Climate Curricular Guides guides pull climate-related courses into thematic lists to provide interested students with suggested courses that can be taken along any course of study. These guides are simply meant to assist students in course selection. There are no requirements for completion.

Courses in the Climate and Cities Guide have been compiled to provide all students interested in cities and climate change with a guide to relevant areas of study. We have included a wide range of courses from different schools and disciplines in order to provide various lenses through which climate change and its implications can be understood. We encourage you to look at courses both within and outside your school or major and encourage you to look at the specific course descriptions as you determine if a course may fit within your course of study.

Contact Information

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Climate and Cities Guide leads

Prof. Scott Krummenacher, Lecturer of Environmental Studies

Prof. Linda Samuels, Associate Professor in Urban Design

Special Notes
  • Each course will vary in the amount of time dedicated to climate and cities — please look at the course description and at our Curriculum Database for guidance.
  • Not every listing will directly relate to climate and cities. Some classes may instead develop skills needed to tackle climate change as it relates to cities.
  • Some courses may require prerequisites.
  • **Graduate courses are noted with a double asterisk. Not all graduate courses are open to undergraduates; please check with the instructor.

College of Arts and Sciences

AMCS 122Ampersand: Pathfinder – A Sense of Place: Discovering the Environment of St. Louis
Anthro 3609From Hazard to Catastrophe: Case Studies in Environmental Disasters
Anthro 361Culture and Environment
Anthro 4242Social Movements
Anthro 4285Environmental Archaeology
Anthro 481Zooarchaeology
Art-Arch 4930Picturing the Anthropocene: Landscape, Land Art, and Eco Art
Econ 451Environmental Policy
Econ 460Urban Economics
Econ 472Topics in Growth and Development
Educ 4289Neighborhoods, Schools, and Social Inequality
EnSt 110Environmental Issues
EnSt 290Sophomore Seminar in Sustainability and the Environment
EnSt 310Ecological Economics
EnSt 346Environmental Justice
EnSt 347Sustainable Cities
EnSt 357Environmental Problem Solving
EnSt 375Urban Ecology
EnSt 380Applications in GIS
EnSt 461Intro to Environmental Law
EnSt 481Advanced GIS
EPSc 111Introduction To Global Climate Change In the 21st Century
EPSc 221AHuman Use of the Earth
EPSc 308Topics in Environmental Sustainability
Hist 3194Environment and Empire
Phil 235FIntroduction to Environmental Ethics
Pol Sci* 2010Introduction to Environmental Policy
Pol Sci* 3752Topics in American Politics: Globalization, Urbanization, & the Environment
SOC 106Social Problems and Social Issues
SOC 4810Global Structures and Problems
URST 299The Study of Cities and Metropolitan America
*Note: The Political Science department occasionally offers special Topics courses about climate change.

Brown School of Social Work

MPH 5335**Transdisciplinary Problem-solving: From The Inside-out: Public Health & The Built Environment
MPH 5925**Public Health And Urban Design Seminar I
SWCD 5078**Developing Sustainable Urban Communities
SWCD 5382**Designing Sustainable Social Policies & Programs: A System Dynamics Approach

Interdisciplinary Programs

INTER D 101Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Global Climate Change
INTER D 329FTale of Two Cities: Documenting Our Divides
INTER D 405Sustainability Exchange: Community and University Practicums
INTER D 406Urban Ecosystem Principles Integration

McKelvey School of Engineering

EECE 413Green Engineering
EECE 533**Physical and Chemical Processes for Water Treatment
EECE 591**Energy and Buildings
MEMS 5423**Sustainable Environmental Building Systems
MEMS 5705**Wind Energy Systems

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

ARCH 350Service Learning Course: Environmental Issues
ARCH 434MMaterials Research Seminar
ARCH 434RDecoding Sustainability
ARCH 438Environmental Systems I
ARCH 4381Environmental Systems I: Site Planning
ARCH 439Environmental Systems II
ARCH 457BSegregation by Design: A Historical Analysis of the Impact of Planning and Policy in St. Louis
ARCH 462HInformation Modeling for Sustainable Design
ART 229F**Tale of Two Cities: Documenting Our Divides
ART 5851/6851**Art-ivism
LAND 502L**Landscape Architecture Design Studio II: Planning & Preservation
LAND 541A**Plants & Environment
LAND 551A**Landscape Ecology
LAND 560A**Trees, Soils, & Systems: Introduction to Arboriculture
MUD 571A**Ideas in Urbanism
MUD 658**Metropolitan Sustainability
MUD 766D**Advanced Seminar in Urban Sustainability II
MUD 781**Directed Readings in Sustainable Urbanism I

University College

Anthro 361Culture and Environment
Anthro 3796Ecocide and Climate Change: The Collapse of Societies
CRM 509**Health and Society
EPSc 121Introduction To Global Climate Change
SUST 205Foundations and Practice of Sustainability
SUST 319Planning Sustainable & Racially Equitable Urban Communities
SUST 328Environmental Law: Applications Toward Sustainability
SUST 329The Metropolis