Whether you are searching for a course to fulfill your academic or professional needs, Summer University has courses to expand your knowledge. If you’re considering a Master’s degree or need a body of knowledge in a specific content area, review the programs and courses below or scan a complete list courses with a sustainability focus offered this summer.
Sustainable Business: Practices in Support of People, Profit and Principles – Summer Course
Vermont is recognized for creating businesses that are worldwide leaders in clean energy and environmental stewardship – “green” industries. Learn how nationally-known Vermont businesses have applied the principles of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. A Five-Day, Intensive Summer Program for Professional Development or College Credit.
Campus Sustainability Leadership – Summer Course
Helping you transform your campus into a powerful catalyst, model, and engine of positive and lasting change – a driving force that leads society by design to a sustainable and desirable future. A Five-Day, Intensive Summer Program for Professional Development or College Credit.
Farmer Training Program
The Farmer Training Program is a 6-month intensive program that begins in May for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skill-based education in sustainable agriculture. This full-time program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and expert farmers, and rotate as workers and learners on successful, diverse farms in the Burlington area.
Plant & Soil Sciences – UVM On-Farm Summer Institute
Take advantage of summer savings and Vermont’s fabulous growing season. On-Farm Summer Institute students and instructors get their hands dirty exploring practical techniques for raising fruit, vegetables, grains, pasture and fuel crops in consort with all of the other communities in the ecosystem – from weeds to microbes. Reduced tuition rate for out of state students! Out-of-state students can take one or more core PSS courses (Weed Ecology, Entomology & Pest Management, Cold Climate Viticulture and Plant Pathology) at the in-state tuition rate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more .
Ecology of Food Systems – Summer Course.
Course Description: Ecology of Food Systems PSS 296 (CRN: 61199)
Learn key conceptual approaches to understanding food systems, such as systems thinking, ecological design and agroecology and experience the ecology of the Burlington organic vegetable food system first-hand. A Five-Day, Intensive Summer Program for Professional Development or College Credit.
Special Topics in Food offered this Summer
Earn up to 15 credits through in-depth study of the food system with consecutively scheduled short-course intensives offered throughout the summer.
|June 4-13||Regional, Contextual Analysis of Food Systems NR 285 (CRN: 61205)|
|June 18-22||Ecology of Food Systems PSS 296 (CRN: 61199 & ENVS 295 (CRN: 61002)|
|July 2-13||Food, Memory and Migration NFS 195/395 (CRN: 61204 & ANTH 195 (CRN: 61231)|
|July 16-20||Environmental Cooking NFS 195 (CRN 60381) July 23-31 Cooking as a Pedagogy EDCI 200 (CRN 61303)|
|July 30-Aug 10||Ecological Farm and Garden Systems PSS 095 (CRN 61277)|
Minor in Ecological Agriculture (earned by taking courses over 2 summers)
This minor is designed to give students a knowledge-based concentration in diversified crop production based on ecological principles and is economically viable, socially acceptable, and minimizes impacts to the environment.