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Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
ER-8: Sustainability Courses by Department

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.26 / 7.00 Lauren Chambliss
Communications Director
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

The number of departments that offer at least one sustainability-related or -focused course :

The total number of departments that offer courses:

A list of departments that offer sustainability courses:

Applied Economics and Management (AEM)
Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP)
American Indian Studies (AIS)
Agriculture and Life Sciences (ALS)
American Studies (AMST)
Animal Science (ANSC)
Anthropology (ANTHR)
Architecture (ARCH)
Archaeology (ARKEO)
Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (BIOEE/EEB)
Molecular Biology and Genetics (BIOMG/MBG)
Microbiology (BIOMI)
Neurobiology and Behavior (BIONB/NBB)
Plant Biology (BIOPL)
Shoals Marine Lab (BIOSM)
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Biology and Society (BSOC)
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CHEM)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CHEME/CBE)
Communication (COMM)
City and Regional Planning (CRP)
Computer Science (CS)
Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS)
Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA)
Development Sociology (DSOC)
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Economics (ECON)
English (ENGL)
Engineering Common Courses (ENGRC/ENGRD/ENGRG/ENGRI)
Entomology (ENTOM)
Food Science (FDSC/FS)
Film (FILM)
Fiber Science and Apparel Design (FSAD)
Government (GOVT)
School of Hotel Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
Horticulture (HORT)
International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD)
International and Comparative Labor (ILRIC)
Labor Economics (ILRLE)
Information Science (INFO)
Landscape Architecture (LA)
Latin American Studies (LATA)
Law School (LAW)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
Mathematics (MATH)
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Business Administration (NBA)
Near Eastern Studies (NES)
Nutritional Sciences (NS)
Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE)
Natural Resources (NTRES)
Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE)
Policy Analysis and Management (PAM)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (PLPA)
Religious Studies (RELST)
Society for the Humanities (SHUM)
Science of Natural and Environmental Systems (SNES)
Sociology (SOC)
Science and Technology Studies (STS)
Systems Engineering (SYSEN)
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM)
Veterinary Medicine Interdisciplinary (VETMED)
Viticulture and Enology (VIEN)

The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of departments that offer sustainability courses is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :

69 Cornell departments listed at least one sustainability-focused or sustainability-related course in the 2012-13 catalog. Courses that were cross-listed in multiple departments counted for each department under which the course was listed.

102 Cornell departments had at least one course listed in the course catalog. Departments which are co-listed under multiple colleges were counted only once.

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