This list of pre-approved courses is intended to inspire, not to require.  These are some examples of courses that have been used for this submajor in the past.  Each student should individualize the submajor around their interests and goals.  

Look for courses within SAS and other schools at Penn.  Discuss your goals for the submajor with the STSC Chair or Associate Director.

Up to three (3) non-College courses* may be in the submajor.  
Up to two science courses 2000-level and above may count for the submajor where appropriate.


Departmental courses:

HSOC 3803: Bodies and Borders: Health, Place and Displacement
STSC 1761: Nature and the City: Place, Memory and Environment
STSC 1880: Environment and Society
STSC 3185: Global Radiation History: Living in the Atomic Age 1945 - Present

Non-departmental courses:

ANTH 2080: Anthropology of Futurity (DSGN 3120)
ANTH 3595: Ecologies of Belonging (URBS 3595)
BEPP 2630: Environment and Energy Economics and Policy (OIDD 2630)*
BIOL 1380: Energy Transformations and Living-Off-the-Grid
BIOL 2610: Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystem
COMM 3180: Stories from Data*
EAS 3010: Climate Policy and Technology*
EAS 4010: Energy and Its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability*
EAS 4020: Renewable Energy and Its Impacts: 
Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability*
EESC 2300: Global Climate Change
ENGL 1595: Ecocritical Lit: Nature, Ecology, and the Literary Imagination
ENGL 3423: Planet on the Brink: Climate and Environment Journalism
ENVS 3100: Environmental Case Studies
ENVS 4600: Environmental Policy
LGST 2150: Environmental Management: Law and Policy*
PHYS 0016: Energy, Oil and Global Warming
STSC 2018: Science in the Public
URBS 1030: Industrial Metropolis
URBS 2900: Metropolitan Nature

Also check this website for courses relevant to this submajor:


Updated 06/07/2023