OMN 508: Introduction to Sustainability

Synonym:

68930 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Pauline Chandler

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 6/4 - 6/7 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Tue 6/8 (8:30AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Natural Systems
Required of first year O&M Summer 2010 entering MBA students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

This survey course focuses on developing an understanding of sustainability through the lenses of organizational and environmental sustainability. In this course, students will explore complex ecological systems to develop a foundational understanding of environmental sustainability. In addition, students will explore the theory and ethical applications of corporate social responsibility as a foundation of organizational sustainability. Students will ultimately merge the theories of environmental and organizational sustainability to begin analyzing the Triple Bottom Line and Corporate Social Responsibility. 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.