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All students register for a total of one course unit (c.u.)*. Course offerings are subject to change. Course registration is completed by the Penn Summer Abroad office for students who confirm their intent to enroll and submit the required pre-departure documents.

Comparative Cultures of Sustainability

GRMN 181 / ENVS 181 / URBS 181 (1 c.u.)

  • Taught by Simon Richter
  • Fulfills requirement: Cross-cultural analysis

This hybrid course (with online and study abroad components) explores the role that cultural and cultural-historical factors play in predisposing citizens to accept sustainability as a national, local and personal priority. In the online portion, students become acquainted with the cultural histories of German and Dutch attitudes toward sustainability and the environment. You also develop tools for analyzing and interpreting cultural differences. The course highlight is a 12-day trip to Berlin and Rotterdam for on-site visits to exemplary institutions noted for their ecological leadership.

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
summer@sas.upenn.edu

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