Post contributed by Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs
A wide variety of courses are being offered this summer and fall semesters on sustainability topics on campus. They cover issues ranging from water and food, to energy production and materials consumption, ethics and culture.
As you prepare to register for classes this month, consider taking a sustainability-related course, even one outside of your major college. These types of courses show that you have been exposed to current interdisciplinary issues, and look good on your academic transcripts.
For a complete list of courses, see our updated spreadsheet posted online. Our course spreadsheets also show the pattern of course offerings over the past 3 years in the Minor in Sustainability Studies, so that students who are planning about the minor can predict when courses will be offered again.
For faculty, consider applying for your course to be included as an elective toward the minor. This enhances your course enrollment and attracts students from outside your college. Complete the application form for consideration.
And don’t forget: we are offering a faculty workshop this summer, in which you can receive an award payment of $500 if you revise a current syllabus or create a new one with content related to sustainability. See our website for how to apply; a few spaces remain for our summer workshop, and we are still accepting applications.
Best wishes during the registration process for Fall!