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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.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
ER-8: Sustainability Courses by Department

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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The number of departments that offer at least one sustainability-related or -focused course :
45

The total number of departments that offer courses:
53

A list of departments that offer sustainability courses:

African American Studies Program
Department of Anthropology
Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
Department of Art
Department of Biology
Department of Business Administration
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Classical Studies
Department of Communication Studies
Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation
Department of Computer Science
Conflict and Peace Studies
Department of Counseling & Educational Development
Department of Dance
Department of Economics
Department of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
Department of English
Department of Geography
Gerontology (Post-Bacc. Certificate Program)
Department of Public Health Education
Human Environmental Sciences/ HHP
Department of History
Honors Programs
Hospitality and Tourism Management Program
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Department of Interior Architecture
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Liberal Studies Program
Department of Library & Information Studies
Special Programs in Liberal Studies
Department of Media Studies
Department of Music Studies
School of Nursing
Department of Nutrition
Department of Philosophy
Department of Political Science
Department of Psychology
Department of Religious Studies
Department of Social Work
Department of Sociology
Department of Specialized Education Services
Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education
Undergraduate Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies Program


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 :
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Note that the course inventory data are from 2011. Once the definition of sustainability in academics (Credit ER-5 Pt. 1) has been officially adopted via the CAP approval process, the inventory will be updated.

These results are based on a faculty survey developed and administered by Dr. Anna Marshall-Baker. Course descriptions, student learning outcomes, and sustainability content (by percentage) were all requested. The results were reviewed and collated by two faculty members and the sustainability coordinator. These data were supplemented with an inventory of the class descriptions in the course catalog.

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.