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Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Vern Scarborough, Professor of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati
McMillan G052 @ 4:00 pm
Nov
17
Slow earthquakes: What are they, and what are they telling us?
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:00 pm
Nov
18
People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice
Hillman Hall 

Exciting Fall 2016 Courses

EnSt 122 - Freshman Seminar - A Sense of Place: Discovering the Environment of St. Louis:  Go exploring in and around St Louis. Rivers, prairies, food and more. You'll learn about the St. Louis backyard, and your "home" for the next four years.  Through field trips, readings and discussion, you'll see first-hand what challenges face the environment and the people who live here. You will learn how to examine multiple perspectives, how to think critically and how to approach problems from an interdisciplinary and holistic approach. You'll also learn why it is important to know a community at the local level if you're going to affect change on any level-state, national, or international.  In addition to weekly readings and discussion, this class includes several field trips.

EnSt 290 - Sophomore Seminar in Sustainability and the Environment:  This course will provide an opportunity for students to evaluate and explore potential paths in environmental studies, and learn presentation skills to carry forward in their careers.  Students will also get the opportunity to get out of the classroom and participate in environmental field trips and activities.

EnSt 405 - Sustainability Exchange: Community and University Practicums:  The Sustainability Exchange will bring together students working in trans-disciplinary teams to tackle real-world energy, environmental, and sustainability problems through an experiential form of education. Students will participate in projects with clients and partners on- or off-campus, developed with and guided by faculty advisors drawn from across the University, with the intention of delivering an applicable end-product that explores "wicked" problems requiring innovative methods and solutions. These projects matter to the client or partner. The team-based project will be complimented by a seminar that will explore the field of design and design thinking through problem solving strategies and methodologies drawn from a wide range of creative practices, including design, engineering and science, as well as contemporary topics in energy, environment, and sustainability. Students will draw on these topics to influence their projects. This course is open to all undergraduate juniors and seniors. An application is required; students will be accepted off the wait list following the application process. Complete the application here at the time of registration: http://tinyurl.com/sustainabilityexchange.