GCC 3010/5010

The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change

The course will use a strategy of grassroots empowerment to help students connect to the heart of what they really value; to understand the threat of climate change; to examine how they feel in the light of that threat; and to take powerful action together. Students will work in groups throughout the course to assess the global ecological threat and they will be a part of designing and executing an activity to empower a community to take action.

 

What Students are Saying

"[GCC 3010/5010] has contributed to my personal growth this semester, challenging me to engage and embrace opportunities more than I normally would. That makes the learning from the semester continue on, even after the class is done."

"Students were engaged and connected as partners in learning rather than being solely recipients of knowledge."

Course Details

Meeting Time: Spring 2018, Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: East Bank

Liberal Education Theme: Civic Life and Ethics

Topics: climate, grassroots empowerment, community action

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student

Professors: Jessica Gutknecht, Julia Nerbonne, and Teddie Potter