Environmental Citizen Curriculum
Our Environmental Citizen Curriculum is the cornerstone of all academic programs at Unity College. We bring together classroom learning along with the personal values, goals, and aspirations that make Unity College students uniquely qualified to transform the world around them.
Unity’s core curriculum is both innovative and practical. It includes keystone courses connecting the various disciplines in environmental studies. At the same time, it provides a solid liberal arts foundation—including courses in composition and communication: mathematics; physical, life, and social sciences; as well as humanities and the arts.
Environmental Citizen Curriculum Goals
Unity College’s Environmental Citizen Curriculum enhances learning in five fundamental ways by:
1.Grounding each of our degree programs in a broad liberal arts base
2.Integrating the humanities and social sciences into scientific disciplines that address environmental problems
3.Engaging students in the fundamental questions at the center of sustainability science, focusing on the dynamic intersections of nature and society
4.Providing students with the communication and critical-thinking skills that meet the demands of a marketplace in search of environmentally literate professionals
5.Preparing students for the central task of moving knowledge into action
Learning To Be an Environmental Citizen
Our Environmental Citizen Learning Outcomes (PDF) include three primary components, or spheres:
The first learning outcome centers on the individual. After completing our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, students will become resourceful individuals—displaying integrity, effective communication and reasoning skills, and a dedication to sustainability and learning.
The second learning outcome branches out from the individual to the community. It focuses on the transformation of students into engaged citizens and leaders who welcome diversity, work well with others, respect tradition and differing points of view, and help encourage a productive, communal way of life.
The third learning outcome emphasizes the environment and teaching our students to become environmentally informed individuals prepared to succeed in their chosen fields. Such individuals will have both an extensive knowledge of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, as well as an understanding of how these disciplines connect to and inform environmental issues.