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Cornell Sustainability Courses

Cornell's commitment to sustainability in its education curriculum is evidenced by the broad course list below. These courses have been identified by instructors, college administrators, or by an independent review of course content. We encourage faculty, departments, schools, and colleges to bring other sustainability courses to our attention, by emailing atkinson@cornell.edu.

The following 734 courses are categorized as sustainability-focused and sustainability-related according to nationally recognized STARS v2.1  guidelines. Some of these courses are cross-listed in multiple departments and will appear more than once in the list.

Interested students should review course websites, contact the instructor, and discuss options with their advisor.

We update this list as a courtesy to the Cornell community, but we may not capture the most recent course changes. Please refer to the authoritative Courses of Study and check with the relevant department.
 

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Dept Course # Title F Sp Su Credit Level* Pre Reqs Faculty
AEM 2500 Environmental and Resource Economics X ~ ~ 3 Focused ECON 1110 A. Ortiz Bobea
AEM 4500 Resource Economics ~ X ~ 3 Related MATH 1110, ECON 3030 or AEM 2600 C.-Y.C. Lin Lawell
AEM 4510 Environmental Economics ~ X ~ 3 Focused MATH 1110, AEM 2600 or ECON 3030 I. Rudik
AEM 6510 Environmental and Resource Economics X ~ ~ 3 Focused MATH 1110, ECON 3030 or their equivalents; Enrollment limited to: graduate students I. Rudik
AEM 6600 Natural Resources and Economic Development ~ X ~ 3 Focused Enrollment limited to: graduate students. D.R. Lee
AEM 7510 Environmental Economics X ~ ~ 3 Focused graduate-level microeconomic theory and econometrics T. Gerarden
AEM 6620 / 7620 Microeconomics of International Development ~ X ~ 3 Related completion of first-year Ph.D. course sequence in AEM or ECON or permission of instructor B. Dillon
AEM 2600 Managerial Economics X ~ ~ 3 Related ECON 1110, MATH 1110 T. Alexander, B. Leyden
AEM 1500 An Introduction to the Economics of Environmental and Natural Resources ~ X ~ 3 Focused C. Kling
AEM 2350 Introduction To The Economics Of Development X ~ X 3 Related at least one full semester university course in introductory economics Fall, S. Kyle; Summer, Staff
AEM 6080 Production Economics X ~ ~ 3 Related ECON 3030, MATH 1110 or equivalents L.W. Tauer
AEM 2010 Spreadsheet Modeling for Management and Economics X X ~ 3 Related Enrollment limited to: Dyson students Fall, D. Haeger; Spring, R. Mo
AEM 7650 Development Microeconomics Graduate Research Seminar ~ X ~ 1-3 Related Permission of instructor required; Enrollment limited to: graduate students. C.B. Barrett, J. Hoddinott
AEM 2000 Contemporary Controversies in the Global Economy ~ X ~ 3 Related ECON 1110. Recommended prerequisite: ECON 1120 C.B. Barrett
AEM 1600 The Business of Modern Medicine X ~ ~ 1 Related R. Karpman
AEM 3290 International Agribusiness Study Trip ~ X ~ 2 Related previous business management or applied economics courses necessary T.M. Schmit
AEM 4880 / 6880 Global Food, Energy, and Water Nexus ? Engage the US, China, and India for Sustainability X ~ ~ 3-4 Focused X. Lei, T. Li, D. Miller, P. P
AEM 2011 Spreadsheet Modeling for Non-Dyson Majors X X X 3 Related Fall, Spring, R. Moghimi; Wint
AEM 2050 Introduction to Agricultural and Development Finance ~ X ~ 3 Related MATH 1110 and/or AEM 2100 and/or a course in economics C. Wolf
AEM 3020 Farm Business Management X ~ ~ 4 Related W.A. Knoblauch
AEM 3385 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum: Anabel?s Grocery X X ~ 3 Focused Permission of instructor required A. Wessels
AEM 4090 Environmental Finance and Markets ~ X ~ 3 Focused AEM 2240, AEM 2225, or equivalent J. Tobin
AEM 4485 / 6485 Economics of Food and Malnutrition X ~ ~ 3 Related ECON 1110, AEM 2100, or equivalent, and 9 additional credits in economics, applied economics, or nut J. Hoddinott
AEM 7010 Applied Microeconomics X ~ ~ 1.5 Focused ECON 6090. Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students only B. Leyden
AEM 4420 / 5420 Emerging Markets X ~ ~ 3 Related AEM 2420 and PAM 2000, or ECON 3030, or AEM 2600 R.D. Christy
AEM 2555 Corporate Sustainability X ~ ~ 3 Focused FWS or equivalent J. Tobin
AEM 7021 Applied Microeconomics III: Applied General Equilibrium Analysis ~ X ~ 3 Related Intended for: doctoral students in the Dyson graduate PhD program N.H. Chau
AEM 3260 Cooperative Business Management ~ X ~ 3 Related AEM 1200 or AEM 2200 or AEM 3020 or ILRID 1700, or permission of instructor T.M. Schmit
AEM 3600 / 3601 Impact Learning: Field Study Prep Experience / Project Reflection, Completion and Presentation X ~ ~ 3 Related Application required S. Kyle, C. van Es
AEM 4415 / 5415 Pre-Engagement with Social Enterprises in Emerging Markets X ~ ~ 1.5 Related F. Mubichi-Kut
AEM 3390 / 6390 Research Methods in International Development ~ X ~ 3 Related AEM 2100, ECON 1110 A.K. Basu
AEM 2770 Excursions in Computational Sustainability ~ X ~ 3 Focused basic knowledge of probability theory and calculus C. Gomes
ALS 2300 / 2301 CALS Global Fellows Program Pre- and Post- Engagement Course X X ~ 2 Related Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited to: students accepted into the CALS Global Fel J. Hawkey, S. Byrne
ANSC 4120 Whole-Farm Nutrient Management ~ X ~ 4 Related ANSC 4110 Q. Ketterings, M. Van Amburgh
ANSC 4560 Dairy Management Fellowship ~ X ~ 2 Related ANSC 2500, ANSC 3510, AEM 3020, ANSC 3511 and ANSC 4510 M. Van Amburgh
ANSC 4140 Ethics and Animal Science ~ X ~ 2 Related D. Cherney
ANSC 3510 Dairy Herd Management ~ X ~ 4 Focused ANSC 2500 or permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite: AEM 3020 J. Giordano
ARCH 5114 Core Design Studios IV: Integrative Design Practices ~ X ~ 6 Related ARCH 5113. Enrollment limited to: M.Arch students Staff
BSOC 4691 Food, Agriculture, and Society ~ X ~ 3 Focused introductory ecology course A. Power
CEE 3040 Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering X ~ ~ 4 Related MATH 1910 and MATH 1920, or equivalents R.A. Daziano
CEE 5980 Decision Framing and Analytics X ~ ~ 3 Related CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700 or ILRST 2100 or BTRY 3010 or AEM 2100 or equivalent P.M. Reed
CEE 6660 Multiobjective Systems Engineering Under Uncertainty X ~ ~ 3 Related programming experience, CS 4210 or ENGRD 3200, ORIE 3310, CEE 5970 or equivalents P.M. Reed
CEE 6930 Public Systems Modeling X ~ ~ 4 Related D. Loucks
CRP 3270 / 6270 Regional Economic Impact Analysis X ~ ~ 3 Related J. Carruthers
DEA 4040 Professional Practices and Ethics ~ X ~ 2 Related DEA senior N. Ahmadi
DSOC 6250 State, Economy, and Society ~ X ~ 3 Related P. McMichael
DSOC 6610 Complex Organizations, Education, and Development X ~ ~ 3 Related J. Sipple
ECON 3300 Development of Economic Thought and Institutions X X ~ 4 Related ECON 1110 and ECON 1120, or equivalents C. Boyer
ECON 3860 Resource Economics ~ X ~ 3 Focused MATH 1110, ECON 3030 C.-Y.C. Lin Lawell
ECON 3865 Environmental Economics ~ X ~ 3 Focused MATH 1110, ECON 3030 I. Rudik
ECON 7650 Development Microeconomics Graduate Research Seminar X X ~ 1-3 Related graduate standing C.B. Barrett, J. Hoddinott
ECON 7660 Microeconomics of International Development ~ X ~ 3 Related completion of first-year Ph.D. course sequence in AEM or ECON or permission of instructor B. Dillon
ECON 3610 The Economics of Consumer Policy X ~ ~ 4 Related PAM 2000 or equivalent S. Tennyson
ECON 6100 Microeconomic Theory II ~ X ~ 4 Related ECON 6090 and ECON 6170 Staff
ECON 6140 Macroeconomics II ~ X ~ 4 Related ECON 6130 and ECON 6170 Staff
ECON 7720 Economics of Development ~ X ~ 4 Related first-year graduate economic theory and econometrics G. Fields
ECON 3850 Economics and Environmental Policy X ~ ~ 3 Focused ECON 1110. Recommended prerequisite: PAM 2100 or equivalent N. Sanders
ECON 4560 Development Economics X ~ ~ 4 Related ECON 3030 or equivalent Staff
ENMGT 5980 Decision Framing and Analytics X ~ ~ 3 Related CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700 or ILRST 2100 or BTRY 3010 or AEM 2100 or equivalent P.M. Reed
FDSC 4010 Concepts of Product Development ~ X ~ 2 Related FDSC 3940, FDSC 4170 and FDSC 4210 O. Padilla-Zakour
FDSC 4250 Food Processing B: Dairy Processing and Emerging Technologies ~ X ~ 2-3 Related FDSC 4210 J. Dumpler, C.I. Moraru
GOVT 2284 Capitalism in China X ~ ~ 4 Related V. Nee
HADM 4500 / 6500 Sustainable Development ~ X ~ 4 Focused HADM 4550, HADM 6550 or equivalent J. Varney
HADM 4385 / 6385 The Business of Coffee: From Farm to Cup X ~ ~ 3 Focused J. Chestnut
HADM 4200 Principles of Real Estate X X ~ 3 Related HADM 2230 or equivalent and HADM 2250 or equivalent Fall, C. Liu; Spring, D. Cvija
HD 4410 / 6410 Psychology and Culture of Human-Environment Relationships X ~ ~ 3 Focused coursework in Human Development, Psychology, or Anthropology, or a related social science B. Ojalehto
HIST 2881 Ten Technologies That Shook the World X X ~ 3 Focused S. Pritchard
IARD 6960 Perspectives in International Development X X ~ 1 Focused L. Buck, E. Mabaya, T. Tucker
IARD 4020 Agriculture in Developing Nations I X ~ ~ 2 Related K.V. Raman, T. Tucker
IARD 6020 International Agriculture in Developing Nations ~ X ~ 3 Related ARD 4020, IARD 6015 P. Parra, M. Pritts, K.V. Rama
IARD 7830 Farmer-Centered Research and Extension ~ X ~ 3 Related T.W. Tucker
ILRHR 4615 / 6615 Socially Responsible Business ~ X ~ 2 Related J. Grasso
ILRIC 6350 Labor Markets and Income Distribution in Developing Economies ~ X ~ 4 Related ECON 3030 or ILRLE 2400 or ILRLE 5400 G. Fields
ILRIC 4313 / 6013 Work, Labor, and the Climate Change X ~ ~ 4 Focused L. Skinner
ILRLE 7490 Economics of Development ~ X ~ 4 Related first-year graduate economic theory and econometrics G. Fields
ILRLE 3440 Development of Economic Thought and Institutions X X ~ 4 Related ECON 1110, ECON 1120 or equivalent G. Boyer
NBA 6030 Strategies for Sustainability ~ X ~ 1.5 Focused G. Dowell
NBA 6410 Supply Chain Management X ~ ~ 1.5 Related NCC 5080 L. Chen
NBA 6190 Leaders in Sustainable Global Enterprise X ~ ~ 1.5 Focused M. Milstein
NBA 6380 Finance and Sustainable Global Enterprise Colloquium ~ X ~ 1 Focused M. Milstein
NTRES 3250 Forest Management and Maple Syrup Production ~ X ~ 3 Related P. Smallidge
PADM 5456 Comparative Public Administration: The Cause of Dubai, United Arab Emirates X ~ ~ 1.5 Related PADM 5110, permission R. Brenner, T. OToole
PADM 5579 Environmental Finance and Impact Investing Practicum ~ X ~ 3 Related Enrollment limited to: Master of Public Administration (MPA) EFII Fellows. J. Tobin
PAM 3400 / 5400 The Economics of Consumer Policy X ~ ~ 4 Related PAM 2000 or equivalent S. Tennyson
PAM 4280 The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors X ~ ~ 4 Related PAM 2000 or ECON 3030 and PAM 3100, ECON 3120 or ECON 3140 J. Cawley
PAM 3410 Economics of Consumer Protection and the Law X ~ ~ 3 Related coursework in introductory microeconomics and intermediate microeconomics A. Mathios
PAM 6020 Intermediate Statistics for Sociological Research ~ X ~ 4 Related SOC 6010 V. Maralani
PLBRG 2010 Plants, Genes, and Global Food Production ~ X ~ 3 Focused V. Moore
PLSCS 4500 Master Composter Training and Extension Internship ~ X ~ 2 Spec J. Bonhotal, A. Michaelides, J
SOC 2840 Capitalism in China X ~ ~ 4 Related V. Nee
SOC 2190 Introduction to Economic Sociology ~ X ~ 3 Related V. Nee
SOC 3540 Capitalism, Competition, and Conflict in the Global Economy X ~ ~ 4 Related P. Katzenstein
SOC 3950 Advanced Economic Sociology ~ X ~ 4 Related Staff
SOC 4170 / 6170 Organizational Networks ~ X ~ 2 Related B. Cornwell
SOC 4330 / 6330 Seminar in Economy and Society X ~ ~ 4 Related two courses in economic sociology and economics V. Nee
VISST 4854 / 6854 Water: Art and Politics in Southeast Asia X ~ ~ 4 Related K. McGowan