Principles of Environmental Science
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NEPS 5006
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In order for management professionals to address issues of sustainability adequately, they need to know and understand some of the basic underlying science. This course will introduce students to the fundamental scientific, technical, and analytical issues relating to environmental studies, providing a strong foundation so they can be conversant in the multidisciplinary environmental that is sustainability management. At the same time, students will develop the communications skills necessary to operate successfully in this space. Learning Objectives: What are the limits to human/economic growth; What are the boundary conditions limiting growth/continued ecosystems support of human activitiesIssues around human population growth and associated impacts; Basic sustainability science, including biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem processes, global warming, urban pollution and sprawl, land use change, water use and availability; An introduction to the quantification tools for applied sustainability, including Life Cycle Analysis, Materials Flow Analysis, and Ecosystem Valuation; Presentation skills to communicate core sustainability issues to the wider world. Requirement for the MS, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management.
Course Open to: Majors Only