Ecology and the Human Good: Sustainability, Community, Nature, and Belonging


This course examines the complex network of relationships that support flourishing human communities. How do our interactions with each other and the natural world enhance or undermine our ability to grow and live together? How does the structure of human communities shape our relationship with nature? What is the proper role of markets and technological innovation in our quest for a sustainable and flourishing future world? Through an interdisciplinary lens, we will examine topics including sustainable agriculture, community formation, friendship, climate migration, environmental ethics, food, conservation, the politics of belonging and citizenship. This course is part of the Transformative Ideas Sophomore Program.


Reserved for Sophomores Only

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • STS
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ENVIRON 213S
  • ETHICS 212S
Typically Offered
Fall Only