Learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle while
becoming a leader for sustainability on Furman's
campus and in your community. Study global and
environmental topics while meeting with local
sustainability leaders in the Greenville community. Learn how to confront important issues such
as population, climate change, and landscape
transformation. Visit local sustainability landmarks
such as Happy Cow Creamery or Earthaven Eco Village, and get your hands
"dirty" participating in activities such as a campus
waste audit or helping with harvests in the Furman
Organic Garden. Receive national recognition
from your participation in college sustainability competitions.
Fall: EES 112: An
Introduction to Environmental Science
(which fulfills both the Empirical Study of the Natural World with lab and Humans and the Natural Environment GERs) explores the scientific consequences of human impact on the natural Earth system, including natural hazards, resource depletion, and waste disposal and pollution.
Spring: FYW 1278: Sustainability and Society
(which fulfills the first-year writing seminar graduation requirement) explores sustainability from diverse
perspectives to study and understand the sustainability of social and
ecological systems. Throughout the course, students will explore a wide
range of global environmental topics and their interaction with human
cultures and societies.