Happy Earth Day! Here in the Chicago area, you can celebrate today by kayaking, having your kids plant a seed, or going to the Brookfield Zoo to party for the planet. Earth Day is also a good day to take stock in how we live, what our responsibilities are to our environs and fellow species, and what steps we will take in the coming year to live up to those responsibilities. Getting an education in sustainability issues and practices is one way to make your Earth Day observance last throughout the year. Registration is now open for Fall 2012 semester here at Roosevelt University. Here are the Sustainability Studies offerings for the fall:
We have three sections of SUST 210 The Sustainable Future, one downtown Monday evenings, one in Schaumburg Tuesday evenings, and one online.
Professor Mike Bryson will teach SUST 220 Water as a hybrid class meeting downtown on five Saturdays and online the rest of the semester. Many significant developments are happening to waterways and wetlands in the region, and this seminar is an excellent place to learn both present changes and past context.
SUST 230 Food will be offered at our Schaumburg campus on Thursday evenings.
We are scheduled to offer two sections of SUST 240 Waste, one downtown Thursday afternoons at 3pm and one online. These sections will run after the City of Chicago concludes its managed competition recycling program, and students will have an opportunity to evaluate local waste reduction and diversion efforts.
We will also offer a Thursday evening section of SUST 310 Energy and Climate Change downtown, on the heels of the announcement that the Fisk and Crawford power plants will soon close.
Professor Brad Hunt will teach a hybrid version of SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning meeting five select Saturdays in Schaumburg and online the rest of the semester. This hybrid seminar is scheduled in such a way that students may take it and the hybrid SUST 220 Water seminar without worry about meeting times conflicting.
We are also offering an online section of SUST 330 Biodiversity, and a downtown section of SUST 340 Policy Law and Ethics that will meet Wednesday evenings.
More information about instructors and individual courses will be made available in the weeks ahead. Visit our faculty page to learn more about these teachers. If you are a currently-enrolled Roosevelt University student interested in taking one or more Sustainability Studies courses, please get in touch with your academic advisor. If you are not currently a Roosevelt University student, we encourage you to investigate our degree options, and our course listings. For more information, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, our Facebook site, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email applyRU@roosevelt.edu.