GES 520 - Issues in Global Environmental Sustainability

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This course introduces the concept of sustainability, its various definitions, and current influences on society. Students explore the ways sustainability affects various disciplines and gain an understanding of the connections of sustainability within their chosen discipline. Students achieve a holistic understanding of environmental, social, and economic sustainability through individual research work as well as interdisciplinary collaboration, an essential part to the successful integration of sustainability.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative (1983)
    Broker, I.
  • Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation* (2015)
    Theis, T., Tomkin, J.

*This is a free open eduational resource, which you can access here:


Renée Harmon Ph.D.

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