These classes will ground you in Sterling College’s philosophy of environmental stewardship, while also giving you a strong foundation and range of skills in the natural sciences, communications, sustainability, outdoor activities, and group dynamics—a handy skill when living in community.

Title Course ID Credits Start Term Faculty
A Sense of Place: Expedition I INT100A 3 Intensive Josh Bossin, John Zaber
Tools and Work WP-FS Long Block Geoff Fehrs, Tony VanWinkle, Rick Thomas, Charlie Ryland
Foundations of Ecology NS107A 4 Long Block Emily Brodsky, Laura Spence
Practicum in Environmental Stewardship SS300 6 Long Block TBD
Writing and Communications HM225 1 Long Block Carol Dickson
Senior Year Research Project II INT423 3-6 Long Block Various
Senior Year Research Project I INT422 3-6 Long Block Various
  • “At Sterling, there’s a real history of being able to see where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re going. Sterling is a really experiential place. Here, you can get a feel for the kind of world you want to live in, and what kind of world we can create.”

    Brighde Moffat ’15

    Brighde Moffat ’15

    Cultural Geography self-designed major

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Expedition 2014

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Bounder Reflections

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