Academic Sustainability Program

The Academic Sustainability Program has compiled a detailed inventory of courses with significant sustainability content that have been taught at Auburn over the past three years. In total, between Spring 2019 and Fall 2021 the University offered 2482 courses that were either explicitly focused on sustainability or included significant sustainability content in their curriculum. This equates to just under 12% of the total number of all courses offered at the University.

Out of 63 academic units, 52 offered at least one sustainability-focused or sustainability-related course over the period of study.

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Definitions of “sustainability-focused” and “sustainability-related” courses are from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) for which this data was collected. Courses were counted as sustainability-focused when the course title or description in the Bulletin indicated a primary and explicit focus on sustainability. Courses that were not explicitly focused on sustainability were considered “sustainability-related” if the course description indicated that the course incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability challenges, issues, and concepts throughout the course.

Last modified: October 1, 2021