Environmental Sustainability

Courses approved for the SF State Studies Environmental Sustainability requirement must examine some aspect of environmental sustainability. The perspective can be from any area of the university curriculum, such as social sciences, natural sciences, arts, humanities, business, or engineering.

Courses certified as meeting the SF State Studies requirements may be upper or lower division, may be in General Education (GE), a major or minor, or an elective. Not all of the courses listed below are approved for General Education. 

A U/GEOG 301Bay Area Environments (UD-B, ES)3
A U 302Bay Area Culture (UD-C, AERM, ES, GP)3
AA S 510Asian Americans in California (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)3
AA S 587Asian Americans and Environmental Justice (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)3
ADM 665Product Development for Apparel (ES)3
AFRS 256Hip Hop Workshop (C1, LLD, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
AFRS 370Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)3
AFRS 515Black Family Studies (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)3
AIS 160Survey of Native California (D1, AERM, ES, SJ)3
AIS 410Perspectives of Native California Indians (AERM, ES)3
BIOL 150The World of Plants (B2, B3, ES)3
BIOL 160Marine Biology (B2, ES)3
BIOL 170Animal Diversity (B2, ES)3
BIOL 300Nature Study (UD-B, ES)3
BIOL 310Biology for Today's World (UD-B, ES)3
BIOL 318Our Endangered Planet (UD-B, LLD, AERM, ES, GP)3
C W 508Introduction to Environmental Literature (UD-C, ES)3
CFS 543Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries (UD-D, ES)3
CHEM 180Chemistry for the Energy and the Environment (B1, B3, ES)3
CHEM 380Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution (UD-B, ES)3
CLAS 420Classics and the Environment (ES, GP)3
COMM 348GWWriting About Environmental Rhetoric - GWAR (ES)4
E ED 614Science, Math, and Technology Curricular in ECE (LLD, ES, SJ)3
E ED 615Environmental Education in ECE (UD-D, ES)3
ENG 465Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (UD-C, ES)3
ENG 535Literature and Ecology (UD-C, ES)3
ENVS 300Environmental Studies (ES)3
ENVS 470Climate Politics and Policy (ES, GP)3
ENVS 570Applied Local Sustainability (ES)3
ERTH 110Our Dynamic Earth (B1, ES)3
ERTH 112Our Dynamic Earth Lecture and Lab (B1, B3, ES)4
ERTH 115History of Life (B2, ES)3
ERTH 170Our Dynamic Ocean (B1, ES)3
ERTH 172Our Dynamic Ocean Lecture and Lab (B1, B3, ES)4
ERTH 210Physical Geology (B1, B3, ES)4
ERTH 230Environmental Geology (B1, B3, ES)3
ERTH 260Physical Processes in the Atmosphere (B1, B3, ES, GP)4
ERTH 310The Violent Earth (UD-B, ES)3
ERTH 325Geology of the National Parks (UD-B, ES)3
ERTH 330California Water (UD-B, ES)3
ERTH 335Global Warming (UD-B, ES, GP)3
ERTH 360California Weather Events (UD-B, ES, GP)3
ERTH 365Extreme Weather in a Warming World (UD-B, ES, GP)3
GEOG 101Our Physical Environment (B1, ES)3
GEOG 102The Human Environment (D1, ES, GP)3
GEOG 160Introduction to Environmental Science (B2, B3, ES, GP)4
GEOG 421Future Environments (UD-D, ES, GP, SJ)3
GEOG 427Agriculture and Food Supply (ES, GP)4
GEOG 430Transforming Food and Agriculture Systems: Local to Global (ES, GP, SJ)4
GEOG/USP 432Urban Geography (ES, GP)4
GEOG 552Geography of California (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)3
GEOG/ENVS 600Environmental Problems and Solutions (UD-D, ES, GP)3
GEOG/USP 651San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Issues (UD-B, ES)4
GEOG 666Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste Reduction (ES)3
GPS/I R/PHIL 315Introduction to Global Peace Studies (UD-C, ES, GP, SJ)3
H ED 100Public Health Biology (ES)3
H ED 455Community Organizing and Community Building for Health (UD-C, LLD, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
HH 200Holistic Approach to Academic Success (D1, LLD, ES)3
HH 535Western Nutrition and Herbs (UD-B, LLD, ES)3
HIST/HUM 315History of Science from the Scientific Revolution (UD-C, ES, GP)3
HIST 327The Medieval Mediterranean (UD-C, ES, GP)3
HIST 572Taiwan: History, Memory, and Imagination (UD-C, ES, GP)3
HTM 110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management (LLD, ES, GP, SJ)3
HTM 357Food Systems in the Hospitality Environment (ES)3
HTM 576Meeting Planning and Convention/Event Management I (ES)3
HUM 376San Francisco (UD-C, ES)3
HUM 380Nature and Human Values (ES)3
I R 104Introduction to World Affairs (D1, ES, GP, SJ)3
I R 324Middle East and North Africa in International Relations (UD-D, ES, GP)4
I R/ENVS 331Global Environmental Crisis (ES, GP, SJ)4
KIN 255Health-related Fitness and Wellness (D1, LLD, ES, GP, SJ)3
LS 401Social Sciences Core II (UD-D, ES, GP)3
LS 430Future of the Forests (UD-B, ES, GP)3
LTNS 210Latina/Latino Health Care Perspectives (AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
LTNS 450Indigenismo: Indigenous Cultures of the Americas (UD-C, AERM, ES, GP)3
PHIL 351Philosophy of Risk (UD-B, ES)3
PHIL 470Environmental Ethics (UD-C, ES, SJ)3
PLSI 354Politics, the Environment, and Social Change (UD-D, ES, SJ)4
PLSI/PHIL 355Politics and Ethics of the Consumer Society (UD-D, ES, SJ)3
RPT 520Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resources (ES)3
RPT 605Ecotourism Principles and Practices (UD-D, ES, GP, SJ)3
RRS 276Race, Activism and Climate Justice (B2, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
RRS 571Women, Class, and Race (UD-C, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
RRS 655Comparative Border Studies: Palestine and Mexico (AERM, ES, GP, SJ)3
SCI 101First Year Experience in Science and Engineering (A3, LLD, ES)3
SOC 477Environmental Sociology (UD-D, ES, GP)3
SPED 620The Science of Early Intervention (UD-B, ES, SJ)3
USP 514Sustainable Development in Cities (ES, SJ)4
USP 515/GEOG 667Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment (ES, GP, SJ)4
WGS 593Gender, Health, and the Environment (UD-D, ES, GP)3

Abbreviations

AERM: American Ethnic and Racial Minorities
ES: Environmental Sustainability
GP: Global Perspectives
LLD: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (Area E)
SJ: Social Justice