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Environmental Studies

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Sustainability Exchange: Community and University Practicums

Environmental Studies 405 - Spring 2019

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 complemented 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. The course is designed primarily for undergraduates, with preference given to juniors and seniors.
Course Attributes: EN SAS SSCFA SSCAR SSCFA CPSC

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Sustainability Exchange: Community and University Practicums
INSTRUCTOR: Solanki
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