Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities, Master of Arts


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This is an interdisciplinary program that enables students to create their own course of study to address their intellectual, ethical and practical concerns.
 
Among the earliest of its kind to be developed, this degree can enable students to merge the field of liberal studies with critical issues related to sustainability and community life.
 
Since sustainability implies interconnectedness and a systems understanding of knowledge, "SUS" students study the intersections between human social structures and the natural world, paying attention to the philosophical, ethical, and practical dimensions of such study. This program is issue-based:  Rather than learn a discipline, SUS students focus on a particular issue or nexus of issues.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities, Master of Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities?

If you're looking to expand your personal and professional perspectives on the complex issues of contemporary society, then consider the MA in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University. Among the first of its kind, this degree can help you merge the field of liberal studies with critical issues related to sustainability and community life.
 
You create your own course of study, focusing on your personal, intellectual, ethical, and practical concerns. Through this program, you will take an integrated approach to several areas of study, such as anthropology, business, economics, the performing arts, and many more. Building your expertise in sustainable community practices will prepare you for a wide range of employment opportunities.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Community organizer
  • Non-profit administrator
  • City planner
  • Ecological restoration professional
  • Journalist
  • Ecological entrepreneur

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities, Master of Arts


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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities, Master of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 36
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Thesis Thesis is required.
Oral Defense Oral Defense is required.
Research Individualized research may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.
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Purpose Statement

The mission of SUS is to provide interdisciplinary face-to-face graduate education on the complex issues of sustainability and social justice, encouraging students to pursue important social and environmental issues concurrently. The program seeks to educate students as critical thinkers for community leadership and to enable its graduates to contribute to the well-being of communities. At the same time, the program aims to push students intellectually, looking to produce thoughtful and critical graduates who can think theoretically. The curriculum is student-centered; students bring their intellectual, ethical, and practical concerns to bear on their particular academic inquiry. These skills are sharpened in collective collaborations between students and different communities through praxis.
 
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities, Master of Arts


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities, Master of Arts


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