Course Description

Many argue that environmental responsibility is a cornerstone for building just, equitable and sustainable societies. Others argue that preserving stable and balanced ecosystems is humanity's primary obligation to both the planet and succeeding generations. The issue of sustainability touches upon economic, political, scientific and social realities. This course examines emerging sustainability trends and their implications. You will be encouraged to re-examine your attitudes towards both the environment and the future.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • the correlation between environmental degradation and social justice
  • the limitations of fossil fuels, potable water and other resources
  • the potential of alternative, renewable resources to power civilizations
  • the ethical dilemmas pertaining to environmental stewardship
  • the spiritual connection to societal values, the individual and the environment


Formerly: Sustainable Futures and the Philosophy and Practice of Sustainable Development

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Online Asynchronous
Mar 05, 2024 to May 13, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
  • Sabina Isgandarova
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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