Sustainability Courses

Course Designation System

SUNY Oneonta has created a two-tiered designation system, approved by the Curriculum Committee in  2014, to identify sustainability-focused courses and sustainability-related courses or course sections.

Sustainable Susquehanna Curriculum Workshop

Eight faculty members participated in a workshop focused on integrating sustainability across the curriculum through course revision or new course development. Each faculty member received an honorarium of $1,000 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus, with the intent to teach the course by the spring semester 2015 or sooner. The participants had diverse teaching backgrounds, including psychology, English, sociology, communication arts, computer science and anthropology. The workshop was facilitated by two faculty members who had  received training from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Sustainability Programs and Courses

The college offers a major in Environmental Sustainability. A variety of other majors also incorporate courses focused on the environment and sustainability.

For example:

  • ECON 227: Environmental Economics
  • ENVS 110: Environmental Sustainability
  • GEOG 194: Environmental and Sustainable Studies
  • GEOG 210: Economic Geography and Sustainability
  • GEOG 238: Sustainable Development in Developing Countries
  • PHYS 308: Alternative Energy
  • POLS 235: Environmental Politics and Policy
  • PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics
  • PHED 274: Leave No Trace Trainer
  • SOCL 244: Environmental Sociology