Ecological and Social Sustainability

Winter
Winter 2018
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Graduate
Class Size: 50
8
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, freshwater ecology
Saul square
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
Edward (Ted) Whitesell
geography, environmental studies

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:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 50
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Advertised schedule:

6-10p Tue/Thu

Located in: Olympia