Sustain 2S03 Request for Course Permission

SUSTAIN 2S03: Evaluating Problems and Sustainable Solutions is offered through the Academic Sustainability Programs Office as part of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability. This course assumes a foundation in interdisciplinary teamwork, project management, community engagement, and personal reflection. Students who have not taken SUSTAIN 1S03 or a Sustainability Internship should anticipate additional work to account for the lack of prerequisites. 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 2S03, but who do not meet the prerequisites, are encouraged to request permission of the course instructor. This request is the initial step and should be submitted by August 1st. You may be asked to take part in a short phone interview to address any outstanding questions. You will be contacted once your request 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)

Course that you are requesting permission for: Sustain 2S03

Please tell us which academic term suites your schedule (Term 1 or Term 2) . If either work, please state "either" and provide a preference if you have one.

Please tell us which Tutorial suits your schedule (We 2:30-3:30; We 3:30-4:30; Th 2:30-3:30; or Th 3:30-4:30)

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 SUSTAIN 2S03 is 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 200 words.

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