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DePauw University
ER-6: Sustainability-Focused Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.69 / 10.00 Carol Steele
Sustainability Director
Academic Affairs
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The number of sustainability-focused courses offered :

The total number of courses offered :

Number of years covered by the data:

A list of sustainability-focused courses offered:

Sustainability Focused Classes
32 Offerings of 28 Courses in the last two years.

ANTH 253 Environmental Anthropology
Art History
ARTH 290A Topics: Ecology Medieval Art
BIO 145 Ecology and Evolution
BIO 190 Environmental Biology
BIO 342 Ecology
BIO 345 Conservation Biology
Conflict Studies
CFT 290A Environmental Conflict and Conflict Resolution
CLST 300A Topics: Airs, Waters, Places
ECON 290A Topics: Environmental Econ
ENG 155B Topics: American Lit of Place
ENG 255 Wilderness Tales.
ENG 390 Advanced Topics: Women & Lit: Science, Nature, Environment
GEOS 107 Weather, Climate, and Change
GEOS 110 Earth and the Environment
GEOS 125 Introduction to Environmental Science
GEOS 190 Energy and the Environment
GEOS 230 Environmental Geology
GEO 370 Applied Hydrogeology
HIST 290 Topics: Latin American Environmental History
HIST 300B Topics: Environmental History of North America
Political Science
POLS 290B Topics: Intro to Global Environmental Policy
POLS 290: Topics: Introduction to Environmental Policy
POLS 390B Topics: Political Economy of the Global Environment
PHIL 232 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 309A Topics: Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 469A Environmentalism: Ancient-Modern
PHYS 110A Physics and Society
University Studies
UNIV 170 Environmental Science Seminar

The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of sustainability-focused courses is available:

A copy of the sustainability course inventory:

A broad 'sustainability course' review was conducted by a fifth-year sustainability intern in 2008 and updated in 2010 - this is what is offered as a copy of the sustainability course inventory. In 2012-2013, our Sustainability Steering Committee debated and approved definitions for Sustainability-focused and Sustainability-related courses. These definitions have been applied to a review of all courses offered in the last two years to develop the lists offered in this inventory.
In addition to regularly offered courses, the University offers First-Year Seminar courses each year - these courses last a complete semester and all first-year students are registered for one course. In 2012, 43 such courses were offered. Seven of those courses were Sustainability-focused courses. In 2013, 40 courses were offered: of those, three were Sustainability-focused. A listing all of the First-Year Seminar classes offered by DePauw in the last two years are as follows:
R - 2012 Aherne, Tavy ART African Art and Culture in the Humanities: Where There are NO Jungles
R - 2012 Brickell, Meredith ART Creativity and Collaboration: Building Community through Art
R - 2012 Dudle, Dana BIO Biology Writing for the 21st Century
R - 2012 LaFontant, Pascal BIO Taming Hydra, Dancing with Medusa: An Introduction to Regenerative Research
2012 Forbes, Michael BLST/ENG Healing Literature: Edwidge Danticat and her Beloved Haiti
2012 Seaman, Michael CLST Democracy and Imperialism in Ancient Greece
2012 Wells, James CLST What Is Art For?: Ancient Greek and Roman Aesthetics
2012 Good, Caroline COMM The Seriousness of Comedy in Performance
R - 2012 Steele, Bob COMM This I Believe: Storytelling About Our Core Values
F - 2012 Goma, Ophelia ECON Economic and Social Issues: Women in the Third World
2012 Autman, Samuel ENG Uncovering Historical DePauw: A Nonfiction Approach
R - 2012 Bayer, Ellen ENG Into the Wild
2012 Glausser, Waune ENG Las Vegas
R - 2012 Heithaus, Joe ENG Release: Prison Poetry from Around the World
2012 Kelleher, Hillary ENG Blood Relations: Analyzing the Vampire in Film, Literature, and Other Media
R - 2012 McInnes, Marnie ENG Science Writing
2012 Sinowitz, Michael ENG Noir, Film and Novel
F - 2012 Pope, Jeanette GEOS Modern Environmental Problems
2012 Bohmer, David HIST Baseball as History
2012 Gellman, David HIST Chicago Lives
R - 2012 Kuecker, Glen HIST 21st Century Cities
F - 2012 Schlotterbeck, John HIST (de)Constructing Race in the United States
2012 Upton, Rebecca HONR (ANTH) Tattoo, Torture & Adornment
2012 Sununu, Andrea HONR (ENG) Ruin and Re-begetting
2012 Evans, Arthur HONR (ML) Speculative Visions: The Worlds of Science Fiction
2012 Aures, Inge ML 20th Century Germany Through Film
2012 Klaus, Carrie ML Lost Illusions: Women’s Fiction and Revolutionary France
2012 Brockmann, Nicole MUS Understanding Music
2012 Edberg, Eric MUS Understanding Music
2012 Edwards, Carla MUS Understanding Music
F - 2012 Cameron, Rich PHIL Climate Change and Philosophy
2012 Lynch, Richard PHIL Dialogues with Utopia
2012 Wielenberg, Eric PHIL Of Apes and Forms
F - 2012 Kertzman, Mary PHYS Exploring Mars
2012 Sahu, Sunil POLS Doing Comparative Politics
R - 2012 Bordt, Rebecca S&A Angola to OZ: Writing on Prison Writing
2012 Finney, Melanie UNIV Contemporary Irish American Culture
2012 Gropp, Jeffrey UNIV Liberty and the Role of Government: How much is too much?
F - 2012 Steele, Carol UNIV Campus, Climate, Action!
2012 Stewart, Khadija UNIV Cyber Security and Computer Ethics
2012 Thede, Scott UNIV Can Computers Think?: Artificial Intelligence - Past, Present, and Future
F - 2012 Timm, Barbara Fields UNIV Walking the Quarry’s Edge: Experience and Interpretation of the Nature Park
2012 Harris, Anne W S Art, Sex and Society

2013 Alexander,Rebecca EDUC The Cyborg and the Trickster: The Human Educational Machine
R - 2013 Altman,Meryl W S Women and Work
2013 Benedix, Beth UNIV Fixing Broken Systems
R - 2013 Berque,David UNIV Science of Design
2013 Bohmer,David HIST Baseball History
2013 Bonebright,Terri UNIV Science of Design
R - 2013 Bordt,Rebecca S&A Writing on Prison Writing
2013 Brickell,Meredith ART How Artists Think, Make and Write
2013 Brown,Harry ENG The Magic Circle: Introduction to Ludology
2013 Csicsery-Ronay,Istvan ENG Animal Tales
R - 2013 Dunn,Jeffrey PHIL Intelligent Life
2013 Dye,Ronald ENG Studies in Popular Song
2013 Evans,Art HONR Science Fiction
2013 Gellman,David HIST Chicago Lives
2013 Guinee,David CLST Homer and the Trojan War
2013 Harvey,David CHEM Understanding Science
R - 2013 Hayes,Andrew COMM Shakespeare at the Edges
R - 2013 Kenney,Jeffrey REL Osama Bin Laden
2013 Kinney,Kevin BIO Science of Superheroes
R - 2013 Klinger,Geoff COMM Technophobia
2013 Lynch,Christopher MUS The Death of Classical Music
R - 2013 Lynch,Richard PHIL Love & Friendship
R - 2013 McInnes,Marion ENG Science Writing
F - 2013 Mills,James GEOS Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The Majesty and Travesty of Earthquake Science
2013 Mou,Sherry ASIA Romance of Three Kingdoms
2013 Nightenhelser,Keith HONR Heroines and Heroes
2013 Ota,Pauline ART Beasts & Beauties in Japanese Art
2013 Pejril,Veronica MUS Gender and Music
R - 2013 Pollack,Tamara M L Love and Friendship in the Middle Ages
R - 2013 Prakash,Deepa POLS Understanding International Relations through Film
2013 Seaman,Francesca M L Masterpieces of Italian Literature
2013 Seaman, Michael CLST Tales of Heroes: Classical Epic
2013 Sinowitz,Michael ENG Punk! And Its Aftermath
2013 Spiegelberg,Scott MUS Music Criticism
2013 Sununu,Andrea HONR Ruin and Re-begetting
F - 2013 Timm, Barbara UNIV Walking the Quarry's Edge
R - 2013 White,Christine ENG Ethics in Plays and Film
R - 2013 Whitehead,Barbara HIST A History of Happiness
2013 Wielenberg,Erik PHIL Of Apes and Forms
R - 2013 Worthington,David COMM The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Era

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