Academic Sustainability
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SUSTAIN 2S03


The course is open to everyone, and even if you don’t intend
to continue with Sustainability or pursue the Minor, I think this
course is an excellent place to test your perceptions, meet with
other people from different disciplines and backgrounds, and
have an interesting semester.”

– Ciaran Egan 

 

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Student Testimonial

What stood out in this course compared to other courses you have taken at McMaster?

Sustain 2S03 is very results and applications focused course. Unlike many other courses, it challenges you to challenge yourself on how you can be more sustainable as a person, while also lecturing on a variety of useful and sustainable initiatives. Unlike other courses, the interdisciplinary element is prominent, bringing together engineers, humanities, social science, and a variety of other majors in one classroom.

 

Did your perspective on society (locally and globally) change after participating in SUSTAIN 2S03?

I feel like a majority of people who are considering taking a SUSTAIN course are already involved or aware to some degree of the importance of sustainability. For me coming from a humanities background, the lessons regarding ecological versus environmental economics were something I had never even considered properly before. This course does an excellent job of building on what you already know while expanding your knowledge in ways you don’t have formal training in.

If you could give any advice to a student interested in taking, or enrolled in preparation, for SUSTAIN 2S03, what would you say? 

 I would strongly recommend you take it! The course is open to everyone, and even if you don’t intend to continue with Sustainability or pursue the Minor, I think this course is an excellent place to test your perceptions, meet with other people from different disciplines and backgrounds, and have an interesting semester. If you have limited electives to take, I think this course offers a lot.