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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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Submission Date Aug. 12, 2015
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University of Alaska Anchorage
AC-1: Academic Courses

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Complete Reporter Paula Williams
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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 1,170 244
Number of sustainability courses offered 46 16
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 78 16

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
27

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
56

Number of years covered by the data:
One

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

Alaska Native Studies
AKNS 201 Alaska Native Perspectives
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AKNS A201 Alaska Native Perspectives 3 Credits

Introduction to Alaska Native perspectives on kinship, time, philosophy, symbolism, spirituality, communication, justice, oral traditions, storytelling, material culture, and the relationship to the environment. Students will become familiar with the diversity of Alaska Native peoples, languages, and world views and how these influence contemporary and global issues.

ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology
Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.Anthropology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A202 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

Introduction to the methods, theories, and fundamental concepts in the study of cultural systems. Includes social relationships, economic organization, political systems, symbols and beliefs, and issues related to gender, power, world systems and colonialism, and the social construction of human lives.

ANTH 325 Cook Inlet Anthropology
Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A325 Cook Inlet Anthropology 3 Credits

Study of the peoples and cultures of the Native, Russian and American periods of the Cook Inlet region. Includes original archaeological studies and ethnohistoric documents.
Special Note: Offered alternate fall semesters.

ANTH 354 Culture and Ecology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ANTH A354 Culture and Ecology 3 Credits
Anthropological approaches to the relationships between cultural and ecological systems. Culture as an adaptive system and the role of various cultural subsystems in different adaptations. Application of ecological concepts to human societies; impacts of environmental change on human societies, and impacts of human societies on environments; ethnoecology and traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous communities; values of nature among Western and non-Western societies; and political ecology in relation to the juxtaposition of indigenous peoples within contemporary nation-states.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.
Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

ANTH 436 Aleut Adaptions
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ANTH A436 Aleut Adaptations 3 Credits

Intensive study of traditional and post-contact Aleut (Unangan) culture. Includes origins, prehistory, biological and cultural adaptations. Also considers contemporary Aleut social, economic and political status.

ANTH 437 Eskimo Adaptions
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ANTH A437 Eskimo Adaptations 3 Credits

Addresses peoples of the Arctic coastal areas of Alaska and Canada whose traditional languages are of the Inuit-Unangan language family. Students will learn about public debates over the use of the word "Eskimo" and other terms. Focuses on the Inuit and Yup'ik language areas, including the Kalaallit (Greenlanders).

ANTH 438 Tlinkit/Haida Adaptions
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ANTH A438 Tlingit and Haida Adaptations 3 Credits

Comparative analysis of Tlingit and Haida adaptations to the north Pacific Coast including ecological, social, ceremonial, political and cultural characteristics over the period from prehistoric emergence to contemporary conditions in Alaska and British Columbia.

ANTH 439 Athabascan Adaptions
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ANTH A439 Athabascan Adaptations 3 Credits

Traditional and contemporary northern Athabascan cultures and their history in Alaska and Canada, with relevant information pertaining to Athabascans of the Pacific Northwest. Emphasis on environmental adaptations, commonalities and variations in cultural patterning, the impact of interactions with neighboring peoples and Europeans, and culture changes over time.

ANTH 457 Food & Nutrition: an Anthropological Perspective
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ANTH A457 Food and Nutrition: An Anthropological Perspective 3 Credits

Relationship of human culture to food and nutrition. Includes the history of human diet and its relationship to biological and cultural evolution, contemporary human nutrition in cross-cultural perspective, dietary adequacy and nutritional pathology, food-getting and food-preparation technology, and relationship between food and population, gender, ideology and socioeconomic status.

ANTH 483 Archeology of Animals
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ANTH A483 Archaeology of Animals 4 Credits

Methods and techniques for, and theoretical approaches to, the description, analysis, and interpretation of animal bone assemblages from archaeological sites. Includes identification and quantification of animal remains, paleoenvironmental and dietary reconstruction, seasonality of site occupation, hunting and herding strategies, and the role of animals in the economy and ideology of human societies.

ANTH 657 Nutritional Archeology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A657 Nutritional Anthropology 3 Credits

Relationship of human culture to food and nutrition. Includes the history of human diet and its relationship to biological and cultural evolution, contemporary human nutrition in cross-cultural perspective, dietary adequacy and nutritional pathology, food-getting and food-preparation technology, and relationship between food and population, gender, ideology and socioeconomic status.
Special Note: In addition to meeting all requirements for ANTH A457, graduate students will be required to research the literature on a current topic in nutritional anthropology, and to submit an extensive, detailed paper summarizing their findings in a rigorous analytical framework. Additional class readings may also be assigned. Not available to students who have completed ANTH A457.

Biological Sciences
BIOL 271 Principles of Ecology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A271 Principles of Ecology 4 Credits

Basic principles in physiological, ecosystem, population and community ecology, including environmental factors and their influence on living organisms and their structure; population growth, regulation, and interactions; the nature and diversity of biological communities in the context of evolution; and ecosystem structure and function and human impacts on the global system.
Special Note: Core course for biology majors. One 3-hour lab per week. Includes field trips. Students must attend lab the first week of class or they may be dropped.

BIOL 309 Biogeography
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
BIOL A309 Biogeography 3 Credits

Ecological basis and historical patterns of the distribution of plants and animals on a worldwide basis. Current theories regarding the origin of these distributions are examined.

BIOL 373 Conservation Biology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A373 Conservation Biology 3 Credits

Review of the human drivers of global environmental change (human population growth and consumption of resources), the consequences of environmental degradation, and application of tools to address environmental change.
Special Note: This is a service-learning course and includes fieldwork outside of class time.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of all GER Tier 1 and 2 courses is required.

BIOL 477 Tundra and Taiga Ecosystems
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A477 Tundra and Taiga Ecosystems 3 Credits
Analysis of tundra and taiga ecosystems with emphasis on system functions and dynamics. Comparisons with other terrestrial systems will be made and unique characteristics will be emphasized.

Chemistry
CHEM 450 Environmental Chemistry
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CHEM A450 Environmental Chemistry 3 Credits

Examines the origin and evolution of the environment, energy, mineral resources, solid wastes, recycling, air and water pollution, and the effects of foreign substances on living systems. The relationships among these problems will be demonstrated and quantitative chemical principles applied.

CHEM 460 Chemical Ecotoxicology
ustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CHEM A460 Chemical Ecotoxicology 3 Credits

The study of the relationships between the observed levels of chemicals in the environment and their biological effects. Special attention will be given to persistent toxic compounds, the dependence of their fate on their physical and chemical properties, and the environmental conditions that regulate their breakdown, movement, transport, and ultimate fate.

Economics
ECON 210 Environmental Economics & Policy
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
ECON A210 Environmental Economics and Policy 3 Credits

Survey of environmental policy, emphasizing market-oriented approaches to problems. Present value, cost-benefit analysis, and non-market valuation tools are developed and applied to Alaska and global environmental and natural resource issues.

ECON 211 Economics of Fish
ustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A211 The Economics of Fish 3 Credits

Introduces key insights of economics related to fisheries, aquaculture, fish processing, the seafood distribution chain, fish prices, fish marketing, and economic impacts of the seafood industry. Intended for people working in any part of the seafood industry or studying fisheries, aquaculture or other seafood-related fields.

ECON 300 The Economy of Alaska
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A300 The Economy of Alaska 3 Credits

An overview of the economy of Alaska, including approaches for economic analysis of regional economies, the structure of the Alaska economy, trends in major Alaska industries, and important Alaska economic policy issues.

ECON 310 Energy of Economics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ECON A310 Energy Economics 3 Credits

Covers economic theory, empirical analysis, and the political economy of energy production, distribution, and end use. Discusses and analyzes regional and global markets for fossil fuels, electricity, nuclear power, and renewable energy sources. Examines energy institutions and public policies such as taxation, efficiency standards, and environmental regulation.

ECON 315 Urban and Regional Economics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A315 Urban and Regional Economics 3 Credits

Economic issues examined at the community, regional, and state levels. Examines the location of economic activity, models of regional economic growth, the structure of regional economies, migration, housing and land use issues, and economic policies affecting neighborhoods, communities, cities, and states.

ECON 337 Development Economics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ECON A337 Development Economics 3 Credits

Economic approaches to the challenge of development. Physical and human capital, technology, institutions, geography, culture, and natural resources as sources of growth. Policies affecting trade, aid, health, and the environment. Alaska as a developing region.

ECON 435 Natural Resource Economics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ECON A435 Natural Resource Economics 3 Credits

Economic analysis of natural resource use, conservation, and management. Examines minerals, energy, forests, fisheries, and ecosystem services. Uses Alaska examples.

English
ENGL 259 Ecopoetics: Situating the Native in America
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ENGL A259 Short Format: Introduction to Creative Writing 1 Credit

Introduction to one creative writing genre in short 1-credit workshops.

ENGL 478 Public Science Writing
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ENGL A478 Public Science Writing 3 Credits

Focuses on rhetorical issues at the intersections of discourse, science, and citizenry, issues involving citizens' understanding, awareness, and participation in science-based public policy. Traces historical efforts to define and develop scientific literacy and concentrates on the increasing dialogue and debate among scientists, the public, and policymakers.

Environmental Studies
ENVI 211 Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
ENVI A211 Environmental Science: Systems and Processes 3 Credits

Introduces science as a powerful but limited tool for understanding and solving environmental problems. The Earth is discussed as a system with feedbacks and inter- relationships. These include natural systems, cycles and flows and natural and human induced changes in these systems. Topics include: basic ecology, climate change, resources and resource stress (air, water, oceans, soils), natural hazards. Uses Alaskan, Arctic and other regional examples.

ENVI 211L Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment Lab
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
ENVI A211L Environmental Science: Systems and Processes Laboratory 1 Credit

Laboratory introducing students to the systematic acquisition of data and its analysis and interpretation in a manner consistent with the disciplines of environmental studies. This includes field and classroom experiences and the use of remotely sensed data and geographic information systems in interpretation, analysis and presentation. In complement to ENVI A211, themes include: scientific method, map use, environmental problems at multiple scales, climate, resources and resource stress (air, water, oceans and soils), and natural hazards.

ENVI 212 Living on Earth: People & the Environment
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
ENVI A212 Living on Earth: People and the Environment 3 Credits

Study of the relationship between people and their environment. Considers environmental problems and potential solutions. Examines the ecological impacts of social systems and policy as well as of our personal choices as citizens and consumers.

ENVI 303 Environmental Ethics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
ENVI A303 Environmental Ethics 3 Credits

Historical and comparative analysis of Western, non- Western, indigenous and Native American philosophies, concerning the intrinsic, aesthetic and use values of nature and the land. Contemporary environmental ethics, including deep ecology, the land ethic, ecofeminism, and animal rights theories will be examined in detail. There will also be a focus on the ethical issues surrounding contemporary environmental controversies, such as land management, wildlife management, wilderness designation, sustainability, biodiversity and species preservation, private property and public commons, environmental racism, human overpopulation, development versus preservation, laboratory use of animals, vivisection, animal farming, subsistence, and sports hunting.

ENVI 395 Environmental Studies Internship
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
ENVI A395 Environmental Studies Internship 3-9 Credits

Intensive experience applying environmental studies disciplinary knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Internships will be completed with a community partner (such as an agency or private organization) that engages in environmentally based work

ENVI A470; Environmental Planning & Problem Solving
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
ENVI A470 Environmental Planning and Problem Solving 4 Credits

Examination of methodological concepts and issues in environmental planning and problem-solving. Includes the content and structure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); approaches to EIA with reference to the assessment of impacts on biophysical and social systems. Involves substantial practical work, including hands-on exercises, writing, and oral presentations.

Geography
GEOG 101 Local Places/Global Regions: An Introduction to Geography
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
GEOG A101 Local Places/Global Regions: An Introduction to Geography 3 Credits

Introduction to cultural, political, and environmental diversity in an international context. Focus on key global issues, current events, and geographic approaches to understanding world problems.

GEOG 211 Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment
Focused Sustainability Course

GEOG 211L Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment Lab
Focused Sustainability Course

GEOG 323 Economic Geography & Global Economy
Sustainability Focused Course

Geology
GEOL 104 Natural History of Alaska
Sustainability Related Course
GEOL 115 Environmental Geology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
GEOL A115 Environmental Geology 3 Credits

An introduction to the study of applied environmental geology with a focus on geologic processes and linkages to how humans interact with the geologic environment. Both internal and external Earth processes and related topics such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions as well as coastal processes and mineral and energy resources will be included.

GEOL 115L Environmental Geology Lab
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
GEOL A115L Environmental Geology Laboratory 1 Credit

Investigation of problems in environmental geology related to volcanic and earthquake hazards, surface and groundwater pollution, landslides, coastal processes, and waste disposal with emphasis on the local areas in Alaska. Several local field trips are included.

GEOL 178 Fundamentals of Oceanography
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
GEOL A178 Fundamentals of Oceanography 3 Credits

Principles of oceanography, with emphasis on the ocean's biological, physical, chemical, and geological processes, and how ocean processes affect the atmosphere.

GEOL 179 Fundamentals of Oceanography Lab
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
GEOL A179 Fundamentals of Oceanography Laboratory 1 Credit

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate principles and concepts developed in BIOL A178/GEOL A178.

GEOL 355 Land Development & Design
Sustainability Related Course

GEOL 450 Paleoclimatology & Global Change
Sustainability Related Course

GEOL 455 Permafrost
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
GEOL A455 Permafrost 3 Credits

Examines permafrost geomorphic processes, environments and landforms. Topics include properties of ground ice and patterned ground, permafrost landscape dynamics, engineering and environmental problems, and impacts of climate change on permafrost systems. One weekend field trip required.

GEOL 460 Environmental Geochemistry
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
GEOL A460 Environmental Geochemistry 3 Credits

Principles and applications of environmental geochemistry on a global scale. Geochemical cycles and chemical mass balance of elements. Chemical weathering and the composition of natural waters. Processes affecting the distribution of trace elements in geologic environments. Stable isotope fractionation and applications to modeling environmental systems. Review of specific cases of modern environmental geochemistry problems.

Liberal Studies Integrated Core
LSIC 311 People, Places & Ecosystems
Sustainability Related Course

LSIC 332 Science, Technology & Culture
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
LSIC A332 Science, Technology, and Culture 3 Credits

Explores the interplay of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and the transformation of human societies. It does so by examining key ethical, social, economic, cultural, and policy issues associated with modern science and technology. A speaking intensive course.

Liberal Studies Integrated Science
LSIS 201 Life on Earth
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
LSIS A201 Life on Earth 5 Credits

Examines the biodiversity of life on earth, in the context of chemistry, cell biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase the student's understanding of the process of science, hypothesis testing, experimental design, classification, and content knowledge. A writing and speaking intensive course.

Philosophy
PHIL 303 Environmental Ethics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
PHIL A303 Environmental Ethics 3 Credits

Historical and comparative analysis of Western, non- Western, indigenous and Native American philosophies, concerning the intrinsic, aesthetic and use values of nature and the land. Contemporary environmental ethics, including deep ecology, the land ethic, ecofeminism, and animal rights theories will be examined in detail. There will also be a focus on the ethical issues surrounding contemporary environmental controversies, such as land management, wildlife management, wilderness designation, sustainability, biodiversity and species preservation, private property and public commons, environmental racism, human overpopulation, development versus preservation, laboratory use of animals, vivisection, animal farming, subsistence, and sports hunting.

PHIL 400 Ethics, Community & Society
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
PHIL A400 Ethics, Community, and Society 3 Credits

An integrated study of a selected topic on a global ethical issue and the interests and responsibilities of individuals, communities and societies. Topics may vary from semester to semester.

Political Science
PS 411 Tribes, Nations, and People
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
PS A411 Tribes, Nations, and Peoples 3 Credits

Analyzes and evaluates the history of expansion, invasion, contemporary questions, and issues that confront Indigenous tribes, nations, and peoples, including their political, social, economic, and cultural activities. Investigates corresponding relations with non-Indigenous governments and private entities as well as international developments concerning Indigenous human rights.

Psychology
PSY 602 Native Ways of Knowing
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
PSY A602 Native Ways of Knowing 3 Credits

Appropriate and valid ways of describing and explaining human behavior by using the social context, culture, and history of indigenous groups. Includes indigenous approaches to values, health, the interconnection of family and community, the nature of spirituality and indigenous healing, and the importance of elders and spiritual healers.

Sociology
SOC 404 Environmental Sociology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
SOC A404 Environmental Sociology 3 Credits

Examines how society is organized in ways that either contribute to sustainability or hinder it.

Public Administration
PADM 618 Public Accountability and Ethics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
PADM A618 Public Accountability and Ethics 3 Credits

Discusses the challenges of maintaining a responsive bureaucracy subject to democratic controls; and examines the implications of ethical standards and administrative due process of law. Also explores selected case studies in government and non-profit administration.

Education-Foundations
EDFN 646 Culturally Sustaining Instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) for English Language Learners in P-6 Classrooms
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
EDFN A646 Culturally Sustaining Instruction in Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) f 3 Credits

Focus on assessment and science inquiry methods to promote science literacy and academic English proficiency for linguistically diverse students (including Alaska Native populations). Both Alaska Native and Western ways of knowing about the environment are addressed throughout this course. Discusses the cognitive academic language demands of school science. Integrates research-based science teaching strategies for supporting academic language development, including reading, writing, oral language, and auditory comprehension skills.

Applied Environmental Science & Technology
AEST 601 Aquatic Process Chemistry
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A601 Aquatic Process Chemistry 3 Credits

An introduction to fundamental aquatic chemistry concepts frequently encountered in environmental science and engineering. An equilibrium approach with an emphasis on treatment process and natural water chemistry is employed. Both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of equilibrium calculations and the ability to apply both graphical and algebraic/numerical solution techniques to chemistry problems.

AEST 602 Water Quality Management
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A602 Water Quality Management 3 Credits

An assessment of the rationale, concepts, institutions, and engineering aspects of water quality management. Regulatory processes, monitoring strategies and statistics, flow and mixing characteristics, pollutant chemistry, assessment strategies, point and non-point source characteristics, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process, and mitigation measures are covered.

AEST 603 Solid Waste Management
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A603 Solid Waste Management 3 Credits

Planning, collecting and disposing of solid waste; techniques of collection, transportation, disposal and resource recovery; solid waste environmental regulations and relationships to water, air, and land pollution; hazardous waste management.

AEST 604 Environmental Law, Regulations & Permitting
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A604 Environmental Law, Regulations and Permitting 3 Credits

Introductory graduate level course on understanding and navigating environmental laws and regulations. Students will learn the principles of the major environmental laws in the U.S., practice interpreting regulations, and prepare permits

AEST 605 National Environmental Policy Act
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A605 National Environmental Policy Act 3 Credits

Examines the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, including process, roles and responsibilities of involved parties, impact analysis, alternative development, stakeholder involvement and environmental conflict resolution. Subject matter experts from State and Federal agencies, industry, environmental nongovernmental organizations and utilities will provide their perspectives on NEPA.

AEST 606 Clean Water Act
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A606 Clean Water Act 3 Credits

Examines the Clean Water Act and its impact on the environment. The course will explore the history of the Act, and various programs established by the Act, including the Section 404 wetlands program and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pollution control program. Subject matter experts from State and Federal agencies, industry, environmental nongovernmental organizations and utilities will provide their perspectives on the Clean Water Act and its effectiveness.

AEST 607 Environmental Permitting Project
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A607 Environmental Permitting Project 3 Credits

Explores the complex relationship between environmental regulatory and permitting requirements and their application to engineering and science projects.

AEST 608 Fundamentals of Air Pollution
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
AEST A608 Fundamentals of Air Pollution 3 Credits

Air pollution terminology and their definitions. Sources and effects of air pollution. Meteorology and its relationship to air pollution. Pollution modeling and prediction. Combustion generated air pollution. Energy and air pollution. Regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. Indoor air quality.

AEST 694B Alaska Natural Resources Development & Environment
Civil Engineering
Sustainability Related Course

CE 441 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CE A441 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering and Applied Environmental Science 3 Credits

Introduction to the fundamental theory, analysis and regulations of environmental engineering and applied environmental science. Topics include environmental chemistry, drinking water and wastewater treatment, air pollution and solid waste management.

CE 442 Environmental System Design
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CE A442 Environmental Systems Design 3 Credits
Design of systems commonly used in environmental engineering practice with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment. Design of unit processes and operations will be performed for both potable water and wastewater treatment. Selection of system components, design and performance calculations and complete engineering reports are required.

CE 600 Fundamental of Environmental Science & Engineering
Engineering Science
Sustainability Related Course

ES 411 Northern Design
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ES A411 Northern Design 3 Credits

Introduction to design and maintenance of facilities in northern climates to construct sustainable, energy-efficient and durable buildings and infrastructure suitable for the unique needs of northern inhabitants.

Mechanical Engineering
ME 653 Renewable Energy Systems
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
ME A653 Renewable Energy Systems Engineering 3 Credits

The study and design of renewable energy systems from a technical engineering standpoint. Solar, hydrokinetic, conventional hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, and biological energy systems will be examined. Additional topics include feasibility analysis and energy storage techniques.

Civic Engagement & Learning
CEL 292 Introduction to Civic Engagement
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CEL A292 Introduction to Civic Engagement 3 Credits

Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

CEL 390 Select Topics
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CEL A390 Special Topics in Civic Engagement 1-3 Credits

Variable topics course addressing current issues in civic engagement, a field of study which prepares students to be active, effective, and ethical citizens in their professional and personal lives. Topics of local, national, and international interest will be included.

CEL 392 Advanced Civic Engagement: Community Inquiry and Action
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CEL A392 Advanced Civic Engagement: Community Inquiry and Action 3 Credits

Examines concepts of community leadership and principles of practice for healthy communities. Community- based research and civic-minded engagement practices are addressed through action research.

CEL 395 Civic Engagement Internship
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CEL A395 Civic Engagement Internship 3-9 Credits

Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.

CEL 450 Civic Engagement Capstone
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CEL A450 Civic Engagement Capstone 3 Credits

Integration of major and GER coursework through an individual civic engagement project.

Health Sciences
HS 210 Introduction to Environmental Health
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
HS A210 Introduction to Environmental Health 3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the field of environmental health including health effects of global climate change. Reviews agents of environmental disease and public health applications.

HS 230 Introduction to Global Health
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
HS A230 Introduction to Global Health 3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the field of global health with a focus on links between health and economic and social development. Reviews the global burden of disease as well as the impact of culture on health.

HS 490 Healthcare Issues in Alaska
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
HS A490 Selected Topics: Health Care Issues in Alaska 1-6 Credits

Provides specialized course content for health care professionals in Alaska. Topics covered will be of special interest to practitioners in both rural and urban settings. Subjects will be drawn from current health care priority areas including diseases specific to Alaska, substance abuse, behavioral health, and appropriate health care practices.

HS 491 Health Issues in Alaska
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
HS A491 Health Issues in Alaska 3 Credits

Describes historical to present health status of Alaskans, emphasizing health disparities. Students research and implement strategies to reduce risk through health behavior change; evaluate clinical practices using quality measures to improve care quality; and explore social, cultural, and economic factors related to health policy and the clinician's role in health advocacy.

HS 610 Environmental & Occupational Health
Construction Management
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
HS A610 Environmental and Occupational Health 3 Credits

Provides an overview of environmental factors including biological, physical, chemical, and occupational factors that affect the health of a community. Combines an overall ecological concern with specific elements related to personal and community health, emphasizing the interrelatedness of the two.

CM 102 Methods of Building Construction
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CM A102 Methods of Building Construction 3 Credits

Introduces basic knowledge of building materials, technical specifications, techniques, and systems. Outlines structural systems, construction processes, and assemblies. Includes a field project involving student team research of current Alaskan building type.

CM 213 Civil Technology
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
CM A213 Construction Civil Technology 4 Credits

Outlines elements of civil design and construction, including soils and soil properties, roads, earthwork, and utilities using local, state and federal regulations. Students will also be introduced to construction surveying.

CM 422 Sustainability in the Built Environment
Honors
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
CM A422 Sustainability in the Built Environment 3 Credits

Examines sustainability concepts and the implementation of sustainability principles in the design and construction of the built environment. Evaluates human-constructed development and resource preservation challenges in the context of the local and global natural environment.

HNRS 192 Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
HNRS A192 Honors Seminar: Enduring Books 3 Credits

Honors seminar focusing on the directed reading of a single book of enduring significance.

HNRS 209 Participatory Action Research
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
HNRS A209 Participatory Action Research 3 Credits

Participatory action research (PAR) is a faculty-student collaborative process of inquiry and action for change in response to organizational or community problems. Overview of the PAR process, plus examination of the democratizing and emancipatory power of PAR.

HNRS 309 Interdisciplinary Team Based Research
Sustainability Focused Course

HNRS 310; Community Service: Theory & Practice
Renewable Energy
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
HNRS A310 Community Service: Theory and Practice 3 Credits

Explores questions of service, community, and self, and includes guided volunteer service with a cultural organization, social service organization, or government agency.

RE 100 Introduction to Renewable Energy
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
RE A100 Introduction to Sustainable Energy 3 Credits

Introduces students to the field of sustainable energy. Topics include current energy use, principles of energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy resources, technologies, storage and hardware options, regulations, applicable codes, and career pathways.

RE 101 Industrial Safety for Renewable Energy
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
RE A101 Industrial Safety for Renewable Energy 2 Credits

Emphasizes electrical and industrial safety for working in the renewable energy industry. Topics include hazard awareness, regulations, and mitigation skills.
RE 102 Applied Physics for Renewable Energy
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

RE A102 Applied Physics for Sustainable Energy 3 Credits

Introductory course for students considering a career in sustainable energy. Includes the physical principles for energy efficiency and various renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal. Demonstrates how the principles of physics relate to the design, basic operation, advantages and limitations of sustainable energy projects.

RE 106 Introduction to Diesel Engines
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
RE A106 Introduction to Diesel Engines 3 Credits

Introduces the knowledge, vocabulary, and technical skills required to maintain, diagnose, and make minor repairs to diesel engines. Topics include diesel engine theory, components, engine performance, cycle of operation, cooling systems, electrical systems, fuels, fuel systems, and the selection and use of tools.

RE 200 Power Generation Systems
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
RE A200 Power Generation Systems 3 Credits

Introduces the knowledge, vocabulary, and technical skills required to maintain, diagnose, and make minor repairs to small-scale power generation systems. Focuses on AC and DC theory, electrochemical storage systems, generators, inverters, transformers, and photovoltaic technologies.

RE 201 Power System Management
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R
RE A201 Power System Management 3 Credits

Combines essential topics in power system management and business technology to provide a holistic view of energy management. Topics include power stability, economic dispatch, energy storage, smart grid, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

RE 203 Renewable Energy Project Development
Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
RE A203 Sustainable Energy Project Development 3 Credits

Synthesizes facets of project development and management within the context of sustainable energy projects

RE 295 Renewable Energy PracticumSustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F
RE A295 Renewable Energy Practicum 3 Credits

Provides practical experience in a workplace setting. Faculty, practicum supervisor, and student collaboratively develop an individualized plan for workplace training to reflect the student's occupational objectives.


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:

The courses were found using catalog listings of such key words as "Climate," "Environment," "Ecology," "sustainable/sustainability," and "energy." From there, the course description was analyzed for language that fit the requirements for either a sustainability focused course or a sustainability related course.


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 Yes
Independent study ---
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation ---
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts ---

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

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

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