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First-Year Seminar (102-6-01)


Sustainability and Social Justice


Daniel Ethan Horton
Tech F289/F290
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-2pm

Meeting Info

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Class Attributes

WCAS First-Year Seminar

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for First Year & Sophomore only