SUST – Sustainability
Introduction to Sustainability
In this course, which builds on the legacy of our university’s namesake, Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan, students examine the theories, principles, and practices of sustainability, focusing on the interconnectedness of environmental, economic, and social systems in achieving overall well-being. Students explore compelling sustainability issues from a variety of inter-disciplinary perspectives.
Many different sectors are now seeking professionals who have expertise in sustainability in order to guide projects and lead organizational change. This course will focus on the systems thinking and related skills that are required to identify, discuss, evaluate, and address sustainability challenges. Students will connect theory to practice as they develop a project to address a sustainability challenge within the university or broader community.