Study Biodiversity and Sprawl this Spring 2014 at RU

Sustainability Studies courses for this Spring 2014 semester at Roosevelt start next Monday, Jan. 27th. Some courses are full, but a few still have spots left — so if you’re a new or continuing student at RU, contact your advisor and register soon!

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This spring the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University will offer SUST 330 Biodiversity for at the Schaumburg Campus. Taught by popular Adjunct Professor Maris Cooke in an innovative weekend/hybrid format, the 13-week seminar meets on five Saturdays and utilizes Blackboard for online interaction. The Saturday meetings are opportunities for field study, as detailed in this preview of the course.

MorleyIn addition, Adjunct Professor and professional planner David Morley (at left) again offers an online version of his SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning class, which he has taught to high acclaim the last two springs.

In Downtown Chicago

At the Chicago Campus, there’s plenty of room in two key courses taught by Michele Hoffman-Trotter, an expert in marine ecology and environmental law who is currently filming a science documentary on ocean biodiversity:

  • SUST 210 The Sustainable Future (Mon 9:30am-12pm)
  • SUST 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics (Wed 6-8:30pm)

Close to being full are the Tuesday afternoon section of SUST 240 Waste, taught by Vicki Gerberich, and a new special topics offering of 390  Sustainability in Film and Literature (Thur 11am-1:30pm, which started this past week). This latter selection is a new course cross-listed with ENG 341, and is taught by legendary Roosevelt professor Dr. Gary Wolfe, one of the world’s foremost authorities on science fiction and fantasy literature (and knowledgeable about just about everything else in the arts and humanities).


Last but not least are several online offerings, which are always in high demand: the aforementioned SUST 210 The Sustainable Future, taught by EPA professional Carolyn Persoon; the first fully-online section of SUST 220 Water since Fall 2010 and a section of SUST 310 Energy & Climate Change, both offered by oceanographer Carla Jones; and the aformentioned SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, & Planning, taught by Chicago planning expert David Morley.

To Register

Advising and registration are still underway for the Spring 2013 semester. Current RU students should contact their advisor to discuss spring (and summer) course selections and sign up for classes while they are still available. This page from the RU Registrar provides a wealth of links and useful info.

Prospective students may learn about admissions and our many program options at RU, request information about a particular campus or academic program here, or visit the SUST homepage to explore our BA (120 semester hour) and BPS (adult student fast-track) bachelors degree options.

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