NEW! Ten Across Course
CGF 194: Resilient American Futures: An Academic Road Trip
Instructor: Ben Stanley, Ph.D.
Ten Across in partnership with the ASU College of Global Futures is offering a course focusing on sustainability and resiliency through the lens of the U.S. I-10 Ten Across region.
America’s 2,400-mile Interstate 10 highway most acutely represents the frontline of our shared future. Connecting the fastest growing, most demographically diverse, and most disaster-vulnerable U.S. cities from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, the I-10 provides a living observatory for understanding the present and envisioning more sustainable and inclusive futures. Pressing resilience problems impacting I-10 communities are well-documented in contemporary media and provide a rich resource for students to investigate how lives, communities, and ecosystems are being impacted by climate change, social inequity, and other forces. By studying these narratives and the academic content that helps contextualize them, students will understand modern resource systems related to water, food, energy, commerce, and other areas that support daily life, including the historical and cultural backstories behind them.
Added Bonus! As part of this course you will also gain insight into over 60+ ASU academic schools and subject areas addressing resiliency and sustainability related topics—including water, food, energy, commerce, equity, governance, and more—providing a comprehensive overview of related degree tracks and potential career paths available at ASU.