Sustainability is about choices made within specific environmental, economic, social, and cultural contexts. Sustainability scholarship involves creating, integrating and harnessing new knowledge to protect and improve social and natural systems and their interactions. The Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS) is an interdisciplinary department that addresses contemporary issues of sustainability in agriculture, recreation, natural resources, and the environment. The Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS) was formerly called the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies (CARRS).
Consistent with its mission to assist in the development of sustainable communities, the department offers three undergraduate majors linked by a common core in community sustainability. These three majors - Environmental Studies and Sustainability (ESS); Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SPRT); and Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education (AFNRE) – share a set of courses centered on community sustainability. The CSUS graduate program offers two graduate majors: Community Sustainability (MS and PhD) and Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas Management (MS and PhD). In both undergraduate and graduate programs, CSUS embraces international as well as domestic applications, engagement, and opportunities.
CSUS undergraduate programs are designed to educate scholars and practitioners who are able to create, integrate and harness new knowledge to protect and improve both social and natural systems. We offer a core curriculum in community sustainability that supports three majors: Environmental Studies and Sustainability (ESS), Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SPRT), and Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education (AFNRE).
CSUS offers two graduate degree programs: one in Community Sustainability (CSUS) and the other in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas Management (STPAM). Both programs offer Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. CSUS is for students who want an advanced degree related to community sustainability and are interested in interdisciplinary research. STPAM is for students who want an advanced degree related to parks, recreation and tourism with an emphasis on sustainability.
Michigan State University faculty member Charles Nelson received the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Partners in Conservation Award July 9. Nelson is an associate professor in the Department of Community Sustainability in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR).
Claire Jordan wants to change the world. And this summer, she begins her journey to “leave the world a better place” starting in Malawi.
When 20 Michigan State University (MSU) students go to Washington, D.C., this summer, it won’t just be for vacation. These students will join eight others from Mississippi State University to participate in the seventh annual William A. Demmer Scholars Program.
Students from various majors and departments were honored in March during the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Annual Honors Banquet.
Two special awards, the CANR Outstanding Leadership Award and the Howard and Lili Ann Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award, were given at the end of the night.
Michigan Tourism Year-in-Review and Outlook
Date: October 9, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Location: MSU Union
ODP encourages all to connect and engage with alumnae working in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, expand your professional network, and acquire tools and knowledge that can assist you in furthering your career objectives at Making a STATEment: MSU Women in STEM conference.
Date: November 14, 2015
Location: MSU Pavilion
40th Annual AutumnFest
MSU Pavilion for Agriculture & Livestock Education
Starts 3.5 hours before the kickoff of the MSU vs. Maryland football game.
For more information visit the AutumnFest website at http://www.canr.msu.edu/alumni_donors/alumni/autumnfest