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GES 520 - Issues in Global Environmental Sustainability

  • 3 credits
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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.


Graduate standing.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation* (2015)
    Theis, T., Tomkin, J.

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

The textbook is FREE! You will have access to download a free PDF in the course in the course learning management system, Canvas. Additionally, students will select onesustainability-related book of their choice to read and critique. Other required readings are downloadable in Canvas.


Renée Harmon Ph.D.