Sustainability Science, Technology, and Society

At a Glance

Sustainability Science for educators beyond the typical K-8 classroom
Started: 12 January, 2015
School : MLFTC
Location: Online
Course Type : Online
Credit Hours: Three
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Sustainability Science, Technology, and Society (SCN 401) explores the challenges of sustaining human health and well-being on Earth due to human exploitation of natural resources. This course is designed to introduce sustainability to those who plan to work with people ages 0-120 in nonprofit or government organizations, private educational or recreational settings, or as entrepreneurs in various fields. SCN 401 is part of a suite of courses that prepares students for a variety of career paths, many of which are uncharted. This course provides a strong foundation in education through research, discussion, and critical thinking of current issues in human development, science, technology, and society. Through the all-online delivery format of this course, students gain skills in communicating virtually through various forms of assignments, from email to formal critical analysis, which will prepare them for a variety of future careers.

SCN 401 is the sister course to SCN 400, and focuses on a broader audience of educators beyond classroom teachers. Offered as an all-online course, this class is available for Educational Studies majors in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU Online students, and all ASU campus degree students not enrolled in the teacher certification program from undergraduate to graduate students.