Registration for Fall 2012 Sustainability Studies Classes Is Open!

Registration is now open for Fall 2012 semester here at Roosevelt University.  Here are the Sustainability Studies offerings for the fall:

We have two sections of SUST 210 The Sustainable Future, one downtown Monday evenings (taught by our new visiting instructor Suhail Barot) and one online (taught by adjunct professor Carla Jones).

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. This course will include field trips to the Stickney Wastewater Treatment Plant (the world’s largest such facility) as well as to the Chicago River (including a canoe trip on the upper North Branch of the river).

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, both taught by Mr. Barot.  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. Taught by Mr. Barot, this is the first time 310 has been offered in a face-to-face format.

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 (taught by Carla Jones), and a downtown section of SUST 340 Policy Law and Ethics with adjunct professor Michele Hoffman-Trotter that will meet Wednesday evenings in its first face-to-face incarnation.

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.  (As this autumn’s courses filled up quickly, we encourage you to register sooner rather than later.)  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

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