Sustainability Symposium - Spring 2015
Capstone for the M.A. in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
ICSR 590 Sustainability Symposium is the culminating requirement of the M.A. degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities (SRSC). It includes site evaluations and a concluding symposium. Specifically, ICSR 590 will help us
- examine a range of disciplinary perspectives on social justice;
- analyze the interrelationships of issues and interlocking systems associated with social organization and community development;
- examine the practical and theoretical principles of sustainability and how to apply them to diverse situations and communities throughout the world;
- analyze the power relationships (gender, race, age, class) that historically surround social justice and how these may be changed or augmented to increase social equality and equity;
- apply the principles of community organizing and be able to effectively utilize them in a variety of communities.
Anticipated Learning Outcomes
Students completing ICSR 590 will demonstrate that they can
- critique relevant readings in class discussion and reflection;
- analyze the ways in which environment and community intersect, through site visits;
- engage in a real-world, if brief, intentional community with their cohort;
- present their SRSC research in a professional manner, at a closing on-campus symposium.
- Member of the Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities Cohort
- Must be 18 years of age or older, regardless of parental consent
- Ability to complete course requirements
- Good Academic Standing
- Approval of Judicial Affairs (if currently under any sanction)
- Permission of instructor
- Complete Study Away application (coming Spring 2014)
- Course activity will occur during the Spring 2014 second bi-term.
- Course will conclude with a Study Away component in Kentucky from May 2014.
- The group will be transported together from Bowling Green to Hamilton Valley and Bernheim.
- If you drive to Bowling Green, your car may be parked in a WKU lot for the days the course is away from Bowling Green.
- 3-credit hour tuition
- meals while on-site
- group ground transportation
- admission fees
Not included in program fee
- personal spending money
Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.
See application below
- ICSR 590
- Dr. Jane Olmsted
- Dr. Molly Kerby
- Bowling Green
- Hamilton Valley
- Mammoth Cave
- Gaspar River
- Spring 2015 - online
- May 2015 - Study Away
- Syllabus (coming soon)
- Application - PDF (coming soon)
- Application - Word (coming soon)
- Please complete this application and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org