GEO300.1 Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Europe (Signature Seminar; Spring)

Explore questions of human-nature interactions, animal ethics, and connections between global climate patterns and local politics during this intensive nine-day Signature Seminar field study experience. Travelling as a group to three Nordic countries, you will discover how creatively valuing both heritage and innovation is supporting (or failing) environmental justice. In each of the destinations, students will directly engage with inequalities in access to clean air, food, water, energy, land, and natural spaces. Participants will explore how environmental crises around the globe impact local European communities, how the actions taken in these spaces affect peoples in other parts of the world, and how we can learn from these leaders in sustainable solutions.

The three credits earned for this pre-semester seminar will be included in the maximum 19 credits that you can earn for your semester abroad. You must enroll in a minimum of 15 credits – including this seminar – for the semester.

This Signature Seminar is optional, and takes place before the Spring 2019 semester.

Department: Geography

Location: Florence

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3