Inclusion in a GSELS course
a minimum of three of the
18 GSELS Criteria for Inclusion listed below,
which serve as learning objectives/outcomes, in
each of their GSELS classes.
Explain the principles
and ethical implications of the Earth Charter.
Describe the roles of
personal and social responsibility in securing
Earth’s resources and beauty
for present and future generations.
Defend the rights to
dignity and health of all living beings and/or
the ecosystems in which they are embedded.
Explain how respect
for Earth and biodiversity is essential for
human and ecological health.
Explain how cultural
diversity, inclusion, compassion, nonviolence
and peace are critical for global
Outline the history of
Earth, the evolution of life, and humanity’s
place in this timeline.
Analyze situations and
issues from a holistic systems thinking
perspective. (includes #8 on feedback loops)
Explain how biomimicry
can inform resilient, sustainable solutions.
Consider how access to
education, healthcare and economic prosperity
are import for global sustainability.
uncontaminated air, water, and soil are
fundamental to healthy ecosystems.
interdependence of society, cultural diversity,
the economy, and the environment.
Describe how ethics
influences poverty, the environment, and health
Compare the impact of
different human actions and attitudes on global
sustainability and ecosystems.
practices and economic models and their impact
on global sustainability.
precautionary principle and how it can prevent
unintended consequences on human and ecological
principles that promote peace and global
Apply knowledge and
skills to engage in behavior that fosters global
service-learning or other civic actions that
model sustainability and resilience.