The degree program in Environment and Urban Sustainability shares a common first year foundation with the programs in Criminal Justice, English, Geographic Analysis, History, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology and Sociology. This framework allows all students to gain a broad, interdisciplinary base of knowledge, skills and methods which you will use and develop in the following years.
You will take two required EUS courses, EUS 102 Environment and Sustainability, and EUS 202 Sustaining the City’s Environment which provide the basis of understanding the social, economic and management dimensions of environmental sustainability.
You will attend a bi-weekly colloquium. This provides a unique opportunity for students in Environment and Urban Sustainability to meet as a group and to begin developing a sense of class recognition and identity. Initially the colloquium augments the activities of the Faculty in smoothing the transition to university life. In subsequent weeks the colloquium focuses on engaging students in a variety of issues through invited guest speakers, opportunities for involvement with student groups, clubs and organizations such as Students for Sustainability@ Ryerson, the development of community partnerships with NGOs, and volunteer opportunities.