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March 20, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Introduction to Sustainability Course Offered in Fall 2015

The Sustainability Studies theme offers the Introduction to Sustainability course (CAS 1415) in Fall 2015.

Sustainability Studies logoThe team-taught course is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:50 a.m. in Bentley 210. CAS 1415 is open to all Ohio University undergraduate students.

CAS 1415 is the foundational course for the Sustainability Studies theme. Taught by professors from the natural and social sciences, the course equips students with the foundational knowledge to explore the social, economic and environmental sustainability challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

CAS 1415 can be used to fulfill either the Arts & Sciences Social Sciences OR the Natural Sciences requirement.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Manring, Sustainability Studies Theme Leader, at manring@ohio.edu.

Course Description: Sustainability has become the dominant framework for understanding the challenges of the Anthropocene Epoch, the geological epoch in which humans significantly have altered the functioning of Earth’s biological, chemical, and physical systems. This multi-disciplinary course introduces students to sustainability concepts, issues, and trends from the local to the global levels. It investigates the interrelationships between biophysical limits, human welfare, and social justice by analyzing several major sustainability problems of the 21st century. Team-taught by professors from the natural and social sciences, the course equip students with the foundational knowledge to explore the social, economic and environmental sustainability challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene Epoch. The course invites students to explore their own personal values, engage in visionary conversation and collaborative real-world problem solving, and envision a meaningful, sustainable future in which they can thrive.

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