STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that offer academic courses focused on sustainability.
  • Environmental Benefits: Sustainability-focused courses provide valuable grounding in the concepts and principles of sustainability. These courses educate students about how different dimensions of sustainability relate to and support each other in theory and practice. In addition, these courses help equip students with the skills to weave together disparate components of sustainability in addressing complex issues.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn the maximum of 10 points for this credit if sustainability-focused courses comprise 10 percent or more of all courses offered. Incremental points are available based on the percentage of course offerings that are sustainability-focused.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

The following have been identified as sustainability-focused courses offered at California State University Channel Islands:

  • BIOL 490 - Sustainable Agriculture
  • CHEM 101 - Chemistry and the Environment
  • CHEM 301 - Environmental Chemistry - Atmosphere and Climate
  • CHEM 302 - Environmental Chemistry - Soil and Water
  • CHEM 344 - Energy and Society
  • COMM 443 - Environmental Communication (CL ESRM 443)
  • COMM 450 - Environmental Conflict Resolution (CL ESRM 450, POLS 450)
  • COMM 490 - Special Topics
  • COMM 492 - Internship Seminar
  • COMM 494 - Independent Study
  • COMM 496 - Environmental Film and Speaker Series (CL ESRM 496)
  • COMM 499 - Capstone Project
  • ENGL 338 - Science and Conscience (CL PHYS 338)
  • ESRM 100 - Intro to Environmental Science and Resource Management
  • ESRM 205 - Principles of Sustainability
  • ESRM 329 - Environmental Law and Policy
  • ESRM 340 - Politics and the Environment (CL POLS 340)
  • ESRM 342 - Environmental History (CL HIST 342)
  • ESRM 350 - Ecological Restoration Design and Construction
  • ESRM 352 - Theory and Practice of Ecological Restoration
  • ESRM 365 - Natural History & Resource Management of the California Channel Islands (New Class)
  • ESRM 410 - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ESRM 450 - Environmental Conflict Resolution (CL COMM 450, POLS 450)
  • ESRM 462 - Coastal and Marine Resource Management
  • ESRM 463 - Water Resource Management
  • ESRM 464 - Land Use Planning and Open Space Management
  • ESRM 483 - Issues in Global Resource Management
  • ESRM 484 - Climate Change and Adaptation Planning (New Class)
  • ESRM 490 - Special Topics
  • ESRM 491 - Capstone Preparation
  • ESRM 492 - Service Learning/Internship
  • ESRM 494 - Independent Research
  • ESRM 496 - Environmental Film and Speaker Series (CL COMM 496)
  • ESRM 499 - Capstone
  • FJS 340 - Exploring Freedom and Justice
  • FJS 498 - Enacting Freed and Justice
  • HIST 342 - Environmental History (CL ESRM 342)
  • PHYS 338 - Science and Conscience (CL ENGL 338)
  • PHYS 344 - Energy and Society (CL CHEM 344)
  • POLS 340 - Politics and the Environment (CL ESRM 340)
  • POLS 345 - Science and Public Policy (CL BIOL 345)
  • POLS 450 - Environmental Conflict Resolution (CL COMM 450, ESRM 450)

Information Received From:

Academic Affairs, Sustainability Group