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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Environmental Sustainability


Environmental Sustainability


Students must demonstrate knowledge of scientific, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.  Specifically, students must be able to (1) evaluate environmental sustainability issues, (2) determine how personal and collective decisions and actions affect the environment, and (3) formulate or evaluate potential solutions to environmental sustainability problems.

This requirement can be met by either (a) taking and passing a designated course across the curriculum that satisfies this requirement (see list below) or (b) completing before their senior year a credit or non-credit experience (interdependent project or internship) that includes a work minimum equivalent to six hours per week over 15 weeks or equivalent time during summer or J-term sessions.  Prior to initiating this experience, students must submit a proposal to a faculty sponsor no later than two semesters before their expected graduation date. This proposal must describe the type of experience, provide an explanation of how the components of this experience would permit a student to meet each of the three learning goals, include potential curricular and/or co-curricular resources that would help the students meet these goals, and provide a reporting mechanism associated with the experience that would allow the student and the faculty mentor assess whether the culmination of the experience was sufficient to meet each of the learning goals of this requirement.