Register Now for SUST Courses this Spring at RU!

There’s still a little over a week left to register for most Sustainability Studies courses this Spring 2014 semester at Roosevelt. Some courses are full, but a several still have spots left — so if you’re a new or continuing student at RU, contact your advisor and register soon!

In Downtown Chicago

At the Chicago Campus, there’s plenty of room in two key courses taught by Michele Hoffman-Trotter, an expert in marine ecology and environmental law who is currently filming a science documentary on ocean biodiversity:

  • SUST 210 The Sustainable Future (Mon 9:30am-12pm)
  • SUST 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics (Wed 6-8:30pm)

Close to being full are the Tuesday afternoon section of SUST 240 Waste, taught by Vicki Gerberich, and a new special topics offering of 390  Sustainability in Film and Literature (Thur 11am-1:30pm, which started this past week). This latter selection is a new course cross-listed with ENG 341, and is taught by legendary Roosevelt professor Dr. Gary Wolfe, one of the world’s foremost authorities on science fiction and fantasy literature (and knowledgeable about just about everything else in the arts and humanities).

In Suburban Schaumburg

This spring the Schaumburg Campus features a five-Saturday/online hybrid section of SUST 330 Biodiversity course, taught by popular instructor Maris Cooke. which involves several field trips was well-received in its first incarnation last spring. Contact Prof. Cooke ( for more information and prospective dates for the five Saturday sessions.


Last but not least are several online offerings, which are always in high demand: the aforementioned SUST 210 The Sustainable Future, taught by EPA professional Carolyn Persoon; the first fully-online section of SUST 220 Water since Fall 2010 and a section of SUST 310 Energy & Climate Change, both offered by oceanographer Carla Jones; and SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, & Planning, taught by Chicago planning expert David Morley.

210 and 220 are full, but there are plenty of spots in 320 Sprawl, Transportation, & Planning and a few places left in 310 Energy & Climate Change.

Advising and registration are still underway for the Spring 2013 semester. Current RU students should contact their advisor to discuss spring (and summer) course selections and sign up for classes while they are still available. This page from the RU Registrar provides a wealth of links and useful info.

Prospective students may learn about admissions and our many program options at RU, request information about a particular campus or academic program here, or visit the SUST homepage to explore our BA (120 semester hour) and BPS (adult student fast-track) bachelors degree options.

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