Sustainable Clark

Academic Courses

Undergraduate and graduate students will find academic study and experience in issues of sustainability in many departments and programs at Clark. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog and the list of over 100 courses below.

Clark University's Graduate School of Management (GSOM) offers an MBA in Sustainability and a dual degree, MBA/MS in Environmental Science and Policy, with the International Development, Community and Environment department. GSOM received recognition from Entrepreneur magazine for the strength of these programs, and has recently published a report on their compliance with Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a program supported by the United Nations. GSOM has a Net Impact Chapter which unites students who are interested in using business to improve the world, with sustainability as one of its areas of focus.

Highlighted Course

The Sustainable University EN 103

This course explores both the theory and practice of sustainability and sustainable development. We examine the role of the University as a thought leader in promoting sustainable practices and as a learning laboratory for students to explore aspects of sustainability. In addition to reading and writing about the challenges of sustainability and the role of the university in promoting sustainable practices in society, the students in this course engage directly with the challenges associated with promoting sustainable behavior and fostering institutional and social change through team projects right here on the Clark campus.

Final reports are a culmination and summary of the team projects that students develop:

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Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses

Further information on these and other courses can be found in the Academic Catalog.

ARTS

  • Exploring the Natural World: Seeding Artistic Process with Drawing, Monotype and Mixed Media (Arts 162)
  • Collage and Mixed Media From High to Low (Arts 174)

BIOLOGY

  • Biodiversity (Biology 084)
  • Principles of Environmental and Conservation Biology (Biology 103)
  • Introduction to Botanical Diversity (Biology 110)
  • Marine Biology (Biology 114)
  • Forest Ecology (Biology 116)
  • Ecology of Atlantic Shores (Biology 201)
  • Conservation Biology (Biology 207)
  • Ecology (Biology 216)
  • Environmental Toxicology (Biology 341)
  • Small Scale Land Conservation in Massachusetts (Biology 258)
  • Physiological Ecology of Marine Algae (Biology 322)
  • Contemporary Environmental Issues in Forest Ecosystems (Biology 373)

CHEMISTRY

  • Environmental Chemistry (Chemistry 142)

ECONOMICS

  • Local Eating to Global Warming: Case Studies in Environmental Economics (Econ 100)
  • Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment (Econ 157)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (Econ 257)
  • Environmental Economics (Econ 357)
  • Spatial Environmental Analysis (Econ 359)
  • Urban Economics (Econ 377)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • Sustainability Science: Environment, Society and Technology (EN 101)
  • The Sustainable University (EN 103)
  • Discovering Environmental Science (EN 120)
  • Environmental Ethics (EN 123)
  • Global Warming: How to Respond? (EN 124)
  • International Perspectives on Environmental Problems and Policies (EN 171)
  • Water: The Socio-Ecological Perspective (EN 203)
  • Climate Change, Energy and Development (EN 207)
  • Energy and the Environment (EN 240)
  • Environmental Toxicology (EN 241)
  • Natural Resource Management (EN 245)
  • Food Production, Environment and Health (EN 258)
  • Environmental and Social Epidemiology (EN 264)
  • Energy and Climate: Social Change (EN 266)
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production (EN277)
  • U.S. Environmental Pollution Policy (EN 282)

GEOGRAPHY

  • Why Global Warming Matters (Geog 022)
  • Culture, Place and the Environment (Geog 017)
  • Global Change, Regional Challenges (Geog 052)
  • Introduction to Environmental Information Systems (Geog 087)
  • Weather and Climate (Geog 102)
  • Earth Systems Science (Geog 104)
  • Introduction to Hydrology (Geog 115)
  • Forest Ecology (Geog 116)
  • Arctic System Science (Geog 119)
  • Living in the Material World: The Political Geography of Resource Development (Geog 126)
  • Gender and the Environment (Geog 136)
  • City Planet: Urban Challenges in a Globalized World (Geog 172)
  • Charting a New Course: The Ethics of Coastal and Ocean Management (Geog 176)
  • Global and Local Environmental Justice (Geog 179)
  • The Earth Transformed by Human Action (Geog 180)
  • Field Methods for Environmental Science (Geog 216)
  • Property and the Global Environment (Geog 220)
  • Economy and Environment (Geog 224)
  • Landscape Ecology (Geog 232)
  • Feminism, Nature and Culture (Geog 237)
  • Social Justice and the City (Geog 248)
  • Technology and Environmental Assessment (Geog 250)
  • Decision Methods for Environmental Management and Policy (Geog 261)
  • The Climate System and Global Environmental Change (Geog 263)
  • Groundwater Hydrology and Management (Geog 271)
  • Urban Ecology: Cities as Ecosystems (Geog 280)
  • Tropical Ecology (Geog 281)
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology and the Atmosphere (Geog 283)
  • Ecologies of Resistance and Transformation: Alternatives to Development (Geog 321)
  • Wildlife Conservation Society Research Seminar (Geog 336)
  • Technology and Sustainability: Perspectives from the Global South (Geog 375)
  • Historic Foundations & Trends in Forest Ecology (Geog 309)
  • Field Methods for Environmental Science (Geog 316)
  • Forest Ecology and Management (Geog 323)
  • Economy and Environment (Geog 324)
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology and the Atmosphere (Geog 333)
  • Landscape Ecology (Geog 332)
  • Feminism, Nature and Culture (Geog 337)
  • Special Topics in Environment and Development (Geography 344)
  • International Political Ecology (Geography 353)
  • Agroforestry/Community Forestry/Agro-Ecology (Geography 355)
  • Decision Methods for Environmental Management and Policy(Geography 361)
  • The Climate System and Global Environmental Change (Geography 363)
  • Groundwater Hydrology and Management (Geography 371)
  • Tropical Ecology (Geography 381)
  • Controversies in Earth System Science (Geography 378)
  • Environmental Applications of GIS (Geography 394)

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Making a Difference (ID 011)
  • Leading Issues in Sustainable Development (ID 112)
  • Local Action/Global Change: The Urban Context (ID 131)
  • Ecology and Economy in the Tropics (ID 170)
  • Economy and Environment (ID 222)
  • Capitalism, Nature Development (ID 269)
  • Environment and Justice in Latin America (ID 272)

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY, ENVIRONMENT

  • Environment, Culture and Development (IDCE 395)
  • Going Local: Community Development and Planning (IDCE 344)
  • Global Renewable Energy Systems (IDCE 368)
  • Food Production, Environment and Health (IDCE 320)
  • Video for Social Change (IDCE 323)
  • Sustainable Development Assessment and Planning (IDCE 332)
  • International Political Ecology (IDCE 353)
  • Sustainability and the Role of Higher Education (IDCE 30185)
  • Social Enterprise (IDCE 30186)
  • Land Use (IDCE 30202)
  • Comparative Environmental Politics (IDCE 30210)
  • Biogeochemical Cycles and Global Change (IDCE 30226)
  • Microfinance, Gender and New Liberalism (IDCE 30239)
  • Whither Social Change? (IDCE 30242)
  • Applied Aquatic Ecology (IDCE 30260)
  • Capitalism, Nature, Development (IDCE 30269)
  • Environment, Poverty and Health (IDCE 30270)
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production (IDCE 30277)
  • Environmental Law (IDCE 30276)

MANAGEMENT

  • Green Business Management (Management 252)
  • Green Marketing (Marketing 5487)
  • Greening the Corporation (Management 5505)
  • Energy Management (Management 5509)
  • Sustainability Consulting Projects (Mgmt 5510)
  • Green Supply Chain Management (Management 5512)
  • Eco-Entrepreneurship (Management 5614)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (Mgmt 5808)
  • Sustainability and Corporate Strategy (Mgmt 5900)

PHILOSOPHY

  • Environmental Ethics (Phil 131)
  • Case Studies in Environmental Ethics (Phil 232)

PHYSICS

  • Energy and the Environment (Physics 140)
  • Technology of Renewable Energy (Physics 243)

POLITICAL SCIENCE & GOVERNMENT

  • Environmental Law (LAS 236)
  • Politics of U.S. Environmental Issues (PSCI 157)
  • Comparative Environmental Politics (PSCI 216)

SOCIOLOGY & PSYCHOLOGY/

  • Sociology of the Environment (Soc 205)
  • The Corporate Planet (Soc 085)
  • Population, Environment and Development (Soc 232)
  • Corporations, Inequality and Development (Soc 253)
  • Environment and Inequality (Soc 276)

CONTINUING ADULT EDUCATION (COPACE)

  • Change Comes to the Village (INTL 2010)
  • Manageing Diversity (MSPC 3140)
  • Green and Sustainable Marketing Communication (MSPC 3350)
  • International Human Rights Violations: A Call to Action (ENG 2270)
  • Mountains (ES 1310)
  • Rivers:Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (ES 2030)
  • Nature Through the Lens (ART 1280)