The full list of approved COF courses can be found here

Registering for COF courses can be tricky.  You cannot do it through DaVinci at this time.  Go to the Registrar to find out how to register.

Some more info to help you in choosing your COF courses:

We  have listed contact information for faculty at ; if you have questions, ask them, and also let them know that you are going to register for one of these classes (they are the sustainability faculty advisors at their respective institutions).

Simmons College

Faculty contact:Michael Berger,, Anna Aguilera,

Note that the courses in [ ] do not have prerequisites.

The minor is anchored in the Environmental Forum (ENVI 201 offered every spring) and Environmental Ethics (PHIL 139 offered S16, S18), providing a common experience for all students electing this minor. The selection of elective courses within the minor should be undertaken in consultation with the student’s major advisor or another faculty member with an interest in issues of sustainability.  The courses should form a cohesive and thematic thread of courses that complement the major. The Environmental Forum is a required two credit course that focuses on topics related to sustainability and the environment, encourages an active dialog between students and invited expert speakers, and provides an integrative thread to the minor.  In addition, this course has a service-learning component that connects sustainability to the community.  Environmental Ethics, two semesters of the Environmental Forum, and a total of twenty credits, are required for the minor, with one course from each group below.  Note CHEM 221 (Cultural Ecology and Sustainability: Lessons from Iceland offered May ‘17) can be used in place of one the Environmental Forum courses.
See electives offered at Simmons in this pdf:  The-Minor-in-Sustainability-Updated-Jul-2016



Faculty Contact: Gautham Das,

Taking courses at Wentworth College is a challenge because their semester dates are so different from ours–they start immediately after the New Year, and end in April.


Emmanuel College

Faculty contact: Adam Silver

BIOL2121 Human Health and the Environment
The course has a lab and a prerequisite of Introductory Biology. It combines ecology elements applied to a human health context so it will appeal to science students interested in environmental science, health sciences and sustainability. For more info, contact: Ana Otero,

Energy and the environment, PHYS1121 Lecture MW 1:25 – 2:40 Lab M 2:50-4:50.
In Energy and the Environment, students study energy use, production, and its effects on the environment. Topics include: energy basics, fossil fuels, alternative energy (solar, wind, biomass, etc.), nuclear energy, acid rain, ozone depletion, climate and global warming.  The class will focus on scientific and quantitative issues, however, political and social aspects will also be touched upon.  For more info contact: Allan Price,