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Sustainability Courses/Clusters


Energy and Sustainability Cluster (N1SUS001)

Dept/Division
SUS/Natural Sciences and Engineering

Description:
The cluster consists of three groups of courses: group one introduces students to the natural world and the impact humans have on it; group two discusses the basic ideas of energy availability and use; group three introduces students to the social/philosophical background of sustainability.

Health, Environment, and Sustainability (S1PH003)

Dept/Division
PH/Social Sciences

Description:
An overview of the relationship between public health and the environment, and of the social, political and economic contributors to creating and solving environmental health problems.

Society and Sustainability (S1SUS001)

Dept/Division
SUS/Social Sciences

Description:
The cluster introduces students to current thinking about sustainability policies and their consequences. The first group of courses deals with the intellectual/philosophical background of sustainability; the second group covers policies important in this field and their consequences for society. The cluster is intended especially for students in the natural sciences and engineering. (Note that ANT 224 can be used to fulfill a requirement in either subgroup.)

Sustainability and the Humanities (H1SUS001)

Dept/Division
SUS/Humanities

Description:
This cluster introduces students to ways of understanding environmental values, histories, and relationships from a humanities perspective. By engaging environmental issues with an emphasis on interpretation, imagination, and culture, students will learn to think critically about the conceptual frameworks that shape how ecological problems and solutions are articulated.