Sustainability and the Environmental Humanities is currently the only cluster for the Environmental Humanities Program. Other related clusters include Science and Sustainability, Society and Sustainability, and Technology, Food, and Society.
This cluster introduces students to ways of understanding environmental values, histories, and relationships from a humanities perspective. By engaging environmental issues with an emphasis on interpretation, imagination, and culture, students will learn to think critically about the conceptual frameworks that shape how ecological problems and solutions are articulated.
This cluster introduces students to the natural world and the impact humans have on it. It also discusses the basic ideas of energy availability and use, and introduces students to the social/philosophical background of sustainability.
This cluster introduces students to current thinking about sustainability policies and their consequences. Courses look at the intellectual/philosophical background of sustainability and important policies and their consequences for society. This cluster is intended especially for students in the natural sciences and engineering.
Most people cannot understand how deeply connected environmental forces and advances in technology are on the food we take in on a daily basis. The world around us is changing rapidly, so understanding how these factors affect such a basic necessity in life is imperative. Look no further than this cluster to broaden your appreciation of the relationship between food, technology, and the environment around us.