Quick Tips for Integrating Sustainability in a Course
- When teaching a core course concept or skill, use sustainability-related examples.
- Ask students to apply your disciplinary content by reflecting on questions like:
- What is the public purpose of my discipline and how do the knowledge and skills I've gained impact real people in real communities?
- How can we use what we are learning to make the world a better place?
- How can my discipline inform solutions to poverty, injustice, and limits to growth globally and locally?
- How can we create processes, policies, and/or products without side effects that hurt individuals and communities, e.g., pollution?
- Engage with real world problem solving projects, capstones, or community engaged learning experiences so students can work with communities towards sustainability.
- Add sustainability-related learning outcomes into your course objectives.
- Select any of the learning activities here.
- Join the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community or Wasatch Experience Workshop (link to faculty resources page coming soon)
Consider where your discipline fits:
Sample Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to explain how sustainability relates to their lives and their values, and how their actions impact issues of sustainability.
- Students will be able to explain corporate social responsibility.
- Students will map the impacts of new or existing technologies.
- Students will be able to explain how systems – ecosystems, individual humans in society – are interrelated.
- Students will be able to identify externalities in economic systems.