Sustainability & the Campus (ENVIRON/RCIDIV 391)
The three-credit Sustainability & the Campus course, which is taught by Mike Shriberg, Ph.D., explores the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability in higher education—using U-M as a "living laboratory" as part of the process. The class is being offered Winter Term 2013 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1046 Dana.) Click here for the LSA Course Listing (registration now open).
This interactive, interdisciplinary course draws upon theory and practice in sustainability, environmental management, organizational change, and social advocacy. Students conduct a substantial, hands-on group project in conjunction with a university sponsor. Through site visits, guest lectures, discussions, lectures and the group projects, this course addresses real-life challenges of campus environmental sustainability. Students complete the course with an understanding of the campus as a lever for social/environmental change and with the personal tools to act as change agents.
As part of the class, students present their findings and recommenations for how to improve sustainability efforts on the U-M Campus. Please see related links below to learn more.