UMD: A Globally Connected University

PLSC489Z/ENSP489Z: Special Topics in Plant Science: Environmental Sustainability

Virutal, Virtual
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Credit Type: 
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
EA Advisor: 
Maria Barra

GCWe will investigate how continuing impacts of climate change, introduced species (including COVID-19) and the world political and economic stage have shaped the land and culture of New Zealand in the past and will continue to do so. Experience New Zealand virtually from live presentations and interviews with local experts on how the government approaches several aspects of sustainability, including but not limited to energy production (geothermal, hydropower, wind), ecological conservation programs (biodiversity), tourism, and low-impact urban design including stormwater management and architecture. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. The courses offered count toward the Sustainability minor. Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). The last day to cancel registration is January 3 for a 100% refund and January 4 for a 80% refund.

The Non-UMD undergraduate application is due by November 10th. Non-UMD graduate students or professionals will need to apply to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this course. 

Dr. Joseph Sullivan has been involved in teaching, research, and extension at UMD for 31 years. Dr. Sullivan has created valuable multidisciplinary connections through his involvement in numerous committees that will aid him in advancing the educational enterprise within the college. If you are interested in this course but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to Dr. Joseph Sullivan to discuss your interest. For general questions, please contact EA Short-term Programs.

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $367
Out-of-State Resident $1,456
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $731
Out-of-State Resident  $1,625
Winter Fee Winter Session $100

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for winter 2021.