OMN 504: Human Ecology

Synonym:

68932 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Michael Whigham

Credits:

3

Seats:

19

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Tue 6/8 - 6/10 (8:30AM-11:59AM)
Sat 6/12 (8:30AM-11:59AM)
Sun 6/13 (8:30AM-5:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Natural Systems
Required of and restricted to second year O&M MBA students who entered Summer 2009 and Fall 2009.

This course integrates key concepts from ecological and organizational thinking to examine the interdependence of human and natural systems. The primary focus is on how we apply these concepts to understand and create sustainable models and professional practice that support organizational, community and natural environments. The course will examine large scale patterns and processes in human ecology across space and time, systems dynamics, and how humans follow and alter their social and ecological environments. This course requires an additional fourteen hours of online coursework in Sakai including course delivery, assignments, readings and discussions. Students should check the course site on Sakai for online assignments that will begin prior to the first class meeting.