Nov 29, 2023  

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TTI 100W - Introduction to Sustainability

Credits: 3
Explores the many facets of sustainability. Investigates how social, economic, and environmental activities shape all aspects of our planet. Develops sustainability literacy by studying, in a multidisciplinary framework, the interdependence of humans and the environment within historical and current contexts. Explores the working definition of sustainability and relationships among social, economic and environmental factors.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Social Science
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Student will define sustainability and describe sustainablity theory.
    1. Describe sustainability as a confluence of social, economic, and environmental systems.
    2. Demonstrate an increase in sustainability literacy.
    3. Articulate the topics of sustainability and possible solutions to problems.
    4. Create a personal definition of sustainability.
  2. Student will identify and analyze the relative influence of sustainability factors within historical and current contexts.
    1. Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from historical context.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from a current context.
    3. Distinguish between the causes and effects concerning the sustainability of an interconnected world.
  3. Student will apply sustainability through an interdisciplinary perspective.
    1. Develop skills to assess and to implement practical solutions to real-world sustainability challenges.
    2. Propose diverse solutions to common sustainability problems.
    3. Illustrate various perspectives on the role of community.
    4. Prepare to be an active participant with sustainable solutions.
    5. Articulate the ways in which sustainable thinking and decision-making contributes to the process of creating solutions for current and emerging social, environmental, and economic crisis.

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