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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.
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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
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