SUST 101 - Introduction to Sustainability

This introductory course examines the multifaceted concept of sustainability in the world. During the semester, students will analyze approximately two dozen topics related to sustainability. Topics may include animal rights, pollution, clean water, environmental justice, global warming, agriculture, energy, land use, population, consumption, and transportation. The instructor will present a broad spectrum of historical and theoretical perspective to help students better understand our changing natural world. Students will review and analyze historic, classic, and contemporary studies about the environment. Concepts of a sustainable society will concentrate on theories, problems, and solution. The course will include a significant amount of reading as well as the application of a written research project. [Fall, Spring] Gen Ed Social Sciences, Liberal Arts/Sciences Elective