STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that offer academic courses related to sustainability.
  • Environmental Benefits: Sustainability-related courses help build knowledge about a component of sustainability or introduce students to sustainability concepts during part of the course. They may compliment sustainability-focused courses by providing students with in-depth knowledge of a particular aspect or dimension of sustainability (such as the natural environment) or by providing a focus area (such as renewable energy) for a student’s sustainability studies, or they may broaden students’ understanding of sustainability from within different disciplines.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn the maximum of 10 points for this credit if sustainability-related courses comprise 30 percent or more of all courses offered. Incremental points are available based on the percentage of course offerings that are sustainability-related.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

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

  • ANTH 105 – Intro to Archaeology
  • ANTH 310 – World Prehistory (a new class)
  • ANTH 323 – Native Californians (a new class)
  • ANTH 332 – Human Ecology (CL ESRM 332)
  • ANTH 445 – The Seacoast through Time
  • ART 101 – What is Art?
  • ART 102- Multicultural Children’s Art
  • ART 311- Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Media and Techniques
  • ART 321- Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Theory and Process
  • ART 330 – Critical Thinking in a Visual World
  • ART 331 – Art, Society, and Mas Media (CL COMM 331)
  • ART 382 – Art for Social Media
  • ART 390- Screen Printing
  • ART 451 – Diversity in the Visual Arts
  • ART 489 – Art Seminar
  • ART 490 – Special Topics in Art
  • ART 499 – Art Capstone Project
  • BIOL 301 – Microbiology
  • BIOL 303- Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL 312- Marine Biology
  • BIOL 313- Conservation Biology (CL ESRM 313)
  • BIOL 326 –Scientific and Professional Ethics (CL MGT 326)
  • BIOL 335- The Biosphere
  • BIOL 336- Ethnobotany (a new class)
  • BIOL 342- The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BUS 342, ECON 342, EDUC 342)
  • BIOL 345- Science and Public Policy
  • BIOL 432- Principles of Epidemiology AND Environmental Health
  • BIOL 433- Ecology and the Environment
  • BIOL 453- Methods in Population and Community Ecology
  • BIOL 492 – Internship
  • BIOL 494 – Independent Research
  • BIOL 497 – Directed Study
  • BIOL 499 – Senior Capstone in Biology
  • BUS 203 – Into to Social Business (CL ECON 203, SOC 203)
  • BUS 301 – Social Business Planning (CL ECON 301, SOC 301)
  • BUS 336 – Social Entrepreneurship (CL SOC 336)
  • BUS 339 – Business in China: Heritage and Change (CL HIST 339)
  • BUS 342 – The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BIOL 342, ECON, 342, EDUC 342)
  • BUS 448 – Globalization and Development (CL ECON 448, SOC 448)
  • CHEM 100 – Chemistry and Society
  • CHEM 250/251 – Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 494 – Independent Research
  • COMM 331 – Art, Society, and Mass Media (CL ART 331)
  • COMM 343 – Health Issues in the Latino/a Community (CL CHS 343, NRS 343)
  • COMM 441 – Health Communication (NRS 441)
  • COMM 443 – Environmental Communication (CL ESRM 443)
  • COMP 447 - Societal Issues in Computing
  • CHS 331 – Transborder Perspectives in Chicana/o Studies
  • CHS 343 – Health Issues in the Latina/o Community (CL NRS 343, COMM 343)
  • CHS 353 – Chicana/o Latina/o Literature (CL ENGL 353)
  • CHS 425 – Contemporary Immigration Issues (CL SOC 425)
  • ECON 203 – Intro to Social Business (CL BUS 203, SOC 203)
  • ECON 301 –Social Business Planning (CL BUS 301, SOC 301)
  • ECON 342 –The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BIOL342, BUS 342, EDUC 342)
  • ECON 362 –Environmental Economics
  • ECON 448 –Globalization and Development (CL SOC 448, BUS 448)
  • EDMS 529 – Science, Health and Phys Ed
  • EDSS 532 – Teaching Science in Middle School
  • EDSS 542 – Teaching Science in High School
  • EDUC 342 – The Zoo: Conservation, Education and Recreation (CL BIOL 342, BUS 342, ECON 342)
  • ENGL 105 – Composition and Rhetoric I
  • ENGL 107 – Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 210 – Themes and theories in World Literature
  • ENGL 325 — Major Non-Western Writers
  • ENGL 333 — Multicultural drama and Theatre (CL PATH 332)
  • ENGL 337 – Literature of the Environment
  • ENGL 353 — Chicano/a Literature (CL CHS 353)
  • ENGL 430 — Traditions and Transformations (CL HIST 430)
  • ENGL 433 — Intro to LGBT Studies (CL GEND 433)
  • ENGL 490 – Special Topics
  • ENGL 494 – Independent Study/Senior Research
  • ESRM 105 – Environmental Issues in Geography (CL GEOG 105)
  • ESRM 200 – Principles of Resource Management, Conservation and Stewardship
  • ESRM 313 – Conservation Biology (CL BIOL 313)
  • ESRM 328 – Intro to Geographic Information Systems
  • ESRM 332 – Human Ecology (CL ANTH 332)
  • ESRM 335 - The Beach
  • ESRM 341 – The National Park (POLS 341)
  • ESRM 351 – Field Methods: Monitoring and Assessment
  • ESRM 360 - Island Ecosystem Management
  • ESRM 370 - Fundamentals of Remotely Piloted Systems
  • ESRM 371 - Coastal Monitoring with RPS
  • ESRM 428 – Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
  • ESRM 440 – Population Studies (CL SOC 440)
  • ESRM 443 – Environmental Communication (CL COMM 443)
  • ESRM 482 – Issues in Environmental Planning and Resource Management
  • FJS 210 – Ethics for a Free World (CL PHIL 210)
  • GEND 433 –Intro to LGBT Studies (CL ENGL 433)
  • GEOG 105 – Environmental Issues in Geography (CL ESRM 105)
  • GEOG 201 – Cultural and Historical Geography of the World
  • GEOL 321- Environmental Geology
  • GLST 200 – Into to Global Studies
  • GLST 435 – Global Cities
  • HIST 366 – Oceans of World History
  • HIST 430 – Tradition and Transformation (CL ENGL 430)
  • HLTH 101- Overview of Health Care Industry and Its Delivery
  • HLTH 102 –Community Health Organizations and Their Functions
  • HLTH 300- Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness
  • HLTH 301 – Introduction to Public Health Administration
  • HLTH 304 – Aging Policy and Politics (CL POLS 304)
  • HLTH 322- Health Issues in Education
  • MATH 202 – Biostatistics (CL PSY 202)
  • MGT 326 – Business and Professional Ethics (CL BIOL 326)
  • NRS 343- Health Issues in the Latino/a Community (CL CHS 343, COMM 343)
  • NRS 348 – Healthy Aging (CL PSY 348, SOC 348)
  • NRS 354 – Cultural Competence in Health Care
  • NRS 356 –Vulnerable Populations
  • NRS 441 –Health Communication (CL COMM 441)
  • PATH 333 – Multicultural Drama and Theatre (CL ENGL 333)
  • PHED 208 – Intro to Kinesiology
  • PHYS 103 – How Things Work
  • PHYS 108 - Applied Physics and Modern Society
  • POLS 304- Aging Policy and Politics (CL HLTH 304)
  • POLS 305 – Gender and Politics
  • POLS 306 – The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
  • POLS 341 – The National Park (CL ESRM 341)
  • PSY 202 – Biostatistics (CL MATH 202)
  • PSY 312 – Social Psychology
  • SOC 203 – Introduction to Social Business (CL ECON 203, BUS 203)
  • SOC 301 –Social Business Planning (CL ECON 301, BUS 301)
  • SOC 336 –Social Entrepreneurship (CL BUS 336)
  • SOC 425 –Contemporary Immigration Issues (CL CHS 425)
  • SOC 440 – Population Studies (CL ESRM 440)
  • SOC 448 – Globalization and Development (CL ECON 448, BUS 448)
  • SPAN 429 - Social Change in Spain (CL SOC 429)
  • UNIV 250 – Learn & Serve: Sustainability

Information Received From & Compiled By:

Academic Affairs, Sustainability Group