Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.46
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Connecticut College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Chad Jones
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines natural science and social science. It examines local, regional, national, and international environmental problems in a holistic manner. Coursework and learning goals require students to approach environmental issues from range of disciplines and perspectives including social and economic. Introductory courses and other courses in the major explicitly use a holistic sustainability framework.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Certificate Program

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The mission of the Center is to foster an understanding of biological diversity, the integrity of natural ecosystems and other fundamental environmental issues both in the College community and in the public sphere. Its programs foster an understanding of the interaction between people and ecosystems, including political, social and economic factors that influence natural resource use by different cultures worldwide.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Social Justice and Sustainability Integrative Pathway

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The Social Justice and Sustainability Pathway is one of nine integrative pathways available to students at Connecticut College. Designed and implemented by interdisciplinary groups of faculty members, Pathways offer students an opportunity to achieve academic integration within a broad intellectual framework. Every Pathway is organized around a central theme, in relation to which students will consider an animating question that provides a focus for their work. Over three years in this Pathway, students craft new approaches to a more sustainable world for the benefit of all, as they become increasingly aware of how asymmetries of power and privilege operate on a daily basis. Students, staff and faculty become active agents in the transformation of our world through critical and collective citizenship.


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