Ecological and Social Sustainability

Winter
Winter 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Graduate
Class Size: 50
8
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Saul square
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
Smith square
environmental studies, public policy
EJ Zita
physics, math, astrophysics

The second program in the core sequence examines sustainability at theoretical and practical levels. We will examine how sustainability is understood from multiple perspectives, emphasizing systems thinking and complexity theory at regional, national, and global scales. Students will develop a foundation in climate science, development theory, and energy policy to help them assess current strategies of climate mitigation and adaptation. Seminars, lectures, and workshops will help students refine their critical thinking, writing, discussion, and presentation skills. By the end of the quarter, each student will produce a professional quality research paper (candidacy paper) and presentation based on current scholarship. Candidacy is outlined in the student handbook .

8

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 50
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:00 pm
SEM 2 D1105 - Lecture

Advertised schedule:

Tu/Th 6-10pm

Located in: Olympia