First-Year Seminar (102-6-01)
Sustainability and Social Justice
Daniel Ethan Horton
Office Hours: By Appointment
Technological Institute F391: Tues, Thurs 11:00AM - 12:20PM
Overview of class
Sustainability and Social Justice: The challenge of sustainability to "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" has evolved over the past few decades. This course will introduce fundamental concepts of sustainability, consider the application of these concepts in diverse societal, economic, and cultural settings, and explore the potential of climate science and sustainable development to act as forces for environmental and social justice.
Students who complete this first-year seminar should be able to:
• Summarize and evaluate arguments made by others
• Formulate persuasive arguments orally and in writing, based on careful analysis of evidence
• Cite sources appropriately
• Write competently enough to satisfy the Weinberg College writing requirement
Class Materials (Required)
All texts will be available on canvas.
WCAS First-Year Seminar
Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for First Year & Sophomore only