Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.77
Liaison Joe Herbst
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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Minnesota State University Moorhead
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Josh Costello
Intern
Office of Campus 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:

MSUM offers at least two courses that are a sustainability-focused immersive experience. One is Tropical Field Biology the following are the outline of major content areas:
1. The concept of sustainability.
2. Pathways and trade-offs to a sustainable future.
3. The structure, function, and processes of tropical ecosystems (climatic, hydrologic, soils, social, and biological systems).
4. Understand how socio-cultural variables affect the ways in which environments are perceived and managed, and the ways in which people or societies react to environmental challenges.

Includes a 10 day class trip to Costa Rica over spring break.


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

The second class is Biology 308: Pacific Northwest Ecology. The major content areas are:
1. The concept of sustainability
2. Pathways and trade-offs to a sustainable future.
3. The structure, function, and processes of Pacific Northwest ecosystems.
4. Understand how socio-cultural variables affect the ways in which environments are perceived and managed, and the ways in which people or societies react to environmental challenges.

Includes a trip to the Pacific Northwest.

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