Sustainability-related courses explore social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges and solutions. The courses vary in the degree to which sustainability is a focus of study and are classified into two categories. Sustainability Investigations courses (SINV) engage students in a deep and focused study of problems with sustainability as a major emphasis of the course. Sustainability Connections courses (SCON) engage students in making connections between the main topic of the course and sustainability. Sustainability is related to but is not a major focus of SCON courses. Beginning with the Class of 2019, all students must complete a sustainability course as a graduation requirement.


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Sustainability Courses
in Summer 2022

Archaeology

Course Number/Term Title/Instructor/Description Designation
ARCH-218
Summer 2022
Geographic Information Systems
Sinha, Deb
This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology that will enable students to investigate problems and make decisions that incorporate geography and place as elemental constructs. Utilizing GIS software applications from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The lab exercises supplement and reinforce the GIS theory and technology concepts introduced through lectures and discussion. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful technology for managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data and geographically-referenced information. It is used in a wide variety of fields including archaeology, agriculture, business, defense and intelligence, education, government, health care, natural resource management, public safety, transportation, and utility management. This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in GIS technology that will enable students to investigate and make reasoned decisions regarding spatial issues. Utilizing GIS software applications from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The course will culminate in a final, independent project in which the students design and prepare a GIS analysis application of their own choosing. Three hours classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is cross-listed as ENST 218 , ERSC 218 and GISP 218.
SCON

Biology

Course Number/Term Title/Instructor/Description Designation
BIOL-131
Summer 2022
Introduction to Organisms, Populations, and Ecosystems: Topics in Field Natural History
Wingert, Harold
During the past fifty years, people have become nearly isolated from their natural environment. Fewer farms, urbanization, the expansion of suburbs, air conditioning, mall shopping, posted land, less access to waterways, forgotten victory gardens and a host of other societal changes as created a generation that is suffering from Nature Deficient Disorder. Even the science of Biology has become more concentrated in the cellular and molecular realm than the field sciences. This course will explore the realm of field biology and natural history in the Carlisle area and familiarize students with some of the common forms of life outside the classroom. Being familiar with the organisms that compose ecosystems enables a student to have a better understanding of the principals of ecology. Sustaining our wildlife in the face of climate change, development, energy resource extraction, pesticides and various “gender bender” compounds will also be a focus of this course.
SCON
BIOL-131
Summer 2022
Introduction to Organisms, Populations, and Ecosystems: Topics in Ocean Ecology
Potthoff, Michael
This introductory course spans levels of biological organization from basic multicellular microanatomy to organismal physiology and ecology, as understood through the lens of evolution. Course content will be focused around a specific theme determined by the instructor, and will include evolutionary principles of variation, selection, competition and cooperation, and how their operation at different levels of organization accounts for form and function of organisms, communities, and ecosystems. We will investigate homeostasis, reproduction and development as physiological processes that take place within organisms, and as ecological processes that interact with the environment and generate diversity of form over evolutionary time. Finally we will take stock of the existing forms and levels of biological organization and ask how their relationships establish the biosphere in which we live. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This is one of two courses required of all Biology majors before entering the upper level. It is complementary to BIOL 132 – Introduction to Molecules, Genes, and Cells, and the courses may be taken in either order.
SINV

Environmental Studies

Course Number/Term Title/Instructor/Description Designation
ENST-218
Summer 2022
Geographic Information Systems
Sinha, Deb
This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology that will enable students to investigate problems and make decisions that incorporate geography and place as elemental constructs. Utilizing GIS software applications from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The lab exercises supplement and reinforce the GIS theory and technology concepts introduced through lectures and discussion. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful technology for managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data and geographically-referenced information. It is used in a wide variety of fields including archaeology, agriculture, business, defense and intelligence, education, government, health care, natural resource management, public safety, transportation, and utility management. This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in GIS technology that will enable students to investigate and make reasoned decisions regarding spatial issues. Utilizing GIS software applications from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output and presentation. The course will culminate in a final, independent project in which the students design and prepare a GIS analysis application of their own choosing. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 218, ERSC 218 and GISP 218.
SCON

Earth Sciences

Course Number/Term Title/Instructor/Description Designation
ERSC-218
Summer 2022
Geographic Information Systems
Sinha, Deb
This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology that will enable students to investigate problems and make decisions that incorporate geography and place as elemental constructs. Utilizing GIS software applications from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The lab exercises supplement and reinforce the GIS theory and technology concepts introduced through lectures and discussion. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful technology for managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data and geographically-referenced information. It is used in a wide variety of fields including archaeology, agriculture, business, defense and intelligence, education, government, health care, natural resource management, public safety, transportation, and utility management. This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in GIS technology that will enable students to investigate and make reasoned decisions regarding spatial issues. Utilizing GIS software applications from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output and presentation. The course will culminate in a final, independent project in which the students design and prepare a GIS analysis application of their own choosing. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 218, ENST 218 and GISP 218.
SCON

Geographic Info Systems Prog

Course Number/Term Title/Instructor/Description Designation
GISP-218
Summer 2022
Geographic Information Systems
Sinha, Deb
This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology that will enable students to investigate problems and make decisions that incorporate geography and place as elemental constructs. Utilizing GIS software applications from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The lab exercises supplement and reinforce the GIS theory and technology concepts introduced through lectures and discussion. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful technology for managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data and geographically-referenced information. It is used in a wide variety of fields including archaeology, agriculture, business, defense and intelligence, education, government, health care, natural resource management, public safety, transportation, and utility management. This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in GIS technology that will enable students to investigate and make reasoned decisions regarding spatial issues. Utilizing GIS software applications from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The course will culminate in a final, independent project in which the students design and prepare a GIS analysis application of their own choosing. Three hours classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 218, ENST 218 and ERSC 218.
SCON

Religion

Course Number/Term Title/Instructor/Description Designation
RELG-101
Summer 2022
Religion: What it is, How it Works, Why it Matters
Schadler, Peter
The course introduces students to methods in the study of religion and to major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The approach in the course is comparative and interdisciplinary.
SCON

Women's, Gender & Sexuality St

Course Number/Term Title/Instructor/Description Designation
WGSS-100
Summer 2022
Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Rebeiz, Mireille
This course offers an introduction to central concepts, questions and debates in gender and sexuality studies from US, Women of Color, queer and transnational perspectives. Throughout the semester we will explore the construction and maintenance of norms governing sex, gender, and sexuality, with an emphasis on how opportunity and inequality operate through categories of race, ethnicity, class, ability and nationality. After an introduction to some of the main concepts guiding scholarship in the field of feminist studies (the centrality of difference; social and political constructions of gender and sex; representation; privilege and power; intersectionality; globalization; transnationalism), we will consider how power inequalities attached to interlocking categories of difference shape key feminist areas of inquiry, including questions of: work, resource allocation, sexuality, queerness, reproduction, marriage, gendered violence, militarization, consumerism, resistance and community sustainability.
SCON