Colorado College Sustainability Learning Objectives for Course Designations
- Investigation and evaluation of the complex global systems in which sustainability exists (e.g. laws, economics, policies).
- Philosophical or theoretical frameworks through which to view environmental and sustainability issues.
- Historical phenomena and patterns that have produced modern sustainability issues.
- Social justice, environmental justice, and other equity concerns, including investigation of the complex social networks and dynamics of power that can perpetuate and complicate sustainability issues.
- Possibilities for innovative connections between sustainability and different academic disciplines (e.g. Film and New Media Studies, Music, English).
- Understanding of, and critical thinking about, the scientific method and how science can be applied to understanding natural systems and environmental issues.
- Practice in technical and scientific skills and how they can be used to generate solutions to small and large scale sustainability challenges.
- Practice in social and communication skills and how they can be used to generate solutions to small and large scale sustainability challenges.
- Analysis and composition in literature, creative writing, design, visual arts, music, and other art forms that can be used to generate solutions to small and large scale sustainability challenges.
- Analysis and engagement with other cultural perspectives to build an understanding around how they relate to sustainability.
- Development of a "Sense of Place," including a better understanding of the many possible connections to one's surroundings and community.
- Research or course activities that encourage engagement with our communities to help them flourish.
- Research or course activities that focus on self-reflection (e.g resource usage, waste generation, travel footprint, etc.)