Sustain 3S03 / 4S06 Request for Course Permission
SUSTAIN 3S03: Implementing Sustainable Change and SUSTAIN 4S06 A/B: Leadership in Sustainability are offered as part of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability. Both courses assume a foundation in interdisciplinary teamwork, project management, community engagement, and personal reflection. Students who have not taken the prerequisite courses should anticipate additional work to account for this. Please refer to the course syllabus posted at asp.mcmaster.ca to review the course-specific overview and learning outcomes.

Students wishing to enrol in SUSTAIN 3S03 or SUSTAIN 4S06 A/B, but who do not meet the prerequisites, are encouraged to request permission of the course instructor. The request is the initial step and should be submitted by August 1st to ensure time for your request to be processed. You may be asked to take part in a short phone interview to address any outstanding questions. You will be contacted once your application has been reviewed. If approved, you will be able to register on Mosaic within ~3 business days.

It should be noted that permission is not guaranteed. We will only approve those students who we feel are appropriately prepared to help ensure the learning experiences are positive and truly educative.


Please email Kate Whalen, Senior Manager of Academic Sustainability Programs, at whalenk@mcmaster.ca with the following information:

Your Name (first, last)

Your home Faculty

Level (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5+, or 9)

Which course you are requesting permission for (3S03 or 4S06)

If you are questing permission for Sustain 3S03, Please tell us which Tutorial suits your schedule (Th 10:30-11:30; or Th 11:30-12:30)

Are you pursuing the Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability. Note that students are pursuing the Minor if they have intent to complete the Minor as per the stated requirement. See: http://asp.mcmaster.ca/programs-minor.html

If you are pursuing the Minor, which courses have you taken?

Key objectives of both SUSTAIN 3S03 and SUSTAIN 4S06 A/B are to provide students with: interdisciplinary, student-led, community-based, and sustainability-focused experiential learning. Please use the space below to describe the following: 1) your academic background related to the course objectives, 2) reason(s) of interest in this course, and 3) your personal learning goals. In addition, please feel free to refer to courses and/or extracurricular activities that have provided you with experience in one or more of the following: interdisciplinary teamwork, sustainability-focused project management, experiential learning, and/or community engagement. Please aim for approximately 250 words.


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