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HOD-845 Social and Ecological Sustainability: Theory and Practice

4 semester credits
Students examine concepts of sustainability, cultural differences in notions of sustainability, indigenous thinking about sustainability, and national and global efforts to come up with common standards. Topics include a critical and historical look at corporate social responsibility (CSR), the “triple bottom line,” ideas of “shared value,” and other sustainability efforts, using case studies to generate a hands-on understanding of what works, what hasn’t worked, and what can be done to improve existing approaches.  Readings may include such scholars as Arne Naess, Thomas Hylland Erickson, and Richard Appelbaum. Based on availability, leading practitioners in the field will share their experiences in some online phone calls.
Pre-requisites: Recommended that HOD-806 and HOD-833 be taken previously.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):
  • The ability to demonstrate a clear conceptual understanding of models of organizational sustainability for the future.
  • An understanding of the dynamics of ethical decision-making in support of sustainable futures.
  • The use of scholarly writing and critical analysis that shows a clear understanding of theories, concepts, and empirical research.



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