Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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Hope College
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.23 / 14.00 Steve Bouma-Prediger
Professor of Religion
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 1,026 0
Number of sustainability courses offered 15 0
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 15 0

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):

Number of years covered by the data:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):
An inventory of the institution's course offerings with sustainability content (and course descriptions):

Biology 315: Conservation Biology (Greg Murray)

Biology 380/GES 341: Island Biology and Geology (Tom Bultman and Brian Bodenbender)

English 113: Expository Writing (sections taught by Curtis Gruenler, Pablo Peschiera)

English 375: American Literature and the Environment (Bill Pannapacker)

Engineering 366: Engineering for Sustainable Development (Staff)

Environmental Studies 377: Environmental Philosophy and History (Steve Bouma-Prediger)

Environmental Studies 490: Research Project (Steve Bouma-Prediger)

Environmental Studies 499: Internship (Steve Bouma-Prediger)

GEMS 152: Atmosphere and Environmental Change (Ed Hansen)

GEMS 153: Populations in Changing Environments (Kathy Winnett-Murray)

GEMS 157: Planet Earth (Jon Peterson)

GEMS 160: Chemistry of Our Environment (Michael Seymour)

GEMS 204: Regional Flora and Fauna (Kathy Winnett-Murray)

GEMS 295: Abrupt Climate Change (Joanne Stewart)

GEMS 295: Island Life: Biology, Geology, and Sustainability on Eleuthera Island, The Bahamas (Brian Bodenbender)

GES 212: Earth Environmental Systems II (Brian Bodenbender et alia)

GES 310: Environmental Public Policy (John Lunn, Jon Peterson)

IDS 100: Think Globally, Act Locally (Virginia Beard)

IDS 100: Sustainability for Normal People (Brian Bodenbender)

IDS 100: From Farm to Table (Anna Bonnema)

IDS 100: Slow Food (Anna Bonnema)

IDS 100: There’s No Place Like Home (Steve Bouma-Prediger)

IDS 100: Cycling Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle (Tom Bultman)

IDS 100: Science on the Beach (Ed Hansen)

IDS 100: It’s Not That Easy Being Green (Jeff Johnson)

IDS 100: Fast Food Nation (Jeanne Lindell)

IDS 100: Science of New Energy Technologies (Cathy Mader)

IDS 100: People, Prosperity, and Pollution (Roger Nemeth)

IDS 100: Food For Thought (Mark Pearson)

IDS 100: Investigating the Poisoning of America? (Cathy Mader)

IDS 100: Petroleum, People, and the Hydrocarbon Age (Jon Peterson)

IDS 100: Alternative and Sustainable Energy (Steve Remillard)

IDS 100: A Rood Over Our Head, Food In Our Bellies, Clean/Cheap Water (Linda Strouf)

IDS 100: Food Is Life (Joel Toppen)

IDS 467: God, Earth, Ethics (Steve Bouma-Prediger)

Management 356: Managing Organizations for Environmental Sustainability (Vicki TenHaken)

PHYS 295: Physics of Sustainable Energy (Steve Remillard)

Religion 100: Earth and Ethics (Steve Bouma-Prediger)

Religion 365: Ecological Theology and Ethics (Steve Bouma-Prediger)

Sociology 295: Environmental Sociology (Roger Nemeth)

The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

In order to determine sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses, faculty members reviewed course descriptions and learning outcomes. Courses that have been established as sustainability-focused or related are emphasized within the Environmental Studies minor course selection information.

How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

Total number of courses offered (counting course numbers, not sections) for 15-16 AY: 1,026

Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:

Additional information about sustainability academics can be found at: https://hope.edu/offices/sustainability/academics.html

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