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Temple University is committed to increasing sustainability awareness throughout the curriculum and developing and promoting new sustainability curricular initiatives. The university offers a range of environmental and sustainability-related courses at its Main, Ambler and Health Science campuses.


Art, Tyler School of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Introduction to Design and the Environment Undergraduate Architecture 1001 An introduction to the complex and contingent relationship between architects and the environments in which they intervene. Using contemporary and historical materials, students... read more
Architecture Design II Undergraduate Architecture 2132 Studio with environmental sustainability focus - energy and resource use, hydrology, sustainable materials, infrastructure and building methods, recycling, environmental... read more
Architecture and the Environment Undergraduate Architecture 2151 Introduction to behavioral, environmental and technological factors in relation to the building design process. Basic exploration of functional, sustainable and material aspects... read more
Special Topic: The Art of Environmental Film Undergraduate Art History 2300 Refer to department.
Art and Environment in American Culture Undergraduate Art History 2753 Does our present global environmental crisis demand a new way of thinking about art and its history? What role has art played in constructing an image of our environment as... read more
Architecture Design III Undergraduate Architecture 3231 Sustainable urban design studio, at a neighborhood scale; development of a variety of techniques to analyze, map, represent and generate urban environments - geographical,... read more
Alternative Materials Undergraduate Crafts 3312 This course involves the exploration of alternative materials not primarily intended or used by fiber artists. Products such as Tyvek, rubber, adhesives, found and recycled... read more
Sustainability and Architecture Undergraduate Architecture 3354 Design of buildings to minimize energy consumption, effect of total climate on building design, solar energy applications, wind energy potential, total energy systems, as well as... read more
Architecture Design V Undergraduate Architecture 4331 Comprehensive design studio: the integration of structural and environmental systems, programming, tectonics and detailing into architectural design and expression in holistic and... read more
Site Planning and Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Architecture 3174 The course focuses on the discourse on urban form, the environment and design process that has emerged since the middle of the 20th century. It will examine theories and projects... read more
Business & Management, Fox School of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Corporate Sustainability: People, Planet and Profits Undergraduate Human Resource Management 2511 Scientists worldwide are now nearly unanimous in their agreement that the earth’s climate and ecosystems are in great danger. Corporations, as both the most powerful and the most... read more
Marketing for the Sustainable Enterprise Undergraduate Marketing and Supply Chain Management 2511 Sustainable marketing is a paradigm which extends the boundaries of traditional marketing. This course focuses on how both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations learn to... read more
Business, Society & Ethics Undergraduate Business Society and Ethics 3102 1. To increase your awareness of the mutual ethical responsibilities existing between the contemporary business organization and its internal and external stakeholders. 2. To... read more
Environmental Law, Sustainability and Public Policy Undergraduate Legal Studies in Business 3511 Few things have peaked the public's interest more recently than going "green" or being environmentally friendly. This, however, is not a new concept and has been the subject of a... read more
Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Strategic Management 3511 Private enterprise is a powerful tool for stimulating innovation and investment – but often neglects (externalizes) community, social and environmental costs. Public enterprise is... read more
Environmental Law and Corporate Responsibility Graduate Legal Studies in Business 5131 Contact Department for Description
Sustainable Business Practices Graduate Strategic Management 5132 Contact Department for Description
Special Topics MSOM Graduate Marketing and Supply Chain Management 5190 Energy Industries, Markets, Institutions & Policies
Engineering, College of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
The Environment Undergraduate, General Education Civil & Environmental Engineering 0845 / 0945 You can extend your longevity and improve your health by identifying and avoiding the top 10 environmental toxins that enter and persistently stay in your body. Develop... read more
Environmental Safety Aspects of Construction Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 2396 Construction-related environmental issues, erosion control, wetland areas, habitat protection. Issues which relate to protective equipment, safety and potential hazards for... read more
Hydrology & Hydraulic Engineering Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 3611 The course deals with the design of hydraulic systems based on various flow regimes (laminar and turbulent). Students will learn to design pipe and network systems along with open... read more
Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 3711 Sources, effect, and control of environmental pollution. Topics include air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, noise, radiation and risk assessment. Effects across... read more
Life Cycle Analysis & Carbon Footprinting Undergraduate, Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4531/5531 Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) examines the environmental impacts of products, processes and policies beyond their direct production. Cradle to grave analysis in this manner provides... read more
Renewable Alternative Energy Undergraduate, Graduate Mechanical Engineering 4575 / 5575 Current state of renewable and alternative energy; different scenarios of producing energy.
Photovoltaic System Design Undergraduate, Graduate Mechanical Engineering 4576 / 5576 The course will introduce students to the photovoltaic system design. It will begin by providing a basic understanding of the properties of sunlight, review the relevant... read more
Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4623 Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams is designed to teach undergraduate students fundamental concepts of solute exchange at the air:water interface and the water:sediment... read more
Engineering Hydrology Undergraduate, Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4631 / 5621 Topics include the physics of surface and subsurface circulation; storage of water; the transport of contaminants in watersheds, soils, aquifers, rivers, the ocean, and the... read more
Urban Streams and Stormwater Management Undergraduate, Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4641 / 5641 Stormwater management has become a significant issue in recent years. In the past, the typical thinking was 'get it out of my town' which resulted in downstream communities... read more
Air Pollution Control Undergraduate, Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4711 / 5711 Principles of design and operation of the major categories of air pollution control equipment. Theory and principles are presented to reinforce extensive application and design... read more
Water & Wastewater Systems Design Undergraduate, Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4721 / 8751 Unit operations in water treatment, design objectives and parameters of water treatment; coagulation and flocculation; filtration plant design; physical unit operations;... read more
Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4731 Covers solid waste engineering principles designed to address the growing and increasingly intricate problem of controlling and processing the refuse (solid waste) created by... read more
Environmental Organic Chemistry Undergraduate, Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 4762 / 5762 This is an advanced course focusing on examination of processes that affect the behavior and date of anthropogenic organic contaminants in aquatic environments. The lectures will... read more
Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 5623 This course will focus on environmental systems near the air:water and water:sediment interfaces. These systems are by definition boundary or edge systems and are therefore... read more
Environmental Hydrology Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 5631 Quantifying water flow in watersheds is a crucial step in the design of environmental facilities, such as drinking water treatment plants, and in delineating floodplains. This... read more
Physical Principles of Environmental Systems Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 5701 Basic principles of process engineering as they relate to pollution control are studied, including heat and mass transfer; mixing, chemical, and biological reactions; and reaction... read more
Chemical Principles of Environmental Systems Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 5702 This course focuses on the essential chemical principles necessary to understand the nature of commonly occurring pollution problems and engineering approaches to their solutions... read more
Biological Principles of Environmental Systems Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 5792 Identify the biological principles essential for the understanding and designing of biological processes used for environmental protection and improvement. It covers the... read more
Advanced Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering 8701 There are numerous sites in the environment where surface water, ground water or soil is contaminated with toxic chemicals. In addition, many industrial wastewater and air... read more
Environmental Design, School of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Special Topics in Water Resources Planning and Management Graduate Community and Regional Planning -- Water management is complicated and highly contentious. This course evaluates various aspects of water resources including quality, flooding, supply and allocation and the... read more
Landscape Architecture Design Studio I - VI Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture -- Refer to department.
People, Places and Environment Undergraduate, General Education Community and Regional Planning 0807 Have you ever thought about the relationship people have to their place-home, neighborhood, town, or city? How about to the environment? Have you ever thought about how people... read more
Sustainable Design Undergraduate, General Education Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 0841 What's the big deal about global warming and how should we respond to it? Explore the issues and underlying causes. See how contemporary designers from Germany, Netherlands, UK... read more
Green vs. Grey Urban Ecology Undergraduate, General Education Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 0852 Using Philadelphia as Living Laboratory, Learning about urban ecology, work required to planting, explore park infrastructure, vacant lot revitalization, and community gardens.
Fundamentals of Horticulture Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 1001 Principles of horticultural science; basic techniques of horticulture, including soil management, plant propagation, selection and maintenance of plant materials, and landscape... read more
Natural and the Built Environment Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 1013 An introduction to the interrelated disciplines of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Planning, and Architecture. Explores existing and natural site conditions and their impact... read more
Intro To Community & Regional Planning Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 1017 Theory and practice of urban planning in the United States. Discussion of planning policy, methodology, and implementation in such areas as land use, housing, environment,... read more
Plant Ecology Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 1112 The structure and function of plants are studied in relationship to their fit into the environment. The interaction of plants with each other and with their environment through... read more
Woody Plants I Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 1211 The study of native and introduced trees, shrubs, and vines that are the foundation of our natural and designed landscapes with emphasis on identification, culture, association in... read more
Woody Plants II Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 1212 Continuation of the study of native and introduced trees, shrubs, and vines that are the foundation of our natural and designed landscapes with emphasis on identification, culture... read more
Urban Form & Design Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 2114 Basic design principles, techniques, and practices of sustainable urban form and design. The topics for most readings, projects, and guest lectures are people oriented and examine... read more
Land Use Planning Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 2166 At the heart and soul of community and regional planning is land use. How we use land and the institutional and legal basis by which we establish and implement land use goals are... read more
Environmental Planning Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 2213 A comprehensive overview of physical and environmental systems, including land, air, and water, and how planning can be conducted to protect such systems. Topics include... read more
Herbaceous Plants I Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 2221 The identification, culture, and appropriate designs for native and cultivated annuals, perennials, bulbs, and wildflowers; collaboration with nature in designing and maintaining... read more
Herbaceous Plants II Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 2222 Topics include: identification, culture, and creation of environmentally appropriate designs for native and cultivated annuals, perennials, herbs, and roses; cost analysis;... read more
Landscape Engineering I - III Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 2241, 2242, 3243 Emphasizes the basic concepts, ideas, and techniques that deal with the visual, functional, and ecological aspects of grading and landform manipulation. Introduction to the... read more
Sustainable Food Systems Planning Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 2251 Planners are paying attention to the notion of food system planning: farm land preservation and environmental stewardship; economic development including distribution, processing... read more
Food Crops I Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 2334 An introductory hands-on course in sustainable food production, handling, and distribution of crops. Food tasting is an integral part of this course.
Food Crops II Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 2335 Hands - on course in organic food production, emphasis is on managing and harvesting crops. Students cultivate, manage and harvest their own vegetable/fruit garden.
Geographic Information Systems Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 2524 Basic principles and techniques of GIS, a computer-based system that uses spatial (geographic) data to analyze and solve real-world issues. Lab exercises, exams, and projects... read more
Water Design in the City Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 2754 Cities throughout history have thrived or failed because of water. Every society's ability to secure its water supply, clean stormwater, and address flooding issues impacts the... read more
Summer Field Ecology Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 2758 Students learn to "read" the landscape through the exploration of the landscape provinces of the Delaware River Basin. Through visiting landscapes in each of the sub-regions, they... read more
Applied Plant Physiology Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 3122 Highlights the major environmental factors that affect plant growth and development and explores ecologically sound approaches to solving stress-related problems. Focuses on... read more
Ecological Planning and Development Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 3155 The fundamentals of the ecological planning method developed by landscape architect and regional planner, Ian McHarg, establish a basis to plan and develop both individual... read more
Sustainability in Suburban Communities Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 3255 The physical forms of suburban communities and the social and economic patterns that shape residents' lives make achieving sustainability in suburbia challenging and problematic.... read more
Sustainable Community Design and Development Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 3256 Introduces students to the concept of sustainable development and how it has been applied to the design and development of communities. Beginning with an examination of the... read more
Planting Design Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 3345 Considers the integration of plants into the design process and emphasizes scale, development density, natural site characteristics, natural plant associations, and individual... read more
Applied Entomology Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 3423 In lecture and laboratory, students learn the basic diagnostic skills for identifying pest problems. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is emphasized as the approach for managing... read more
Applied Plant Pathology Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 3424 Explores plant pathological theories and practices. The causes of plant diseases, such as fungi, bacteria, virus, nematodes, plant parasites, as well as environmental stresses,... read more
Landscape Restoration Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 3514 Develops an ecologically based understanding of how to establish, restore, and manage meadows, forest, and wetland systems. Emphasizes natural processes and integrating the built... read more
Landscape Management Undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 3523 Develops an understanding of issues of professional, innovative, and appropriate landscape management. Major focus is given to site analysis, pruning, nutrition, water management... read more
Internet and Digital Technologies for Community Engagement Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 3555 Emerging technologies are directly influencing the planning and management of our urban areas in very profound and pervasive ways. Planning and related professionals increasingly... read more
Intro to Emergency Planning Undergraduate Community and Regional Planning 3755 Provides a fundamental understanding of the emergency planning process, the phases of emergency management, and the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved. Students... read more
Sustainable Community Design and Development Graduate Community and Regional Planning 5256 Introduction to the evolution, theory, and practice of planning for sustainable communities. Students evaluate recent conceptions of sustainable development, building an... read more
Planning Theory Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8013 Provides the base knowledge of planning theory that serves as a springboard into more advanced courses in this degree program. Explores the nature of planning and how it relates... read more
Urban Form & Design Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8114 Basic design principles, techniques, and practices of sustainable urban form and design. The topics for most readings, projects, and guest lectures are people oriented and examine... read more
Native Woody Plant Identification Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8141 Students learn the identification, horticultural and ecological requirements of native woody plants.
Woodland Design Studio Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8151 Students apply the knowledge and methodologies presented in LARC 8751: Northeastern Woodland Ecosystems. Projects, varying in size and location, allow students to synthesize and... read more
Wetland/Riparian Design Studio Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8152 This studio course complements material introduced in LARC 8752: Wetland Ecology. Students are required to draw on and implement knowledge about wetland ecosystems to develop a... read more
Public Lands Studio Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8153 Material presented in LARC 8352: Policies of Public Design Seminar is addressed in this design studio, which focuses on a public project, such as a metropolitan park or regional... read more
Environmental Planning Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8213 Environmental issues and concepts faced by planners and the methods used to address them. Applying principles of natural science disciplines to the analysis of man`s physical... read more
Sustainability in Suburban Communities Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8255 The physical forms of suburban communities and the social and economic patterns that shape residents' lives make achieving sustainability in suburbia challenging and problematic.... read more
Environmental Policy Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8257 This course identifies the complexities associated with environmental politics and management from both national and international perspectives. The first part of the course... read more
Aesthetics Ecology Design Seminar Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8351 Students learn about the emerging aesthetic associated with ecological design. Form and psychological experience of design are presented through readings and discussion. Students... read more
Environmental Infrastructure Planning and Management Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8355 Introduces students to the practice of planning and managing municipal and regional environmental infrastructure programs that typically fall under the realm of a local or county... read more
Collaborative Planning Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8476 Students examine the theories, principles, and practices of collaborative planning with a special emphasis on resolving conflicts over land-use planning issues and planning for... read more
Transportation Planning Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8655 Presents an overview of the history of transportation in the United States and the fundamentals of present day transportation planning and policies. Explores the influences of... read more
Integrated Transportation and Land Use Planning Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8656 Context-sensitive design seeks to blend transportation functions with other human activities and land-use characteristics. Often transportation and land-use decisions have worked... read more
Non-motorized Transportation Planning Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8657 Transportation planning in the United States has long focused on improving conditions for motorized travel, primarily by personal cars and light duty trucks. The effects of an... read more
NE Woodland Ecosystem Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8751 The course presents terrestrial forest ecosystems and the biotic and abiotic factors that affect them. Students learn the components of forest ecosystems, including degradation... read more
Wetland Ecology Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8752 Refer to department.
Invasive Speicies Management Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8753 Students learn to identify and assess eradication strategies for local invasive plant species. Traditional chemical/biological methods and non-traditional methods are discussed.... read more
Native Plant Communities Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8755 This course examines native and naturalized tree, shrub and/or herbaceous plant community structure. An examination of restoration processes will be explored relative to... read more
Topics in Community and Regional Planning Graduate Community and Regional Planning 8870 Ecological planning and development.
Restoration Monitoring Workshop Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 8889 This field course introduces methods for monitoring the process of a restoration project and the corrective actions needed to ensure a positive restoration. It includes strategies... read more
Capstone Restoration Design Project Graduate Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 9995 Refer to department.
Health Professions and Social Work, College of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Environmental Health Undergraduate, Graduate Public Health 2102/5103 An introductory course incorporating not only the common concepts associated with environmental health (population dynamics, air pollution, water pollution, land pollution) but... read more
Environmental Toxicology Graduate Public Health 5305 This course offers a review of the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of environmental toxicants. Methods used to measure acute and chronic toxicity, including... read more
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Graduate Public Health 8207 This course covers selected topics in occupational and environmental epidemiology through a focus on specific recent events of note, e.g., Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fires in... read more
Liberal Arts, College of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Human Ecology Undergraduate, General Education Anthropology 0814 Human hunters may have contributed to animal extinctions as early as 10,000 years ago; civilizations in the ancient Near East developed complex irrigation networks that led to... read more
Human Ecology Undergraduate, General Education Geography & Urban Studies 0814 Human hunters may have contributed to animal extinctions as early as 10,000 years ago; civilizations in the ancient Near East developed complex irrigation networks that led to... read more
Digital Mapping Undergraduate, General Education Geography & Urban Studies 0821 From web-based applications like Google Maps, to automobile navigation systems, to satellite pictures of hurricanes, digital maps are widely used to display information about the... read more
Global Cities Undergraduate, General Education Geography & Urban Studies 0831 As globalization accelerates, the world becomes smaller and is transformed to an extended urban network. Even though there are places and people off the global grid in both rich... read more
Sustainable Environments Undergraduate, General Education Environmental Studies 0842 Americans account for over a quarter of all fossil fuel consumption, own more cars than there are licensed drivers, and build new homes 40 percent larger than they did in 1975,... read more
Sustainable Environments Undergraduate, General Education Geography & Urban Studies 0842 Americans account for over a quarter of all fossil fuel consumption, own more cars than there are licensed drivers, and build new homes 40 percent larger than they did in 1975,... read more
Development and Globalization Undergraduate, General Education Geography & Urban Studies 0862 Use historical and case study methods to study the differences between rich and poor nations and the varied strategies available for development in a globalizing world. Examine... read more
World Regions & Cultures Undergraduate, General Education Geography & Urban Studies 0867 How does the process of globalization impact people in different culture regions? Explore this central question through readings, discussions, mapping exercises, field trips to... read more
Intro to Physical Environment Undergraduate Environmental Studies 1052 An environmental approach to the study of earth as a globe, earth-sun relations, weather, climate, vegetation, soils, and the hydrosphere. Abundantly illustrated by slides and... read more
Intro to Physical Environment Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 1052 An environmental approach to the study of earth as a globe, earth-sun relations, weather, climate, vegetation, soils, and the hydrosphere. Abundantly illustrated by slides and... read more
Anthropology of Food Undergraduate Anthropology 1079 This class will examine the interrelationship of biological, cultural, and historical influences on what we eat and how we eat it. Topics will link biological, ecological, social... read more
Anthropology of Food Undergraduate Environmental Studies 1079 This class will examine the interrelationship of biological, cultural, and historical influences on what we eat and how we eat it. Topics will link biological, ecological, social... read more
Urban Affairs Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 1171, 1173, 1174, 1177 A special topic of current interest in American cities frequently taught by a special lecturer from outside Temple University. Emphasis on a timely public policy issue confronting... read more
Urban Geography Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 2014 This course seeks to familiarize students with the new urban geography - emphasizing ecological (sustainable cities, urban donuts), economic (post Fordist accumulation), cultural... read more
Urban Environments Undergraduate Environmental Studies 2051 This course examines the interactions between theory, policy, and the urban environment. Students have the opportunity to study the urban environment not only as a physical... read more
Urban Environments Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 2051 This course examines the interactions between theory, policy, and the urban environment. Students have the opportunity to study the urban environment not only as a physical... read more
Environmental Ethics Undergraduate Environmental Studies 2157 A study of the ethical dimensions of several contemporary environmental controversies. The course examines the major theoretical approaches to environmental ethics, including... read more
Environmental Ethics Undergraduate Philosophy & Culture 2157 A study of the ethical dimensions of several contemporary environmental controversies. The course examines the major theoretical approaches to environmental ethics, including... read more
Philosophical Perspectives on the Environment Undergraduate Environmental Studies 2596 Views both historical and modern on our relationship to the natural world around (and in) us, and the terms in which we can best think about it.
Philosophical Perspectives on the Environment Undergraduate Philosophy & Culture 2596 Views both historical and modern on our relationship to the natural world around (and in) us, and the terms in which we can best think about it.
Earth Ethics Undergraduate Asian Studies 3001 / 3904 What is, or should be, our relation to the natural world? Especially since we are presently living in a modern urban environment, have we perhaps outgrown nature? Is it something... read more
Earth Ethics Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3001 / 3904 What is, or should be, our relation to the natural world? Especially since we are presently living in a modern urban environment, have we perhaps outgrown nature? Is it something... read more
Earth Ethics Undergraduate Religion 3001 / 3904 What is, or should be, our relation to the natural world? Especially since we are presently living in a modern urban environment, have we perhaps outgrown nature? Is it something... read more
Environmental Law and Regulation Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3025 This course analyzes how our society protects (or fails to protect) the environment through land regulation. Students will examine and compare several U.S. environmental laws that... read more
Environmental Policy Issues Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3051 How are environmental policies formulated and implemented in the U.S.? Topics include the role of citizen participation in decision-making, the place of environmental impact... read more
Environmental Policy Issues Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 3051 How are environmental policies formulated and implemented in the U.S.? Topics include the role of citizen participation in decision-making, the place of environmental impact... read more
Environmental Problems in Asia Undergraduate Asian Studies 3052 Japan is used as an introduction and model for examining environmental issues in several east and southeast Asian countries. Emphasis is on deforestation, river basin development... read more
Environmental Problems in Asia Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3052 Japan is used as an introduction and model for examining environmental issues in several east and southeast Asian countries. Emphasis is on deforestation, river basin development... read more
Environmental Problems in Asia Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 3052 Japan is used as an introduction and model for examining environmental issues in several east and southeast Asian countries. Emphasis is on deforestation, river basin development... read more
Environment / Development Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3097 This course looks at the interaction between human and ecological systems and economic development. We begin with a historical overview of the impact of human communities on the... read more
Environment / Development Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 3097 This course looks at the interaction between human and ecological systems and economic development. We begin with a historical overview of the impact of human communities on the... read more
US Environmental Policy Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3152 An analytical examination of the development and execution of governmental policies in such areas as air and water pollution control, control of atomic energy, and planning of... read more
US Environmental Policy Undergraduate Political Science 3152 An analytical examination of the development and execution of governmental policies in such areas as air and water pollution control, control of atomic energy, and planning of... read more
Heritage Management in Archeology Undergraduate Anthropology 3175 The United States and other governments of the world have legal mandates to manage cultural resources on behalf of the public. This course focuses on the archeological component... read more
Heritage Management in Archeology Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3175 The United States and other governments of the world have legal mandates to manage cultural resources on behalf of the public. This course focuses on the archeological component... read more
North American Evironmental History Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3214 This seminar examines the interactions between human societies and the natural world in North America from the sixteenth century to the present. That relationship is complex: the... read more
North American Evironmental History Undergraduate History 3214 This seminar examines the interactions between human societies and the natural world in North America from the sixteenth century to the present. That relationship is complex: the... read more
International Environmental Policy Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3265 International negotiations and agreements on environmental problems, and comparisons of domestic environmental policy-making among selected countries. Special attention to... read more
International Environmental Policy Undergraduate Political Science 3265 International negotiations and agreements on environmental problems, and comparisons of domestic environmental policy-making among selected countries. Special attention to... read more
Energy, Ecology, and Economy Undergraduate Economics 3596 After surveying the elements of energy and ecology, and reviewing the basics of economics, this course investigates the interaction of the three. Each of the major nonrenewable... read more
Energy, Ecology, and Economy Undergraduate Environmental Studies 3596 After surveying the elements of energy and ecology, and reviewing the basics of economics, this course investigates the interaction of the three. Each of the major nonrenewable... read more
Special Topics in Environmental Studies Undergraduate Environmental Studies 4000 Environmental applications in GIS.
The Geographic Basis of Land Use Planning Undergraduate Environmental Studies 4015 An examination of the forces that influence land use planning in and around American metropolitan regions. Considers economic perspectives (land values), public interest... read more
The Geographic Basis of Land Use Planning Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 4015 An examination of the forces that influence land use planning in and around American metropolitan regions. Considers economic perspectives (land values), public interest... read more
Geography of Hazards Undergraduate Environmental Studies 4051 This course provides a synthesis of the social and natural dimensions of disasters. Students become familiar with the concept that disasters emerge when the specific... read more
Geography of Hazards Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 4051 This course provides a synthesis of the social and natural dimensions of disasters. Students become familiar with the concept that disasters emerge when the specific... read more
Political Ecology Undergraduate Environmental Studies 4056 This course addresses the broad themes of political ecology as an academic discipline as well as a set of theoretical and methodological tools. Historically political ecology has... read more
Political Ecology Undergraduate Geography & Urban Studies 4056 This course addresses the broad themes of political ecology as an academic discipline as well as a set of theoretical and methodological tools. Historically political ecology has... read more
Environmental Physiology Undergraduate Anthropology 4896 A survey of physiological and biochemical variability in human populations examined as a function of environmental adaptation. Emphasis on the responses of different populations... read more
Environmental Physiology Undergraduate Environmental Studies 4896 A survey of physiological and biochemical variability in human populations examined as a function of environmental adaptation. Emphasis on the responses of different populations... read more
Political Ecology Graduate Geography & Urban Studies 5056 Political ecology is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of human-nature relations. This course examines resource use, the construction of landscapes, questions... read more
Critical Issues in Globalization, Sustainability & Social Justice Graduate Geography & Urban Studies 8031 This course explores the theories, facts, and debates related to globalization, sustainability, and social justice, the themes that are critical to understanding contemporary... read more
Sustainable Cities Graduate Geography & Urban Studies 8055 This course introduces the concept of sustainability and explores environmental problems linked to urbanization, drawing on historical analysis, social theory, landscape ecology,... read more
North American Environmental History Graduate History 8212 This seminar examines the interactions between human societies and the natural world in North America from the sixteenth century to the present. That relationship is complex: the... read more
Media & Communication, School of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Media and the Environment Undergraduate Media Studies and Production 3473 This course provides students with an understanding of how people's relationship with the environment is shaped by media communication. By addressing questions of media ownership... read more
Science and Technology, College of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Evolution & Extinction Undergraduate, General Education EES 0837 Basic geologic principles and the fundamentals of evolutionary thought combine to bring to life the 4.5 billion year story of our planet and its creatures. Through hands-on... read more
Powering the Future Undergraduate, General Education Physics 0839 / 0939 How can we provide inexpensive, safe, environmentally clean energy supplies for the United States and the world as a whole despite rising population and increasing affluence?... read more
Sustainable Environments Undergraduate, General Education EES 0842 Americans account for over a quarter of all fossil fuel consumption, own more cars than there are licensed drivers, and build new homes 40 percent larger than they did in... read more
Geology of the National Parks Undergraduate, General Education EES 0854 / 0954 The primary purpose of the National Park Service is to preserve areas of natural or cultural interest for current and future generations. Quite commonly these areas of interest,... read more
Introductory Geology Undergraduate EES 1001 An introduction to the basic principles and processes of geology. Wide range of topics, including rocks and minerals, surface processes, plate tectonics, and the earth`s interior.
Catastrophic Geology Undergraduate EES 1021 Substantial description and theory of plate tectonics as related to the geographical catastrophes; earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and floods. Causes, occurrences, properties,... read more
Physical Geology Undergraduate EES 2001 Introductory geology course designed for geology and environmental studies majors and focused on theory and concepts needed for advanced study. Laboratory sessions (3 hrs/week)... read more
Intro to Geochemisty Undergraduate EES 2061 Application of chemical principles and quantitative methods to understand and solve various geological problems. Field trips and laboratory exercises will emphasize techniques of... read more
Climate Change: Oceans to Atmosphere Undergraduate EES 2096 The major topics in Oceanography will be covered in addition to introducing students to meteorology through the study of the Atmospheric circulation system. These topics will give... read more
Principles of Ecology Undergraduate Biology 2227 This course provides an overview of ecology from the level of the individual organism to populations, communities and ecosystems. It examines the physical, chemical, and... read more
Remote Sensing and GIS Undergraduate EES 3011 The focus of this class is on remote sensing technologies and geographic information systems. Remote sensing is a dynamic field; new, high-resolution satellites are coming online... read more
Introduction to Hydrology Undergraduate EES 3021 This course provides an introduction to the science of hydrogeology. Topics include how geology influences groundwater flow and geochemistry, how groundwater and surface water... read more
Coastal Processes Undergraduate EES 3042 The course will apply a process geomorphological approach to understanding coastal behavior. Subjects will include the global distribution of coasts, wave and tidal hydraulics,... read more
Marine Ecology Undergraduate Biology 3245 A survey of the concepts of aquatic ecology in estuarine and marine ecosystems, emphasizing the organization and maintenance of the major aquatic communities in response to the... read more
Conservation Biology Undergraduate Biology 3307 The Earth harbors an incredible diversity of species and communities, most still poorly understood by science. This biodiversity is essential to the functioning of natural... read more
Tropical Marine Biology Undergraduate Biology 3316 A survey of marine biology focusing on coral reefs of the Atlantic Ocean. Course lectures given at Temple University include regular meetings during the fall semester plus some... read more
Plant Community Ecology Undergraduate Biology 3321 This class focuses on fundamental principles in community ecology as they relate to plant systems. The scope of the class ranges from plant-environment interactions and species... read more
Freshwater Ecology Undergraduate Biology 3336 The interrelationships between biological, chemical, and physical factors in freshwater environments. Lectures and laboratories address general ecological principles (population... read more
Senior Seminar in Environmental Sciences Undergraduate EES 4098
Bio Impact Climate Change Undergraduate Biology 4327 This course will use primary research articles to examine the biological impacts of climate change, often mentioned as the greatest challenge facing humanity today. The course... read more
Remote Sensing & GIS Graduate EES 5011 The focus of this class is on remote sensing technologies and geographic information systems. Remote sensing is a dynamic field; new, high-resolution satellites are coming online... read more
Costal Processes Graduate EES 5042 The course will apply a process geomorphological approach to understanding coastal behavior. Subjects will include the global distribution of coasts, wave and tidal hydraulics,... read more
Conservation Biology Graduate Biology 5307 The Earth harbors an incredible diversity of species and communities, most still poorly understood by science. This biodiversity is essential to the functioning of natural... read more
Plant Community Ecology Graduate Biology 5321 This class focuses on fundamental principles in community ecology as they relate to plant systems. The scope of the class ranges from plant-environment interactions and species... read more
Tropical Marine Biology Graduate Biology 5416 An introduction to the largest coral barrier reef in the Atlantic Ocean. Course lectures begin at Temple (Approximately Dec 29- Jan 31; holidays excluded) followed by a week of... read more
Freshwater Ecology Graduate Biology 5436 This course investigates the ecology of plants and animals in lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands. General ecological principles are addressed with an emphasis on the... read more
Advanced Hydrogeology Graduate EES 8411 An introduction to water resources and management. The hydraulic characteristics of rocks and aquifers, transmissibility, storage, and the effect of the environment.
Groundwater Modeling Graduate EES 8421 This course offers students a chance to construct models using well known codes such as MODFLOW and other practical tools. The goals of this course are: learn tools for... read more
Tourism and Hospitality Management, School of
Title Category Department Course Number Description
Sustainable Event Management Undergraduate Tourism and Hospitality Management 3425 The overall goal of the course is to better educate students about environmentally friendly initiatives in the industries of Tourism, Hospitality, Recreation, and Sport and... read more

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