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Earth Systems and Environmental Policy BSUS 5140

Sustainable Business Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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)

  • Acceptance into the Sustainable Business Advanced Certificate, Sustainable Business Leadership Advanced Diploma, or Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credits

4.0

Domestic fees

$844.74

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 5140 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 90676

Duration

Thu Jan 11 - Thu Apr 18 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 90676
  • Domestic fees $844.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Apr 18 Thu 19:30 - 21:20 Online
Jan 11 - Apr 18 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Alan Shapiro

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$844.74

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is RESERVED for students registered in BCIT’s BBA and Sustainable Business Advanced Certificate and Advanced Diploma programs. Sustainable Business students, can register themselves online. BBA students, please contact sbl@bcit.ca to register. Course includes a combination of live class time and independent online work each week.
Status

In Progress

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

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 5140 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 66972

Duration

Tue Jul 02 - Tue Aug 20 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 66972
  • Domestic fees $844.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 02 - Aug 20 Tue 18:30 - 20:30 Online
Jul 02 - Aug 20 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Alan Shapiro

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$844.74

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Reserved for students registered in BCIT’s Sustainable Business or BBA programs. Sustainable Business students, can register themselves online. BBA students, please contact sbl@bcit.ca to register. Course includes a combination of live class time and independent online work each week.
Status

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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