AGR 110: Introduction to Sustainability

Class Program
Credits 3
This course treats sustainability as a broad area of inquiry, one that is rapidly changing as we develop new knowledge of human practices that are more - or less -sustainable. The gaps in current knowledge are great, but the task of growing a more sustainable global community is greater. We are faced with immense challenges that grow more critical by the day. This course will focus on the social, political, economic, and environmental complexity of the task of sustainability, which often confounds and defeats simplistic approaches. Nevertheless, many of the solutions lie in a simplification of our approach to community and commerce. This course will provide students with a broad understanding of sustainability in the multiple human dimensions that it is manifested.