Capstone for the M.A. in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
ICSR 590 Sustainability Symposium is the culminating requirement of the M.A. degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities (SRSC). It includes site evaluations and a concluding symposium. Specifically, ICSR 590 will help us
- examine a range of disciplinary perspectives on social justice;
- analyze the interrelationships of issues and interlocking systems associated with social organization and community development;
- examine the practical and theoretical principles of sustainability and how to apply them to diverse situations and communities throughout the world;
- analyze the power relationships (gender, race, age, class) that historically surround social justice and how these may be changed or augmented to increase social equality and equity;
- apply the principles of community organizing and be able to effectively utilize them in a variety of communities.
Anticipated Learning Outcomes
Students completing ICSR 590 will demonstrate that they can
- critique relevant readings in class discussion and reflection;
- analyze the ways in which environment and community intersect, through site visits;
- engage in a real-world, if brief, intentional community with their cohort;
- present their SRSC research in a professional manner, at a closing on-campus symposium.
- Member of the Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities Cohort
- Must be 18 years of age or older, regardless of parental consent
- Ability to complete course requirements
- Good Academic Standing
- Approval of Judicial Affairs (if currently under any sanction)
- Permission of instructor
- Complete Study Away application
- Course activity will occur during the Spring 2013 second bi-term.
- Course will conclude with a Study Away component in Kentucky from May 10 to 17.
- The group will be transported together from Bowling Green to Hamilton Valley and Bernheim.
- If you drive to Bowling Green, your car may be parked in a WKU lot for the days the course is away from Bowling Green.
- 3-credit hour tuition
- meals while on-site
- group ground transportation
- admission fees
Not included in program fee
- personal spending money
Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.
Planned Schedule (tentative)
Drive to Hamilton Valley
Drive to Bernheim Forest
Return to Bowling Green
See application below
- ICSR 590
- Dr. Jane Olmsted
- Dr. Molly Kerby
- Bowling Green KY
- Hamilton Valley, KY
- Bernheim Forest, KY
- Spring 2013 - Bi-Term
- May 2013
- $1,680 (included in Spring tuition)
- Syllabus (tentative)