SUS 350: Special Topics Sustainability

Prerequisites: SUS 101 or 201 or 202

Investigation of special areas in Sustainable Studies. May be repeated with change of content.

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3.00 credits
Section 02: Undergraduate Lecture
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Location: Synchronous Online

Class: #14309

Wed, Sep 2, 2020 - Tue, Dec 8, 2020

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3.00 credits
Section 01: Undergraduate Lecture
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Location: Synchronous Online

Class: #14101

Wed, Sep 2, 2020 - Tue, Dec 8, 2020

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Topic: ScienceRobotsDinosaurs&Bombs

3.00 credits
Section 01: Undergraduate Lecture
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Location: Synchronous Online

Class: #8263

Tue, Jan 19, 2021 - Wed, Apr 28, 2021

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Why are scientists trying to build machines with human consciousness? What are the differences between humans and animals? What is the impact of technology upon the environment? How much of our intelligence and personality are determined by genetics? Will extraterrestrials build civilizations like ours? Should scientists feel morally conflicted when their research results in more effective killing tools? These are some of the current debates and issues that this class will address .

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Topic: Capitalism,War & Irrationality

3.00 credits
Section 02: Undergraduate Lecture
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Location: Synchronous Online

Class: #14115

Tue, Jan 19, 2021 - Wed, Apr 28, 2021

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This course will examine capitalism and war, two of the most environmentally destructive forces in the universe. Why do soldiers kill and die for freedom? Are the dead free? Why do patriotic Americans support Middle Eastern wars to provide oil for Exxon-Mobil? Why did poor White Southerners proudly fight to give a few rich slave owners vast plantations? How did Nazis gain control of Germany, not promising personal prosperity, but ¿discipline, fidelity, honor?¿ We will explore these and many other questions about why many people's political-economic identities contradict their rational self-interests.

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