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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Jan 19, 2018
 
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALS 2000 - Leadership in Campus Sustainability


(CU-CEL, CU-SBY)     
Fall, spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

J. Mt Pleasant, M. Hoffman, A. Soccie, E. Moore.

This course is directed at first and second-year students who are interested in becoming leaders for sustainability on campus. Students will identify and examine critical issues that affect the Cornell community’s impact on the environment. We will focus on actions (our own and others) that can reduce negative environmental effects. Much of the course will be devoted to developing and implementing projects in residence halls that have measurable impacts on campus sustainability. Students will increase their leadership skills and better understand how to motivate themselves and others to change behaviors to improve our stewardship of the environment.

Outcome 1: Demonstrate knowledge of waste on campus and its environmental consequences.

Outcome 2: Identify and evaluate behaviors and practices that reduce waste in North Campus residence halls.

Outcome 3: Identify specific practices that can be used to motivate themselves and others to develop new behaviors and practices.

Outcome 4: Identify critical elements of leadership; identify their individual leadership strengths and weaknesses; practice new leadership skills.

Outcome 5: Demonstrate knowledge of Community-Based Social Marketing and use it change their own and others’ behaviors to increase campus sustainability.

Outcome 6: Describe how social-economic class, ethnicity, gender, and race affect perspectives toward sustainability.

Outcome 7: Identify and use skills to work effectively in teams.

Outcome 8: Find credible information on issues related to waste and its connection to sustainability.

Outcome 9: Demonstrate project management, peer-education, and assessment skills by implementing projects on North Campus.



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