Across the Curriculum
A focused theme for core classes can give you a unique edge to your field of study.
The majority of departments offer at least one class related to or focused on sustainability.
Transforming Our Curriculum: The Penstemon Project
The Penstemon Project supports faculty to integrate sustainability across the curriculum in every school and department at SCU. The project offers funding and training for the faculty, strengthening our campus culture of sustainability. Penstemon also keeps an inventory of all courses that include sustainability, building our reputation as a leader in higher education.
How Many SCU Classes Include Sustainability?
For more detailed information, explore sustainability courses by school and department below:
Santa Clara University
School of Arts and Sciences
- Art and Art History
- Environmental Science
- Ethnic Studies
- Modern Languages and Literatures
- Liberal Studies
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Public Health Science
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Theater and Dance
- Women and Gender Studies
School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Leavey School of Business
School of Engineering
Sustainability Curriculum Advisory Council
In collaboration with the Center for Sustainability, this Advisory Council supports the efforts of faculty to infuse sustainability across our undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
Jim Bennett, Undergraduate Studies
Ruth Davis, School of Engineering
Tseming Yang, School of Law
John Farnsworth, Center for Sustainability Faculty Associate
Emma Hokoda, Center for Sustainability Curriculum Intern
Kate Morris, College of Arts and Sciences
Leslie Gray, Center for Sustainability Faculty Associate
Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director of Center for Sustainability
Greg Baker, Leavey School of Business
Chad Raphael, Faculty / Planning Action Council
Amy Shachter, Office of the Provost
Sarah MacGregor, Counseling Psychology and Education
Class of 2019
"[At SCU,] I have been making small impacts by creating a prototype solar charging station in Engineering 110 and installing solar panels for low-income families through GRID Alternatives."