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Pathways To Sustainability (ENV-350)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0125-350-001
Instructor: Ryan Ehrhart
Days: Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - ONL VRTL ONL
Credits: 3

First 2 Weeks Of Semester Will Be 100% Online Synchronous.
In-Person Meetings Will Be 1x A Week (thursdays)
Potentially Starting As Early As Feb. 11th.Students May
Opt To Attend Online Synchronously Even When In-Person

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Students will investigate sustainability, from ecological balance to social and political stability to a flourishing economy. Students will analyze when these goals are in tension with each other and when they are symbiotic, as well as what types of planning and policies can ensure improvements in these realms. (Learning Goals:G,CW)

Learning Goals:   Students will:● Students will write and speak knowledgeably about sustainability and the efforts to balance ecological, social, and economic needs on a variety of scales. ● Students will clearly articulate the arguments in key contemporary sustainability debates. ● Students will critically examine current and emerging theories, opinions, and strategies regarding sustainability.● Students will examine how sustainability concerns or strategies of people may vary considerably depending on geographic location, class, gender, ethnic/racial category, religion, occupation, or other status.● Students will discuss and analyze how environmental processes influence and are influenced by economic, political, social, and cultural processes. Students will reflect on the scale of interactions for both environmental problems and for sustainability initiatives.● This course is intended to further the university’s learning goals especially in the areas of oral and written communication, critical and integrative thinking, and global citizenship

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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