Additional Undergraduate Level Courses

In addition to the courses described as part of the Tier III Minor in Environmental Sustainability (most of which can be taken separately and not necessarily as part of the Tier III sequence) there are classes that may be explored by students interested in sustainability and responsible business. Please note the the first three list courses are active, while the last three are not currently taught but are on the books and may be taught in the future.

MGT 3800 Management and Society

This course deals with the relationships of business, government, and society from the perspective of the manager. Timely and relevant topics are treated, including the historical development of the role of business in society; the changing domestic and international environment within which businesses must be managed; the power, legitimacy, and governance of business organizations; values, ethics, and ideology; technology and social change; the roles of business and government; business response to social issues; corporate social policies; governmental regulation of business; and societal issues confronting business, such as consumer protection, pollution control, discrimination, and employee health and safety.

3 hours; 3 credits
Prerequisite: Junior Status

MKT 4520 Green Marketing

This course explores the marketing-related issues, problems and opportunities created by the changing physical environment and the challenges to the sustainability of life as we know it on earth. A combination of lectures, talks by specialist guests, field trips and readings is used to examine various aspects of the topic. Students will execute both individual and group projects to apply this knowledge to practical marketing tasks such as market analysis, new product development and product management.

3 hours; 3 credits
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status plus MKT 3000

MGT 4864/4969 Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship is the set of activities involved in creating a private or nonprofit venture with a public or social purpose. This course is designed to prepare students to better understand how social entrepreneurship fits within the larger rubric of entrepreneurship; how social entrepreneurship is unique in its purpose; and how one goes about creating and sustaining a social enterprise. Students will be guided through the process of developing a social venture. Emphasis will be placed on opportunity recognition and how a social entrepreneur refines an idea into a viable opportunity. Other topics to be covered include building an entrepreneurial team, strategic planning, business planning, competitive analysis, marketing, risk management, and financial management. The importance of accountability will be emphasized.

3 hours; 3 credits
Prerequisite: MGT 3860 or permission of the Management Department.

ENV 1021 Environmental Conservation

The uses and abuses of the resources of the natural environment including a survey of the processes that have disrupted the stability of the ecosystems, the reasons for preserving natural communities, and the problems in conserving world resources with emphasis throughout on interactions between man and environment.

2 lecture hours; 4 lab/field hours; 4 credits
This course may not be taken pass/fail.

ENV 3006 Global Ecology

This course focuses on the study of environmental problems that are international in scope. Topics include world carrying capacity, population growth and policies of developed and developing nation-states, world food production and famine, and pollution of the global commons (e.g., ozone depletion, greenhouse effect). The purpose of the laboratory is to give students hands-on experience in system modeling and the application of computer-simulation of world modeling.

3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours; 4 credits
Prerequisite: a one-semester college natural science course with laboratory

PSY 3185 Environmental Psychology

After a brief survey of classic ecological issues, concepts and definitions, the emphasis will be on research pertaining to the psychological consequences of the environment. Behavioral research methods and data will be presented pertaining to the psychological consequences of the environment. Behavioral research methods and data will be presented concerning the psychological effects of various forms of adverse environmental influences on human behavior and mental health, the psychology of environmental and urban design and psychological engineering.

3 hours; 3 credits
Prerequisite: PSY 1001

CIS 3700 Green IT

This course examines the relationship between Information Technology and environmental sustainability. Students will be introduced to different theories and practices pertaining to business, Information Technology, and environmental sustainability. The course examines both “greening of IT” and “greening by IT.” Greening of IT refers to the impact of information systems on the environment, including challenges such as the carbon footprint of information systems and e-waste. Greening by IT refers to IT-enabled solutions that focus on reducing green-house gas emissions.

3 hours; 3 credits
Prerequisite: CIS 2200

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