Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Shane Stennes
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2015
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 August Horner
Sustainability Student Asst
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?:

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

HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs) offers a 16-credit course called Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy and Community Action. This semester program addresses key processes of ecosystem degradation and rehabilitation, the social and economic underpinnings of conflict over environmental change, and public policy and community –based strategies to achieve sustainability. Students participate in internships within the community and also research projects throughout the term.

The University also offers many immersive study abroad programs including Jamaica: Tourism & Development Studies,
Costa Rica: Sustainable Development, Mexico: UN Climate Change Conference, Sustainable Food Systems of Italy, and Sustainability in Northern Europe. (See http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/index.php and

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

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