The B. A. in Global Sustainability at Nazareth College prepares students to understand the cultural, social, economic and political processes around the globe as they apply to issues of sustainability. Sustainability deals with the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues and the needs/wants of human society. Students will understand the ways that people of various cultures and traditions impact the environment and how the environment impacts human activity. Students will have the ability to identify specific issues associated with a sustainability concern and will be able to propose ways to address the concern both orally and in writing.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Understand the global ramifications of environmental issues
Master core concepts and apply them to global and environmental situations from areas of:
Policy, Law, and Economics
Understand the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues
Appreciate the ethical and cross-cultural contexts of environmental issues and the links between human and environmental systems
Demonstrate systems thinking in observing and analyzing the interconnected reality of all species to develop a holistic view of the environment.
Be able to apply appropriate research strategies to investigate environmental issues
Be able to use a variety of information resources to gather data pertaining to a given environmental issue
Be able to develop and articulate orally and in writing an action plan for dealing with environmental issues
Be able to use data and appropriate data analysis as a factor in decision making regarding sustainability
Language Proficiency at the Intermediate Level by;
Demonstrating previous language instruction (or successfully passing established tests).
Take 2 years of language grammar (e.g. FRN*222 or SPN*222).
Upper Division Courses
Upper Division Courses in Global Sustainability (5 Credits Required):
GSU (Courses To Come)
All students must complete an off-campus experience with options such as long and short-term study abroad trips, service-learning trips and other opportunities both locally and out-of-town. Contact the Program Director for more details.