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Andrea G. Arai
JSIS 478
Seattle Campus

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Global Sustainability Movements

In the midst of a global recession, energy disasters, and serious environmental changes, individuals and communities in larger numbers worldwide are rethinking the spaces of their lives and livelihoods. This course focuses on this rethinking and remaking by exploring sustainability projects in Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Some of these projects include: back-to-the-land movements, biomimicry, alternative development strategies, and permaculture agriculture. The goal of this course is to bring the results of new empirical research and cross-disciplinary insights together with student research on local sustainability projects and movements. This will be a highly participatory class in which students will work in small groups to construct and carry out their own fieldwork research.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Andrea G. Arai
Date: 02/14/2014