Sustainability Curriculum Development at UMass Boston
Objectives for the Sustainability Curriculum Development workshops
1. Build the community at UMB for infusing sustainability concerns into the curriculum. (See mission statement for three-part definition of sustainability.)
2. Produce models that show the range of ways this can be done (which, in turn, could be used to enlist faculty members who didn't think this endeavor was relevant to their subjects; see #1).
3. Develop capacity to run effective curriculum development workshops and other activities. (An effective workshop is one that contributes to objectives #1 & 2 and makes participants more likely to bring the curriculum development to fruition, that is, put it into practice.)
Spring 2003 Curriculum Units and Syllabi
Steffi Hartwell, Environmental Crime and Justice (pdf syllabus)
Still in preparation
Marilyn Frankenstein, "Integration of Quantitative Reasoning into course on understanding arguments centered on issues of Economic justice" (pdf notes)
Dorothy Nelson, Encouraging Ecocriticism (pdf notes)
Tim Sieber, Sustainability in Urban Development, Linking North and South (pdf syllabus)
Robert Weiner, World Water
Luanne Witkowski, "Basic training (three pronged sustainability education)" (abstract of report on the project)
Peter Taylor, "Diagramming intersecting processes"
Peter Kiang, Community development in Boston's Asian American communities
Matthew Puma, "Simple" Math Problems"
Arthur Millman, "Philosophical issues about sustainability"
Bob Chen, Teaching environmental science and technology
Related sites: Vision of sustainability that informs this initiative |
Mission for Infusing sustainability into the Curriculum |
List of courses (see www.cct.umb.edu/efscoursedescriptions.html for
descriptions of the sustainability content of the courses listed)
Last update 8 October 2003. Web-ster email@example.com