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Elizabeth E Wheat
ENVIR 439
Seattle Campus

Attaining a Sustainable Society

Discusses diverse environmental issues, the importance of all areas of scholarship to evaluating environmental challenges, and the connections between the past and the future, to reveal integrative approaches to protect the long-term interests of human society. Offered: A.

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Building a sustainable future depends on restructuring the global economy, major shifts in human reproductive behavior, and dramatic changes in values and lifestyles. How can our society become more sustainable? What does will sustianibility require of us as individuals? What does it require of us collectively? What lessons can we learn from the past? In this class students will examine these questions and explore in depth some of the major impediments to sustainability. Having identified and explored impediments to sustainability students will work in groups to explore one of 4 growing areas of concern: food, energy, climate, biodiversity.

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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 Elizabeth E Wheat
Date: 12/06/2013