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Below are some courses Hunter offers that address and dive into sustainability-related issues and themes.
Course offerings vary by semester. For details on degree programs, contact the appropriate departmental office.

 

 

*This course listing is updated from time to time. Check back often.

 

Sustainability-Related Coursework

Department: URBAN PUBLIC HEALTH / URBAN AFFAIRS & PLANNING


EOHS 770.15 | Sustainability, Green Buildings and Health

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Department: GEOGRAPHY


See departmental website for various sustainability-related courses and minors.

GEOG 24700 | Cultural Geography

Provides an overview of the field of cultural geography. This course will cover the basics as well as recent developments in social and cultural geographic theory. The main focus is to understand relationships between cultures and environments through geographical analyses of processes, landscapes, and identities.

GEOG 22700 | Environmental Conservation: Urban Problems

Survey of urban systems (transport, water, food, waste and energy) followed by investigation of how these systems contribute to environmental problems and their solutions -- includes a discussion about the connections between rural and urban areas and urban planning that attempts to minimize environmental hazards

GEOG 37000 | Geography of Sustainable Development in Developing Countries

Reviews the theories and approaches of international development including development theory, availability and distribution of resources, population growth, food production, water supply and forestry. The course will also highlight the development and environmental problems that challenge the achievement of sustainable development such as population growth, food and world economic crises, increasing number of the poor and climate change. The course will provide students with theory, methods, problems and analysis of factors that influence sustainable development in developing countries.

GEOG 32800 | Urban Environmental Problems: Evaluations and Solutions

The special environmental problems of urban and metropolitan areas are studied, including water supplies, waste management, environmental impact and waterfront use. Natural physical processes, methodologies and techniques will be reviewed and applied to decision making. *Transportation fee for field work may be required.

 

Department: MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE


CHC 200 CUNY Seminar III | Science and Technology New York City, Nature and a Sustainable City

The objective for this course is to give each student an understanding of NYC’s natural environment, a working knowledge of the major urban systems that make living in NYC possible, healthy and enjoyable, and the relation of those systems to the sustainability of the City.

 

Department: POLITICAL SCIENCE


POLSC 244(W) | Energy & Environmental Politics & Public Policy

Examination of political processes and public policies shaping energy production and consumption in the U.S. with comparative reference to other countries. Emphasis on political, economic, social, environmental and foreign policy aspects.

 

Department: URBAN AFFAIRS & PLANNING


URBP 734 | Environmental Planning

Study of current and emerging issues in controlling and preventing environmental degradation. Emphasis on administrative and political considerations.

URBP 735 | Law of Environmental Planning

Examination of legal aspects of environmental protection and methods of public intervention. Study of role of law in formulation and implementation of environmental public policy.

URBP 736 | Energy Planning and Policy Seminar

Introduction to conceptual and operational aspects of plans and policies promoting the efficient use of energy in urban communities. Review of national and global energy markets and appropriate responses in transportation, housing, land use and related areas.

 

Department: POLITICAL SCIENCE


POLSC 244(W) | Energy & Environmental Politics & Public Policy

Examination of political processes and public policies shaping energy production and consumption in the U.S. with comparative reference to other countries. Emphasis on political, economic, social, environmental and foreign policy aspects.

 

Department: URBAN AFFAIRS & PLANNING


URBP 734 | Environmental Planning

Study of current and emerging issues in controlling and preventing environmental degradation. Emphasis on administrative and political considerations.

URBP 735 | Law of Environmental Planning

Examination of legal aspects of environmental protection and methods of public intervention. Study of role of law in formulation and implementation of environmental public policy.

URBP 736 | Energy Planning and Policy Seminar

Introduction to conceptual and operational aspects of plans and policies promoting the efficient use of energy in urban communities. Review of national and global energy markets and appropriate responses in transportation, housing, land use and related areas.

 

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