Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
ER-7: Sustainability-Related Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.63 / 10.00 Jenny Taylor
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The number of sustainability-related courses offered :

The total number of courses offered :

Number of years covered by the data:

A list of sustainability-related courses offered:

Anth 102: Intro to Cultural Diversity
Anth 210: Global Perspectives: The World in Change
Anth 220: Peoples of the World
Anth 330: Native North Americans
Anth 332: Prehistory of North America
Anth 336: Peoples of Latin America
Anth 340: The Anthropology of Africa
Anth 342: Pacific Island Cultures
Anth 343: East Asian Cultures
Anth 350: Women and Men in World Cultures
Anth 365: Prehistoric Environment and Technology: Lab Methods in Archaeology
Anth 368: Edible Landscapes
Anth 370: The Archaeology of Ancient Empires
Anth 376: Nation, State, Citizen
Anth 380: Sickness, Madness and Health (Medical anthropology)

Biol 111: Biology and the Modern World (maybe)
Biol 116: Introductory Ecology
Biol 201: Introductory Microbiology (maybe)
Biol 356: Economic and Cultural Biology
Biol 366: Comparative Ecology of Latin America
Biol 367: Conservation Biology & Management
Biol 387: Virology (maybe)
Biol 448: Immunology (maybe)
Biol 462: Plant Diversity and Distribution

Busa 201: Introduction to Business in the Global Environment
Busa 303: Business Law and Ethics
Busa 304: Law and Ethics for Financial Professionals
Busa 308: Principles of Marketing
Busa 352: Global Management
Busa 362: Sustainable Marketing

Chem 104: Environmental Chemistry

Csce 320: Software Engineering (maybe)
Csce 499: Capstone (maybe)

Econ 101: Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 102: Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 111: Principles of Microeconomics: Global and Environmental
Econ 311: Energy and Natural Resource Economics
Econ 313: Environmental Economics
Econ 315: Investigating Envt & Econ Change
Econ 325: Industrial Organization and Public Policy (maybe)
Econ 333: Economic Development: Comparative Third World Strategies
Note: All Economics courses address the topics described as “sustainability” above, however for the purpose of this list, only the classes listed above will be counted

Educ 410: Science/ Health in K-8 Education (maybe)
Educ 420: Health, Safety, and Nutrition (maybe)
Educ 566: Elementary Math and Science (maybe)
Educ 562: Schools and Society (maybe)

Engl 213: Topics in Literature: Themes and Authors
Engl 232: Women’s Literature
Engl 234: Environmental Literature
Engl 341: Feminist Approaches to Literature
Engl 385: Special Topics in Creative Nonfiction (sometimes)

Envt 350: Environmental Methods of Investigation
Envt 498: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Analysis

Geos 102: General Oceanography
Geos 103: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Geologic Hazards
Geos 104: Conservation of Natural Resources
Geos 105: Meteorology
Geos 107: Global Climate Change
Geos 109: The Geology of Energy
Geos 201: Geologic Principles
Geos 332: Geomorphology
Geos 334: Hydrogeology

Heed 266: Nutrition, Health and Performance
Heed 395: Comprehensive School Health

Hist 355: History of US Popular Culture
Hist 370: Environmental History of the US

Ihon 253: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Ihon 257: The Experience of War
Ihon 257: Disease and Injury, Praise and Blame
Ihon 257: Modern Perspectives on the Principles ‘Life’, ‘Virtue’ and ‘Justice’
Ihon 257: The Quest for Religious Wisdom in a Global Age
Ihon 257: The City as Text
Ihon 258: Self, Culture, and Society: Africa’s Triple Heritage
Ihon 258: Self, Culture, and Society: Colonizations in the Americas
Ihon 258: Crime and Corrections
Ihon 326: The Quest for Social Justice: Systems and Reality
Ihon 327: Personal commitments, global issues

Lang 272: Literature and Social Change in Latin America

Math 123: Modern Elementary Math I: Number Sense and Algebraic Sense
Math 124: Modern Elementary Math II: Measurement, Geometric Sense, Statistics and Probability
Math 341: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Math 446: Mathematics in the Secondary School

Nurs 260: Professional Foundations I
Nurs 365: Culturally Congruent Health Care
Nurs 430: Nursing Situations with Communities
Nurs 460: Health Care Systems and Policy

PHED 324: Lifespan Physical Activity & Health
PHED 366: Health Psychology
PHED 384: Health and Fitness Promotion

Physics 125: College Physics I*
Physics 126: College Physics II*
Physics 153: General Physics I*
Physics 154: General Physics II*
* Sometimes instructors assign problems about efficiency of appliances, cost to run a car, etc.
Additional class: Energy (J-term class 2011)

Phil 125: Ethics and the Good Life
Phil 225: Business Ethics
Phil 226: Environmental Ethics
Phil 230: Philosophy, Animals, and the Environment

Pols 231: Current International Issues (maybe)
Pols 322: Scandinavia and World Issues (maybe)
Pols 345: Gov’t and Public Policy
Pols 346: Environmental Politics and Policy
Pols 353: United States Citizenship and Ethnic Relationships
Pols 380: Politics of Global Development
Pols 384: Scandinavian Government and Politics (maybe)

Psyc 430: Peace Psychology

Reli 239: Environment and Culture
Reli 247: Women, Nature and the Sacred
Reli 365: Christian Ecological Ethic   
Reli 393: Native Traditions in the PNW

Soci 240: Social Problems
Soci 296: Social Stratification

Socw 245: Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Socw 250: Social Policy I: History of Social Welfare
Socw 350: Social Policy II: Social Policy Analysis
Socw 360: Social Work Practice I: Interviewing and Overview of Generalist Practice

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