Introduction to Sustainability

This course introduces sustainability knowledge, skills and habits as a means to shape one vision of a sustainable citizen. The course will emphasize the basic skills of literacy, applied math and finding information as students explore sustainability knowledge areas via increasing levels of democratic dialoguing and with attention to increasing larger system sizes. The traditional sustainability knowledge areas related to society, economy and environment will be explored before moving toward more intersecting themes such as Informed Consumerism, Eco-Economies and Livable Environments.  This course is required for the UI Certificate in Sustainability which seeks to place students on a path toward becoming effective leaders and agents of change for sustainability in whatever professional setting they choose.

 

Learn more about the Sustainable Citizen Program by viewing the video below.