Goal 1 : Sustainability Literacy: Students will acquire the knowledge and wisdom to foster a sustainable world, with particular attention to an transdisiciplinary and holistic systems approach.
Outcome 1: Students will examine the complex and dynamic network of relationships that exist in ecological systems, economic structures, and community dynamics: appreciate that these relationships exist at the national, local and global levels.
Outcome 2: Students will develop foundational knowledge of theories of sustainability theories and its discourses, from the vantage of a systems approach to solving problems of sustainability.
Outcome 3: Students will critically analyze public policy settings at the global, national and local level, and apply it to policy making for sustainable communities.
Outcome 4: Students will gain expertise in understanding the integrative nature of Food, Energy and Water to arrive at an agenda for action through the use of a Nexus approach.
Outcome 5: Students will learn about leadership models for bringing change in varied and complex organizational settings.
Outcome 6: Students will explore and develop the complex set of skills and abilities needed for sustainable interventions and assessment.
Goal 2: Methods and Practice of Sustainability
Outcome 1: Students will engage in systems perspective to address societal problems.
Outcome 2: Students will learn the technique of conducting multi-method research design through training in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Outcome 3: Students will show the ability to apply diverse methods and techniques to sustainability research so as to guide decision
makers toward sustainable solutions.
Outcome 4: Students will practice the methods of participatory decision-making among stakeholders to achieve sustainability.
Outcome 5: Students will address an issue incorporating sustainability research methods and addressing the issue from a triple bottom line perspective.
Goal 3: Critical Thinking & Communication: Students will demonstrate an ability to critically acquire, analyze, synthesize and communicate information about sustainability—in oral, written and electronic media formats—to diverse audiences, so as to facilitate informed decision making.
Outcome 1: Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Outcome 2: Learn to address decision-making under complex situations and within complex organizations.
Outcome 3: Learn to apply sustainability to personal, professional and academic living experiences.