An introduction to creating a sustainable future that supports environmental health and restoration, social equity, and economic vitality. Examines challenges and examples of integrated, creative strategies on local, regional, national, and global levels.
A collaborative hands-on local sustainability project directly benefiting the campus or community, designing creative approaches to satisfy basic needs (such as food, health, energy, transportation) in a future-sustaining way.
Growers' Market Practicum.
The course focuses on the food, history, economic and social benefits of growers' markets. Students gain hands-on skills to develop and manage actual growers' markets.
Presents frameworks for complex and creative analysis, including systems thinking and synergistic integration of the three pillars of sustainability: environment, equity, economy. Examines innovative local and international case studies in environment, business, policy, and community development.
Sustainability Independent Capstone Project as Research or Creative Expression.
(1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)
Apply lessons from the sustainability minor in the context of the major discipline or other arena, supported by a mentor and a review committee. Students select thesis research (section 1) or multimedia expression (section 2) option.