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The Office of Sustainability works with centers and programs across the Emory campus and Emory Healthcare to further Emory's sustainability goals.

Sustainability Minor

The minor in Sustainability offers students a focused curriculum that incorporates the social, environmental and economic issues facing sustainability efforts. The Minor in Sustainability requires six courses: two core courses and four elective courses. The core courses include IDS 206—an introductory team-taught course—and a two-hour Capstone Seminar. Students minoring in Sustainability will be required to demonstrate their developing body of knowledge and the integration of that knowledge across fields with an electronic portfolio that will be reviewed by a faculty steering committee.

Master's in Development Practice

One of the most pressing challenges of our time is achieving sustainable development in the face of global poverty, political and ethnic conflict, a degrading natural resource base, and irreversible climate change. The Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program at Emory University is designed to meet that challenge by combining hands-on learning and field experience with rigorous training in a broad range of academic disciplines. This integrated approach aims to produce a new generation of development professionals - prepared and committed to serving as catalysts to efforts by vulnerable and marginalized communities to pursue livelihood security, economic opportunity, political empowerment, and enhanced human capabilities.

The MDP program is a two year course of study and practice that builds on an organic fusion of scientific disciplines, development themes, and pragmatic skills.I n addition to the academic resources of a major research university, Emory's MDP program capitalizes on its partnership with established international development and research organizations like CARE, the Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies department at Emory offers an interdisciplinary and integrative program designed to equip students with basic skills, capabilities, and knowledge to confront a suite of environmental issues. Departmental course offerings may lead to a Master's of Public Health, a Bachelor of Science, or a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a minor in Environmental Studies. The department also offers field and integrative courses that compel students to synthesize concepts, methods and practice from relevant disciplines of the environment. Student internships and undergraduate research opportunities are emphasized.

Oxford Institute for Environmental Education

The Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) is designed to help teachers -- regardless of background or grade level -- develop their own teaching plans using their school yards for scientific investigation. For 10 days in the summer, participating teachers from across Georgia and the southeast learn the basic principles of ecology in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, how to apply this knowledge to lesson plans, and how to develop their school yards for environmental education. At a follow-up meeting in the fall, teachers share their experiences in implementing their teaching plans and discuss continuing projects.

Center for Community Partnerships

The Center for Community Partnerships (CFCP) mission lies in two essential, interwoven purposes: through teaching, to help men and women fully develop their intellectual, aesthetic, and moral capacities; and through the quest for new knowledge and public service, to improve human well-being. These purposes rest upon the premises that education is the most powerful social force of our time for enabling and ennobling the individual, and that the privilege of education entails an obligation to use knowledge for the common good.

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