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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
AC-1: Academic Courses

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Assistant Provost
Academic Affairs
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 630 112
+ Date Revised: July 2, 2015
Number of sustainability courses offered 44
+ Date Revised: July 2, 2015
0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 122
+ Date Revised: July 2, 2015
3
+ Date Revised: July 2, 2015

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
16

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
24

Number of years covered by the data:
Two

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):

Sustainability-Related Courses
ANTH 105 – Intro to Archaeology
ANTH 310 – World Prehistory (a new class)
ANTH 323 – Native Californians (a new class)
ANTH 332 – Human Ecology (CL ESRM 332)
ANTH 445 – The Seacoast through Time
ART 101 – What is Art?
ART 102- Multicultural Children’s Art
ART 311- Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Media and Techniques
ART 321- Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Theory and Process
ART 330 – Critical Thinking in a Visual World
ART 331 – Art, Society, and Mas Media (CL COMM 331)
ART 382 – Art for Social Media
ART 390- Screen Printing
ART 451 – Diversity in the Visual Arts
ART 489 – Art Seminar
ART 490 – Special Topics in Art
ART 499 – Art Capstone Project
BIOL 301 – Microbiology
BIOL 303- Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 312- Marine Biology
BIOL 313- Conservation Biology (CL ESRM 313)
BIOL 326 –Scientific and Professional Ethics (CL MGT 326)
BIOL 335- The Biosphere
BIOL 336- Ethnobotany (a new class)
BIOL 342- The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BUS 342, ECON 342, EDUC 342)
BIOL 345- Science and Public Policy
BIOL 432- Principles of Epidemiology AND Environmental Health
BIOL 433- Ecology and the Environment
BIOL 453- Methods in Population and Community Ecology
BIOL 492 – Internship
BIOL 494 – Independent Research
BIOL 497 – Directed Study
BIOL 499 – Senior Capstone in Biology
BUS 203 – Into to Social Business (CL ECON 203, SOC 203)
BUS 301 – Social Business Planning (CL ECON 301, SOC 301)
BUS 336 – Social Entrepreneurship (CL SOC 336)
BUS 339 – Business in China: Heritage and Change (CL HIST 339)
BUS 342 – The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BIOL 342, ECON, 342, EDUC 342)
BUS 448 – Globalization and Development (CL ECON 448, SOC 448)
CHEM 100 – Chemistry and Society
CHEM 250/251 – Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 494 – Independent Research
COMM 331 – Art, Society, and Mass Media (CL ART 331)
COMM 343 – Health Issues in the Latino/a Community (CL CHS 343, NRS 343)
COMM 441 – Health Communication (NRS 441)
COMM 443 – Environmental Communication (CL ESRM 443)
COMP 447 - Societal Issues in Computing
CHS 331 – Transborder Perspectives in Chicana/o Studies
CHS 343 – Health Issues in the Latina/o Community (CL NRS 343, COMM 343)
CHS 353 – Chicana/o Latina/o Literature (CL ENGL 353)
CHS 425 – Contemporary Immigration Issues (CL SOC 425)
ECON 203 – Intro to Social Business (CL BUS 203, SOC 203)
ECON 301 –Social Business Planning (CL BUS 301, SOC 301)
ECON 342 –The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BIOL342, BUS 342, EDUC 342)
ECON 362 –Environmental Economics
ECON 448 –Globalization and Development (CL SOC 448, BUS 448)
EDMS 529 – Science, Health and Phys Ed
EDSS 532 – Teaching Science in Middle School
EDSS 542 – Teaching Science in High School
EDUC 342 – The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BIOL 342, BUS 342, ECON 342)
ENGL 105 – Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 107 – Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 210 – Themes and theories in World Literature
ENGL 325 — Major Non-Western Writers
ENGL 333 — Multicultural drama and Theatre (CL PATH 332)
ENGL 337 – Literature of the Environment
ENGL 353 — Chicano/a Literature (CL CHS 353)
ENGL 430 — Traditions and Transformations (CL HIST 430)
ENGL 433 — Intro to LGBT Studies (CL GEND 433)
ENGL 490 – Special Topics
ENGL 494 – Independent Study/Senior Research
ESRM 105 – Environmental Issues in Geography (CL GEOG 105)
ESRM 200 – Principles of Resource Management, Conservation and Stewardship
ESRM 313 – Conservation Biology (CL BIOL 313)
ESRM 328 – Intro to Geographic Information Systems
ESRM 332 – Human Ecology (CL ANTH 332)
ESRM 335 - The Beach
ESRM 341 – The National Park (POLS 341)
ESRM 351 – Field Methods: Monitoring and Assessment
ESRM 360 - Island Ecosystem Management
ESRM 370 - Fundamentals of Remotely Piloted Systems
ESRM 371 - Coastal Monitoring with RPS
ESRM 428 – Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
ESRM 440 – Population Studies (CL SOC 440)
ESRM 443 – Environmental Communication (CL COMM 443)
ESRM 482 – Issues in Environmental Planning and Resource Management
FJS 210 – Ethics for a Free World (CL PHIL 210)
GEND 433 –Intro to LGBT Studies (CL ENGL 433)
GEOG 105 – Environmental Issues in Geography (CL ESRM 105)
GEOG 201 – Cultural and Historical Geography of the World
GEOL 321- Environmental Geology
GLST 200 – Into to Global Studies
GLST 435 – Global Cities
HIST 366 – Oceans of World History
HIST 430 – Tradition and Transformation (CL ENGL 430)
HLTH 101- Overview of Health Care Industry and Its Delivery
HLTH 102 –Community Health Organizations and Their Functions
HLTH 300- Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness
HLTH 301 – Introduction to Public Health Administration
HLTH 304 – Aging Policy and Politics (CL POLS 304)
HLTH 322- Health Issues in Education
MATH 202 – Biostatistics (CL PSY 202)
MGT 326 – Business and Professional Ethics (CL BIOL 326)
NRS 343- Health Issues in the Latino/a Community (CL CHS 343, COMM 343)
NRS 348 – Healthy Aging (CL PSY 348, SOC 348)
NRS 354 – Cultural Competence in Health Care
NRS 356 –Vulnerable Populations
NRS 441 –Health Communication (CL COMM 441)
PATH 333 – Multicultural Drama and Theatre (CL ENGL 333)
PHED 208 – Intro to Kinesiology
PHYS 103 – How Things Work
PHYS 108 - Applied Physics and Modern Society
POLS 304- Aging Policy and Politics (CL HLTH 304)
POLS 305 – Gender and Politics
POLS 306 – The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
POLS 341 – The National Park (CL ESRM 341)
PSY 202 – Biostatistics (CL MATH 202)
PSY 312 – Social Psychology
SOC 203 – Introduction to Social Business (CL ECON 203, BUS 203)
SOC 301 –Social Business Planning (CL ECON 301, BUS 301)
SOC 336 –Social Entrepreneurship (CL BUS 336)
SOC 425 –Contemporary Immigration Issues (CL CHS 425)
SOC 440 – Population Studies (CL ESRM 440)
SOC 448 – Globalization and Development (CL ECON 448, BUS 448)
SPAN 429 - Social Change in Spain (CL SOC 429)
UNIV 250 – Learn & Serve: Sustainability

Sustainability-Focused Courses
BIOL 490- Sustainable Agriculture
CHEM 101 – Chemistry and the Environment
CHEM 301 – Environmental Chemistry – Atmosphere and Climate
CHEM 302 – Environmental Chemistry – Soil and Water
CHEM 344 – Energy and Society
COMM 443 – Environmental Communication (CL ESRM 443)
COMM 450 – Environmental Conflict Resolution (CL ESRM 450, POLS 450)
COMM 490 – Special Topics
COMM 492 – Internship Seminar
COMM 494 – Independent Study
COMM 496 – Environmental Film and Speaker Series (CL ESRM 496)
COMM 499 – Capstone Project
ENGL 338 – Science and Conscience (CL PHYS 338)
ESRM 100 – Intro to Environmental Science and Resource Management
ESRM 205 – Principles of Sustainability
ESRM 329 – Environmental Law and Policy
ESRM 340 – Politics and the Environment (CL POLS 340)
ESRM 342 – Environmental History (CL HIST 342)
ESRM 350 – Ecological Restoration Design and Construction
ESRM 352 – Theory and Practice of Ecological Restoration
ESRM 365: Natural History & Resource Management of the California Channel Islands (New Class)
ESRM 410 – Environmental Impact Assessment
ESRM 450 – Environmental Conflict Resolution (CL COMM 450, POLS 450)
ESRM 462 – Coastal and Marine Resource Management
ESRM 463 – Water Resource Management
ESRM 464 – Land Use Planning and Open Space Management
ESRM 483 – Issues in Global Resource Management
ESRM 484: Climate Change and Adaptation Planning (New Class)
ESRM 490 – Special Topics
ESRM 491 – Capstone Preparation
ESRM 492 – Service Learning/Internship
ESRM 494 – Independent Research
ESRM 496 – Environmental Film and Speaker Series (CL COMM 496)
ESRM 499 – Capstone
FJS 340 –Exploring Freedom and Justice
FJS 498 – Enacting Freed and Justice
HIST 342 – Environmental History (CL ESRM 342)
PHYS 338 – Science and Conscience (CL ENGL 338)
PHYS 344 – Energy and Society (CL CHEM 344)
POLS 340 – Politics and the Environment (CL ESRM 340)
POLS 345 – Science and Public Policy (CL BIOL 345)
POLS 450 – Environmental Conflict Resolution (CL COMM 450, ESRM 450)


The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

A list of possible sustainability-related and sustainability-focused courses was compiled from the CSUCI course catalog. The original list of possible sustainability courses was separated by major. The courses were then separated by department chair. The list of possible sustainability courses was then sent to the appropriate department chair. The chair simply defined each of the listed courses as sustainability-focused, sustainability-related, or neither.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):
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Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.