OMN 502: Earth Systems in Organizations

Synonym:

70979 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Pauline Chandler

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 9/11 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 10/2 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 10/23 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 11/20 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 12/11 (8:30AM-5:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Natural Systems
Prerequisite: Introduction to Sustainability
Required of and restricted to first year O&M Weekend MBA students who entered Summer 2010; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

This course employs a systems approach to understanding the intersections of business and earth systems, also known as the evolutionary corporation. The Earth systems of atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and pedosphere are analyzed through field trips to local organizations, readings, and discussions. Students work closely with one organization to research and problem solve an organization’s earth system challenge. Students will do additional readings and discussions in Sakai and online. Students should check the course site on Sakai for online assignments that will begin prior to the first class meeting.