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New MA in Sustainable Living oriented toward change makers
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21 April 2015
The Excellence In Action page of Global Good News is featuring a new MA in Sustainable Living at Maharishi University of Management that will begin in the fall of 2015.
A hands-on approach and an orientation toward those who want to make a change in the world are prominent and unique features of the program.
During the first year students will spend half their time in class and half in the community addressing challenges. The second year will be entirely devoted to going out and working on a major project wherever there is a need, with one option being a 25-month hitch in the Peace Corps.
''This really makes the program unique,'' said Dr. David Fisher, chair of the Department of Sustainable Living. ''We have a lot more practical application than other programs.''
Dr. Fisher said local challenges that could be a focus for students might include the city's recurring wastewater overflows, the housing shortage, the percentage of people in the county living below the poverty line, and the proposed Bakken oil pipeline.
Working in teams of three or four, the students will identify a problem, meet with faculty and a project coordinator to design a strategy for dealing with it, and then go out and tackle the challenge.
In every case, the goal is to create ''deep sustainability.'' ''Deep sustainability includes going beyond efficiency and substitution when necessary to radically re-design systems from the ground up,'' Dr. Fisher said.
In addition to the hands-on approach, the newly designed courses will focus on collaborative learning rather than the usual lecture method. Students will spend much of their time analyzing and discussing issues that are raised in assigned readings and documentaries.
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Global Good News comment:
From the MA in Sustainable Living program description:
By taking a more holistic and open-minded approach to solving our planet's problems, our students learn to reorient current systems toward the regeneration and renewal of human society. By their very nature, such truly sustainable systems embody profound ethical and social values—and still achieve both economic viability and a higher quality of life for all. Our students gain a natural affinity for such holistic insights, since all MUM students also enjoy [a program of] Consciousness-Basedsm education. With this they develop the most powerful of all resources: their own consciousness.
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