SUS 101 Sustainability and Humankind's Dilemma: Life on a Tough New Planet

This course focuses on fundamental sustainability crises confronting humankind in the face of climate change, peak oil, resource depletion, species extinction, and societal collapse.  Areas covered include social-structural conditions driving ecological overshoot; human threats to natural systems; population and Earth's carrying capacity; globalization, poverty and failing states; environmentally-based national and transnational conflicts; emerging pathogens and diseases; systems analysis of societal complexity and systemic breakdown.  Prerequisite(s);  A passing score on the College's English placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 090, ENG 091, or ENG 092.  A passing score on the College's Reading placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or RDG 090 and a grade of C or better in RDG 080.  Three lecture hours per week.  Competency met: Global Awareness (5.2) and Ethical Dimensions (7.0).   
3 credits  Fall
3 credits
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