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ERIC Number: EJ872116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Designing the Sustainable Foodshed: A Cross-Disciplinary Undergraduate Environmental Studies Course
Cohen, Nevin
Innovative Higher Education, v35 n1 p51-60 Feb 2010
This article demonstrates the educational value of an undergraduate course that integrates design and the liberal arts to teach about ecological systems, using study of the university campus as the means to connect theory and practice. It presents the curricular goals, objectives, results, and lessons learned from a qualitative case study of a cross-disciplinary course that required design and liberal arts students to develop innovative solutions to improve the sustainability of The New School's food system. Student and faculty evaluations suggest that an integrated design and liberal arts course can be an effective and enjoyable method to learn about sustainability and urban systems; and it helps students learn different techniques for research, problem-solving, and communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York