Academic Programs

Liberal Arts
Food for Thought

Sustainability Courses




Three credit hours

This team-taught course explores a prominent sustainability theme to be determined by the instructors. Examination of the theme will be broadly and intentionally interdisciplinary, drawing as widely as possible upon knowledge, skills, and learnings obtained in those courses in the major. It will have an inherent problem-solving focus based upon a “real world” sustainability issue. The course will include a significant team-based project that engages students in an issue currently faced by significant social actors. Thus, it aims not only to integrate disciplinary knowledge and skills but also to apply those disciplines to real-life sustainability practice. One of its aims is to provide graduates with a significant team based, problem-solving experience that demonstrates important competencies in the emergent field of sustainability.

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