Learning About Sustainability at KU

The University of Kansas offers over 400 sustainability-related and sustainability-focused courses across 35 different departments. These core and elective courses are a great way for students pursuing all disciplines of study to learn about how we as humans depend upon and interact with natural systems and resources and how we can sustain a prosperous economy and healthy communities for all people. The table below offers a few examples of introductory courses offered this fall that include sustainability content.

You may also view the full inventory of sustainability course offerings.



GEOG 100

World Regional Geography

GEOG 102

Principles of Human Geography

EVRN 103

HIST 103

Environment and History

GEOG 104

Principles of Physical Geography

ARCH 108

Architectural Foundations1 (Studio)

C&PE 117

Energy in the Modern World

SOC 132

American Society

HIST 137

History of Modern Science

GEOG 140

EVRN 140

HIST 140

Global Environment I:  The Discovery of Environmental Change

GEOG 148


Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies

GEOL 171

Earthquakes and Natural Disasters

WGSS 201

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

LA&S 204

Contemporary Issues of the American Indian

ARCH 205

Natural Forces

LA&S 210

Tribal Resources and Economic Development

ATMO 220

Unusual Weather

SW 220

Social Work, Social Welfare and U.S. Society

C&T 235

Education in a Multicultural Society

HSES 260

Personal and Community Health

UBPL 200

Sustainability and Society


Coronavirus Update

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Sustainability Plan

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