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Academic Requirements

To be a member of the Green Team, you are required to take the following courses. They will help you to have a better grasp of the environment.

Year 1
     • SES 101: Introduction to Sustainability I, 1 credit hour, offered in the fall
     • SES 102: Introduction to Sustainability II, 1 credit hour, offered in the spring

Year 1 or 2
     • NSCI 201: Environmental Issues, 3 credit hours, offered in the spring

Year 4
     • SES 359: Practicum in Sustainability, 3 credit hours, offered in the spring

SOCS 101: Introduction to Leadership is also highly recommended for Green Team students

Introduction to Sustainability 1 & 2: These courses will provide meaning to the term “sustainability” and provide a broad overview of challenges posed by environmental degradation, resource depletion, overpopulation, energy consumption. They will focus on potential ways that societies can respond to ensure that these problems are not left for future generations to solve. They will provide an introduction to the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainable development by looking into relevant local, regional, and global environmental issues.

Introduction to Leadership: An introduction to leadership theory begins the class. Analysis of historical leaders, contemporary leaders, and self as leader follows. Students end the class with a learning experience designed to foster collaboration among a team of students and one that gives opportunity for that team to articulate a shared vision.

 

Environmental Issues: This course is designed to allow students to concentrate on an environmental issue that they are passionate about.  The students research and present their findings to the class throughout the semester.

Practicum in Sustainability: The goal of the sustainability practicum is to immerse students in real sustainability problems and projects and facilitate their development of creative interdisciplinary solutions. Students will envision, design, implement, and evaluate a project in the realm of sustainability as the project leader, in consultation with peers and faculty.

Southwestern College also offers a Minor in Sustainability and Environmental Studies (SES). This minor is not required for students participating on the Green Team; however, it will be recommended.

Requirements for the Minor in Sustainability and Environmental Studies (SES):

All of the following:
     • SES 101:   Introduction to Sustainability I, 1 credit hour, offered in the fall
     • SES 102:   Introduction to Sustainability II, 1 credit hour, offered in the spring
     • NSCI 201: Environmental Issues, 3 credit hours, offered in the spring
     • SES 359:   Practicum in Sustainability, 3 credit hours, offered in the spring

One of the following:
     • NSCI 180: Science, Society and the Environment, 3 credit hours, offered in the fall
     • BIOL 112: Biology 2, 4 credit hours, offered in the spring (BIO 111 is a prerequisite)

Two of the following:
     • POLS 233: Environmental Policy, 3 credit hours, offered in the spring
     • ENG 203:   Literature and the Environment, 3 credit hours, offered in the fall of odd years
     • ECON 334: Environmental Economics, 3 credit hours, offered in spring of odd years

 

 

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