New Global Sustainability Minor Added

Students studying in Russ Benedict’s environmental problems class this fall. Photo by FJ Gaylor

This integrative program is designed to offer all students, regardless of major or career aspirations, a means of acquiring some of the tools and practical experience they will need when they enter the work force, assume leadership positions in their communities, and deal with complex, interconnected problems on a scale never before faced by humans.

According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, there are approximately 30 schools nationwide that list such a program and Central is the lone school in Iowa to have global sustainability as an option for a minor.

In 2008, Central’s faculty voted to add a global sustainability component to its newly restructured core curriculum. Few other schools in the nation have sustainability as part of its required curriculum.

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