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Course Descriptions

SES 101 Introduction to Sustainability 1

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

SES 102 Introduction to Sustainability 2

This course will focus on potential solutions to the environmental challenges addressed in SES 101. Students will be required to investigate and present proposals for implementing sustainability projects that will positively impact Southwestern College and/or the community. Prerequisite: SES 101 or consent of instructor. Credit 1 hour.

SES 359 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. Prerequisites: SES 101 and 102, or consent of instructor. Credit 3 hours.

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