Faculty Submissions

Faculty are invited to submit courses for consideration as electives within the Minor. These courses can be existing courses within a department, or newly proposed courses.  They must contain substantial sustainability content and meet at least two of the three student learning outcomes below.

Student Learning Outcomes (to be met by all core courses included in the Sustainability Minor; elective courses must meet two of these)

  1. Students will be able to define sustainability and understand how concepts of sustainability are connected to issues of social justice, the environment, and the economy at local, regional, and global levels.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of key concepts related to the study of sustainability, including planetary carrying capacity, climate change, and ecological footprint.
  3. Students will be able to explain how sustainability relates to their lives and their values, and how their actions impact issues of sustainability at the individual, and at local, regional, and global levels.

In order to have the course considered as an elective the faculty member must:

  1. Complete the Sustainability Minor- Elective Course Submission Form 
  2. Email your course syllabus to .

Electives will be added on an ongoing basis annually.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Sustainability Curriculum Committee and faculty notified of decisions.  If you have any questions please contact the Institute for Sustainability (818) 677-7715 or email your college representative on the committee.