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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 Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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Colorado State University
ER-6: Sustainability-Focused Courses

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Complete Expired Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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The number of sustainability-focused courses offered :
250

The total number of courses offered :
2,633

Number of years covered by the data:
One

A list of sustainability-focused courses offered:

Warner College of Natural Resources
Forestry
* F 210: Forest Ecogeography
* F 224: Wildland Fire Measurements
* F 311: Forest Ecology
* F 322: Economics of the Forest Environment
* F 324: Fire Effects and Adaptation
* F 325: Silviculture
* F 330: Timber Harvesting and Environment
* F 421: Timber Management
* F 424: Forest Fire Management
* F 489: Technical Fire Management
* F 520: Advanced Quantitative Analysis in Forest Management
* F 524: Forest Fire Meteorology and Behavior
* F 580: Introduction to Dendrochronology
Fishery and Wildlife Biology
* FW 100: Wildlife Fundamentals
* FW 200: Wildlife Conservation
* FW 204: Introduction to Fish Biology
* FW 356: Leopold's Ethic for Wildlife and Land
* FW 357: Wildlife Habitat on the Great Plains
* FW 360: Principles of Wildlife Management
* FW 401: Fishery Science
* FW 402: Fish Culture
* FW 405: Fish Physiology
* FW 469: Conservation and Management of Large Mammals
* FW 471: Wildlife Data Collection and Analysis
* FW 540: Fisheries Ecology
* FW 555: Conservation Biology
* FW 565: Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts
* FW 575: Wildlife Habitat Evaluation for Educators
* FW 576: Wildlife Policy, Law and Administration
* FW 662: Wildlife Population Dynamics
Geology
* GEOL 122: The Blue Planet: Geology of Our Environment
* GEOL 124: Geology of Natural Resources
* GEOL 140: Physical Geology
* GEOL 232: Mineralogy
Geography
* GR 320: Cultural Geography
* GR 342: Geography of Water Resources
* GR 345: Geography of Hazards
Natural Resources
* NR 120 A and B: Environmental Conservation
* NR 130: Global Environmental Systems
* NR 150: Oceanography
* NR 300: Biological Diversity
* NR 320: Natural Resources History and Policy
* NR 326: Forest Vegetation Management
* NR 355: Contemporary Environmental Issues
* NR 365: Environmental Education
* NR 420: Integrated Ecosystem Management
* NR 425: Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability
* NR 440: Land Use Planning
* NR 460: Wilderness Management
* NR 501: Leadership and Public Communications
* NR 515: Natural Resources Policy and Biodiversity
* NR 525: World Natural Resources
* NR 660: Biogeochemical Cycling in Ecosystems
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
* NRRT 330: Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management
* NRRT 452: Management of the Wilderness Resource
* NRRT 462: Environmental Communication - Natural Resources

Rangeland Ecology
* RS 300: Principles of Range Management
* RS/SOCR 320: Forage and Range Management (rangeland ecology and soil and crop sciences)
* RS 478: Restoration Ecology
* RS 630: Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands
Water Resources
* WR 304: Principles of Watershed Management
* WR 406: Seasonal Snow Environments
* WR 416: Land Use Hydrology
* WR 418: Land Use and Water Quality
* WR 474: Snow Hydrology
* WR 616: Hillslope Hydrology and Runoff Processes

College of Liberal Arts
Anthropology
* ANTH 330: Human Ecology
* ANTH 415: Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
* ANTH 515: Culture and Environment
* ANTH 530: Humans in Ecosystems
* ANTH 571: Anthropology and Global Health
English
* E 403: Nature Writing
Economics/Agricultural and Resource Economics
* ECON/AREC 240: Issues in Environmental Economics
* ECON/AREC 340: Intro to Economics of Natural Resources
* ECON/AREC 346: Economics of Outdoor Recreation
* ECON 344: Economics of Energy Resources
* ECON 540: Economics of Natural Resources
* ECON 541: Environmental Economics
History
* HIST 355: American Environmental History
Journalism and Technical Communications
* JTC 461: Writing About Science, Health, and Environment
Philosophy/Agricultural Sciences
* PHIL/AGRI 330: Agricultural Ethics
* PHIL 345: Environmental Ethics
Political Sciences
* PO131: Current World Problems
* POLS 361: U.S. Environmental Politics and Policies
* POLS 362: Global Environmental Politics
* POLS 670: Politics of Environment and Sustainability
* POLS 759: Environmental Policy and Administration
Sociology
* SOC 320: Population – Natural Resources & Environment
* SOC 364: Agriculture and Global Society
* SOC 381: Soils, Environment, and Society
* SOC 460: Society and Environment
* SOC 461/664: Sociology of Water Resources
* SOC 663: Sociology of Sustainable Development
* SOC 668: Environmental Sociology

College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Sciences
* ANEQ 476: Feedlot Systems (Food Animal Sciences)
* ANEQ 478: Beef Systems
Agriculture
* AGRI/IE 116: Plants and Civilization (agriculture and international education)
* AGRI 270: World Interdependence – Population and Food
* AGRI/PHIL 330: Agricultural Ethics
* AGRI 465: Pesticide Management
* AGRI 467: Management and Control of Wood-Destroying Pests
* AGRI 468: Management and Control of Turfgrass Pests
* AGRI 632: Managing for Ecosystem Sustainability
Agriculture and Resource Economics
* AREC 202: Agricultural and Resource Economics
* AREC/ECON 240: Issues in Environmental Economics
* AREC/ECON 340: Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
* AREC 342: Economic Analysis – Water Resource Development
* AREC/ECON 346: Economics of Outdoor Recreation
* AREC 375: Agricultural Law
* AREC 381: Intro to Environmental Economics
* AREC 428: Agribusiness Management Capstone
* AREC 460: Economics of World Agriculture
* AREC 478: Agricultural Policy
* AREC 540: Economics of Natural Resources
* AREC 541: Environmental Economics
* AREC 542: Economics of Water Resource Planning
Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
* BSPM 365: Integrated Tree Health Management
* BSPM 451: Integrated Pest Management
* BSPM 508: Environmental Fate of Pesticides
* BSPM 521: Forest Health Issues
* BSPM 551: Advanced Integrated Pest Management
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
* HORT 466: Community Forestry
* HORT/SOCR 424: Topics in Organic Agriculture
* LAND 110: Introduction to Landscape Architecture
* LAND 120: History of the Designed Landscape
* LAND 368: Landscape Irrigation and Water Conservation
* LAND 455: Landscape Architecture Study Abroad-EU
Soil and Crops Sciences
* SOCR 171: Environmental Issues in Agriculture
* SOCR 192: Water in the West
* SOCR 240: Introductory Soil Science
* SOCR/RS 320: Forage and Range Management
* SOCR 341: Soil Ecology
* SOCR 342: Organic Soil Fertility
* SOCR 343: Composting Principles and Practices
* SOCR 370: Irrigation Principles and Management
* SOCR/CIVE 377: Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture
* SOCR 420/421: Crop and Soil Management Systems I and II
* SOCR 448: Manure Management and the Environment
* SOCR 548: Issues in Manure Management

College of Natural Sciences
Botany/Zoology
* BZ 561: Landscape Ecology
Chemistry
* CHEM 103: Chemistry in Context
* CHEM 107: Fundamentals of Chemistry
* CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
* CHEM 113: General Chemistry II
* CHEM 112: General Chemistry Lab 1
* CHEM 114: General Chemistry Lab 2
Intra College
* COL 620: Applications in Landscape Ecology
Psychology
* PSY 316: Environmental Psychology
Statistics
* TAT 547/ECE 547: Statistics for Environmental Monitoring
Math
* MATH 348/BZ 348: Theory of Population and Evolutionary Ecology

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
* ERHS 220: Environmental Health
* ERHS 230: Environmental Health Field Methods
* ERHS 300: Introduction to Radiation Biology
* ERHS 320: Environmental Health Water Quality
* ERHS 332: Principles of Epidemiology
* ERHS 350: Industrial Hygiene and Air
* ERHS 400: Radioisotope Techniques
* ERHS 405: Fundamentals of Ergonomics
* ERHS 410: Environmental Health and Waste Management
* ERHS 430: Human Disease and the Environment
* ERHS 446: Environmental Toxicology
* ERHS 448: Environmental Contaminants: Exposure and Fate
* ERHS 455: Interactive Information Processing in Biology
* ERHS 487: Internship-Environmental Health
* ERHS 492: Environmental Health Seminar
* ERHS 494: Independent Study in Environmental Health
* ERHS 498: Research
* ERHS 502: Fundamentals of Toxicology
* ERHS 510: Cancer Biology
* ERHS 515: Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety
* ERHS 520: Environmental and Occupational Health Issues
* ERHS 526: Industrial Hygiene
* ERHS 527: Industrial Hygiene Laboratory
* ERHS 528: Occupational Safety
* ERHS 530: Radiological Physics and Dosimetry I
* ERHS 531: Nuclear Instruments and Measurements
* ERHS 532: Epidemiologic Methods
* ERHS 533: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases/Zoonoses
* ERHS 536: Advanced Occupational Health
* ERHS 540: Principles of Ergonomics
* ERHS 541: Ergonomics in Product and Process Design
* ERHS 542: Biostatistical Methods for Qualitative Data
* ERHS 544: Biostatistical Methods for Quantitative Data
* ERHS 547: Equipment and Instrumentation
* ERHS 550: Principles of Radiation Biology
* ERHS 561: Radiation Public Health
* ERHS 563: Environmental Contaminant Modeling I
* ERHS 565: Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents
* ERHS 566: Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
* ERHS 567: Cell and Molecular Toxicology Techniques
* ERHS 568: Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Toxicology
* ERHS 570: Radioecology
* ERHS 601: Metabolism and Disposition of Toxic Agents
* ERHS 602: Toxicological Mechanisms
* ERHS 603: Toxicological Pathology
* ERHS 611: Cancer Genetics
* ERHS 630: Radiological Physics and Dosimetry II
* ERHS 632: Techniques in Radiation Dosimetry
* ERHS 633: Radiation Detection Methods in Radiobiology
* ERHS 636: Industrial Hygiene Control Methods
* ERHS 640: Advanced Epidemiology
* ERHS 642: Applied Logistic Regression
* ERHS 648: Environmental Health Risk Assessment
* ERHS 656: Occupational Noise Control
* ERHS 658: Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology
* ERHS 662: Applied Research-Planning/Design/Analysis
* ERHS 665: Radiochemistry
* ERHS 671: Experimental Radioecology
* ERHS 687: Internship
* ERHS 693A: Research Seminar-Epidemiology
* ERHS 693B: Research Seminar-Industrial Hygiene
* ERHS 693C: Research Seminar-Toxicology
* ERHS 693D: Research Seminar-Health Physics
* ERHS 701: Radiographic Technique
* ERHS 711: Radiographic Interpretation
* ERHS 712: Physics of Diagnostic Imaging
* ERHS 714: Radiation Therapy Physics
* ERHS 721: Radiation Oncology
* ERHS 726: Aerosols and Occupational Health
* ERHS 733: Environmental Carcinogenesis
* ERHS 751: Advanced Radiation Biology I
* ERHS 753: Advanced Radiation Biology II
* ERHS 765: Environmental Contaminant Modeling II
* ERHS 770: Radiation Biology Basic to Tumor Therapy

College of Applied Human Sciences
Construction Management
* CON 450/INTD 450: Travel Abroad - Sustainable Building (construction management and international studies)
* CON 476: Sustainable Practices-Design and Construction
* CON 571: Facility Planning and Management
* CON 576: Sustainable Technology in Built Environments
Apparel Design and Merchandising
* AM 321: Advanced Textiles
* AM 421: Textile Analysis
Interior Design
* INTD 330: Lighting Design
* INTD 340: Interior Materials and Finishes
* INTD 350: Codes: Health and Safety
* INTD 400 and 476: Senior Interior Design Research Proposal and Project

College of Business
* MGT 667: Global Social Sustainable Entrepreneurship

College of Engineering
* ATS 350: Intro to Weather & Climate
* ATS 555: Air Pollution
* ATS 606: Intro to Climate
* ATS 760: Global Carbon Cycle
* CIVE/SOCR 377: Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture
* CIVE 413: Environmental River Mechanics
* CIVE 425: Soil and Water Engineering
* CIVE 440: Nonpoint Source Pollution
* ENVE 322: Basic Hydrology
* ENVE/CIVE 438: Pollution Control Engineering
* ENVE 441: Water & Wastewater Characterizations
* ENVE 448: Pollution Prevention
* MECH 580: Renewable Energy for Mechanical Engineers


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of sustainability-focused courses is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory:
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The curriculum committee responsible for identifying sustainable curriculum was formed in 2010. This list will likely be greatly expanded in the next year or two.

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.