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Sustainable World: An Introductory Course for Sustainability Majors & Minors at a Large University
Sonya Remington, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
The course is lecture- and discussion-based with a 1.5 hour lecture each week taught by the professor for 65+ students and a 1.5 hour 'breakout session' each week taught by a TA with 20 - 30 students. It is an introduction to sustainability focused on human-nature interactions and the problem-solving methods of sustainability science.

Science and Sustainability: A Freshman Seminar
Steven Neshyba, Chemistry Department, University of Puget Sound
Science and Sustainability is a seminar course on the scientific ideas that underlie the sustainability movement. The course is fundamental in the sense that philosophical underpinnings of science and ...

Conservation of Natural Resources: Using the Campus as a Learning Laboratory
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University
Conservation of Natural Resources: Using the Campus as a Learning Laboratory is a course in which we examine the interactions between humans and the rest of the natural world from an environmental science ...

Conservation and Sustainable Development: an Upper Division Course
Martha Groom, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell
This course examines how protection of human welfare and biodiversity are intertwined, but often are not pursued as joint goals. The course introduces essential concepts in biodiversity conservation and ...

Environment and Society: Science & Values
Daniel Sherman, Environmental Policy & Decision Making University of PUget Sound
The course uses approaches from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to introduce the ways in which human social, political, economic, and cultural systems interact with systems in the non-human ...

Introduction to Sustainable Practices
Rebeca Rivera, IAS, UWB
This course looks critically at a diverse arena of ideas, theories and practices around sustainability. We examine these ideas, theories practices as part of larger socio-ecological systems and look at how they fit ...

Sustainability From the Inside Out: A Learning Community Guided by Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
Cynthia Kennedy, The Evergreen State College; Karen Gaul, The Evergreen State College
This year-long, interdisciplinary, learning community explored the challenges inherent in pursuing sustainable living in today's world and offered concrete tools to move toward a positive global future. Based ...

Living in (and with) the World Arguing About Sustainability
Riki Thompson, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
This intermediate expository writing course is designed for students with previous college-level expository writing experience and focuses on writing critical analyses of a range of texts in the arts and sciences ...

Water and Sustainability
Robert Turner, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
This course provides a framework for students to learn about sustainability as a cultural ideal and point of contention, and more specifically about our water future and ways we might define and achieve ...

Consumption, Culture and Environment
Rebeca Rivera, IAS, UWB
This course investigates why we consume the way we do, the environmental and social impacts of consumption, and examine possibilities for change. This course is a holistic and interdisciplinary survey of the study ...

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