Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:

Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:

The goal of the Certificate in Global Studies program is to increase knowledge of world cultures as well as economic, environmental, and social issues. This post-baccalaureate Certificate is earned by taking a minimum of 5 courses
through the Graduate Liberal Studies program. Students in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program may also enroll in this certificate program.

The certificate program seeks to instill a knowledge of particular cultures, while also providing training in the analysis of global trends. It is designed for college graduates interested in developing an understanding of global issues. Students will learn how to make connections between their particular part of the world and the larger trends and issues that affect all societies.

Coursework for the certificate program consists of 15 hours of interdisciplinary online courses. Students must take 9 hours of required courses and 6 hours of approved electives. The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program requires that students take at least one course in the three traditional liberal arts areas – the humanities (MLS 610), the social sciences (MLS 620), and the sciences (MLS 630). Likewise, the certificate includes the same requirement. The aim is to approach a culture, geographical area, or global issue by reaching across disciplinary boundaries rather than focusing exclusively in one area or discipline. Students have three years to complete the certificate.

Year the certificate program was created:

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Information for this was received in part from Julee Johnson, Advisor for Graduate Liberal Studies at UNCG. Other information was taken from the GLS website.

Information for this was received in part from Julee Johnson, Advisor for Graduate Liberal Studies at UNCG. Other information was taken from the GLS website.

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