Courses

Academic courses offered through the GreenHouse provide structure and accountability within the community. Courses offered through participation in the community provide a context for learning experiences, give an opportunity to reflect on those experiences, and offer the opportunity to earn academic credit.

First time residents are required to enroll in the self-paced, one-credit seminar, Ecology of Place (NR 15). This class promotes active involvement in the GreenHouse community and personal reflection as residents transition into the program.

All returning residents of GreenHouse are required to enroll in NR 16 (Ecological Citizenship) during the spring or fall semester. The course provides opportunities for students to work in small groups on topics related to sustainability, localization skills, and systems thinking.

Other UVM courses are tailored to fit with the GreenHouse program, and several classes meet in the University Heights South/GreenHouse classrooms.