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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
IN-1: Sustainability Course Designation
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Asst Professor/ Director Sustainable Development Minor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Does the institution formally designate sustainability courses in its standard course catalog or listings?:
A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program, including the methodology used to identify and approve courses for inclusion:
All students must take a sustainability flagged course before graduation from UCCS. This is part of the General Education requirements called the Compass Curriculum.
"Goal 3) Act and Interact. Students will cultivate self-awareness and understanding of their impact-locally, nationally, and globally. Students will be prepared to participate effectively in a society that encompasses diverse experiences, perspectives, and realities. This area includes [among others]:
Sustainability-understanding the interaction between human development and the natural environment"
In order to achieve the terms of this goal, students will learn about key principles of sustainability including social equity, environmental protection, and economic development, among others. The sustainability GE goal will be achieved by integrating teaching about sustainability within discipline-specific coursework and/or other GE components, or in general elective courses. Potential courses are submitted by faculty to a Compass Curriculum Committee that approves sustainability designation for courses.
All courses that have received approval to meet Compass Curriculum sustainability requirements will have it listed in course description such as in following description.
ANTH 4270 - Landscape Archaeology: Sustainability and Collapse
3 Credits (Minimum) 3 Credits (Maximum)
Explore human landscapes at scales of research beyond the “site.” Survey perspectives from historically capitalist and pre-capitalist perspectives. Sustainability is the thread that ties this course together. Archaeology at regional scales explores environmental justice, ecology, and heritage. Approved for LAS Global Awareness and Social Sciences requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Explore-Society, Health and Behavior; Sustainability. Prer., ANTH 1020.
Course Catalog - When a student types in Sustainability, they can see all Compass Curriculum approved sustainability courses for each semester before registering.
Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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