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Academic Sustainability Travel

TTI 200

Academic Sustainability Travel

TTI 200

Course Description

Includes 12 hours of on-campus instruction and 18 hours of academic travel at the determined location. Gains knowledge of the location prior to departure with the objective of developing a sustainability project. Presents final project to an applicable professional body after completion of travel. An honors option may be possible. (12-18)

Outcomes and Objectives

Discuss the history and culture of an academic location.

Objectives:

  • Identify literary and artistic works.
  • Describe the agriculture.
  • Explain the economic situation.
  • Describe community health and development aspects.

Summarize the architecture and geography of an academic travel location.

Objectives:

  • Identify historical architecture.
  • Detail existing sustainable projects and structures.
  • Describe geographical features of the location.

Prepare a Sustainability Assessment.

Objectives:

  • Identify the needs of the people being affected or served.
  • Identify available local materials.
  • Compare available transportation methods.
  • Analyze local construction methods.
  • Propose a Sustainable Project.

Complete academic travel to the location.

Objectives:

  • Develop a new sustainable project for the location.
  • Propose a plan to improve an in-place sustainable practice.
  • Provide a plan for adapting a sustainable practice that is in-place at the travel location for use in the student's community.
  • Work on an ongoing sustainable project at the travel location.

Assess and present results.

Objectives:

  • Rate success or feasibility of the project.
  • Prepare presentation using presentation software and/or digital media.
  • Relate the presentation to an applicable professional body.