Members of the Teaching and Learning Subcommittee of the UIC Chancellor's Committee on Sustainability and Energy have created a new graduate course entitled Principles of Sustainability (GC 550). Offered for the first time Spring 2017 (CRN 39801), GC 550 is open to all students with graduate standing at UIC. The course aims to provide a common foundation for students wishing to understand the basis of sustainable systems, who seek to incorporate sustainability into their scholarly pursuits, or who require an elective to round out their graduate coursework. This is an interdisciplinary course that will examine the intersection of the three pillars of sustainability: economic development, social drivers, and environmental and human health.
Meeting Tuesdays (4:00 - 6:50 p.m. in Taft Hall 120 BSB 117), the course will be co-taught by Dr. Cynthia Klein-Banai (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, and Professor Thomas Theis (email@example.com), Director of UIC’s Institute for Environmental Science and Policy. Please direct any questions to them. A topical listing is below. The elective course carries 3 hours of credit and runs the entire semester with normal letter grading. GC 550 is eligible to be used as a free elective, although all programs may not allow the credit to be used towards degree requirements. If this is a concern, students are advised to confer with their Director of Graduate Studies.
[Note: The classroom was changed to BSB beginning with Week 2.]