The Unsustainable City – Maymester 2016

The Unsustainable City

Take a 4 credit hour Maymester 2016 adventure at Oklahoma City University!

PHIL/SOC 1274 – The Unsustainable City

What will be needed in the 21st century to live effectively in sustainable, compassionate human communities? This course will focus on systemic approaches for addressing ecologically, economically, and socially unsustainable structures in Oklahoma City, the state of Oklahoma, and in our society as a whole.

Using Oklahoma City as our laboratory, in settings ranging from classroom to boardroom to neighborhood; we will explore various cultural, economic, political and personal responses to these challenges through research, discussion and reflection, and civic engagement, using the structure and method of an Introduction to Sociology course and Environmental Ethics as an interpretive framework. Maymester is May 9 to May 27, 2016

FULFILLS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS IN 3 AREAS: SERVICE LEARNING, ETHICS, & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Questions? Talk to Dr. Mark Davies (mdavies@okcu.edu)  or Dr. Joe Meinhart (jmeinhart@okcu.edu)

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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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