Sustainability | Small Steps, Giant Leaps (Dedicated Semester 2013)


Sustainability is the conscious behavior that maintains healthy, long-lasting, and beneficial environmental, social, and economic systems, and fosters community well-being through the stewardship of interdependent and valuable resources. The idea of sustainability incorporates individual responsibility in decision making and lifestyle choices, as well as societal participation, corporate activities, politics, and global citizenship.

Please note that many of the courses on this list fulfill requirements both in majors, as special topics or in a specific area, or as general education courses. For some courses this is indicated by number/letter; for others, students should be sure to consult with their advisors during the registration process.


BIO496      Biology Seminar | Paine-Saunders

BUS202     Principles of Macro Economics | Helbling

BUS470    Strategic Management | Alexander

ENG120   Introduction to Literature | Sanchez

FAS202    Textiles | Meyers

HST293/ENG293   American Consumer Culture, 1873-2013 | Taff

PHL221   Business Ethics | Wenneman

PSY293/PSY494   Environmental Psychology | Foushee

PSY445/SWK470   Biological Psychology | Foushee

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What IS a Dedicated Semester?

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The tradition of the Dedicated Semester began in the fall of 2007 with a campus-wide exploration of Judaism. Each fall, the Fontbonne University sponsors a different subject for the semester. With cooperation from schools, divisions, departments, and programs across the university, our campus community explores a new theme. Academic departments contribute courses that are the core curriculum of the Dedicated Semester, which is also supported by a variety of co-curricular activities and events.

The Dedicated Semester

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