FREC/NR/LAR 2554: Leadership for Global Sustainability
This course explores leadership principles and humanities perspectives relating to global sustainable development challenges such as climate change, the food-water-energy nexus, the rising middle class, a circular economy, and environmental justice. Students will examine trade-offs among economic, environmental, and social dimensions of sustainable development, and will engage in the integration and application of disciplinary topics including ethics, ecology, evolution, anthropology, economics, religion, aesthetics, and risk management.
Why take it?
Through this course, students will be challenged to find and understand their place in a rapidly changing world, and examine how they can be relevant and influential in their personal lives, professions, and communities. The course emphasizes leadership skills that students can utilize throughout their futures, including collaborating on diverse teams, project management, offering feedback, negotiating conflict, self-awareness, boundary spanning, and facilitating direction, alignment, and commitment.
FREC 2554 fulfills an elective in the Green Engineering minor and the following Pathways minors:
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course fulfills Pathways requirements in Critical Thinking in the Humanities, Reasoning in the Social Sciences, Ethical Reasoning, and Intercultural and Global Awareness.