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Degree Programs
Biology A.S.
Geography A.A.

Bilingual/Bicultural Studies A.A.

Environmental Science A.S.

Energy Management A.S. Degree

Sustainable Agriculture Technology A.S.


Basic energy Management

Permaculture Skills Certificate

Anti Bias Curriculum ECE

Solar Derived Energy Management Skills Certificate

Sustainable and Organic Food Production Skills Certificate

Sustainability – coming soon

Sustainability-Related Classes at Cabrillo

This is a partial list. What classes are missing?

ES 10/ES10L  Introduction to Environmental Science

ES 15  Energy for a Sustainable Future
ENGL24A/B  Native American Prose & Poetry

GEOG 1  Physical Geography

GEOG 2  Cultural Geography

GEOG 3  Introduction to Weather & Climate

GEOL 10  Physical Geology

HS 24  Environmental Health

HORT 176  Permaculture Design

HORT 70  Organic Agriculture

HORT 170   Sustainable Landscaping

HORT 164   California Native Plants and Plant Communities
SOC 2   Contemporary Social Problems

SOC 3   Race Ethnicity & Society

SOC 4  Gender and Society

SOC 5   Introduction to Latino/a Studies

ENGR 98A   Global Engineering

ANTHR 1 Introduction to Anthropology: Biological
ANTHR 2 Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural

ANTHR 6 Peoples and Cultures of Non-Western Tradition: California

ANTHR 7 Peoples and Cultures of Non-Western Tradition: North America

ASTRO 7   Planetary Climate Science

BBS 32  Issues of Linguistic ad Cultural Diversity in   Education, History, and Politics

COMM 12  Intercultural Communication

OCEAN 20   Oceanography

BIO 11B   Marine Biology

BIO 11C   Ecology

HIST 24  History of California

HIST 27A/B  Native American Literature and History

WS 1  Introduction to Women's Studies
WS 2   Global Perspectives on Women and Gender

  • Learn by Doing : Earn credits for participating in sustainability research, planning and/or applied sustainability projects at Cabrillo College (1-4 units, ISE); contact Karen Groppi or Matthew Weis for more information. 

Sustainable Culture Sub Committee of Faculty Senate 

Sustainable Curriculum Working Group meetings are once a month. We share food and conversation about engaging our campus community with sustainability ideas across disciplinary boundaries.  For time and location see this page.

Engaged Interdisciplinary Learning in Sustainability Materials

The following are reports, class modules and materials for teaching and learning about sustainability, developed or compiled by Cabrillo faculty as part of the Engaged Interdisciplinary Learning in Sustainability grant we received from the National Science Foundation 2011-2013.  The Engaged Interdisciplinary Learning in Sustainability (EILS) project was designed to integrate new pedagogies, analytical skills and applied techniques to daily activities and practices critical to sustainability in the context of higher education.

At CHESC in Santa Barbara, June 24th-25th, 2013, Karen Groppi (Engineering) and Michelle Merrill (Anthropology) were among several co-facilitators at the Sustainable Engineering and Ecological Design Consortium‘s workshop: Putting Sustainability to Work: How town-gown relationships can better prepare the next green-tech workforce.  They prepared a poster for the session highlighting the successes of student organizations and curriculum projects at Cabrillo in creating collaborative community connections, and handouts on “Social Learning for Sustainability and Abundance” and “Interdisciplinary Team, Project, Problem and Service based Learning Experiences in Sustainability.”

Flex Workshops

Historic plans at Cabillo for improvements in education around sustainability:

From College Master Plan 2008-2011

From Climate Action Plan goals (February 2010)