Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.39
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
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California State University, Long Beach
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Holli Fajack
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability, Beach Building Services
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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?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

We offer two courses which we believe meet this criterion:

ENGR 302. Energy and Environment: A Global Perspective
This study abroad course provides a global perspective of the world’s economic, ecological, and societal structures and the impacts that surround them. As a hybrid course with 50% seat-time and 50% field work in an international location, this course challenges students to ascertain the fundamentals of renewable/nonrenewable energy sources, market and technology trends, human-induced climate changes, pollution, ozone depletion, and recycling.

University 300I Special Topics: Politics of Disaster
In this alternative spring break course, students travel to the Gulf Coast to examine one of the most important climate and social events of our lives: Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the region and the rest of the nation, with a particular emphasis on the city of New Orleans. Members of this learning community will acquire a complex understanding of Hurricane Katrina not just as a severe meteorological event but as an event with very real implications for what is arguably the most unique city in America.

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