|Submission Date||Feb. 4, 2020|
State University of New York at Potsdam
AC-5: Immersive Experience
|2.00 / 2.00||
Professor, Environmental Studies
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:
1) Short-term travel course SOCI 395: Sustainable Communities: The Ecovillage Experience
Course Description - Students will learn about sustainable communities with an emphasis on the ecovillage model and take part in immersion experiences at two thriving ecovillages – one in New York State and the other in Ireland. Students will experience community life through social and service-learning activities, workshops with community residents and educators, field trips to nearby sustainability projects and exploring the natural surroundings at each location
Student Learning Outcomes - At the end of this course you will be able to:
Identify and describe the underlying social, economic, and ecological problems sustainable communities are attempting to address.
Describe the sustainable communities movement and place it in the larger context of the wider environmental and intentional communities movements.
Explain and give examples of sustainable community design and practice along the following dimensions: ecological, economic, social, and cultural.
Design a basic model of an ecovillage community.
Apply sustainable community design concepts to your own home and community.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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