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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 4350 Political Economy of the WTO ~ X ~ 3 Related ECON 1110 H. de Gorter
AEM 4450 / 6450 Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries X ~ ~ 3 Focused 6 credits in economics, applied economics, or sociology, and 6 credits in nutrition and/or agricultu P. Pingali
AEM 6300 Policy Analysis: Welfare Theory, Agriculture, and Trade ~ X ~ 4 Related AEM 6080, ECON 3030, or equivalent intermediate microeconomic theory course incorporating calculus H. de Gorter
AIIS 3422 / 6422 Culture, Politics, and Environment in the Circumpolar North ~ X ~ 4 Related P. Nadasdy
ALS 4100 Community-Based Research in DC X X ~ 3 Related Enrollment limited to: students enrolled in the Cornell in Washington program K. Beem
ALS 4200 Immersion and Engagement in DC X X X 1 Related Enrollment limited to: students enrolled in the Cornell in Washington program K. Beem
AMST 3911 Science in the American Polity, 1960 to Now X X ~ 4 Related S. Hilgartner
ANTHR 2729 / 6729 Climate, Archaeology and History X ~ ~ 3 Focused S. Manning
ANTHR 4435 / 7435 Postcolonial Science X ~ ~ 4 Related S. Langwick
BSOC 4351 Postcolonial Science X ~ ~ 4 Related S. Langwick
BSOC 3311 Environmental Governance X ~ ~ 3 Focused S. Wolf
CAPS 4071 Law Culture and Society in China X X ~ 4 Related undergraduate students X. Yu
CLASS 2729 / 7727 Climate, Archaeology and History ~ ~ ~ Focused S. Manning
CLASS 7741 Methods and Approaches in Current Archaeology ~ X ~ 4 Related graduate standing S. Manning
COMM 3081 Environmental and Sustainability Communication Part II X ~ ~ 1 Focused COMM 3080 L. Chambliss
CRP 4440 / 5440 Resource Management and Environment Law ~ X ~ 4 Related R. Booth
CRP 3210 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the Analysis of Public Policy X ~ ~ 3 Related introductory statistics and principles of economic analysis at the level of ECON 1110 N. Klein
CRP 4590 / 5590 Legal Aspects of Land Use Planning ~ X ~ 4 Related R. Booth
CRP 5460 Introduction to Community and Environment Dispute Resolution X X ~ 3 Related J. Forester
CRP 5076 International Planning and Development Workshop X X ~ 4 Related Staff
CRP 2010 People, Planning, and Politics in the City ~ X ~ 3 Related CRP 1100 and CRP 1101 J. Forester
CRP 3852 Special Topics in Urban History, Society, and Politics X X ~ 1-4 Spec Staff
CRP 3555 / 5555 Environmental Impact Review X ~ ~ 3 Focused G. Frantz
DEA 4500 Policy Meets Design: High-Impact Facilities of the 21st Century X ~ ~ 3 Related R.S. Zadeh
DSOC 3311 / 6320 Environmental Governance X ~ ~ 3 Focused S. Wolf
DSOC 4710 / 6710 Schools, Communities and Policy Reform ~ X ~ 3 Related DSOC 2710 J. Sipple
EAS 1108 Earth in the News ~ ~ X 3 Related R. Ross
EDUC 6610 Complex Organizations, Education, and Development X ~ ~ 3 Related J. Sipple
EDUC 6710 Schools, Communities and Policy Reform ~ X ~ 3 Related DSOC 2710 J. Sipple
ENVS 2000 Environmental and Sustainability Sciences Colloquium X ~ ~ 1 Focused J. Lehmann, K. Presutti
GOVT 1313 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics ~ X X 4 Related N. van de Walle
GOVT 4264 / 6242 Social Movements in Latin America X ~ ~ 4 Related permission of instructor K. Roberts
GOVT 6171 Politics of Public Policy ~ X ~ 4 Related S. Mettler
GOVT 4112 The Politics of Change ~ X ~ 4 Related S. Mettler
GOVT 3633 Politics and Culture ~ X ~ 4 Related M. Berezin
GOVT 4543 Fascism, Nationalism and Populism X ~ ~ 4 Related M. Berezin
HADM 3550 Hospitality Facilities Management X X ~ 3 Related HADM 2550 J. Varney
HIST 3181 Living in an Uncertain World: Science, Technology, and Risk ~ X ~ 4 Related R. Slayton
ILRIC 4330 Politics of the Global North X ~ ~ 4 Related L. Turner
LAW 6361 Environmental Law ~ X ~ 3 Focused LAW 6011 J. Rachlinski
LAW 6340 Energy Law X ~ ~ 3 Focused J. Macey
NS 4450 / 6455 Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries X ~ ~ 3 Focused 6 cr. in economics, applied economics, or sociology & 6 cr. in nutrition and/or P. Pingali
NS 6250 Community Nutrition in Action X ~ ~ 3 Related enrollment limited to: Dietetic interns E. Green
NTRES 3311 / 6310 Environmental Governance X ~ ~ 3 Focused S. Wolf
NTRES 4300 / 4301 / 4302 Environmental Policy Processes I, II, and III X X ~ 3 Related admission by special application process C. Kraft, T.B. Lauber
NTRES 4440 Resource Management and Environment Law ~ X ~ 3 Related R. Booth
PADM 1734 Disasters ~ ~ X 3 Focused R. Brenner
PAM 2030 Population and Public Policy ~ X ~ 3 Related S. Sassler
PAM 3670 / 5970 Economics and Environmental Policy X ~ ~ 3 Focused ECON 1110, PAM 2100 or equivalent recommended N. Sanders
PAM 6410 Health Economics I ~ X ~ 3 Related Ph.D. level courses in microeconomic theory and econometrics J. Cawley
SOC 3480 Politics and Culture ~ X ~ 4 Related M. Berezin
SOC 3570 Schooling, Racial Inequality, and Public Policy in America X ~ ~ 4 Related Staff
SOC 4540 Fascism, Nationalism and Populism X ~ ~ 4 Related M. Berezin
STS 1101 Science, Technology, and Politics X ~ X 3 Related Fall, C. Leuenberger; Summer,
STS 3181 Living in an Uncertain World: Science, Technology, and Risk ~ X ~ 4 Related R. Slayton
STS 3311 Environmental Governance X ~ ~ 3 Focused S. Wolf
STS 3911 Science in the American Polity, 1960 to Now X X ~ 4 Related S. Hilgartner
STS 4721 Peace Building in Conflict Regions: Case Studies Sub-Saharan Africa Israel Palestinian Territories ~ X ~ 4 Related C. Leuenberger