1. Understand the principles and practices of environmental sustainability 2. Develop critical thought connected to paradigm shifts in modern society 3. Develop academic research and writing skills 4. Expand English vocabulary and environment terminology
The course explores the sustainability movement and the principles that guide human behavior in contemporary society.
The Sustainability Revolution, by Andres R. Edwards, New Society Publishers
Additional reading materials will be given out in class
Attendance/Active participation in class/Leading discussions/One research paper and two presentations/Thesis paper/Weekly journal responses
１．Overview of course and syllabus ２．Thesis paper presentations ３．Sustainability and ecological design ４．The five principals of ecological design ５．Deep ecology and sustainability of nature ６．Charter of rights and responsiblities for the environment ７．Student research presentation and paper ８．Sustainability and animal rights ９．Globalization, agro-business and ethics 10．Movements for animal protection 11．Gender and environmental sustainability 12．Eco-Feminist thought 13．Eco-feminism and sustainable development 14．Future visions of sustainable development 15．Student presentations of thesis and course evaluation
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