Is there one definition of Sustainable Development? What about Social Justice?

A new online UC course explores how communities come to define and achieve sustainable development and social justice, by drawing on multiple theories of sustainable development as well as case studies from around the world

The new online course — Anthropology 1101: Cultures of Sustainability and Social Justice — will explore how communities develop just sustainabilities by reviewing social practices, political dynamics, and moral principles in sustaining communities.

Students will be able to draw on lessons from case studies involving Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize in Social Justice and Sustainability), Right Livelihood College faculty and researchers, and their communities from around the world.

Through this course, students will learn how different models of social and environmental injustice are produced on multiple levels, how social justice is linked to sustainability, the diverse struggles faced by local indigenous and impoverished communities — and how these are connected to challenges elsewhere, the resilience of these communities, as well as ways to approach social justice and sustainability from various perspectives. The course will be available to all UC-students beginning in Fall 2017, through UC cross-campus enrollment. To learn more, click here.

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