The Unsustainable City – Maymester 2015

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Maymester Class at Oklahoma City University – Full tuition scholarships available for the first 15 Oklahoma City University students to enroll 

PHIL 3763 Topics in Ethics: The Unsustainable City
SOC 4603 Special Topics: The Unsustainable City
INDP 3963 The Unsustainable City

May 11 – June 1         Monday-Thursday 2-5:20pm

Taught by Professors Joe Meinhart and Mark Davies

Are you interested in learning more about issues of social justice  and ecological sustainability, and how they will affect your future?

This may be the course for you!

Using Oklahoma City as our laboratory, in settings ranging from classroom to boardroom to neighborhood, we will explore possible cultural, economic, political, and personal responses to these challenges through research, discussion and reflection, and civic engagement. We will also have an optional trip without cost for students to visit Greensburg, Kansas to see that town’s successes and challenges in building more LEED Platinum buildings per capita than anywhere else in the world.

Contact Dr. Joe Meinhart, at jmeinhart@okcu.edu for more information

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About Mark Y. A. Davies

Mark Davies is The Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. From 2009 to 2015, Mark was dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences and Wimberly Professor of Social Ethics at Oklahoma City University. Previously, Mark was dean of the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University and Founding Director of the Vivian Wimberly Center for Ethics and Servant Leadership. Prior to becoming dean of the Wimberly School of Religion in 2002, he was associate dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University and chair of the department of philosophy. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics. Dr. Davies serves on the United Methodist University Senate, which is “an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church.” He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK in the United States, and they have two daughters. The views expressed by the author in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of Oklahoma City University.
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