Combine your personal and academic interests with Sustainability & Society RAP!
Students in this RAP will have the opportunity to connect with groups and organizations on campus with a focus in sustainability. These organizations will facilitate events, activities, and volunteer opportunities, and will count towards your completion of the course. Through these events and activities, students will form deeper connections to the course material.
Read what Fall 2019 instructor Max Dilthey says about the course:
Sustainable Living is an interdisciplinary course that examines the impact (both positive and negative) of individual actions on our society, environment and economy. Students will be challenged to consider their role in defining tomorrow’s global society, and will have opportunities to create meaningful change in their local community. Sustainable Living considers the science behind consumption, and channels student energy and creativity into real-world solutions.
Through case studies, research, discussion, and team collaboration, students will develop a toolbox of skills that are applicable to a range of fields and careers. Most assignments will focus on effective communication strategies. The majority of course materials will be drawn from current events, and our definition of sustainability will be a moving target that we define together over the course of the semester.
Read what Fall 2019 instructor Alula Shields has to say about the course:
This course investigates the relationship between human cultures and the natural world. We will question and deconstruct unsustainable worldviews and take an in-depth look at the critical issues threatening our environment and the beings in it. Through team-based projects, discussions and research, students will have an opportunity to consider the responsibility of their actions and devise alternatives to create meaningful change. Students will engage in a semester-long civic engagement project where they will develop leadership skills and have hands-on experience creating a positive impact. Students that seek a more sustainable lifestyle will learn the principals and practices in this course.
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