Liberal Arts Endorsed Courses

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability lists courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that have strong Global Environmental Sustainability content with an attribute in the online course catalog. These endorsements help students to indentify courses that will strengthen their literacy in complex global environmental sustainability. Endorsed courses come from almost every college on campus and are approved by the School’s curriculum committee.


ANTH 415 Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
Instructor: Kathleen Sherman
Course Description: Impact of the modern world on indigenous peoples’ relationship to their environments and natural resources.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Anthropology

ANTH 446 New Orleans and the Caribbean 
Instructor: Kate Brown
Course Description: New Orleans and the Caribbean connections through colonization, slavery, modernity, legacies of race, gender, and class, the expressive arts.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Anthropology

E339 Literature of the Earth
Instructors: SueEllen Campbell, Michael Lunblad, Matthew Cooperman, and John Calderazzo
Course Description: Exploring non-fiction, fiction, and poetry focused on landscape, climate, animals, ecology, and place.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: English

E403 Nature Writing
Instructors: SueEllen Campbell, Matthew Cooperman, and John Calderazzo
Course Description: Reading and writing literary non-fiction about the natural world and human relations with it, chiefly focusing on 20th-century American nature-writers.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: English

E 636 Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism
Instructors: SueEllen Campbell and Michael Lunblad
Course Description: History of Antarctica from discovery in the early nineteenth century to the present.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: English

GR 481A1 The Geography of Commodities
Instructor: John D. Lindenbaum
Course Description:
College: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Anthropology

HIST 355 American Environmental History
Instructor: Ruth Alexander
College: Liberal Arts
Department: History

HIST 470 World Environmental History
Instructor: Adrian Howkins
Course Description: World environmental history since 1500, emphasizing the dynamic interaction of nature, culture, and human activity.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: History

HIST 471 History of Antarctica, 1800-Present
Instructor: Adrian Howkins
Course Description: History of Antarctica from discovery in the early nineteenth century to the present.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: History

JTC 681 Social Processes of Risk
Instructor: Craig Trumbo
Course Description:
College: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Journalism and Technical Communication

PHIL 320 Ethics of Sustainability
Instructors: Philip Cafaro
Course Description: Ethical and conceptual issues surrounding creation of ecologically sustainable societies and  lifestyles.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Philosophy

PHIL/AGRI 330 Agriculutral Ethics
Instructor: Tom Holtzer, Harold Gamble
Course Description: Basic concepts in ethics and their application to agriculture.
College: Agricultural Sciences, Liberal Arts
Department: Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Philosophy

PHIL 345 Environmental Ethics
Instructor: Katie McShane and Philip Cafaro
Course Description: Scientific, philosophical, and religious concepts of nature as they bear on human conduct; an ecological perspective.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Philosophy

POLS 361 U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy
Instructor: Robert Duffy
Course Description: Public and contemporary issues relating to U.S. environmental policy.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science

POLS 362 Global Environmental Politics
Instructor: Michele Betsill
Course Description: Cross-national and international contexts of environmental politics and policy.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science

POLS 670 Politics of Growth and Sustainability
Instructor: Dimitris Stevis
Course description: Domestic, international, and comparative dimensions of environment and natural resource politics and policy.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science

POLS 709 Environmental Politics in the U.S.
Instructor: Sandra Davis
Course Description: Selected primary materials on governmental performance, groups, and mass public in American environmental politics.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science

POLS 729 Political Theory and the Environment Department
Instructor: Bradley J. Macdonald
Course Description: Political thought applied to questions of the environment.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science

POLS 739 International Environmental Politics
Instructor: Michele Betsill, Dimitirs Stevis
Course Description: Theories and methodologies used in analyzing international environmental politics and policy
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science

POLS 759 Environmental Policy and Administration
Instructor: Charles Davis
Course Description: Effects of regulation, intergovernmental relations, and resource availability on federal environmental programs in U.S.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science

SOC 220 Global Environmental Issues
Instructor: Michael Carolan
Course Description: Relationship between human societies around the world and the larger natural environment.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology

SOC 320 Population, Natural Resources, and Environment
Instructor: Daniel Mclane
Course Description: Population studies; world growth patterns and their relationship to natural resources and environment.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology

SOC 364 Food, Agriculture and Globalization
Instructor: Douglas Murray
Course Description: Analysis of relationships between global agriculture and social change.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology

SOC 460 Environment and Society
Instructor: Michael Carolan
Course Description: Technology as a social phenomenon interacting with social organization and the natural environment.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology

SOC 461 Water, Society, and the Environment
Instructor: Troy Lepper
Course Description: Social aspects of water resource utilization; interface of social organization with physical environment.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology

SOC 463 Sociology of Disasters/Society of Disasters
Instructor: Jennifer Tobin-Gurley
Course Description: Determinants and consequences of behavior and response to environmental extremes including floods, earthquakes, wind, severe storms, and technological emergencies.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology

SOC 562 Sociology of Food Systems & Agriculture
Instructor: Michael Carolan
Course Description: NA
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology

SOC 668 Environmental Sociology
Instructor: Michael Carolan
Course Description: Connections between social organizations, the environment, and science and technology.
College: Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology