UC Santa Cruz faculty teach about the work of Right Livelihood Award Laureates through the following courses. Students study their work and have the opportunity to engage either directly with the Laureate, or contribute to issues of common concern. If you are an instructor and would either like to integrate the work of Laureates into your course, or already teach about their work, please contact us so that we can add your course to this listing.

Anthropology 110-I: Cultures of Sustainability and Social Justice (5 units, online, Fall, Winter, Summer)

Brings together diverse forms of cultural knowledge and complexities of everyday life to illuminate longstanding concerns of sustainability and justice. Investigates multiple theories of sustainable development as well as tools, techniques, and contexts for ecological integrity, economic security, empowerment, responsibility and social well-being characteristic of sustainable communities. Case studies are drawn from around the world highlighting the work of Right Livelihood Award Laureates in tandem with UC faculty. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)

<<<Click here for the syllabus>>> Note: This course features video interviews with 30 Right Livelihood laureates and 30 faculty from across the UC system! 

Kresge 78: Social and Environmental Justice Activism and the Right Livelihood Award Foundation (2 units)

Introduces contemporary activism on environmentalism and human rights, emphasizing the work of Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (known internationally as the "Alternative Nobel Prize") and the Right Livelihood College, whose North American campus is Kresge College. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.)

Latin American and Latino Studies 90: Contemporary Brazil (5 units)

Introduces issues affecting contemporary Brazilian society and culture, such as the legacy of slavery and persisting social, racial, and gender inequities. Analyses of how different representations of Brazil sustain distinctive national projects, which, in turn, attribute specific meanings to blackness, whiteness, masculinity, femininity, and upper- and lower-class identities. (General Education Code(s): ER.)