This course is a required capstone to the minor in Sustainable Development at UCCS. It is intended to create a unifying conclusion to the minor in Sustainable Development (SUDV) and to ensure that every SUDV graduate is knowledgeable of the basic principles of sustainable development. The course is structured around three main elements:
1) an individual project that asks students to make some change in their daily lives for a three-week period to try to live more deliberately (paraphrasing Thoreau);
2) a set of readings and discussions that cover a breadth of issues pertaining to sustainable development, including environmental ethics, ecological economics, environmental justice, and climate change; and
3) a campus- or community-oriented group project that students will present publicly on campus at the end of the semester.
GES 4800 is offered for two credits every spring semester only and is open to SUDV minors with junior or senior standing.