Sustainability-Related Courses

The Association of Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has defined sustainability-focused and sustainability-inclusive courses:  

Sustainability-focused course: 

  • Foundational courses with a primary and explicit focus on sustainability (e.g., Introduction to Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainability Science).
  • Courses with a primary and explicit focus on the application of sustainability within a field (e.g., Architecture for Sustainability, Green Chemistry, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Business). As sustainability is an interdisciplinary topic, such courses generally incorporate insights from multiple disciplines.
  • Courses with a primary and explicit focus on a major sustainability challenge (e.g., Climate Change Science, Environmental Justice, Global Poverty and Development, Renewable Energy Policy). The focus of such courses might be on providing knowledge and understanding of the problems and/or the tools for solving them.

Sustainability-Inclusive Course 

  • Courses that are not explicitly focused on sustainability, but if sustainability has clearly been incorporated into course content
  • The course description or rationale must indicate that the course incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability challenges, issues, and concepts throughout the course
  • also known as sustainabiilty related courses

The university requests your assitance to help identify sustainability-focused and sustainabilty-inclusive courses. Please fill out the form if you are a professor, lecturer or teaching assistant: 

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  • 01-27-385 Green Corridor
  • 01-34-330 Environmental Philosophy
  • 01-34-227 Environmental Ethics
  • 01-34-228 Technology, Human Values, and the Environment
  • 01-36-240 Architectural Design IV
  • 02-40-364 Media, Technology and the Environment
  • 02-45-212 Environmental Policy and Politics
  • 02-45-324 Public Infrastructure
  • 02-45-249 Political Economy of Agriculture and Food
  • 02-45-160 Introduction to International Relations
  • 02-45-201 Current Issues in Canadian Politics
  • 02-48-365 Green Criminology
  • 02-48-340 Food and Global Sustainability
  • 02-53-320 Women, Power, and Environments
  • 14-58-100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • 14-58-110 Humans and the Environment
  • 14-58-499 Environmental Studies Research Project
  • 03-41-310 Environmental and Resource Economics
  • 02-55-208 Plants and Society
  • 03-55-340 Biology of Fishes
  • 03-55-437 Conservation Biology
  • 03-64-203 Physics and Society - The Present
  • 03-66-214 Geology and International Development
  • 03-66-246 Environmental Decision Analysis
  • 03-66-141 Introduction to Environmental Science        
  • 03-66-200 Principles of Resource Management
  • 03-66-201 Science, Technology, and Society
  • 03-66-213 Geology and the Environment
  • 03-66-247 Environmental Auditing in Mineral Resource Development
  • 03-66-316 Environmental Modelling and Decision Analysis
  • 03-66-332 Issues in Resource/Environmental Systems
  • 03-66-334 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • 04-71-300 Business Ethics in a Global Context
  • 04-71-648 Business Ethics and Sustainability*
  • 06-92-428 Environmental Assessments
  • 06-93-481 Sustainability in Engineering
  • 08-98-861 Canada/US Issues
  • 98-903 Land Use Planning Law
  • 98-920 Environmental Law
  • 98-921 International Environmental Law
  • 98-974 Environmental Law Clinic
  • 08-99-218 Environmental Law
  • 05-80-545 Teaching for Sustainability: Introduction to Environmental Education*
  • 06-93-550 Sustainability: Principles and Practices*  

*graduate courses