The objective of this course is to expose and prepare students to live and work in a world where understanding and implementing sustainability will be included as a...More >>
The objective of this course is to expose and prepare students to live and work in a world where understanding and implementing sustainability will be included as a basic cost of doing business. Students will finish the semester with a fluency in the terminology, learn to better know sustainability when they see it, and own the basic intellectual tools to implement their own sustainability measures and practices. Students will develop a more critical way to think about sustainability, the skills and tools for assessing and enhancing sustainability practices, and how to manage the tricky
relationships between business and key stakeholders. Over the six classes of this course, students will be exposed to a wide variety of readings, videos, websites, advertisements, case studies and more. As this is an introductory course, don't expect to get too deep into the weeds of any one company, scenario or issue. But should a student elect to do so anyway, I will work with you to find the necessary materials.
Students are expected to be open-minded, willing to engage in conversation and debate, and have a sense of humor