Curriculum & Research

Courses and research that include sustainability components play a vital role in furthering Trinity's mission to "prepare students to lead examined lives that are personally satisfying, civically responsible, and socially useful."   


Sustainability courses engage students on the principles and methods of addressing the solutions to global socio-environmental challenges, both as their main focus and tangentially.

​​Anth 207: Introduction to Political Ecology
​Biol 116: Biogeography
Biol 215: Botany
Biol 222: Invertebrate Zoology
Biol 233: Conservation Biology
Biol 333: Ecology
Biol 468: Marine Phytogeography
Biol 111: Winter Ecology
Biol 141: Global Perspectives on Biodiversity and Conservation
Biol 336: Marine and Freshwater Botany
Biol 463: Ecological Concepts and MethodS
Biol 131: Urban Wildlife Ecology
​CHEM 430: Environmental Toxicology (2013-2014)​
​Leadership and Wilderness
Human Communities and the Ecosystem of Nepal
​Econ 107: Alternative Economic Systems
Econ 209: Urban Economics
Econ 210: Contemporary Micro Issues
Econ 231: Latin American and Caribbean Economic Development
Econ 305: Urban Economics
Econ 314: Cost Benefit Analysis
Econ 311: Environmental Economics
Econ 331: Issues in Environmental and Energy Economics​
​PHYS 108: Energy and Society
​ENVS 110: The Earth's Climate​
ENVS 112: Introduction to Earth Science
ENVS 123 Cities of Asia
ENVS 149: Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVS 230 Environmental Chemistry
ENVS 275: Methods in Environmental Science
ENVS 204: Earth Systems Science
ENVS 242: Oceanography
ENVS 350: Field Study in Environmental Science
ENVS 401: Advanced Senior Seminar in Environmental Science
​FYSM-116-01: Civilization Culture & Conservation
FYSM 140-01: Science and Consumer
FYSM-180-01: The Culture of Nature​
​​ History 208: North American Environmental History
History 311: Sense of Place in Native New England
History 390: Food and Power in the Americas​
​ INTS209: Gender and Natural Resources
INTS238: Contemporary Africa: Resource Wars and Human Rights
INTS305: Global Sustainable Architecture
INTS309: Development in Africa
INTS312: Global Political Ecology
INTS317: Planetary History
INTS318: Energy Security
URST 200: Urban Sustainable Development in China
URST 210: Sustainable Urban Development
​PBPL 302: Law and Environment Policy
PBPL 317: Cases in Environmental Policy
PBPL 805: Environmental Justice: Linking Social Research and Public Policy
PBPL 835: Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law and Policy
PBPL 844: Law & Environmental Policy
The Knox Park Foundation
The Hartford City Council
The Glastonbury Audubon Center​


Jon Gourley (Geochemistry)
Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator in the Environmental
Lead concentrations in the Park River Watershed
Joan Morrison
Professor of Biology
Habitat associations of birds in urban environments
Michael O’Donnell
Principal Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator in Biology
Behavioral Ecology of Wildlife in Urbanizing Areas
Scott Smedley
Associate Professor of Biology
The Effects of Composting on the Ecology of Scavenging Wildlife
Garth A. Myers
Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International
International Studies
Global Environmental Urban Planning
Ann Marie Hanson
Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III '63 Visiting Assistant Pr
Conservation and Waste Management in Mexico’s Yucatán
Several faculty involved in a large grant from the Henry Luce Foundation are planning to incorporate sustainability into their ongoing urban and environmental research in the context of China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. For more information, visit The Faculty Include:
o Jeff Bayliss (History)
o Xiangming Chen (Center for Urban and Global Studies)
o Ellison Findly (Religion)
o Christoph Geiss (Environmental Science)
o Jonathan Gourley (Environmental Science)
o Michael Lestz (History)
o Cheng Lin (Engineering)
o Joan Morrison (Environmental Science)
o Beth Notar (Anthropology)
​Rasha M. Ahmed
Assistant Professor of Economics
Environmental Regulations and Green Market Products
Michael Fotos
Associate Program Director, Public Policy Graduate Program and Graduate Studies
Cost-benefit analysis related to ecosystem services and land use​