SEE is an Honors ILLC
Sustainability, Energy and the Environment
The Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment ILLC is for honors students of any major. You’re invited to think critically about the myriad approaches to sustainability, energy, and the environment by integrating material from several different disciplines throughout two semesters. Humanities Commons courses will share readings and attend events together, and students and faculty in all of the courses will interact and integrate activities. The first-year seminar features guest lecturers from across the University and also includes community leaders, giving you the opportunity to explore sustainability, energy, and environmental themes from different points of view and to contribute your own ideas through projects and student-initiated events. The SEE ILLC is part of UD’s Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment Initiative.
Students: Open to honors students unless restricted by major
ILLC Coordinator: Leanne Jablonski
ILLC Faculty: Daniel Fouke, Viorel Paslaru, Rebecca Potter
Residence: Stuart Complex
Shared Courses: PHL 103 (Introduction to Philosophy) or ENG 200H (Honors Writing Seminar) during the Fall 2013 semester, and an interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar during the Spring 2014 semester.
Graduation Requirements: These courses meet graduation requirements.
Teach-Ins on current environmental issues (e.g. Gulf Oil Spill, Land Stewardship & Energy Use, Tsunami Impacts, Resource Extraction Choices)
Guest speakers who are environmental leaders from different majors and programs, including UD students, staff, and faculty, plus Dayton community members and experts such as authors Doug Fine and David Suzuki
Field trip to nearby Yellow Springs for a guided hike of the Glen Helen and Clifton Gorge nature preserves and a tour of the historic town, straw bale homes, and Young’s Dairy
Tour a local landfill, urban gardens, and farm to learn about sustainability from a different perspective
Service-learning, nature hike, and retreat opportunities at the 100 acre Marianist Environmental Education Center land restoration site
Discover the Miami Conservancy District and the history of Dayton’s relationship with the Great Miami River
Interact with student environmental organizations and student leaders on campus (eg. Sustainability Club, Rivers Institute Stewards, ETHOS) through educational discussions, socials, and service projects)
Participate in Environmental Sustainability Week events such as ‘Dorm Blackout Competition,’ Local and Organic Foods Dinners, and film viewings about the environment such as Carbon Nation and Gasland
Share your sustainability ideas through the SEE ILLC Writing Project in the fall and team projects and presentations on Creating a Sustainable UD at the April Stander Symposium Day of Alternative Learning