CNS5454 Awakening the Global Citizen: Conscious Leadership for a Sustainable Future
The twenty-first century has brought developed nations to the pinnacle of technological innovation and sophistication. But our brilliance has been purchased at the terrible price, of increasing devastation of the natural world, social injustice and exponential climate change. This course explores three central questions: How did we get here? How do we find our way back? What can we do to create a more sustainable world for both humans and non-humans? Through the lens of indigenous wisdom, the class explores the interwoven issues of environmental sustainability and social justice, using a variety of learning modalities and experiential work to delve into assumptions and root causes of the planetary crises, explore what is possible now in this time of the Great Turning, and offer practical steps that we as individuals and members of the collective can take to move humanity back from the brink. The course encourages students to assume global citizenship and assists those still seeking to define their final creative leadership project.