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Earth Systems and Environmental Policy BSUS 5140

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course presents a broad overview of Earth systems, global change, and environmental policy to provide a foundation for further study in sustainable business. Using a nested circle framework for sustainable business, this course contextualizes economic structures within broader societal and environmental systems and impacts. Key topics include Earth and environmental systems, cycles, and processes; human interactions with the environment; global change; environmental management and policy; and the sustainable business landscape. Over the course of the term, students apply their knowledge and skills to assess the environmental impacts of a resource development project.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$799.55 - $841.50 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of BSUS 5140 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 66972

Duration

Wed Jul 06 - Wed Aug 24 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 66972
  • $799.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 06 - Aug 24 Wed 18:30 - 20:30 Online
Instructor

Alan Shapiro

Course outline

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Cost

$799.55

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Reserved for students registered in the Sustainable Business Leadership or the BBA program. BBA students, please email your student ID to SBL@bcit.ca for permission to register. If you are not enrolled in either of these programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, email SBL@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of BSUS 5140 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 47078

Duration

Wed Sep 07 - Wed Dec 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 47078
  • $841.50
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 14 Wed 19:30 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 483
Instructor

Alan Shapiro

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$841.50

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Reserved for students registered in the Sustainable Business Leadership or the BBA program. BBA students, please email your student ID to SBL@bcit.ca for permission to register. If you are not enrolled in either of these programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, email SBL@bcit.ca. Course includes a combination of face-to-face and online work each week.
Status

CRN 48257

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Tue Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 48257
  • $815.61
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 Tue 17:30 - 19:20 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$815.61

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Departmental approval needed. Reserved for Sustainable Business Leadership (SBL) and BBA students. SBL students are pre-approved to register. BBA students please email sbl@bcit.ca with your student ID for departmental approval. If the course is full, please email sbl@bcit.ca with your student ID to be added to the waitlist. Course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning each week.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental Earth systems concepts, including cycles, feedbacks, and uncertainty
  • Describe the broader global change processes underlying present day environmental issues, including climate change
  • Map and interpret environment and sustainability-related policy frameworks at regional, national, and international scales
  • Draw on a multidisciplinary portfolio of environmental management tools and concepts
  • Evaluate business impacts and processes in the context of natural and policy systems
  • Conduct secondary research and review academic literature
  • Critically analyze environmental and sustainability claims from a range of sources
  • Concisely and effectively communicate technical information through a range of platforms, including reports and presentations

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Earth Systems and Environmental Policy (BSUS 5140) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time
  2. Sustainable Business
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Advanced Diploma Full-time
  4. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Advanced Diploma Part-time

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