Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

As part of Agnes Scott’s core curriculum, SUMMIT, first-year students travel abroad for a week in March as part of their Global 102 course. Each section of this course has its own unique dynamic defined by the processor’s expertise and the section’s unique destination focus. Each year there are sustainability-designed Global 102 courses. For example, in 2020 and 2021, one course section explored the concept of global structures, systems, and processes in the context of marine ecosystems and conservation. This course specifically focused on the U.S. coast and Belize and the environmental issues that threaten its sustainability. In addition, the course covered the history, geography, and culture of Belize and the global-local relationships with the U.S. culture and society.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, all first-year students traveled to the country of focus for one week as a part of the Global 102 course. The trips for 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled and students are participating in “virtual” immersive learning experiences. These virtual immersive experiences include workshops and talks with international scholars, activists, authors, and local community leaders. As soon as it is safe to do so, the Global 102 courses will again incorporate travel as a key component of these immersive experiences.


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