy, William Moomaw

 

Psychology

Sustainability Related:

PSY013- Social Psychology, Sina Nathanson

Sociology

Sustainability Related:

SOC050- Gobalization and Social Space, Anna da Silva, Paul Joseph
SOC113- Urban Sociology, Ryan Centner
SOC184/UEP273- Non-profits, States and Markets, Susa Ostrander

 

Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Sustainability Focused:

UEP172- Strategies for Social Change

UEP221- Climate Change Policy, Planning and Action, Ann Rappaport

UEP281- Chemicals, Health and the Environment, Sheldon Krimsky

UEP284- Developing Sustainable Communities, Julian Agyeman

UEP294- Green Urban Design, Chri Cousineau

Sustainability Related:

UEP122- Biotechnology: Social and Environmental Issues, Sheldo Krimsky

UEP166- Environment, Development, and Security in International Politics, Ingar Palmlund, Ann Urosevich, Maria Nicolau

UEP171- Planning Challenges

UEP173- Transportation Planning, Mark Chase

UEP 174- Clean Air and Water, Rusty Russell

UEP178- Planning for Low Impact Development, Jon D. Witten

UEP191- Philanthropy and Fundraising, Patricia Bonner-DuVal, Sylvia Johnson

UEP205- Urban Planning and Design, Christine Cousineau

UEP262- Environmental Economics

UEP267- Methods in Environmental Impact Assessment

UEP279- Water Resources Policy and Planning and Watershed Management, Scott Horsley

UEP283- Environmental Communication and Education

UEP290- Integrated Assessment of Freshwater Resources: Issues and Methods

UEP-EC 9 – Economics for Planning and Policy Analysis, Mary Davis

 

Experimental College

Sustainability Focused:

EXP022-S- Modeling Alternative Energy: Engineering for Non-engineers

EXP024-S- Energy and Society, Ekaterina D. Titova, Tyler J. Cooper

EXP024-S-Going Green: A Practical Guide to Environmentalism, Warren Wertheim, Kristine J Babick

EXP046-F- Environmental Action: Shifting from Saying to Doing, Tina Woolston, Negin Toosi

EXP072-F- Climate Change and the Law, Lisa Hodes

EXP097-AS- Quidnunc: Sustainable Development in Nicaragua

Sustainability Related:

 EXP021-F- Eco-Psychology

EXP038-S- The Consumer Society

EXP058-CF- Marketing for Social Change, Dorie Clark

EXP065-F- Healing Plants: Culture and Ecology in South America, Angela Steward, Selena Ahmed  

EXP085-S- Ethical Leadership in Business, Steve Frigand

 

Related Continuing Education Courses

Sustainability Focused


 Departments:

Community Environmental Studies

Epidemiology

Management and Community Organizations

Water Systems, Science and Society

 


 

Community Environmental Studies

UEP 200 Land Use Planning I: Nonregulatory Tools and Techniques (Fall)
UEP 201 Land Use Planning II (Spring)
UEP 207 Environmental Law (Fall)
UEP 221 Climate Change Policy and Planning (Spring)
UEP 279 Water Resources Policy, and Planning, and Watershed Management (Fall)
UEP 174 Clean Air and Clean Water Policy (Summer)
UEP 222 Biotechnology: Social and Environmental Issues (Spring)
UEP 265 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues (Fall)
UEP 278 Environmental Justice, Security, and Sustainability (Fall)
UEP 284 Developing Sustainable Communities (Fall and Spring)
UEP 286 Environmental Ethics (Spring)
UEP 294BA The Nuclear Power Option (Summer)
UEP 294BB International Sustainable Development (Summer)
UEP 294-04 Green Urban Design (Spring)
UEP 294-08 Planning for Low-Impact Development (LID) (Spring)

Epidemiology

MPH 204 Occupational and Environmental Health
MPH 240 Environmental Epidemiology
UEP 281 Chemicals, Health and the Environment
CEE 158 Occupational and Environmental Health
CEE 167 Environmental Toxicology

Management and Community Organizations

UEP 284 Developing Sustainable Communities (Fall and Spring)

Water Systems, Science and Society

BIO 144 Principles of Conservation Biology
CE 241 Biology, Water, and Health
CE 294 Section 02 Special Topics: Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management
DHP P250 Elements of International Environmental Policy
NUTR 233 Agricultural Science and Policy I
NUTR 333 Agricultural Science and Policy II
PS 194 Politics of the Environment in t
UEP 174 Clean Air & Clean Water Policy
UEP 279 Water Resources Policy & Planning and Watershed Management
UEP 294 Planning for Low Impact Development (LID
CE 214 Environmental and Water Resources Systems
CE 294 Section 02 Special Topics: Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management
ECON 130 Topics in Environmental Economics
Fletcher EIB E246 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics