Online course on sustainable development

Submitted by admin on 7. August 2013 - 17:04

The Wilmette Institute is again offering its popular three month on-line course on "Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind" starting September 20th.

Lead Faculty is Prof. Arthur Lyon Dahl, supported by Christine Muller, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan and Melinda Salazar, all IEF members. The course runs for three months (September 20 - December 20, 2013)

This course on Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind will examine the wide agreement about the need to achieve sustainable development and seek to understand its profound implications for a prosperous human society, implications that are poorly understood. From a Bahá'í perspective, we will start with a general introduction to sustainable development and its goal--the prosperity of humankind. Our objectives include teaching ourselves how to think about sustainability by integrating both the material and spiritual dimensions of life into a long-term systems perspective and how to apply that thinking to questions of everyday life and lifestyle. While the course starts from a Baha'i perspective, it is appropriate for those from all faith traditions.

The course schedule is:
Friday, September 20, 2013: Introduction to the Course and to Moodle
Tuesday, September 24, 2013: Introduction to the Concept of Sustainable Development
Tuesday, October 8, 2013: Economic Development and Sustainability: Poverty and Wealth
Tuesday, October 22, 2013: Social Development: Crises and Solutions
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: The Environmental Challenge and Baha'i Approaches
Tuesday, November 19, 2013: Future Perspectives on the Prosperity of Humankind
Tuesday, December 3, 2013: Education for Sustainable Development: Individual and Community Action
Tuesday, December 17, 2013: Wrap Up and Integration

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The fees are $150 for an individual, $300 for a study group (2-6 students), $120 for Seniors or full-time University Students.

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