Introduction to SustainabilityTTI 100W
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2. Explores the many facets of sustainability. Investigates how social, economic, and environmental activities shape all aspects of our planet. Develops sustainability literacy by studying, in a multidisciplinary framework, the interdependence of humans and the environment within historical and current contexts. Explores the working definition of sustainability and relationships among social, economic and environmental factors. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Student will define sustainability and describe sustainablity theory.
- Describe sustainability as a confluence of social, economic, and environmental systems.
- Demonstrate an increase in sustainability literacy.
- Articulate the topics of sustainability and possible solutions to problems.
- Create a personal definition of sustainability.
Student will identify and analyze the relative influence of sustainability factors within historical and current contexts.
- Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from historical context.
- Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from a current context.
- Distinguish between the causes and effects concerning the sustainability of an interconnected world.
Student will apply sustainability through an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Develop skills to assess and to implement practical solutions to real-world sustainability challenges.
- Propose diverse solutions to common sustainability problems.
- Illustrate various perspectives on the role of community.
- Prepare to be an active participant with sustainable solutions.
- Articulate the ways in which sustainable thinking and decision-making contributes to the process of creating solutions for current and emerging social, environmental, and economic crisis.