Please select a module below:
Name: Sandra Faiman-Silva
Abstract: This 1-2 class module will introduce students
to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and how these goals
address sustainability issues. Students will be directed to the UN websites
during class, and can also look at them as a homework assignment. I will
use PowerPoint in class to introduce the topics, and go through the 8
goals. I will conclude by updating students on the current status of UN
and global efforts to address these goals.
Name: Soma Ghosh
Abstract: This module can be used in an opening class for any business or social sciences course. Students learn definitions of sustainability and are introduced to the relationship between economics and environmental sustainability. Almost every talk that we have today involves concerns about rising oil-prices, energy shortages, and the collapse of various ecosystems, global warming, and the pressures of a world population that may reach nine billion by mid-century. But is it possible for each one of us to be responsible for small activities and do our bit that will save us from the consequences of consuming too much and preserving too little? This course will provide an understanding of the intrinsic incompatibility of a modern industrialized society and concern for natural resources. Finally, we will diagnose the extent of major environmental issues on our campus (using sustainability indicators), search for remedies, and create sustainable strategies to solve them.
Name: Catherine Womack
Abstract: In this module, students investigate how political and economic interests form, direct and constrain people’s eating behaviors and attitudes. Below I list the steps in the process of investigation, which starts with student group projects on the cuisine of an Asian country, reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma, and culminates with student poster projects on geopolitical issues in various Asian countries and their effects on the diet of people in those countries.
In my discussion, I will use a Power point presentation to present the module, including the details of the components, critique and suggestions for modifications, and some ideas for application in other courses.
Name: Dr. Jeff Williams
The original developers of the spreadsheet are: Pat Keefe from Clatsop Community College and Greg Mulder from Linn-Benton Community College
POLITICAL SCIENCE MODULE
Name: Dr. Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger
Last Modified: February 28, 2012