Incorporated in Camosun’s STARS submission was an inventory of academic offerings. The inventory identifies “sustainability courses” and “courses that include sustainability.” Such a list assists in bringing awareness to these course offerings and helps current and prospective students organize their academic studies. Additionally, such an inventory provides an important foundation for advancing sustainability integration in curriculum at Camosun.
To produce a comprehensive list of sustainability courses, the Office of Sustainability reviewed a list of offered courses from the 2013-2014 academic year and conducted a preliminary analysis of which courses were about or included sustainability by reviewing their formal course descriptions.
These courses were categorized by department and then sent out to the Chairs of each department for review. The Chairs reviewed the course lists to assert the courses listed were either related to sustainability or not. The Chairs also added courses that were not already on the list. Specific professors were contacted, when necessary, and asked to provide an indication of how courses were related to sustainability if it was not obvious from the formal course description.
Sustainability courses are courses in which the primary and explicit focus is on sustainability and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge (e.g. the course contributes toward achieving principles outlined in the Earth Charter).
|BUS 261||Business and Sustainability||Business|
|CIVL 280||Global Issues in Environmental Engineering||Trades & Technology|
|ELEX 121||Renewable Energy Systems (Electronics)||Trades & Technology|
|ENVR 103||Environmental Microbiology||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 107||Environmental Geography||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 110||Environmental Seminar 1||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 204||Environmental Field Trips||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 206A||Environmental Horticulture||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 208A||Sustainability Research Project Design||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 208B||Sustainability Research Project||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 209||Waste Management Remediation||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 222||Urban & Regional Environments||Arts & Science|
|ENVR 240||Environmental GIS Applications||Arts & Science|
|GEOG 100||Environment and Sustainability||Arts & Science|
|MARK 360||Sustainable Marketing||Business|
|PHIL 204||Ethics: Animals to Ecosystems||Arts & Science|
|TMGT 361||Sustaining Tourism Performance||Business|
Courses that Include Sustainability
A course that includes sustainability is primarily focused on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course.
If you have questions regarding the course inventory, or would like to make an addition to the list, please email Shannon Craig.