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SUST 3097 : Culminating Experience in Sustainability
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Culminating Experience in Sustainability
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Culminating Exp Sustainability
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Field Work (Internship)
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Pass/No Pass (Fail)
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A paid or unpaid internship, fieldwork, directed research, or community service with an organization engaged in two or more of the three major goals of sustainability: economic development, social equality, or environmental protection. Students complete a series of reflection essays, career preparations, and other assignments throughout the semester. Some study abroad programs and some research or service courses at GW can be used to fulfill the outside work requirement for SUST 3097, but students may still be asked to register for 1-credit of SUST 3097 to complete the reflective essays, career preparations, and /or outreach assignments. These special arrangements must be approved in advance by the director of the minor.
• Students will be able to use a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the work of the organization implementing sustainability or sustainable policy • Students will be able to make integrative connections among the various bodies of sustainability theory, knowledge, and methods to understand the work of the organization • Students will be able to evaluate and discern the relevance of sustainability theory, knowledge, and methods to the issue being addressed in the organization • Through reflection, students will be able to identify the challenges and opportunities inherent in applying theory to practice. • Students will produce an internship portfolio that highlights their accomplishments in the internship
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