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Tunya Griffin

Associate Director, University/Community Partnerships
Department of Science, Technology, and Society
College of Liberal Arts

Tunya Griffin

Associate Director, University/Community Partnerships
Department of Science, Technology, and Society
College of Liberal Arts

Currently Teaching

STSO-550
3 Credits
The concept of sustainability has driven many national and international policies. More recently, we have become aware that unless we physical build and rebuild our communities in ways that contribute to sustainability, making progress toward that goal is unlikely. It is equally important to recognize the social aspects of sustainability. In addition, it is at the local level that the goals of equity (a key consideration in community sustainability), most often achieved through citizen participation and collaborative processes are most easily realized. This course will broaden students understanding of the concept of sustainability, particularly the concept of social sustainability. This course focuses on sustainability as a way to bring light to the connections between natural and human communities, between nature and culture, and among environmental, economic, and social systems. Working closely with local organizations, students will explore the applicability of theoretical concepts.