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Introduction to Sustainability

TTI 100W

Introduction to Sustainability

TTI 100W

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.