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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (L82)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)SP2018

L82 EnSt 105Sustainability in Business3.0 Units
Description:In today's complex business environment, organizations are constantly challenged to develop and execute innovative policies and processes that ensure profitable growth. Some leaders believe that the sole purpose of business is to maximize shareholder wealth and that profitability (or fiscal sustainability) is not compatible with environmental responsibility. In reality, ecological and economic performance need not-and should not-be mutually exclusive. Fortunately, the outmoded mindset of "profit-at-any-cost" is beginning to shift as organizations recognize the importance of adopting balanced business practices that promote economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality. Organizations that embed sustainability into their corporate strategies increase operational efficiency by using resources more responsibly and minimizing waste. In an increasingly crowded and competitive marketplace, sustainability has become a source of competitive advantage through which an organization can have a positive impact not only on the "bottom line" but also on the environment and society. In this course, we explore key concepts, debates, and issues driving sustainability in business. We will also look at various sustainability tools, principles, and frameworks that business can use to better understand the natural systems from which sustainability is derived and upon which all organisms and organizations rely to sustain their own existence.
Attributes:A&S IQSSCArchSSCArtSSCBUBAENS
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01-T-R---4:00P-5:30PTBA[TBA]May 9 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM30304
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L82 EnSt 210Undergraduate Teaching Assistant3.0 Units
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L82 EnSt 299Directed InternshipVar. Units (max = 3.0)
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L82 EnSt 310Ecological Economics3.0 Units
Description:Our planet is finite but our economic theories and practices assume that our economy can grow forever. The paradoxical pursuit of infinite growth on a finite planet has real-world consequences: from climate change to increasing income inequality to stagnant and declining quality of life for most of us to the ongoing mass extinction of species that are not economically useful to us, but whose loss simplifies ecosystems to the point of collapse. If these trends continue we will face some very difficult times ecologically and socio-politically. One alternative to infinite-planet economic theory is Ecological Economics, which can be described as economics as if the laws of thermodynamics are true and apply to us. Alone among disciplines with any aspiration to analytic rigor, the field of economics has remained unaffected by the thermodynamic revolution that transformed such fields as biology, chemistry, physics, even history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This failure to take physical law into account is one great source of our society's environmental (and social, and political) problems. Ecological economics thus represents the continuation of the thermodynamic revolution begun in the 1880s. This course is designed to give you an appropriate grounding in the fundamental assumptions, the conceptual novelties, and the distinctive tools of analysis that comprise this emergent school of economic theory, while placing this theorizing in historical (and ecological) context. We'll pay particular attention to how the precepts and practice of Ecological Economics illuminate the largest challenge facing humans today, the necessity of developing an ecologically sustainable society, one that is sized to the limits of our finite planet.
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Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
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01-T-R---2:30P-4:00PTBAZenceyMay 9 2018 3:30PM - 5:30PM000
Desc:This course has been canceled for Spring 2018.

L82 EnSt 390Independent StudyVar. Units (max = 6.0)
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L82 EnSt 391Directed Research in Environmental StudiesVar. Units (max = 6.0)
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L82 EnSt 392Directed Field Work in Environmental StudiesVar. Units (max = 6.0)
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L82 EnSt 400Topics in Environmental Science2.0 Units
Description:Why, when all evidence points to the growing threats of climate change, is it so difficult to create movement toward addressing it? Why, when we have so much evidence that vaccines reduce illness and death and are extremely safe, do individuals still choose not to vaccinate their children? What if I told you that the scientific evidence does not matter? Over the last few decades, neither better education, nor guilt, nor fear have worked to produce change on these important issues. In this class we will explore different factors contributing to why scientific evidence doesn't matter for the individual choices we make or policies we support, how we might talk to one another in a way that might shift thinking or behavior, and how we can create evidence-based policy. We will explore themes of argumentation, worldview, cognitive linguistics and framing, cognitive dissonance, risk perception, empathy, habit changes, bungles in messaging, and difficult dialoguing through the examples of climate change and vaccination. Course activities will consist of reading, some online research, and reflective journaling at home, and engaging in conversation during class. There are no pre-requisites but the class is designed to target upper level students in environmental majors and pre-health studies. Please contact the instructor if you would like to enroll but you have a time conflict with the current course time.
Attributes:A&SNSA&S IQNSMArchNSMArtNSMBUSCI
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History

L82 EnSt 405Sustainability Exchange: Community and University Practicums3.0 Units
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01-T-R---2:30P-4:00PTBALowry, Ehrhard, Krummenacher, Roth, ValkoMay 9 2018 3:30PM - 5:30PM202113
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