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Sustainable Business - BSUS


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the conceptual framework and approach of the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of ecological economics.
  • Examine methods for analyzing links between types of consumption and production and the bio-physical impacts on nature.
  • Analyze the philosophical and theoretical basis of the neo-classical economic paradigm.
  • Analyze the philosophical and theoretical basis of the ecological economic paradigm.
  • Assess possibilities for reducing socio-economic pressures on nature through technological change and ecological restructuring.
  • Critique the major theories and programs (such as eco-efficiency, eco-effectiveness, ecological modernization, and industrial ecology) that can restructure contemporary economies to reduce their pressure on nature and increase human wellbeing.
  • Propose policies that reduce pressure on nature and increase human wellbeing in economically viable ways with reference to ecological economic empirical research.

Effective as of Winter 2022

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