SUS 102 Resilient Sustainability: Preparing for the Future


This course focuses in the multitude of socially-based adaption strategies currently emerging or in existence to meet the numerous sustainability crises facing humankind.  Areas of study include the paradigm shift towards sustainable resilience: transitional sustainability movements; the New Urbanisms and reconfiguration of the built environment; re-invigoration of community; education for employment in a post-carbon world; post industrialized agriculture and evolving alternative food systems; harnessing renewable energy; strengthening physical health and mental well-being; steady-state elements and the New Economy; bio-regionalism and the nation-state; population stabilization and the eradication of poverty; "untrashing" the planet and its vital resources; sustainable conservation and curtailment practices leading to resilience.  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 Collgee'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.
3 credits  Spring
3 credits
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