Course Trailer - Principles of Sustainability (13 min)
Doculectures to inform and inspire
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. — John F. Kennedy
Sustainability is a broad area of inquiry and rapidly changing as we develop new knowledge on human practices that are either more sustainable or less sustainable. Seek a hard vision of sustainability and you will surely be disappointed. Our gaps in knowledge are great, but the task of developing a more sustainable global community is greater. We are faced with immense challenges that grow larger by the day. The social, political, economic, cultural and environmental complexity of the task often confounds and defeats simplistic approaches, yet many of our solutions may well lie in a simplification of our approach to community and commerce. It is the mission of the Principles of Sustainability course to provide students with a foundation for critical thinking — to help develop a broad understanding of sustainability in the multiple human dimensions that it is manifested.