UMD: A Globally Connected University

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

Virtual, Virtual
Terms offered: 
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 one of the following three credit courses:

Registration opens on February 23, 2021. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered during Summer Session 1 (June 1 - July 9).

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. 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 the Global Classrooms team.

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $374
Out-of-State Resident $1,485
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $746
Out-of-State Resident  $1,658
Summer Online Fee   $100

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