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Donald Strauss, Program Chair ª Why did I choose AULA? ª What is my vision for the USMA program?
Webinar Outlineª About AULAª About the USMA Programª How to Applyª Questions
Program ObjectivesThe USMA Program endeavors to educate graduates who have:• Systems Thinking Orientation• Environmental Literacy• Practitioner Skills• Social Justice Perspective
About AULA Overview Programª Interdisciplinary MA in Urban Sustainabilityª Strong emphasis on scholar-practitioner model/ putting theory into practice: • Required full year of ﬁeldwork • Capstone project in second year ª Low-residency model: • 4 residencies in ﬁrst year • 2 residencies in second year • Online instruction between residenciesª 36 units, two full-time years
Program Beneﬁtsª Education designed to develop leadersª Los Angeles serves as a laboratory for the creation of a sustainable urban community ª Strong ﬁeldwork component ª Interdisciplinary approachª Problem solving, facilitation & conﬂict resolution trainingª Low-residency schedule
Year One ª Total of 21 units Ø Semester 1 : q 9 units core coursework + 1 unit ﬁeldwork planning Ø Semester 2: q 9 units core coursework + 2 units ﬁeldworkª Total of 4 residencies • 6-day residencies at Antioch campus, April & Oct • 4-day residencies held offsite, January & July
Year Twoª Total of 15 units Ø Semester 1 : q 3 units ﬁeldwork + 3 units capstone planning, 1 unit elective Ø Semester 2: q 6 units capstone project, 2 units electiveª Total of 3 residencies • 6-day residencies at Antioch campus, April & Oct • Final residency at end of program to present capstone project
Sample Program ScheduleOct 2011 Jan 2012 April 2012 July 2012 Oct 2012 April 2013 Oct 2013 Urban Urban Capstone CapstoneSustainability Ecosystems Planning Project (6u)(6u) Thinking (6u) (3u)Research Sustainable Elective (1u) Elective (2u)Methods Economies(3u) (3u)Fieldwork Fieldwork FieldworkPlanning (1u) (2u) (3u)6-day AULA 4-day offsite 6-day AULA 4-day offsite 6-day AULA 6-day AULA 6-day AULAresidency residency residency residency residency residency residency (present capstone)
“The Urban Sustainability program at AULA has completelytransformed my world, by exposing me to people, ideas andexperiences that would never have otherwise been possible.” - Cynthia Hubach, M.A., Urban Sustainability ’13
Program Tuition 2011/2012 Program Tuition 36 total units/$1,040 per unit *Approximately $150 in additional fees: technology, student services, and optional parking fee.
How to Applyantiochla.edu/eco Click “Applying”
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Simple 5-Step Process1. Complete an online application 2. Submit the $60 application fee 3. Forward transcripts to AULA 4. Submit your admissions essay 5. Submit 2 recommendation forms