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Introduction to Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About this Course

This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history. This subject is of vital importance, seeking as it does to uncover the principles of the long-term welfare of all the peoples of the planet. As sustainability is a cross-disciplinary field of study, this foundation requires intellectual breadth: as I describe it in the class text, understanding our motivations requires the humanities, measuring the challenges of sustainability requires knowledge of the sciences (both natural and social), and building solutions requires technical insight into systems (such as provided by engineering, planning, and management)....
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156 Reviews

By Catharine

Nov 20, 2018

Nice explaination about current and future earth condition

By Mim Prasad Poudel

Nov 11, 2018

very very amazing courses . Really loved it.

By ivan javier cuesta sierra

Nov 07, 2018

great job


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By Aravind Ramesh

Oct 28, 2018

Great Course. Gives a deep insight on sustainability.

By Tan Joo Fu

Oct 05, 2018

Really tough course, but it was worthwhile!

By Richard Kouzes

Oct 02, 2018

interesting course. I would prefer not to have to pay to complete the quizes.

By Asik Sadayan

Sep 30, 2018

Insightful and enjoyable.

By Eleonora Gningone Effam

Sep 18, 2018

Excellent course. The material is a little bit old but still relevant.

By Omid Zehtab

Jul 22, 2018

It was a good introductory course, but needs more detailed information and mathematical formulas.