EDSU 721/921: Building Equitable Education Systems: Understanding Race, Ethnicity, Power, and Privilege (3 credits; available every fall)
Explore strategies for actively combatting racism by changing systems, structures, policies, practices, and attitudes to create more equitable learning environments for all. This course will cover topics such as critical race theory, intersectionality, the use of anti-racist and decolonizing pedagogies, and delves into an understanding of race, ethnicity, privilege, and power as they are embedded in everyday structures, institutions, and systems.
EDSU 790/990: Special Topics in Educational Sustainability (3 credits; available every spring)
This course will include the train-the-trainer capstone experience. Ideally, this course is completed at the end of the certificate; however, this timing is not mandatory. Subtitle will designate area of course focus.
Electives (Must choose 2 of the 3)
EDSU 820: Social Justice in Education for Sustainability (3 credits; available every fall)
An advanced and in-depth exploration of the issues of power and inequality by addressing current issues from a variety of perspectives, possibilities, and geographies. Key course concepts for social justice in education include cultural frameworks, social construct, and politics of epistemology. Examine historic and contemporary examples of informal and formal educational institutions as mechanisms of social, political, ecological, and economic systems. Engage in critical research, analysis, writing, and development of programs in their field that strive to balance social justice education and learning as sustainability.
EDSU 709/909: Ethics of Care in a Sustainable Society (3 credits; available every other summer in even years)
Ethics of care is a theory to guide education toward developing moral, empathetic citizens. This course will explore this theory and its application within sustainability education. Ethics of care will be applied in the development of education programs for vulnerable populations.
EDSU 712/912: Political Ecology and Sustainability (3 credits; available every other spring in even years)
Explore the relationships between political, economic, social, and environmental aspects of contemporary sustainability issues. Learn multiple perspectives with regard to the preservation and management of the commons and research the political ecology of a locally relevant issue.