Course title

Sustainability 1



Course description

This course is designed as an introduction to the concept of sustainable communities from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will investigate fundamental concepts of ecological economics; ecosystem health; and social ecology and learn multiple perspectives of sustainability that include sustainability as an ethical concept. Students will gain a working knowledge of sustainability through readings and class discussion of theory and case studies on topics that include climate change; eco-efficiency; life cycle analysis; inequitable distribution of limited resources; and carbon trading. Students will conduct lab research that explores the various aspects of sustainability; such as energy use; industrial processes; waste generation and disposal; and the built environment. A student proficient in this course will have the skills for success in higher-level science courses.†

School country

United States

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School city


School / district Address

500 West Guadalupe Road

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science; we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Online / Virtual