This course carefully considers sustainability. Class sessions will combine seminar style discussion of classic and cutting edge readings in the history, contemporary context, and challenge of global environmental issues with hands-on workshops to advance student-initiated local projects in critical environmental topics. Students will work independently and in groups on research, writing assignments, presentations, creative projects, and a web presence focused on interdisciplinary solutions to pressing environmental issues. Suitable subjects include energy management, food systems, social justice, conservation ecology, campus sustainability, natural disasters and resilience, climate change adaptation, and other student interests. Students will develop important skills in self-directed learning, build partnerships across campus and the community, and engage in applied problem-solving. Pre-requisites: ENST 100, ENST 233, ENST 280, or permission of instructor.