Climate change and environmental pollution have caused devastating damages to human lives and ecological systems. Thus, sustainable development has become the focus of policies and economies and increasingly more important to many citizens. We all know the usual sources of pollution such as oil and gas industry and transportation; however, we may not be aware of how polluting some other industries are: fashion, foods and beverages, construction, building operation… and these industries affect everyone in their daily lives as well as professional works.

This course, Sustainable Development: Science and Industries, provides the basic concepts of Sustainability Science and explores the processes causing certain industries to be so polluting. We will also look at the difficulties in making them greener and what have been done so far. Through the course materials, extra readings, sharing from experts, and group projects, students will gain better understanding of this pressing issue through both the scientific and practical lenses and become knowledgeable citizens who can make informed decisions in both their everyday routines and their future careers.

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Spring 23


Integrated Sciences


Nguyen Thi Trang



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