AC 1: Academic Courses
AC 1: Academic Courses—5.9/14
Part 1 (3)
Institution offers sustainability courses and/or courses that include sustainability and makes
an inventory of those courses publicly available.
During the spring of 2014, 12 courses were offered focused on sustainability. An additional 26 courses that included sustainability were offered. The total number of courses offered that semester was 385.
Course offerings were based on the class hours. To determine whether a course focused on sustainability, included sustainability, or did not, the course catalog descriptions were included.
Part 2 (2.9)
Do RPI’s academic departments (or the equivalent) offer sustainability courses and/or courses that include sustainability?
Yes. This is based on all courses listed in the course catalog.
Science and Technology Studies-Humanities—Yes
Science and Technology Studies-Social Science—Yes
Internships, independent studies, research experiences, and thesis/final project type courses were not measured in any way related to these credits, because students could decide to focus on a sustainability-related topic or not.
Note that this entire credit will be a much easier task in the future, given that a repository of all syllabi will exist at some point.