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What you will learn with a degree in sustainability

What you will learn with a degree in sustainability

What you will learn with a degree in sustainability

Core sustainability competencies

The knowledge, abilities and skills you will learn from your School of Sustainability degree include:

Systems Thinking

Analyzing how things relate to and affect one another in a holistic way

Example courses:

  • Energy Efficiency in Policy and Practice
  • Systems Thinking
  • Sustainable Ecosystems

Futures Thinking

Envisioning desirable and
possible futures

Example courses:

  • Sustainable Urban Dynamics
  • Futures Thinking
  • Climate Science for Sustainability

Values Thinking

Understanding how culture, tradition and values influence decisions

Example courses:

  • Equity, Justice and Sustainability
  • International Development and Sustainability
  • Human Rights and Sustainability

Strategic Thinking

Developing a strategy or plan to
achieve a particular vision

Example courses:

  • Organizations, Sustainability & Public Policy
  • Sustainable Development in Action
  • Sustainability and Enterprise

Collaborative Competency

Working effectively
with others to achieve a goal

Example courses:

  • Innovation Space
  • Urban sustainability Best Practices
  • Professional Skills in Sustainability