Educating our students about the interconnectedness of environmental, social, and economic issues is an essential part of achieving our campus sustainability goals. Perhaps more importantly, it is vital for ensuring that our institution is sending engaged and thoughtful individuals into the world with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to creating a more sustainable world.

Sustainability Curriculum

The courses below are included on CSULB’s list of Sustainability Curriculum offerings because their course syllabi and/or Standard Course Outlines explicitly meets the reporting standards that are outlined in the Academics credit of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, Rating System (STARS) Report.

For the purposes of this inventory, we define the ways in which sustainability concepts are integrated into the coursework and learning outcomes using the following two definitions as adopted by AASHE:

Sustainability-focused courses are courses whose title or description must indicate a primary and explicit focus on sustainability. The course title or description does not have to use the term “sustainability” to count as sustainability- focused if the primary and explicit focus of the course is on the interdependence of ecological and social/economic systems or a major sustainability challenge (e.g. climate change).

Sustainability-inclusive are courses whose course description or rationale provided in the course inventory must indicate that the course incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activity, or integrates sustainability challenges, issues, and concepts throughout the course.

*denotes capstone GE course

**denotes capstone and writing-intensive GE