Sustainability Courses

SUNY Oneonta was recognized in 2018 for it's great work integrating sustainability within and across its curriculum by The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Academic integration can be seen through the designation of sustainability-focused and related sections throughout the college, an annual faculty workshop providing support to instructors interested infusing sustainability into syllabi; an interdisciplinary major in Environmental Sustainability intended to prepare students to develop solutions to pressing environmental challenges; and opportunity for faculty and student participation in sustainability research through the annual Life of the Mind and Student Research & Creative Activity Showcase.

Sustainability Designated Courses

Are you interested in learning more about sustainability? The college offers courses throughout many departments that are Sustainability Focused and Sustainability Related every semester and a major in Environmental Sustainability.  Below are the courses that have been designated as "Sustainability Focused" (SUSF) or "Sustainability Related" (SUSR).

Biology

BIOLOGY AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES, BIOL 3510, Section 1, CRN 573 (SUSR)

Ecology, BIOL 2006, Section 1, CRN: 536 (SUSF)

Stream Ecology , BIOL 4700, Section 1, CRN: 598 (SUSF)

Studies in Limnology, BIOL 6702, Section 1, CRN: 1226 (SUSF)

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Introduction to the Earth, ESCI 1000, Section 1, CRN: 1102 (SUSR)

Introduction to the Earth, ESCI 1000, Section 4, CRN: 1138 (SUSR)

Introduction to Oceanography, ESCI 1010, Section 1, CRN: 1105 (SUSR)

Education

Diversity and Teaching, EDUC 3001, Section 1, CRN: 736 (SUSR)

Diversity and Teaching, EDUC 3001, Section 2, CRN: 737 (SUSR)

Economics

Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 1, CRN: 577 (SUSR)

Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 2, CRN: 578 (SUSR)

Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 3, CRN: 579 (SUSR)

Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 4, CRN: 580 (SUSR)

Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 5, CRN: 581 (SUSR)

Natural Resources Economics, ECON 4327, Section 1, CRN: 594 (SUSF)

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability, ENSS 1010, Section 1, CRN: 558 (SUSF)

Environmental Sustainability, ENSS 1010, Section 2, CRN: 559 (SUSF)

Interdisciplinary Jr. Seminar, ENSS 3098, Section 1, CRN: 551 (SUSF)

Fashion

Fashion in the Global Economy, FASH 4700, section 1, CRN: 818 (SUSR)

Fashion Entrepreneurship, FASH 4200, section 1, CRN: 819 (SUSR)

Foods

Cost Control & Service Mgt., FOOD 2200, Section 1, CRN: 929 (SUSF)

Applied Foodservice Sys MNGT, FOOD 5800, Section 1, CRN: 930 (SUSF)

Geography

Geography of Culture and Environment, GEOG 2030, Section 1, CRN: 1259 (SUSF)

Geology

Sustaining Water, GEOL 1002, Section 1, CRN: 1106 (SUSF)

Science of Natural Disasters, GEOL 1015, Section 1, CRN: 1107 (SUSF)

Museum Studies

Landscapes/Culture/Environment, MUSE 6075, Section 1, CRN: 666 (SUSF)

Historic Preservation, MUSE 6500, Section 1, CRN: 660 (SUSF)

Political Science

Environ. Politics and Policy, POLS 3350, Section 1, CRN: 432 (SUSF)

Anthropology

           Archaeology of Environmental Change, ANTH 3740, Section 1, CRN: 869 (SUSF)

Art Studio

            Three-Dimensional Design, ART 1500, Section 1, CRN: 116 (SUSR)

            Three-Dimensional Design, ART 1500, Section 2, CRN: 118 (SUSR)

Biology

            Ecology, BIOL 2006, Section 1, CRN 585 (SUSF)

            Management of Aquatic Biota, BIOL 5100, Section 1, CRN: 607 (SUSF)

            Elementary Limnol for Professionals, BIOL 5106, Section 1, CRN: 601 (SUSF)

Earth Science

            Introduction to Oceanography, ESCI 1010, Section 1, CRN: 1142 (SUSR)

Economics

            Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 1, CRN: 738 (SUSR)

            Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 2, CRN: 739 (SUSR)

            Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 1111, Section 4, CRN: 741 (SUSR)

Environmental Economics, ECON 3227, Section 1, CRN: 753 (SUSF)

Environmental Sustainability

            Environmental Sustainability, ENSS 1010, Section 1, CRN: 1232 (SUSF)

Environmental Sustainability, ENSS 1010, Section 2, CRN: 1233 (SUSF)

Environmental Monitoring, ENSS 3050, Section 1, CRN: 1235 (SUSF)

Environmental Monitoring, ENSS 3050, Section 2, CRN: 1236 (SUSF)

Fashion

Fashion in the Global Economy, FASH 4700, all sections, CRN: 791 (SUSR)

Geography

            Geography of Culture and Environment, GEOG 2030, Section 1, CRN: 1247 (SUSF)

Geology

            Sustaining Water, GEOL 1002, Section 1, CRN: 1144 (SUSF)

History - World

            SPTP: Ecology and Empire in the Modern World, HISW 3994, Section 2, CRN: 1183 (SUSF)

Meteorology

            Introduction to Meteorology, METR 1010, Section 2, CRN: 1192 (SUSR)

Biology

  • Ecology Lecture, BIOL 282, Section 1, CRN: 574 (SUSF)
  • Ecology Lab, BIOL 282, Section 2, CRN 576 (SUSF)
  • Ecology Lab, BIOL 282, Section 3, CRN 576 (SUSF)
  • Elemental Limnology for Professionals, BIOL 582, Section 1, CRN 609 (SUSF)

Earth Science

  • Introduction to Oceanography, ESCI 110, Sections 01 & 02 (SUSR)

Environmental Sciences

  • Environmental Sustainability, ENVS 110, Section 1, CRN 626 (SUSF)
  • Environmental Sustainability, ENVS 110, Section 2, CRN 627 (SUSF)
  • Interdisciplinary Jr. Seminar, ENVS 291 Section 1, CRN 631 (SUSF)
  • U.S. Environmental History, ENVS 268, Section 1, CRN 633 (SUSF)

Fashion

  •  Fashion in the Global Economy, FASH 221, Section 01  (SUSR)
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship, FASH 231, Section 01  (SUSR)

Foods

  • Cost Control and Service Management, FOOD 232, Section 1, CRN 864 (SUSF)
  • Applied Foodservices System Management, FOOD 865, Section 1, CRN 865 (SUSF)

Geography

  • Geography of Culture and Environment, GEOG 230, Section 1, CRN 615 (SUSF)
  • Geography of Culture and Environment, GEOG 230, Section 2, CRN 616 (SUSF)

Geology

  • Science of Natural Disasters, GEOL 115, Section 1, (SUSF)
  • Environmental Geology, GEOL 201, Section 1, (SUSR)

History - Museum Studies

  • Historic Preservation, HMUS 513, Section 1, CRN 495, CRN 495 (SUSF)

Science - Museum Studies

  • Foodways, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice, SMUS 545, Section 1, CRN 489 (SUSF)

Meteorology

  • Introduction to Climatology, METR 111 (SUSR)
  • Climate Change and Variability, METR 212 (SUSR)
  • Advanced Climatology, METR 386 (SUSR)

Sociology

  • Urban Sociology, SOC 350, Section 1,
  • SOC 350, Section 1, CRN 1256 (SUSF)

Additional courses with sustainability content:

  • Animals and Society, SOC 284, Section 01
  • Special Topic: Fundamentals of Green Building Design, ENVS 390, Section 01 (OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME!)
 

Sustainable Susquehanna Faculty Development Workshop

Oneonta’s Sustainable Susquehanna is an annual program that brings together faculty from across the university to support new courses, or new units in existing courses, that incorporate issues of sustainability and environmental awareness. Sustainable Susquehanna is based on nationally recognized models known for their innovative approach to curricular change and is designed to create a community for intellectual conversation around the economic, societal and environmental dimensions of sustainability on the local and global scale.

The workshop will explore how to meaningfully integrate sustainability into our classrooms. Sustainability issues can be incorporated in any department and can include climate change, food systems, economic development, ecological systems, environmental justice, public health and wellness, land use and sustainable design, energy, water, and human rights. Campus faculty and staff will facilitate and catalyze discussion of a green curriculum and its integration and role in the broader community.

Participants receive an honorarium of $1000 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus (with the intent to teach the course by the fall semester of 2021 or sooner). Participants will participate in a variety of interactive activities during the two-day workshop, and connect with other faculty across the campus to create new networks.

Sustainable Susquehanna participants agree to:

  1. Read material prior to the workshop.
  2. Participate in a 2-day workshop.
  3. Prepare course materials over the summer.
  4. Submit updated course materials by announced deadline (fall semester).
  5. Attend a follow-up meeting to go over your revised or new syllabus in the fall (either in late August or early September).

Interested? Contact Rachel.Kornhauser@oneonta.edu.

Comments from past participants:

“An immense opportunity not only to think about the pedagogical aspects of sustainability but also to collaborate with such a wide variety of scholars and learn from them.”

“I consider the college’s commitment to sustainability to be one of its most important priorities, now more than ever.”

”I think sustainability is one of those ‘hot button’ issues that students can connect with and speak to- even in non “sustainability” focused-content areas.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to work with other faculty with interests in this area. “

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