New College of California’s Weekend College B.A. program in Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community is a one year degree completion program designed for people interested in the interdependence of culture, meaning, politics, ecology, and community who want to learn how to create a sustainable future.
The program focuses on developing a critical perspective of the history and present condition of modern society, while learning new ways to conceptualize solutions to modern problems and acquiring skills to build a sustainable future.
Students, with their advisors, design a program of study that suits their own particular interests and needs. Some students will develop intellectual and theoretical theses; others will seek approaches to changing the existing system, while still others will acquire the knowledge and skills for guiding alternative communities and institutions. Through individualized study and research, students may emphasize their study in areas such as politics, health, ecology, cultural critique, alternative systems, global studies or an interdisciplinary area of their own design.