Five College Consortium


Many courses in addition to those listed below may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College Sustainability Studies Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult a Sustainability Studies Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.


Sustainability Studies Courses

CULTURE, HISTORY AND REPRESENTATION

Amherst College - Environmental Psychology - PHIL-225 and ENST-228
Amherst College - Unequal Footprints on the Earth: Understanding the Social Drivers of Ecological Crises and Environmental Inequality - SOCI-226
Amherst College - Ecology, Justice, and the Struggle for Socio-Ecological Change:  Environmental Movements and Ideas - SOCI-341
Amherst College - Global Environmental History of the Twentieth Century - HIST-105
Amherst College - Environmental History of Latin America - HIST-265
Hampshire College - Sustainable Living - NATSCI 01
Hampshire College - Readings in Environmental History - SOCSCI 07
Hampshire College - Environmental Social Justice - SOCSCI 28
Mount Holyoke College - Old is New Again? - ARCH 280
Mount Holyoke College - Political Ecology - ENVST 210
Mount Holyoke College - The Value of Nature - ENVST 240
Mount Holyoke College - Reading and Writing in the World - ENVST 267
Mount Holyoke College - Environmental Ethics: Nature/Culture/Values - PHIL 240
Mount Holyoke College - Nature and Gender: A Landscape of One's Own - ENGL 373
Mount Holyoke College - Landscape and Narrative - ENVST 333
Mount Holyoke College - History, Ecology, and Landscape - HIST 284
Mount Holyoke College - Interpreting Nature: Environmental - HIST 256
Smith College - Environment & Society - SOC 216
Smith College - Environmental Ethics - PHIL 238
Smith College - Colloquium in Applied Ethics: Sustainability - PHIL 304
Smith College - Art and Ecology - LDSTUD 255
UMass Amherst - Communication for Sustainable Social Change - COMM 297SS
UMass Amherst - New Media Technologies and Social Change - COMM 397M
UMass Amherst - Communication, Ecology, and Sustainability - COMM 497K

ENERGY, CLIMATE AND WATER

Amherst College - Energy - PHYS 109
Amherst College - Introduction to Oceanography - GEOL 105
Amherst College - Biodiversity and Ecology of Marine Environment - GEOL 107
Amherst College - Climate Change, Global Warming, and Energy Resources - GEOL 109
Amherst College - Surface Earth Dynamics - GEOL 121
Amherst College - Hydrogeology - GEOL 301
Hampshire College - Earth Resources - NS 0106
Hampshire College - Sustainable Living - NS 0107
Hampshire College - Sustainable Water Resources - NS 0157/0357
Hampshire College - Sustainable Technologies - NS 0181
Hampshire College - Pollution and Our Environment - NS 0195
Hampshire College - Elements of Sustainability - NS 0276
Mount Holyoke College - Environmental Geology - GEOLOGY 101
Smith College - Solar Energy and Sustainability - PHYSICS 100
UMass Amherst - Intro to Energy Engineering - CHMENG 290A
UMass Amherst - Climatology - GEOSCI 354
UMass Amherst - Climatic Change - GEOSCI 458

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS

Amherst College -  Anthropology of Foods - ANTH-339
Amherst College -  Food, Fiver and Pharmaceuticals - BIOL-213
Amherst College -  The Politics of Food - ENST-160
Amherst College -  Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture and Human Population
- ENST-420
Hampshire College - Agriculture, Ecology, Society - NS 0150
Hampshire College - Soil Science - NS 0256
Hampshire College - Agriculture, Food, and Health - NS 0239
Hampshire College - Food and Water - NS 0374
Hampshire College - Food/Health/Law - SS 0154
Hampshire College - Sustainable Agriculture - NS 0294
Hampshire College - Local Food Systems - SS 0336
Mount Holyoke College - Agroecosystems - ENVST 321
Mount Holyoke College - Gender, Food, Agriculture - ANTH 316
Mount Holyoke College - Food, Eating and the Sacred - REL 260
Mount Holyoke College - Political Economy of Food - ECON 207
Mount Holyoke College - Food and Famine in African History - HIS 321
Smith College - The World Food System - ECON 213
Smith College - The Anthropology of Food - ANTH 342
UMass Amherst - Soils - PLSOILIN 105
UMass Amherst - Plant, Soils, and the Environment - PLSOILIN 115
UMass Amherst - Plagues: The Ecology of Disease - PLSOILIN 140
UMass Amherst - Healthy Food: Disease, Agriculture and Ecology - PLSOILIN 197
UMass Amherst - Sustainable Agriculture - PLSOILIN 265
UMass Amherst - Pesticides, Public Policy and the Environment - PLSOILIN 342
UMass Amherst - Soil and Water Conservation - PLSOILIN 375
UMass Amherst - Community Food Systems - PLSOILIN 397C
UMass Amherst - Management and Ecology of Plant Diseases - PLSOILIN 510
UMass Amherst - Project Development in Sustainable Food and Farming - PLSOILIN 590B

POLITICS AND POLICY

Amherst College - Global Environmental History in the 20th Century -HIST-105
Amherst College - The Resilient (?) Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Studies - ENST 120
Amherst College - Unequal Footprints on the Earth: Understanding the Social Drivers of Ecological Crises and Environmental Inequality - ENST-226
Amherst College - Environmental Politics and Policies - ENST-250 
Amherst College - U. S. Environmental Policy - ENST-252
Amherst College - Global Environmental Politics - ENST-260
Amherst College - Knowledge, Politics and the Environment - ENST-320
Amherst College - Environmental Justice - ENST-330
Hampshire College - Saving the Planet - SS 0129
Hampshire College - Earth Science Frontiers - NS 0155
Hampshire College - This Land is YOur land - SS 0125
Hampshire College - Framing Climate Change - SS 0256
Hampshire College - Environment and Social Justice - SS 0285
Hampshire College - Environment and Community - SS 0314
Mount Holyoke College - Environmental Issues - ENVST 241
Mount Holyoke College - Environmental Economics - ECON 203
Mount Holyoke College - Environmental Politics - POLIT 366
Mount Holyoke College - History, Ecology, and the Landscape - HIST 284
Mount Holyoke College - Environmental Ethics: Nature/Culture/Values - PHIL 240
Mount Holyoke College - Perspectives on American Env History - ENVST 317
Mount Holyoke College - Political Economy of Intl Conservation - ENVST 340
Mount Holyoke College - Regional and Town Planning - GEOG 304
Mount Holyoke College - Seminar: Geographies and Globalization - GEOG 311
Mount Holyoke College - Seminar: Third World Development - GEOG 313
Mount Holyoke College - Memories of Overdevelopment - POLIT 345
Smith College - Colloquium: U.S. Environmental History and Policy - PP 222-01
Smith College - Environmental Politics - ECON 284
Smith College - Environmental Policy: Economic Perspectives - EVS 205
Smith College - Colloquium: Politics of the Global Environment - GOV 254
Smith College - US Environmental History and Policy - PPL 222
Smith College - Seminar in Politics and the Environment - GOV 306
UMass Amherst - Natural Resource Economics - RESECON 263
UMass Amherst - Globalization & Governance - POLISCI 252
UMass Amherst - Environmental Policy - POLISCI 382
UMass Amherst - International Environmental Politics and Policy - POLISCI 253
UMass Amherst - Political Economy of the Environment - ECON 308
UMass Amherst - Environmental Justice - LEGAL 497
UMass Amherst - US Environmental Policy - PUBADM 197B

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Hampshire College - Sustainability Seminar - NS 0385
Hampshire College - Elements of Sustainability - NS 0276
Hampshire College - Sustainable Water Resources Design - NS 0157
Hampshire College - Topics in Renewable Energy - NS 0184
Hampshire College - Architecture & Design - HACU 0289
Hampshire College - Biotechnology for Beginners - NS 0143
Mount Holyoke College - Sustainable Practice - ARCH 280
Mount Holyoke College - Introduction to the Physical Environment - GEO 107
Mount Holyoke College - Mapping and Spatial Analysis - GEO 205
Mount Holyoke College - Reading and Writing in the World - ENVST 267
Smith College - Architecture and the Built Environment - ARH 150
Smith College - Introduction to Landscape Studies - LSS 105
Smith College - Studio: Landscape and Narrative - LSS 250
Smith College - Rethinking Landscape - LSS 300
UMass Amherst - Environmental Engineering Principles - CE-ENGIN 370
UMass Amherst - Practicum - ENVIRDES 398
UMass Amherst - Environmental Health Practices - PUBHLTH 565
UMass Amherst - City Planning - ENVIRDES 574
UMass Amherst - Environment & Water Resource Eng Design - CE-ENGIN 770
UMass Amherst - The Built Environment - BCT 191A
UMass Amherst - Sustainable Aspects of CE-ENG - CE-ENGIN 490
UMass Amherst - Environmental Remote Sensing - CE-ENGIN 690
UMass Amherst - Open Space and Parks Planning - LARP 397
UMass Amherst - Landscape Planning - LARP 497
UMass Amherst - Urban Design - LARP 497
UMass Amherst - Energy Efficient Housing - ENG 211
UMass Amherst - Environmental Problem Solving in the Community - ENVIRSCI 445
UMass Amherst - Applied Marketing: Green Industry - PLSCI 397M
UMass Amherst - Marketing for Sustainability - SCH-MGMT 797

OTHER SUSTAINABILITY COURSES

SMITH COLLEGE

Environmental Integration II: Collecting and Analyzing Information – ENV 201
Environmental Integration II: Collecting and Analyzing Information Laboratory – ENV 202
Environmental Integration IV: Sustainable Solutions – ENV 312
Special Studies – ENV 400
Honors Project – ENV 430D
Introduction to Physics I – PHY 117
Introduction to Physics II – PHY 118
World Population – SOC 232
Introduction to the Study of Women and Gender – SWG 150
Introduction to Archaeology – ANT(ARC) 135
Ancient Cities and Sanctuaries – ARH 212
Anthropology of Development – ANT 241
Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation – BIO 154 (Discussion, Lab BIO 155)
Environmental Analytical Chem – CHM 346
Environmental Capstone: Sustainable Food – ENV 301
Environment/Sustainability: Notes from the Field – ENV 100
Environmental Integration I: Perspectives – ENV 101
Modeling Our World: Introduction to GIS – ENV(GEO) 150
Introduction to Earth Process and History – GEO 101
Natural Disasters – GEO 105
Activism by Design – LSS 220
Introduction to Architecture: Site and Space – ARS 283
Broad-Scale Design and Planning – ARS/LSS 389
Talking Trash – PRS 303
Environment and Society – SOC 233
Seminar: Social Justice, Environment and Corporation – SOC 333

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

Introduction to Environmental Studies – ENVST 100
Research Methods in History, Environmental Change, and Public Health – ENVST 257
Restoration Ecology – ENVST 316
Wetlands Ecology and Management – ENVST 335
Evolution – BIO 226
Topics in Invasion Ecology – BIO 321
Theory and Application of Conservation Biology – BIO 331
Political Geography – GEOG 206
The Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa – GEOG 215       
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology – GEO 322
Research Methods in History, Environmental Change, and Public Health – HIS 257
Renewable Energy – PHY 104
Science & Power in Environmental Governance – ENVST 341
Environmental Science – ENVST 200
Research, Ethics and Policy in Environmental Studies – ENVST 315
Senior Seminar/Environmental Studies – ENVST 390
Ecology – BIOL 223
Environmental Economics Seminar – ECON 349
Intro to the Physical Environment w/o lab – GEOG 108
Planning and the Environment – GEOG 304
Getting Ahead in Geology/Geography – GEOG 399
Rocks and Minerals – GEO 201
Surface Processes – GEO 203
Getting Ahead in Geology/Geography – GEO 399
The Columbian Exchange: Global Perspectives on History, Culture, and Nature – HIS 256
History of Energy – HIS 301(ENVST 310)
Anthropology and Human Rights – ANTHR 216
Building the Modern Environment: Architecture 1890-1990 – ARTH 243
Genetics and Molecular Biology – BIOL 210
Plant Diversity and Evolution – BIOL 325
General Chemistry II – CHEM 201
Organic Chemistry I – CHEM 202
Introduction to Econometrics – ECON 220
Introduction to Journalism – ENGL 202
Qualitative Research Methods in Environment and Society – ENVST 315World Regional Geography – GEOG 105
Urban and Regional Planning – GEOG 304
History of Life – GEOL 102
Oceanography – GEOL 103
African Cities: Dreams and Nightmares in the 20th Century – HIST 206
History of Global Inequality – HIST 214
Calculus II – MATH 202
Calculus III – MATH 203
Linear Algebra – MATH 211
Introduction to the Ideas and Applications of Statistics – STAT 140
Elementary Data Analysis and Experimental Design – STAT 240
Applied Regression Methods – STAT 340
Intro to Environmental Studies – ENVST 100

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

Innovations for Change: Problem Solving for the Future – NS/CS/IA 0142
The Political Economy of Food – CSI 0122
Introduction to Buddhism and Society in Asia – CSI 0143
Hot War: The Impact of Climate Change on International Peace & Security – CSI 0149
Introduction to Economics – CSI 0210
Competing Urban Visions: Reflections on the Shaping of City Life and City Space – CSI 0241
Media Studies / Environment – CSI 0244
The Contested American Countryside – CSI 0271
The Business of Change: Social Action Through Entrepreneur – IA 0181
Appropriate Technology in the World – IA 0237
Creative Reuse: Tinkering Meets Repurposing – IA 0262
Agriculture, Food and Health – NS 0109
Sustainable Landscaping Practicum – NS 0122/0322
Ecology of New England Old Growth Forests – NS 0125
Water in a Changing Climate – NS 0126/0326
Chemistry I – NS 0202
Physics I – NS 0204
Ecology – NS 0207
Field Naturalist – NS 0223
Watershed Hydrology – NS 0255
Natural Products of Farm and Forest – NS 0115
Stream Ecology – NS 0292
Sustainable Hampshire – NS 0188/0318
Terrestrial Ecology – NS 0318
Econ for People/Planet/Future – CSI 0146
Panacea or Pipe-Dream: Microfinance in International Development – CSI 0160
China Rising – CSI 0187
Law and Society – CSI 0192
Economics and the Environment – CSI 0267
Economic Development – CSI 0216/0241
Rivers of Life & Death – CSI 0232
Geographies of Exclusion – CSI 0256
Women’s Design and Fabrication – IA 0148
Design Fundamentals – IA 0180
Think Globally, Design Locally – IA 0220
Design Investigations – HACU 0105
Utopia – HACU 0218
Culturally Appropriate Design – HACU 0259
Earth and Life through Time – NS 0145
Tree Rings and Climate Change – NS 0151/0351
Vernal Pools: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation – NS 0222
Sustainability in Practice – NS 0226
Life and Water in the American Southwest – NS 0232
Applied Statistical Methods and Climate Change – NS 0279/0379
Green Chemistry and Catalysis – NS 0291
Political Culture – CS 0221
Rethinking the Population Problem – CSI 0222
Controversies in US Economic and Social History – CSI/HACU 0230
State and Citizen: The Politics of Social Welfare Policy – CSI 0244
War, Resources, and Sustainability – CSI 0254
US Foreign Policy, Human Rights and Democracy – CSI 0280
Advanced Architectural Design Studio: Narrative and Journey, in Designed Space – HACU 0261
Reinventing the Toilet – HACU 0267
Advanced Design + Media Lab: Art, Architecture and Environment – HACU 0309
Design and Entrepreneurship for Social Impact – IA 0256
Writing the Urban Experience – CSI 0139
Gender in the Changing Global Economy – CSI 0142
Artivism – CSI 0240
Buddhist Economics – CSI 0242
Critical Ethnography: Following the Food – CSI 0249
From Farm to Fork – NS 0210
Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Farming – NS 0294
Politics of Popular Culture – HACU 0154
The Culture of Capitalism – HACU 0234
Climate Change – NS 0211
Agroecology – NS 0230
Theater & Performance of Social Change – IA 0169
Arts, Social Justice & Social Change – IA 0350
Gender, Economic Development – CSI 0165
Anthropology of Food and Nutrition – NS 0233

AMHERST COLLEGE

Intro to Environmental Studies – ENST 120
Introduction to Statistics – ENST 240
Conservation Social Science – ENST 310
The Social Construction of Wildlife – ENST 440
Anthropology of Natural Wealth – ANTH 251
Food, Fiber, and Pharmaceuticals – BIOL 104
Environmental and Natural Resources Economics – ECON 210
Environmental Risks/Environmental Choices – ENST 432
Climate Change, Global Warming & Energy Resources – GEOL 109
Commodities, Nature, and Humans – HIST 411
Law & Nature: Humans, the Environment and the Law – LJST 235
Energy – PHYS 109
Footprints on the Earth – SOCI 266
Making Peace with the Planet – SOCI 341
Environmental Movements – SOCI 341