Sustainability Field Course: The Science and Practice of Sustainability

A Transdisciplinary Field Course offered thru UBC Earth & Ocean Sciences, Friday August 8 until Wednesday August 20 on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

Three undergrad credits as EOSC 217; EOSC 448 or Grad credit (EOSC 595) may be arranged under some circumstances

Major Course activities: Earth Literacy, Community Living and Sustainability Foundations through facilitated and independent explorations and community service learning on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Have fun and a great learning adventure through collaborative learning while advancing the process of sustainability!

Key Aspects: Transdisciplinary // Academically Rigorous // Bioregional Focus // Participatory and student-directed, experiential education // Community Service Learning

Prerequisites for Admission: UBC Student. Second year standing. Selection into course based on course application.

Goals and Learning Outcomes: Advancing Biophysical, Societal and Lifestyle Sustainability ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO FOURTEEN UBC STUDENTS. Past offerings of TSAPOS have drawn participants from across the natural sciences, applied sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts and beyond. Collaborative learning is central to our course. Students from Sciences and Applied Sciences will employ and advance their scientific skills. Non-science students will implement their skills and advance their own scientific literacy.

Lead Instructor: Dr. Kurt Grimm is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UBC, where he is exploring the interfaces of Earth system science, complexity theory, and deep ecology. He is developing a unified description of Life that is applicable to personal, social and biophysical sustainability, and the question “Is Earth A Living System?”

For Information and an Application contact Dr. Kurt Grimm, UBC Earth & Ocean Sciences,
kgrimm(at)eos.ubc.ca (Subject Line: TSAPOS 2008 ) or by phone: 604-822-9258

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