Sustainability (SUST)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

SUST 1001. Introduction to Sustainability. 3 Credits.

The concept of sustainability is both broad and specific as it is applied to areas ranging from social systems to law, engineering, public health, and natural systems. The course considers goals, principles, and practical applications, with a multidisciplinary perspective on major environmental and social issues growing out of these concerns.

SUST 3095. Sustainability Fieldwork. 0-3 Credits.

Research in the field that might include such efforts as wildlife management, pollution evaluation, or surveys. Students complete a series of reflection essays throughout the semester.

SUST 3096. Directed Research in SUST. 3 Credits.

Directed research with a GW faculty member or in a study abroad experience that might include laboratory research, archival work, or literature reviews. Students complete a series of reflection essays throughout the semester.

SUST 3097. Internship in SUST. 0-3 Credits.

A paid or unpaid internship with an organization working to implement sustainability or sustainability policy. Students complete a series of reflection essays throughout the semester.

SUST 3098. Community Service in SUST. 0-3 Credits.

Volunteer service with a nonprofit organization or federal agency working to implement sustainability or sustainability policy. Students complete a series of reflection essays throughout the semester.