Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date June 13, 2011
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Dickinson College
ER-6: Sustainability-Focused Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.66 / 10.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
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The number of sustainability-focused courses offered :

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A list of sustainability-focused courses offered:
A total of 386 unique courses are offered in fall 2011 at Dickinson College. This excludes multiple sections of the same course, double counting of courses that are cross-listed in more than one department, and non-credit physical education courses. Eighteen of the fall 2011 courses are sustainability focused. These courses, which we call Sustainability Investigations courses, are listed online and are identified by the acronym SINV. See http://www.dickinson.edu/academics/distinctive-opportunities/sustainability-education/content/SCON---SINV/. The reported data cover one semester, fall 2011. Inventories of sustainability courses from prior semesters had been created and made available online to students, but the methodology for creating the inventory changed in January 2011. Consequently, the numbers for fall 2011 are not directly comparable to prior semesters. But the number of sustainability-focused courses offered in fall 2011 is roughly representative of the number of such courses offered in recent past semesters. Because many courses, e.g. special topics courses and seminars, vary in their focus and content from semester to semester, Dickinson will produce an inventory of sustainability courses for each semester just prior to when students select their courses for the coming semester.

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