Course Memo

Prerequisites: None, however, sophomore standing is recommended. This course will explore the discipline of sustainability science from an integrative natural and social science approach. Students will be introduced to the principles of sustainability and given the opportunity to learn various interpretations and applications, including the role of technology in addressing sustainability issues and the importance of campus sustainability projects. Students will gain experience communicating and collaborating with faculty and staff across disciplines to improve Eureka College's sustainability rating. Potential project areas include: energy use, solid waste management, recycling, water use, landscaping and grounds management, and dining services. We will use the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) rating system (STARS) as a guide: Sustainable Practices and Environmental Conscience Capability course.