This is a capstone-oriented course in Sustainability, designed to develop the students final projects. The goal of the course is to equip students to develop an implementation program for their specific projects, especially focusing on defining the problem, designing the project, implementing and evaluating interventions through study of best practices and sustainability assessments.
The course will also tie in public policy inputs to students’ understanding of sustainability issues. This section will introduce students to tools of public policy making and implementation process and build the connection between their project and sustainability policy. The aim of the policy section is to familiarize students with the major legal principles involved in promoting sustainability such as air and water pollution, energy, etc.
Students will carry out their primary information gathering for their Capstone project during this semester, guided by the Project Development Instructor, their chosen Capstone advisers, and with feedback from their classmates.
This class will follow a format of 50% online and 50% in-class meetings. Online classes will include lectures on project designing and public policy. In class meeting will include project and presentation workshops.