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Course Lists

To see a complete inventory of the University's course offerings with sustainability content, download SCU's STARS Academic Courses (AC-1) spreadsheet document.

departments offer at least one sustainability-related course 
courses with a sustainability component are offered


Courses that are related to or focused on sustainability. Some of these courses are always focused on or related to sustainability, though others may vary, depending on each lecturer's preferences.
*Please note, this list is updated as often as we receive new information. To submit a course, please e-mail with course name, number, and description.*

ANTH 1 Intro to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 2 Intro to Archaeology
ANTH 3 Intro Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 5 Pop Culture & Bioanthropology
ANTH 11A Cultures and Ideas I
ANTH 12A Cultures and Ideas II
ANTH 50 World Geography
ANTH 132 Paleoanthropology
ANTH 135 Human Development & Sexuality
ANTH 136 Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 137 Evolutionary Medicine
ANTH 140 Food, Culture & Environment
ANTH 145 Historical Ecology
ANTH 147 Arch of Complex Societies
ANTH 148 Historical Archaeology
ANTH 149 Virtual SCU, History & Culture
ANTH 152 Political Anthropology
ANTH 154 Environmental Anthropology
ANTH 158 Applied Anthropology
ANTH 159 Globalization & Culture Change
ANTH 170 Women, Gender, and Sexuality
ANTH 185 Peoples of Latin America
ANTH 197 Field Course in Primate Behavior
ANTH 198 Anthropology Internship
ARTS 151 Explore Society Through Photo
ARTH 185 Post-Modern & Contemporary Art
ARTH 188 Women in the Visual Arts
BIOE 157 Introduction to Biofuel Engineering
BIOE 210 Ethical Issues in Bioengineering
BIOE 257 Intro to Biofuel Engineering
BIOL 4 Light and Life L&L
BIOL 5 Endangered Ecosystems L&L
BIOL 6 The Oceans L&L
BIOL 18 Exploring Biotechnology L&L
BIOL 21 Introduction to Physiology
BIOL 22 Intro to Evolution and Ecology
BIOL 23 Investigation: Evolution & Ecology L&L
BIOL 113 Microbiology L&L
BIOL 116 Medical Microbiology L&L
BIOL 131 Agroecology L&L
BIOL 151 Restoration Ecology L&L
BIOL 153 Conservation Science
BIOL 156 General Ecology L&L
BIOL 160 Biostatistics L&L
BIOL 171 Soc/Ethical Dimensions Biotech
BIOL 188 STEM Education and Justice
BUSN 70 Contemporary Business Issues
BUSN 150 Feeding the World
BUSN 170 Contemp Bus for Non-Majors
BUSN 179 Effective Comm in Business
CENG 20 Geology
CENG 20L Geology Lab
CENG 115 Civil Engineering Materials
CENG 115L Civil Engineering Material Lab
CENG 119 Design Sustainable Construct
CENG 128 ENGR Economics and Business
CENG 139 Groundwater Hydrology
CENG 140 Water Resources Engineering
CENG 140L Water Resources Engr Lab
CENG 141 Hydraulic Engr
CENG 143 Environmental Engineering
CENG 143L Environmental Engineering Lab
CENG 145 Transportation Engr Design
CENG 160 GIS in Water Resources
CENG 161 Sustainable Water Resources
CENG 192A Elements of CENG Practice
CENG 192D Intro to Bldg Info Modeling
CENG 193 Senior Design Project I
CENG 194 Senior Design Project II
CENG 208 Engr Econ & Proj Finance
CENG 215 Sustain. Structural Engr
CENG 215L Sustain. Struc. Engr. Lab
CENG 219 Design Sustainable Construct
CENG 237 Earthquake Engr Des
CENG 260 GIS in Water Resources
CENG 292 Intro to Bldg Info Modeling
CHEM 5 Chem: An Experimental Science
CHEM 11 General Chemistry I L&L
CHEM 11H General Chemistry I L&L: Honors
CHEM 12 General Chemistry II L&L
CHEM 12H General Chemistry II L&L: Honors
CHEM 15 Introduction to Research
CHEM 19 Chemistry for Teachers
CHEM 31 Organic Chemistry I L&L
CHEM 32 Organic Chemistry II L&L
CHEM 33 Organic Chemistry III L&L
CHEM 101 Bioinorganic Chemistry
CHEM 102 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 112 Bioanalytical Chemistry
CHEM 115 Chemistry Seminar
CHEM 141 Biochemistry I
CHEM 142 Biochemistry II
CHEM 182 Undergraduate Research
CHEM 190 Special Topics in Chemistry
CLAS 113 Democracy: Ancient and Modern
COMM 1 Intro to Interpersonal Comm
COMM 20 Public Speaking
COMM 30 Intro to Digital Filmmaking
COMM 106A Gender, Health, and Sexuality
COMM 107A Intercultural Communication
COMM 111G Feminist Methods
COMM 120A Environmental Communication
COMM 121A Diversity and the Media
COMM 122A Media and Advocacy
COMM 127A Media and Social Movements
COMM 128B Dialogue and Deliberation
COMM 141B Advanced Journalism
COMM 145B Legal Journalism
COMM 150B Public Relat Theories & Princi
COMM 151A Organizational Communication
COMM 152B Public Relations Strategies
COMM 163A Internet Communities & Comm
COMM 170A Communication Law
COMM 176A Biology of Human Communication
COMM 185A New Media and Communication
COEN 389 Energy Efficient Computing
CSCI 3 Intro to Computing & Applications
CPSY 200 Psychology of Interp. Comm.
CPSY 211 Human Sexuality
CPSY 212 Psych of Relationships
CPSY 231 Multicultural Counseling
CPSY 275 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
CPSY 317 Therapeutic Interviews with Children
DANC 60 Walk Across California
DANC 159 Teaching the Performing Arts
DANC 189 Social Justice and the Arts
ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 3 Internat Econ,Develop & Growth
ECON 3H Internat Econ,Develop & Grow: Honors
ECON 101 Resources Food and the Environment
ECON 111 Economics of the Environment
ECON 120 Economics of the Public Sector
ECON 129 Economic Development
ECON 135 Gender Issues in Dev World
ECON 150 Labor Economics
ECON 160 Econ of Poverty & Inequality
ECON 165 Economics and Justice
EDUC 258 Elementary Classroom Management
EDUC 263 Elem Meth in Soc Studies & Art
EDUC 282 Found 1st & 2nd Lang Acq Adol
EDUC 283 Secondary Classroom Management
EDUC 291 Sec. Soc. Sciences Methods I
EDUC 294 Adolescent Literacy Development
EDUC 364 Interpersonal Communication
EDUC 493 Multicultural Education
ELEN 182 Energy Systems Design
ELEN 280 Intro Altern Energy Systems
ELEN 282 Photovoltaic Devices & Systems
ELEN 285 Intro to Smart Grid
ELEN 286 Intro to Wind Energy Engineering
ELEN 287 Storage Device
ELEN 288 Energy Management Systems
ENGL 1A Critical Thinking & Writing I
ENGL 2A Critical Thinking & Writing II
ENGL 12A Cultures and Ideas II
ENGL 35 African American Literature
ENGL 38 Asian-American Literature
ENGL 39 Multicultural Lit of the US
ENGL 67 U.S. Gay & Lesbian Literature
ENGL 69 Lit by Women Writers of Color
ENGL 72 Poetry Writing
ENGL 78 Writing about Biotech Ethics
ENGL 105 Literacy and Social Justice
ENGL 108 Writing About Medicine
ENGL 122AW Film, Gender, & Sexuality
ENGL 125 Feminist Literary Theory
ENGL 126 Creative Wrtg & Social Justice
ENGL 130 Studies in African American Lit
ENGL 132G Studies in 19th-Cent Amer Lit
ENGL 140 Studies in Chicano Literature
ENGL 150EL Contemporary Literature
ENGL 153 Global Gay & Lesbian Culture
ENGL 154 Literature & Environment
ENGL 155 Studies in Asian American Lit
ENGL 158G Native American Women Writers
ENGL 162 Studies in Comparative Lit
ENGL 166 Pan-African Literature
ENGL 190 Senior Seminar
ENGL 192 Amer Thtr from the Black Persp
ENGR 1 Intro to Engineering
ENGR 1L Intro to Engineering Lab
ENGR 19 Ethics in Technology
ENGR 60 Sustainable Electric Energy
ENGR 110 Engr Project for the Community
ENGR 111 STEM Outreach in the Community
ENGR 136 Frugal Innovation Projects
ENGR 272 Energy Public Policy
ENGR 273 Sustain. Energy & Ethics
ENGR 302 Manag. In the Multicult Envirn
ENGR 303 Gender and Engineering
ENGR 334 Energy, Climate Chg & Soc Jus
ENGR 336 Engr for the Developing World
ENGR 340 Distributed & Renewable Energy
EMGT 378 New Product Planning and Development
ENVS 1A Critical Thinking & Writing I
ENVS 2A Critical Thinking & Writing II
ENVS 10 The Joy of Garbage
ENVS 11A Cultures and Ideas I
ENVS 12A Cultures and Ideas II
ENVS 21 Intro to Applied Ecology
ENVS 22 Intro to Environmental Studies
ENVS 23 Soil, Water, and Air L&L
ENVS 50 World Geography
ENVS 79 Environmental Thought
ENVS 80 Energy and the Environment
ENVS 95 SLURP: Sust Living Resrch Project
ENVS 101 Capstone Seminar
ENVS 110 Statistics for Environ Sci L&L
ENVS 116 Introduction to GIS
ENVS 120 Intro to Envt’l Law & Reg: US
ENVS 122 Environmental Politics & Policy
ENVS 124 Water Law and Policy
ENVS 128 Urban & Environmental Planning
ENVS 131 Environmental Education
ENVS 132 Agroecology L & L
ENVS 142 Writing Natural History
ENVS 144 Natural History of Baja
ENVS 145 Environmental Technology
ENVS 146 Agriculture, Environment & Development: Latin America
ENVS 147 Internat Environ & Develop
ENVS 148 Solar Revolution
ENVS 149 African Envirnmnt & Development
ENVS 150 Political Ecology
ENVS 151 Restoration Ecology L&L
ENVS 153 Conservation Science
ENVS 155 Environmental & Food Justice
ENVS 160 Water Resources L&L
ENVS 165 Climate Science and Solutions
ENVS 166 Climate Change: Past to Future
ENVS 167 Innovation for Climate Justice
ENVS 185 Garbology
ENVS 195 SLURP: Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project
ENVS 196 Special Topics in Environmental Studies
ENVS 198 Environmental Proseminar
ETHN 5 Intro Study of Race/Ethnic US
ETHN 10 Intro to Native Amer Studies
ETHN 20 Intro to Chicana&Latina/o Stud
ETHN 30 Intro to African Amer Studies
ETHN 36 African American Literature
ETHN 40 Intro to Asian Amer Studies
ETHN 51 Intro to S Asian Exp in the US
ETHN 95 African Amer Indep Filmmakers
ETHN 96 Race, Class & Culture thru Film
ETHN 120 Mexican Immigration to the US
EHTN 122 Chicana/Chicano Communities
ETHN 125 Latinas/os in the U.S.
ETHN 135 African Amrcns in Postwar Film
ETHN 142 Asian American Communities
ETHN 149 Civl Rghts/Anti-Colnial Mvmnts
ETHN 152 Multi-Racial Identities
ETHN 153 Minority Politics in the US
ETHN 155 Racism in the United States
ETHN 161 Create Div College Going Comm
ETHN 163 Multi-Racial Communities in CA
ETHN 178 Race and World War II
EMBA 902 Navigating Busn Environ
EMBA 904 Oper in Global Fin & Prod Mkts
EMBA 905 Supply Chain Management
EMBA 908 New Business Ventures
ELSJ 22 Solidarity with the Community
ELSJ 23 Careers for the Common Good
ELSJ 30 Justice in Jesuit Tradition
ELSJ 50 Law & Social Justice
ELSJ 134 Seminar :Social Entrepreneurship
ELSJ 135 Research: Social Entrepreneurship
ELSJ 198 AppliedEthic Intern: Healthcare

FNCE 180 Open Book Management

FREN 173 Immigration, Race, & Identity
HIST 11A Cultures and Ideas I
HIST 12A Cultures and Ideas II
HIST 64 Central America
HIST 84 U.S. Women’s History
HIST 91 Africa in World History
HIST 92 Modern East Asia
HIST 96B US: Civil War to Present
HIST 100 Historical Interpretation
HIST 102S Ethic Clnsg/Gncd 20th Centr
HIST 105 Modern World History
HIST 115S Gnder/Rce/Ctznshp Atltc Wrld
HIST 123 Plagues/Epidemics/Infections
HIST 125 History of the Senses
HIST 126 Conflict Med Christianity
HIST 128 Victorian London
HIST 131 War & Democracy: UK in WWI
HIST 132 Democracy: Ancient and Modern
HIST 141 Independent Africa
HIST 146B Modern Japan in the World
HIST 153 Civl Rghts/Anti-Colonial Mvmnts
HIST 163 Cuba and the Caribbean
HIST 172 The Union in Crisis
HIST 177 Gay/Lesbians in U.S. History
HIST 178 Race and World War II
HIST 182 Sex and the Family in America
HIST 184 American Historical Geography
HIST 185 African Amrcns in Postwar Film
HIST 186 California
HIST 187 The American West
HIST 188S Making Mod US: Progressive Era
HNRS 20 Difficult Dialogues
HNRS 20S Difficult Dialogues
HNRS 120AW Advanced Difficult Dialogues
IDIS 704 Women in Leadership
IDIS 705 Leadership for Justice & Prosp
IDIS 861 Corp Social Responsibility & PR
IDIS 695A Global Business Perspectives
IDIS 3622 Global Agribusiness Challenges
IDIS 3704 Women in Leadership
LAW 230 Natural Resources
LAW 268 Law and Social Justice Seminar
LAW 288 Environmental Protection Law
LAW 346 Social Justice Wksp: Righting
LAW 401 Domestic Violence Seminar
LAW 402 Juvenile Court Law Sem
LAW 403 Children and the Law
LAW 408 Public Inter & Social Just Pra
LAW 414 Environmental Law Seminar
LAW 434 Gender and Law
LAW 440 Intention Human Right Theory
LAW 444 Energy Resources Law
LAW 448 Voting Rights Seminar
LAW 463 KGACLC Wkrs Rghts Interviewing
LAW 483 Global Poverty, Human Rights & Development
LAW 505A No California Innocence Proj A
LAW 608 International Environmental Law
LAW 669 Climate Change Law
LAW 727A International Human Rights Clinic A
LBST 70 Community Health Education
MGMT 6 Business Ethics
MGMT 6H Business Ethics: Honors
MGMT 8 Business Ethics in Practice
MGMT 80 Global & Cultur Environ of Bus
MGMT 160 Management of Organizations
MGMT 160S Mgmt of Organizations - LSP
MGMT 161 Managing in Organizations
MGMT 164 Introduction to Entrepreneursh
MGMT 172 Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 503 Organizational Analysis & Mgmt
MGMT 505 Corp Social Responsibility &PP
MGMT 546 Spirituality pf Org Leadership
MGMT 548 Social Benefit Entrepre.
MGMT 2503 Organizational Analysis & Mgmt
MGMT 2504 Innovation in Silicon Valley
MGMT 2505 Business Integrity and Society
MGMT 2548 Social Benefit Entrepreneurship
MGMT 3504 Innovation in Silicon Valley
MGMT 3505 Business. Integrity, & Society
MGMT 3540 Food Industry Management
MGMT 3546 Spirituality of Org Leadership
MGMT 3548 Social Benefit Entrepreneurship
MKTG 189 Sustainability Marketing
MECH 11 Materials & Manufactur Process
MECH 15 Intro to Material Science
MECH 15L Intro to Material Science Lab
MECH 80 Solar Home Analysis and Design
MECH 101L Machining Lab
MECH 121 Thermodynamics I
MECH 122 Fluid Mechanics
MECH 122L Fluid Mechanics I Lab
MECH 123 Heat Transfer
MECH 123L Heat Transfer Lab
MECH 125 Thermal Systems Design
MECH 152 Composite Materials
MECH 194 Advanced Design I : Tools
MECH 195 Advanced Design II:Implementation
MECH 196 Advanced Design III: Comp/EV
MECH 207 Advanced Mechatronics I
MECH 208 Advanced Mechatronics II
MECH 241 Rad Heat Trnsfr II
MECH 242 Nanoscale Heat Transfer
MECH 275A Design For Competitiveness
MECH 287 Intro Alternative Energy Systems
MUSC 115 Experimental Sound Design
MUSC 196 Music Since 1945
OMIS 108E Sustainable Operations Mgmt
OMIS 3696 Special Topics
PMIN 251 Catholic Social Teaching
PHIL 4A Ethics and Gender
PHIL 4AH Ethics and Gender - Honors
PHIL 5 Ethical Issues in Society
PHIL 5A Ethics & Marginalized Persons
PHIL 6 Ethical Issues in Business
PHIL 7 Ethical Issues in Medicine
PHIL 8 Ethical Issues in Politics
PHIL 9 Ethical Issues & the Environmt
PHIL 11A Cultures and Ideas I
PHIL 12A Cultures and Ideas II
PHIL 70 Philosophy and Disability
PHIL 80 Science, Technology, & Society
PHIL 111 Bioethics and the Law
PHIL 113 Ethics and Constitutional Law
PHIL 115 Feminism and Ethics
PHIL 119 Special Topics:Applied Ethics
PHIL 122 Political Philosophy & Ethics
PHIL 129 Special Topics: Ethical Theory
PHYS 1 Hands-On Physics!
PHYS 5 The Physics of Star Trek
PHYS 12 General Physics II
PHYS 13 General Physics III
PHYS 32 Phys Scientists and Engrs II
PHYS 33 Physics:Science & Engr III
PHYS 34 Physics Scientists & Engrs IV
POLI 1 Introduction to U.S. Politics
POLI 3 Introduction to World Politics
POLI 40 Politics of US Econ Policies
POLI 45 Criminal Justice System
POLI 50 World Geography
POLI 116A Model UN Research Prep
POLI 119 European Union
POLI 121 Intl Political Economy
POLI 123 Global Environmental Politics
POLI 125 International Law
POLI 126 International Organization
POLI 139 Religion & Poli in Devlpg Wrld
POLI 140 Poli in Less Developed Countri
POLI 144 European Politics
POLI 153 Minority Politics in the US
POLI 154 Women and Politics
POLI 155 Political Psychology
POLI 156 Politic and Mass Media
POLI 157 U.S. Environmental Policy
POLI 158 Housing & Homelessness Policy
POLI 163 State and Local Politics
POLI 167 Making Public Policy
POLI 171 Women and Law
PSYC 2 General Psychology II
PSYC 50 Ways of Knowing
PSYC 114 Ethics in Psychology
PSYC 115 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 115EL Abnormal Psychology - ELSJ
PSYC 116 Adv. Topics in Abnormal Psych
PSYC 117 Health Psychology
PSYC 118 Advanced Topics in Health Psyc
PSYC 130 Psychology of Learning
PSYC 155 Psychology and Law
PSYC 156 Psychology of Diversity
PSYC 185 Developmental Psychology I
PSYC 185EL Developmental Psychology ELSJ
PSYC 196 Psychology of Aging
PHSC 1 Human Health and Disease
PHSC 11 Women’s Health
PHSC 31 Community Health
PHSC 135 Human Development & Sexuality
PHSC 190 Public Health Capstone
RSOC 38 Religion & Culture: Africa
RSOC 46 African Religions
RSOC 91 Native Spiritual Traditions
RSOC 99 Sociology of Religion
RSOC 135 Architects of Solidarity
RSOC 136 Religion in Latin America
RSOC 157 Relig Trad & Cntmp Moral Issue
RSOC 170 Religion, Gender & Globaliz
RSOC 184 Race & Religion in U.S.
RSOC 191 Religions of Colonized Peoples
SCTR 35 Sci vs Bible: Genesis Debates
SCTR 128 Human Suffering & Hope
SCTR 170 Darwin & God
SOCI 11A Cultures and Ideas I
SOCI 12A Cultures and Ideas II
SOCI 30 Self, Community, and Society
SOCI 33 Social Problems in the U.S.
SOCI 122 Applied Capstone
SOCI 132 Social Stratification
SOCI 135 Gender & Soc Chg:Lat Amer
SOCI 137 Social Change
SOCI 149 Business, Technology & Society
SOCI 153 Race, Class, & Gender in U.S.
SOCI 157 Sociology of Family
SOCI 161 Soci of Criminal Justice Sys
SOCI 164 Collective Behavior
SOCI 165 Human Services
SOCI 175 Race and Inequality
SOCI 180 Immigrant Communities
SPAN 21 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 21EL Intermediate Spanish I- EL
SPAN 22EL Intermediate Spanish II - EL
SPAN 23EL Intermed. Span III-Exper Learn
SPAN 112 Mexican Culture
SPAN 113 The Revolution Mexican Culture
SPAN 147 Cinema & Politics Latin America
SPAN 175 History of Spanish Language
THTR 134 Costume Design
THTR 151 Fashion,Poli & Issue of Gender
THTR 161 Amer Thtr the Black Persp
TESP 2 Magicians, Athletes & God
TESP 43 Catholic Social Thought
TESP 45 Christian Ethics
TESP 46 Faith, Justice & Poverty
TESP 65 U.S. Hispanic Theology
TESP 72 Darwin, God & the Poets
TESP 83 Dialogue Betw Science & Relig
TESP 86 Spirituality and Engineering
TESP 88 Hope & Prophetic Politics
TESP 152 Faith, Ethics & Biodiversity
TESP 157 Ethics in Health Professions
TESP 158 Immigration and Ethics
TESP 159 Ethics of War & Peace
TESP 163 Christianity & Politics
TESP 164 Religious Ethics in Business
TESP 175 Women’s Theo from the Margins
TESP 176 Nature, Humanity, Spirituality
TESP 183 Ignatian Spirituality
TESP 184 Jesus Across Cultures
TESP 192 Religion & Ecological Crisis
WGST 11A Cultures and Ideas I
WGST 12A Cultures and Ideas II
WGST 15 Lit by Women Writers of Color
WGST 34 U.S. Gay & Lesbian Literature
WGST 50 Intro:Women’s & Gender Studies
WGST 51 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
WGST 57 Women in American Society
WGST 76 Violence Against Women
WGST 101 Feminist Theory
WGST 102 Feminist Methods
WGST 118 Women and Law
WGST 122 Global Gay & Lesbian Cultures
WGST 138 Gay/Lesbians in U.S. History
WGST 140 Gender, Health, and Sexuality
WGST 174 Sex and the Family in America