Courses

When selecting your Fall 2020 courses, please ensure that the courses you are selecting satisfy your remaining degree requirements by using and updating your degree audit form. You should maintain a copy of your degree audit form for your records. Contact your advisor if you need assistance.

For more course information:

  • Course syllabi are posted on the SUMA website curriculum page.
  • Course details & call numbers: Refer to the Directory of Classes.
  • Course evaluations: Log in to Vergil and search for your course.
  • Faculty evaluations: Log in to Vergil and search for the faculty member in the dropdown in the upper right menu.
  • Course Speed Dating: Meet TAs to learn more about the class. First week of Fall, check your email/Slack for the invite. You can also ask questions in the Slack channel #classes.
  • Add/Drop Period: During the first two weeks of class, students can add and drop classes without penalty. This is a good opportunity to “shop” classes. More details here.

If you’ve chosen your classes & are ready to register, the How to Register page has instructions on how to use SSOL.


Fall 2020 Schedule & Listings

  • Course Schedule: 8/19/20 | Previous: 7/27/20
  • SUMA MS Course Listings, includes qualifying courses from other schools: 8/19/20 | Previous: 7/27/20 | 7/13/20
  • Certificates:
    • Sustainability Analytics course listings: 7/30/20 | Previous: 7/22/20
    • Sustainable Finance course listings: 7/22/20
    • Sustainable Water course listings: 7/22/20

New Classes & Updates:

  • Sustainable Fashion & Startup Strategy (SUMA PS5060, call #22841)
  • Critical Infrastructure for Sustainable Development (SUMA PS5050, call #22840)
  • Responsiveness and Resilience in the Built Environment (SUMA PS5162)
  • Jon Dickinson’s GHG Emissions course (SUMA PS5035, call #21613) [added 8/19/20]
  • Ben Cook’s Earth’s Climate System (SUMA PS5230) will be taught remotely [updated 8/19/20]

Note on Modalities:
These listings indicate the expected modality for each course. Please note that these modalities may change, depending on instructors’ availabilities, public health conditions, and university policy.

With the exception of the online Sustainable Finance courses, all courses will appear as “Hy-Flex” in the directory of classes, and will be assigned a classroom. In person attendance is optional, and you will have the opportunity to sign up to attend each class in person, according to the enrollment of the course and the capacity of the classroom. For more information, see Method of Instruction.

Note on Fall 2020 Integrative Capstone Workshop:
The evening capstone workshop section for which you register now does not determine your final project or faculty advisor assignment. Evening capstone workshop sections will meet together during the first class session; students will hear presentations about each workshop topic from the faculty advisor, and then each student will submit a workshop preference form. You will receive your workshop assignment via email with next steps on registering for your assigned section. Students registered for the daytime Capstone Workshop (Section 004 meeting from 2:10-4:00 p.m.) will be assigned to the Section 004 project. The available project topics will be announced in mid-August.

Less Frequently Asked Questions:
Note: Check with your advisor first.

  1. How do I find out “area” a non-SUMA class is classified as?
    Submit your degree audit form with 2 paragraphs explaining why a class should count for a certain area.
  2. Does we have to take all the credits in each of the five categories?
    You can ask for a certain class to count for a different area as long as you can provide justification for why and it gets approved.