In this program, you will:

  • Develop a critical understanding of the current systems that have led to today’s growing inequality, poverty, environmental destruction, and unsustainable ways of living, and become familiar theoretically and experientially with the field of sustainable development practice.
  • Solve problems and engage with the urgent challenges of the present in the field of sustainable development, such as poverty and inequality, conflict over natural resources, environmental degradation and climate change by applying tools of participatory inquiry and design to bring about transformative action in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • Apply and integrate social-ecological systems-thinking, practical skills, leadership capacity, as well as the sense of innovative and imaginative possibilities within the areas of sustainable development and resilience.
  • Demonstrate skills in project design and implementation, project management and evaluation based on the needs of a locality and in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • Show a mastery of global and comparative perspectives on development, sustainable development and regeneration across different geographical, socio-economic, cultural, and political contexts.
  • Demonstrate holistic understanding of the linkages across policy instruments, social complexities, human health risks, ecological system dynamics, technological innovations, and financial models that can advance integrated sustainable development solutions.

Courses

Semester One: Ecuador (12 Credits)

  • Foundations of Sustainable Development
  • Critical Issues in Global Health
  • Development Economics
  • Culture and Development
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Practitioner Inquiry

Semester Two: Uganda/Malawi (14 Credits)

  • Negotiation, Mediation, and Dialogue
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
  • Design Thinking, technology, and Development
  • Sustainable Natural Resource Management
  • Gender, Agriculture, and Climate Change
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Practitioner Inquiry

Semester Three: Practicum (10 Credits)

  • Develop Practice Practicum
  • Capstone Project