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 Student Information - Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)

 

Join the GSELS Learning Network
Meet MDC faculty, students and staff interested in Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy.
Attend events and meetings. Participate in symposia, fairs and field trips.
Explore what it means to be fully human in the world today.
Develop the characteristics needed of a 21st Century Engaged Citizen and Be Part of the GSELS Community!


GSELS Vision

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies acknowledges the interconnections and interdependence of the personal, social, economic, cultural, environmental, and political aspects of our world. Collaboratively, students, faculty, administrators, and staff explore the significance of human activity within an evolving Universe and Earth. Through shared leadership, this nurturing learning community facilitates the emergence of awareness, knowledge, skills and solutions necessary to create sustainable systems that support a healthy and just economy, society, culture and environment, while fostering values of Earth ethics, social justice, cultural diversity, and civic engagement.

 

Participate!
1 - Join the GSELS Learning Network!

2-  Take GSELS-focused and GSELS-related courses

3-  Find and Register a GSELS Civic Engagement Project

 

GSELS Scholar Recognition

1- Complete at least Four GSELS-Designated courses (totaling a minimum of 12 credits),
one of which must be a GSELS-focused course - (earn a minimum of a "B" in the GSELS Designated courses)
(GSELS-focused and GSELS-related Information)

2-Start a GSELS e-portfolio - a good way to keep track of your work! (optional)

3-Design and Complete a GSELS Civic Engagement Project - Service-Learning or volunteer hours that have been registered with the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED).
4-Apply for recognition as a GSELS Scholar.

 

-Find Faculty who are GSELS Certified

 

-Find GSELS-Designated Courses

 

-Find GSELS Civic Engagement Opportunities

 

-Apply for Recognition as a GSELS Scholar

 

Take the IDS 1153 Earth Literacy and Sustainability 1 course - A GSELS-focused course!

Inter-disciplinary, transferable, 3 credit elective, applies toward an AA Degree
 

 

 Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies -Guiding Philosophy


The Earth Charter

 

 

Thomas Berry's -Nature of Universe
 and  12 Principles
of Understanding the Universe,

 


Life Long Learning,
Environmental and
Sustainable Education

 



GSELS Home


 

  Students
 J
oin the GSELS Learning Network



 

GSELS-Designated Courses

Courses Available and
Participating Faculty



 

GSELS
Certified Faculty




GSELS Scholar Information

 

 

GSELS Civic Engagement Project

 

 

 

GSELS Portfolio

 

 

 

GSELS Scholar Application

 

 

 

GSELS Campus Coordinators

MDC Faculty and EEI Staff

 
 

 

  GSELS Supports MDC
  Learning Outcomes

 


 

Characteristics of a
  21st Century 

  Engaged Citizen



 


IDS 1153
Earth Literacy and Sustainability 1

 

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