Red = Green - Teaching & Research

At the core of Fairfield's sustainability studies is its Program on the Environment, which examines the environment across a variety of disciplines. Many of these courses also count toward the core curriculum, supporting liberal arts and interdisciplinary scholarship along eco-friendly lines of study.

A Sampling of Green Core Courses

  • American Literature and the Environment
  • Biology of Food
  • Chemistry, Energy, and the Environment
  • Climate Change Politics and Policy
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Law & Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • International Environmental Policy
  • Introduction to Marine Biology

Experiential Learning

At Fairfield, experiential learning and faculty-student research are woven throughout the curriculum, nurturing the formation of an environmentally-conscious student as a thinking, competent global citizen. Students from the freshwater ecology course sample local streams, while those enrolled in the ornithology course visit campus natural areas in search of birds, and those in environmental science visit the campus garden to discuss food production. Fairfield faculty across disciplines engage students in important research that promotes social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Students are also encouraged to gain hands-on experience through service-learning courses, internships, study abroad programs, and individualized capstone projects.

Take a look at 2 Green Student Research Projects and consider signing up for an appropriate course next semester!

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Arts & Minds

Fairfield's academic commitment to the environment reaches beyond undergraduate study, inviting adult learners, faculty, staff, and the greater community on campus to learn from world leaders. Recent lecturers on sustainability have included: