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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

S D 5050 - Foundations of Sustainable Development (3)

When Offered: Fall
This course presents a broad foundation in sustainable development. It demonstrates the transdisciplinary and polymethodic character of sustainable development, and provides an introduction to the relevance of a variety of disciplines, such as economics, bio-physical sciences, ethics, appropriate technology, cultural anthropology, and planning to this transdisciplinary nexus. Students will also be introduced to the significance of method in generating knowledge, and to the challenges involved in integrating information generated by means of differing methods. Students will explore the foundations of sustainable development historically, economically, scientifically, and cross-culturally. Students will be introduced to professional opportunities in sustainable development and begin research in internship opportunities.