Seeking Sustainability I and II (GEOG 1115/1116) is a two part class dedicated to learning about sustaining the world’s interconnected environmental, social and economic systems. The first semester will have a focus on critically and constructively examining “Sustainability”. The course seeks to broaden our conceptualizations on what sustainability is, and what it could be, within the context of the most relevant issues facing humanity today. The relevance of language, food, energy, family, business, biodiversity and design to sustainability will be discussed to provide a multifaceted understanding of sustainability and how to be sustainable.
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What is your favourite aspect of this class and why?
“My favourite aspect of this class is that its a very open learning environment and everyone gets to put in their opinion, so you’re not just hearing what the teacher has to say but what everyone thinks”
-Rachel Leonardo, Architecture
What made you decide to take Seeking Sustainability over another in the category?
“I chose this course over another one in the same category because I really like the professor, he’s really personable and teaches a completely different point of view on sustainability compared to the typical ones”
-Amanda Roberts, Environmental Informatics
Why would you tell someone to take this class?
“The reason I would tell you take this class is it lets you talk about more than sustainability, it lets you develop as a person. [You] talk about the thoughts you have in your head, and you can learn about other people. It’s eye-opening, [and] gives you new perspective on a lot of things.”
-Min Kim, Undeclared