ESAM 516: Bldg Sustainable Org

Synonym:

56719 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

James Gruber

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/4 - 12/18 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: RMC - Required; IND, CB, EAO, EE & Cert - Elective
Restricted to Fall 2008 entering Resource Management & Conservation students through August 15; open to all ES students on August 16.

BSO surveys the landscape of sustainability theory and literature by considering organizational purpose, design and behavior through the lenses of ecology, management, economics and social justice. This course prepares students to analyze organizations from the perspective of sustainable practices, and to develop an understanding of the importance of self-knowledge and personal sustainability. BSO is designed to serve as a gateway for further study. The course relies on heavily active participation by all class members, drawing from each participant146s previous organizational and managerial experiences.