Scales of sustainability:
- Define sustainability in 3 dimensions (environmental, social, economic)
- Apply sustainability concepts on local and global scales
- Integrate sustainability study and practice into the surrounding community
- Evaluate the history of development through mercantilism, imperialism, capitalism
- Assess the long term cultural and environmental impacts that shape our world today
Fundamental issues of sustainability:
- Evaluate current and potential future impacts of sustainability issues including: Global climate and climate change; Food; Energy; Water; Environmental Degradation
- Evaluate how sustainability impacts social and intergenerational justice
Systems thinking for sustainability:
- Understand basic principles of systems thinking
- Evaluate the role of their major in sustainability issues
- Recognize interrelated systems
Evaluate tools for implementing/measuring sustainability:
- Evaluate the costs and benefits of sustainability (see that it is not always more expensive)
- Perform a Life cycle analysis and assessment
- Measure impacts of point source pollution prevention; and cradle-to-cradle and lean manufacturing
Change agents for sustainability:
- Practice change agent skills for sustainability
- Practice group processes
- Identify and address the root of problems, even when it seems to go against the status quo or social norms
- Apply a new or changed mindset to your personal life
- Approved and will appear in the 2014 catalog
- This required foundation course will be offered in the spring semester. Contact Jennifer Goree, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
- Other courses may be submitted, through CU 2010 instructors, for approval for inclusion on this list.
- Engagement activities will be approved by CU 2010 instructors if they meet learning objectives for the minor.
- Students are encouraged to take CU 2010 early in their studies, but may seek approval for courses taken prior to enrolling in CU 2010.
- An approved list of learning objectives, courses, and engagement activities will be maintained and students/faculty can submit new courses and projects for approval by showing how they meet specific learning objectives. This flexibility is critical due to the constant additions of courses and engagement activities related to sustainability.