Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Bill Throop
Provost
Provost's Office
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

All GMC students must complete the 37-credit Environmental Liberal Arts (ELA) curriculum which addresses 23 sustainability-related learning outcomes. The 9 credit first year portion of this program explicitly focuses on ecological and social dimensions of sustainability in the two course sequence, Images of Nature and Voices of Community.

The summer reading for first year students introduces them to elements of the themes addressed in the first year. For example in fall 2009, students in the first-year core Images of Nature course discussed Alan Weisman's The World Without Us, while students in the required senior capstone course read his book entitled Gaviotas. Weisman spent three days on campus discussing his work in multiple venues.


The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
The World Without Us and Gaviotas, by Alan Weisman

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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