This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the social justice side of sustainability studies, using core concepts, strategies and critical analysis drawn from sociology, political science, and environmental studies to investigate the meaning, goals, and application of social sustainability. Through readings, class discussion, case studies, an action research project and reflective writing assignments, this class challenges students to examine how social sustainability is influenced by social norms, ecosystem health, biodiversity, politics, cultural diversity, as well as environmental and economic justice. Students will address the importance of social and environmental change, and of being a contributing member of the global community.