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 Designated Courses - Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)   


GSELS Designated Courses - Find Courses listed by Semester

Use links below to find courses listed by semester, campus, professor, and reference/class number.
(Scroll Down to see GSELS Designated courses from previous years.)


GSELS-Designated Courses 2017-18


GSELS-Designated Courses Fall 2017 (2177)


GSELS-Designated Courses Spring 2018 (2183)


GSELS-Designated Courses Summer (2185)
Summer A         Summer B         Summer C


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GSELS-Designated Courses
Faculty who are participating in the GSELS Learning Community have designated sections of the courses they teach.


There are Two Designations for GSELS Courses:

1.       GSELS-focused courses will address all course objectives through the lens of GSELS criteria.

2.       GSELS-related courses will include a module addressing GSELS criteria.


GSELS-focused Courses

These courses, relatively few in number, will concentrate on all components of sustainability including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.  Faculty who teach a GSELS-focused course agree to promote and explain how to join the GSELS Learning Community. In the GSELS-focused course, students will be encouraged (but not required) to begin or contribute to their electronic portfolio and learn how to add course work and syllabi, as well as other accomplishments, to the portfolio. A GSELS-focused course may include a civic engagement or service-learning requirement, which may also be archived in the portfolio. 

GSELS-related Courses

Almost any existing course can, with some small additions, become a GSELS-related course.  These courses might incorporate GSELS principles as a distinct course component or module or they might concentrate on a single sustainability principle or issue. Faculty who teach a GSLES-related course will also explain and promote GSELS, how to join the GSELS Learning Community, encourage students to create an electronic portfolio and identify help for them to start it. In GSELS-related courses, students will be encouraged to add the syllabus and GSELS related coursework to their portfolio if they choose to create one.


Fieldwork and GSELS Contract Courses

All field experiences addressing sustainability or Earth Literacy offered as a college course may be approved by a GSELS certified faculty as qualifying as either GSELS-Focused or GSELS-Related (Example: Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience)Students may also approach GSELS certified faculty and create a GSELS contract for a course that is not designated as GSELS-focused or GSELS-related which will then apply toward the GSELS designation.


Do you want to check if you took courses that were GSELS-Designated
so you can get credit for participating?

Follow the links below - and if you were in a course that is listed, contact us.

GSELS-Designated Courses 2016-17


GSELS-Designated Courses Fall 2016


GSELS-Designated Courses Spring 2017


GSELS-Designated Courses Summer
Summer A         Summer B        Summer C


GSELS-Designated Courses 2015-16

GSELS-Designated Courses Fall 2015

GSELS-Designated Courses Spring 2016 (2015-2)


GSELS-Designated Courses Summer (2015-3)
Summer A      Summer B      Summer C


GSELS Designated Courses 2014-15

GSELS-Designated Courses Fall 2014

GSELS-Designated Courses Spring 2015 (2014-2)


GSELS-Designated Courses Summer (2014-3)

Summer A          Summer B                Summer C

GSELS-Designated Courses 2013-14

GSELS-Designated Courses Fall 2013 

GSELS-Designated Courses Spring 2014 (2013-2)

Summer A              Summer B          Summer C 


 Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies -Guiding Philosophy

The Earth Charter



Thomas Berry's -Nature of Universe
 and  12 Principles
of Understanding the Universe,


Life Long Learning,
Environmental and
Sustainable Education





oin the GSELS Learning Network


GSELS-Designated Courses

Courses Available and
Participating Faculty


Certified Faculty

GSELS Scholar Information



GSELS Civic Engagement Project




GSELS Portfolio




GSELS Scholar Application




GSELS Campus Coordinators

MDC Faculty and EEI Staff



  GSELS Supports MDC
  Learning Outcomes



Characteristics of a
  21st Century 

  Engaged Citizen


IDS 1153
Earth Literacy and Sustainability 1





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