Five College Consortium

SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Natural Resources Conservation
Course Number: 
185
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Students will work in teams to research and develop solutions to the sustainable challenges facing our society. They will collaborate to investigate, critically evaluate, effectively communicate, and reflect on the multifaceted challenges associated with addressing sustainable resource use, water, food, energy, transportation, waste management, and climate change. Students will also work in teams during class on exercises in which they research case studies, debate controversies, assess political and cultural contexts, and identify technological advances and barriers, gaps in scientific knowledge, and opportunities for change in the 21st century. (Gen.Ed. I)
Comments: 
Open to first year Sustainability & Society RAP students in Cance. NRC 185-02
See http://www.umass.edu/rap/sustainability-society-rap

Sustainable Living is an interdisciplinary course that examines the impact (both positive and negative) of individual actions on our society, environment and economy. Students will be challenged to consider their role in defining tomorrow?s global society, and will have opportunities to create meaningful change in their local community. Sustainable Living considers the science behind consumption, and channels student energy and creativity into real-world solutions.

Through case studies, research, discussion, and team collaboration, students will develop a toolbox of skills that are applicable to a range of fields and careers. Most assignments will focus on effective communication strategies. The majority of course materials will be drawn from current events, and our definition of sustainability will be a moving target that we define together over the course of the semester.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
77895

Course Sections

SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0 Max Dilthey mdilthey@umass.edu TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM Pierpont House room 101