Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.09 / 14.00 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 1,729 0
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 61 0
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 138 0

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
11.51

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:
34

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
28

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
82.35

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Two

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :

We went through the Course Offerings list for Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019. Course descriptions were pulled from the course offerings list, which is built from the University Catalog.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
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:

We counted each course as an individual course. Sections of courses like Writing 100 or Introduction to Biology are taught by different professors who have different themes for their courses. As an example, some of the Writing 100 courses have an environmental or nature theme to them, and we thought this would count as a sustainability-inclusive section, while the other Writing 100 sections would not. We only included those specific sections that had a relation to sustainability in our inventory.


Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Departments/programs included in the number above:
Accounting
Africana Studies
Art
Biology
Business
Classics
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
French
Geology
History
Journalism
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Literature
Neuroscience
PE
Philosophy
Politics
Poverty Studies
Psychology
Religion
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish
Writing
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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