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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 Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Portland State University
ER-8: Sustainability Courses by Department

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Office Assistant
Campus Sustainability Office
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The number of departments that offer at least one sustainability-related or -focused course :
23

The total number of departments that offer courses:
29

A list of departments that offer sustainability courses:

This is not a complete listing of courses. Of the representative sample used in the previous credits to find the proportion of courses with sustainability in the syllabi, these are the departments mentioned.

Anthropology
Engineering and Applied Science
Economics
Education and Leadership Policy
English
Environmental Science and Resources
Geology
Geography
History
International Studies
Information Studies and Quantitative Analysis
Masters of Business Administration
Management
Master of International Management
Public Administration
Physics
Philosophy
Science
Sociology
Speech and Hearing Science
Systems Science
University Studies
Urban Studies and Planning


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of departments that offer sustainability courses is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :

Other sustainability courses can be found at the following links, though the courses are not categorized as sustainability-focused or sustainability-related nor are they complete as PSU has no comprehensive sustainability course inventory:

http://ecowiki.pdx.edu/class-projects/fall-2009.html (Other quarters are available in the side bar)

Also, try http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/students

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.