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2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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SUST 101 - Introduction to Sustainability Studies


Prerequisites: None
Sustainability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the interrelated environmental, economic and social problems facing humans at local, regional and global scales. This course provides an introductory survey of the concepts, principles and tools from diverse fields that contribute to understanding and responding to problems such as climate change, environmental degradation, and unequal distribution of limited resources. The course introduces perspectives from the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities, and professional disciplines and explores how valuing their interconnection increases the prospects for achieving a more sustainable future. Specific topics to be explored may include: quantitative systems thinking and analysis, principles of ecology, consumption patterns of energy and natural resources, the role of media in sustainability literacy, cultural sustainability, environmental politics, social justice, sustainable architecture and engineering, and the roles of the arts.

3 credits
Fall, Spring



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