Designate your Spring 2016 course!

October 20, 2015

The Office of Sustainability Initiatives is pleased to announce sustainability designations for courses across the curriculum!

Any undergraduate or graduate course at UST that examines interconnections between human and environmental well-being is eligible for this designation.  Strategies to integrate sustainability can range from readings, assignments, units, and projects to sustainability as the overarching theme of the course. Designated courses will be identified with SUST in the course description on Murphy.


The criteria for earning a sustainability designation are:

  • Course introduces students to sustainability concepts (ecological, social, and/or economic dimensions);
  • Students apply knowledge and methods of the course to engage with sustainability issues;
  • Course learning goals are linked to or support one or more of the following competencies:  thinking critically about environmental problems and solutions, solving problems by applying concepts and principles, communicating effectively about sustainability;
  • Grading gives weight to sustainability related reflection or integrated assignments.

Please contact Elise Amel or Maria Dahmus for additional information.