This week I attended the sustainability seminar that spoke about the new curriculum. I think sustainability is actually a very interesting topic and wish I had attended a different seminar that spoke more about sustainability rather than the curriculum. I mean yeah, I guess it was somewhat interesting to learn about the new curriculum but to be honest I don’t really care about a curriculum that wasn’t offered to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I do think that sustainability is an extremely important topic but I’m not sure its something that can be taught in the classroom. I really think it is something that you kind of have to go out and learn on your own. Its similar to what we were talking about in class with taking an entrepreneurial class. There is no reason to do this, it’s more of something you just have to go out and learn on your own.
I hate to be so distraught towards I school I love but to be honest I kind of feel like this whole sustainability notion is more of a facade than something that is actually real. I feel like Bucknell is doing it in order to look better in the eyes of a number of different people and so that they can make the claim that Bucknell is a highly “sustainable” campus. Like I saw in some other posts, it is important to highlight that sustainability doesn’t just mean saving the environment. I do support the parts of engineering curriculum that are being changed but I am by no means a huge fan of what is going on in the management school.