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Overall Score 64.43
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Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carol Mullins
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

The GO GREEN course emphasizes sustainable development in business and industry. internationally. The course looks at design, engineering, manufacturing, technology and leadership processes implemented and maintained in business and industry for the purpose of being environmentally and socially responsible, and cost effective to save natural resources. These courses include discussions, guest lecturers, visits and tours of industries. Course Details
The GO GREEN course emphasizes sustainable development in business and industry. The course looks at design, engineering, manufacturing, technology and leadership processes implemented and maintained in business and industry for the purpose of being environmentally and socially responsible, and cost effective to save natural resources. This one week course will include discussions, guest lecturers, visits and tours of industries.

An additional 3 credit Independent Research option allows students to conduct research in Germany for an additional 1-6 weeks and earn an additional 3 credit hours in OLS 39900 GO GREEN Research. (This option will increase program costs).

Location Details

Mannheim is unusual among German cities in that its central area is laid out in a grid pattern, much like many North American cities.

Mannheim is situated on the right bank of the Rhine River and is a major inland port and an industrial center with an important trade in coal and iron.

Mannheim is located about 2 1/2 hours north of the Black Forest.

´╗┐Marseille, France Program Information
Academic Program

This is an interdisciplinary course emphasizing sustainability, globalization and French culture. In this context, sustainability refers to design, engineering, manufacturing, technology and leadership processes implemented and maintained in industry and business for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, energy efficient, cost effective, and socially responsible.

An important part of this class is learning about the French culture. This time should be used for students to observe and mingle with French people to get a feel for the culture.

Students will earn 3 credit hours in OLS 42300.

Students will be given an option to add an additional 3 credit hours, OLS 39900 GO GREEN Research, by enrolling in an Independent Study Course during 2011 in Summer I. The Independent Study Course will be designed to focus on a student's area of interest in a topic related to the GO GREEN course and to study this area further in depth. This option will give students the ability to take 6 full credit hours needed for financial aid purposes for summer enrollment awards.

The available coursework is particularly suited for, but not necessarily limited to, the following academic interests: Business, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Studies/Science, and Interior Design. However, this course is open to all IUPUI majors. There is no language requirement.

Program Eligibility

Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
Applicant must be at least a sophomore at the time of participation in the program
Good standing with the university
This program is also open to IU staff, faculty, alumni, and community members if space is available
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Study Abroad. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on academic or disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible. Students must be at least 18 years old to participate on an IUPUI Study Abroad Program.

Location Details

France is the largest European country in terms of land area after Russia and Ukraine.

Marseille is the oldest city in France, founded in 600 BC by the Greeks.

The famous French fish soup, Bouillabaisee, originated in Marseille.


The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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