OMFE 507: Ecological Economics

2011-12-07 -

Maximum Increased.

Synonym:

81137 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Brad Ewing

Credits:

3

Seats:

10

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Wed 1/11 - 1/12 (TBA)
Wed 1/18 (12:00PM-6:59PM)
Thu 1/19 (12:00PM-6:59PM)
Wed 1/25 (12:00PM-6:59PM)
Thu 1/26 (12:00PM-6:59PM)
Wed 2/1 (12:00PM-6:59PM)
Thu 2/2 (12:00PM-6:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Prerequisite: See the microeconomics prerequisite statement in the registration instructions.

Section A: Required of Summer and Fall 2011 Weekend MBA students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar's Office via Antioch email.
Section B: Required of Fall 2011 Accelerated MBA students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar's Office via Antioch email.

Ecological economics addresses the complexity inherent in the process of determining how we decide, utilize, and prioritize resources in a way that does not jeopardize the future well-being of the natural and human systems. The course will survey the breadth of current application tools for measuring impacts on sustainability. Within this context, historical neo-classical tools will be viewed for their ability to measure a sustainable direction. Growth, development, and commerce take on new meaning when examined through the lens of sustainable economic models. Given that new meaning, the challenges inherent to measuring change provide students with the opportunity to deepen their applied understanding of sustainability theory. Section B: The Spring Learning journey will continue to explore New England business' approach to sustainability. Students will use ecological economics and living local economies as a lens on which to study nonprofits and corporations. The experience gives students a chance to apply in class learning to actual organizational environments while expanding professional networks. Trip Fee: $75. (Learning Journey - Wednesday & Thursday, January 11 & 12 - Section B only) Students should check the course site on Sakai for online assignments that will begin prior to the first class meeting.