Courses

When selecting your Spring 2021 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.


Spring 2021 Schedule & Listings

  • Course Schedule: Spring 2021 as of 11/13/20 | Previous: Fall 2020 as of 8/19/20
  • SUMA MS Course Listings, includes qualifying courses from other schools: Spring 2021 as of 11/13/20| Previous: Fall 2020 as of 8/19/20
  • Certificates:
    • Sustainability Analytics course listings: 11/13/20
    • Sustainable Finance course listings: 11/13/20
    • Sustainable Water course listings: 11/13/20

New Classes & Updates:

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.

Courses that appear as “Hy-Flex” in the directory of classes will be assigned a classroom, but may also be attended online. 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.

Spring 2021 Capstone:

Students who register for the evening capstone workshops (sections 001, 002, 003, and 004, meeting from 6:10 to 8:00 PM on Tuesdays) will convene virtually for the first session on January 12th. The program will share the Zoom details with enrolled and waitlisted students in January via email and Canvas. 
In subsequent weeks, students will meet in the individual course sections to which they will be assigned, except on March 9th and April 13th, the respective dates of the midterm and final briefings.
During the first class session, you will hear presentations about each workshop topic, and you will then submit a workshop preference form. You will receive your workshop assignment via email with the next steps on registering for your assigned section one business day after the first session. Please note that the evening section for which you registered before the first class session does not determine your final project assignment.

Students registered for the daytime Capstone Workshop (Section 005, meeting from 2:10 PM to 4:00 PM) will be assigned to the project, “Expansion of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative” | Client: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative INC. (RGGI, Inc.) with Eileen McGinnis. The daytime Capstone Workshop (Section 005 meeting 2:10 PM – 4:00 PM) 


Spring 2021 Integrative Capstone Workshop Projects

Section 001Project: Sustainability Report for Aguas de Bogotá (Colombia)
Client: Aguas de Bogotá S.A. E.S.P.
Faculty Advisor: Kizzy Charles-Guzmán

Section 002
Project: Net-Zero Mount Vernon
Client: City of Mount Vernon
Faculty Advisor: Thomas Abdallah

Section 003
Project: 30 x 30: Marine habitat protection in busy ocean waters
Client: New York Seascape Program, NY Aquarium, Wildlife Conservation Society
Faculty Advisor: Robert (Bob) Cook

Section 004
Project: Building the business case for circular textile supply chains
Client: Accelerating Circularity, Inc. Faculty Advisor: Susanne DesRoches

Section 005Daytime Workshop (Tuesdays 2:10-4:00 PM)Project: Expansion of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Client: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative INC. (RGGI, Inc.)
Faculty advisor: Eileen McGinnis

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.