EVS 417/517 Sustainability and American Culture

How have the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, politics, economics, and public policy) and the humanities (literature, religion, history, film, critical theory, ethics, philosophy and educational theory) shaped, and been shaped by, the growing field of sustainability? How do these disciplines integrate with the natural sciences to help solve complex sustainability problems today? This class features guest speakers and historical and contemporary work by important American authors, artists, thinkers and educators who continue to influence our understanding and application of interdisciplinary knowledge in sustainability discourse. This course is dual-listed with EVS 517.