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 Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Scholar

 

GSELS Scholar Recognition
The Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network provides inclusive educational opportunities for the Miami Dade College (MDC) community to explore global citizenship, ecological sustainability, and civic engagement, through understanding planetary challenges and limits and by developing values, skills, and behaviors that promote prosperity and communities of well-being.

Crafted to foster 21stcentury engaged global citizens, GSELS provides a process for students to develop the awareness, knowledge, skills and solutions necessary to create a healthy and just economy, society, culture and environment, while fostering values of Earth Literacy, social justice, and cultural diversity.

Students participating in the GSELS Learning Network have the opportunity to be recognized by the Earth Ethics Institute as a GSELS Scholar by completing the following requirements: 

 

How to become a GSELS Scholar

1- Register for and 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-Design and Complete a GSELS Civic Engagement Project - Service-Learning or volunteer hours that have been registered with MDC's  Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED).
2-Start a GSELS e-portfolio - a good way to keep track of your work! (optional)

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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