Johnson County Community College

Fall 2016

Sustainability-Themed Courses

A sustainability-themed course either has sustainability principles woven throughout or has sustainability as a dedicated unit of study regardless of the section or instructor.

ANTH 130: World Cultures

ARCH 120: Introduction to Architecture
ARCH 220: Sustainability in the Built Environment

BIOL 110: Nutrition for Life
BIOL 130: Environmental Science 
BIOL 131: Environmental Science Lab 
BIOL 134: Principles of Sustainability
BIOL 155: Bioethics
BIOL 235: General Nutrition 

CET 105: Construction Methods
CET 205: Advanced Construction Methods 

GEOS 140: Physical Geography 
GEOS 141:  Physical Geography Lab 

GIST 250: Introduction to Globalization 

SAG 245: Principles of Sustainable Market Farming
SAG 272: Sustainable Agriculture Fall Practicum

SOC 125: Social Problems 
SOC 146: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare 
SOC 147: Social Work and Social Justice 
SOC 180: Inequality and Diversity in the United States 

SPD 180: Intercultural Communication

WGS 201: Global Women’s Studies

Cross-Curricular Sustainability-Related Course Sections

A sustainability-related course section is one in which a particular professor has chosen to integrate sustainability concepts into the course content. This does not indicate additional work for students; sustainability is simply used as context for achieving the same learning goals as other course sections. These offerings are excellent for students learning about sustainability for the first time, and allow those who are more familiar to see it from a new perspective. Just make sure to register for the correct section.

AAC 135: Career and Life Planning with Stevens, L 

ANTH 130: World Cultures with Ediger, R 

ARTH 184: Art History: Twentieth Century with Smith, A 

BIOL 230: Microbiology with Seitz, H

BIOT 160: Introduction to Biotechnology with Wolfgram, L 

BUS 121: Introduction to Business with Hinds, A

CHEM 122: Principles of Chemistry with Harvey, M 

ECON 230: Principles of Macroeconomics with Brogna, Christensen, Clark, Copeland, Frederick, Hadley, Hinds, Okao or Syracuse

ENGL 106: Introduction to Writing with Dixon, G
ENGL 121: Composition I with Dixon or Rollins 
ENGL 122: Composition II with Dixon, Rollins or Funari 

FL 170: Elementary Japanese I with Daugherty, D 
FL 231: Intermediate Spanish II with Schmidt, I 

GEOS 140: Physical Geography with Beatty, L 

LEAD 130: Leadership and Civic Engagement with Page, A

MATH 171: College Algebra with Goodman, C

MKT 230: Marketing with Hulen, P 

NURS 100: Concepts of Nursing Care: Foundations

PHIL 155: Bioethics

RDG 126: Reading Skills Improvement with Parra, L
RDG 127: College Reading Skills with Parra, L

SPD 120: Interpersonal Communication with Welsch, L 

WEB 110: HTML and CSS with Friedrichsen, L

Sustainability in Specific Degree Programs:

The following degree programs have significantly integrated sustainability into some or all of their coursework.


DRAF 129: Interpreting Architectural Drawings
DRAF 132: Exploring AutoCAD
DRAF 164: Architectural Drafting/Residential Interior Design
DRAF 222: Mechanical Design and Drafting

Hospitality Management 

HMGT 121: Perspectives of Hospitality Management
HMGT 123: Professional Cooking I
HMGT 126: Food Management
HMGT 167: Local Food Production
HMGT 220: American Regional Cuisine
HMGT 226: Garde Manger
HMGT 228: Advanced Hospitality Management
HMGT 230: Professional Cooking II
HMGT 292: Special Topics

Interior Design

ITMD 121: Interior Design I
ITMD 125: Interior Textiles
ITMD 127: Elements of Floral Design
ITMD 129: Design Communication
ITMD 132: Materials and Resources
ITMD 147: Lighting Basics
ITMD 185: Construction Methods, Building Systems and Regulations for the Interior Designer
ITMD 202: Interior Design II
ITMD 215: Environmental Systems for the Interior Designer
ITMD 219: Issues in Interior Design
ITMD 222: Interior Design III
ITMD 224: Interior Design IV
ITMD 271: Budgeting and Estimating
ITMD 273: Practices and Procedures
ITMD 280: Leadership in Design

JCCC also offers a Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate program.

Continuing Education (non-credit) Sustainability Courses

Sustainable practices play many roles in our Continuing Education courses, from gardening to energy. We encourage you to visit the CE Catalog for the current year and search for the topics that interest you. If you can’t find the classes you’d hope to see, please contact the center for sustainability.