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The George Washington University Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy 203 Monroe Hall, Washington, D.C. 20052 COURSE TITLE Environment, Energy, Technology, & Society – SMPP/PPOL 207.80 AND NUMBER: (Masters Status --- Advanced Undergrads and Non-Degree Students are also welcome with instructor consent). Fall, 2004 Thursdays 5:10-7pm COURSE The identification, investigation, and evaluation of how environment, DESCRIPTION: energy, and technology are inter-related, and how these interactions influence societal policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation at the international, regional, national, industrial, and organizational levels. COURSE 1) To collect, process, and utilize information on environment, energy, OBJECTIVES: technology, and society (EET&S) concepts, theories, practices, and trends; 2) To identify, analyze, and evaluate, the EET&S components of a wide-range of public policies at multiple levels, from global to local; 3) To view and understand EET&S issues from multiple sectoral and inter- sectoral perspectives; 4) To engage in interactions with EET&S Washington, D.C.-based guests and organizations, including GW (and other universities’) stakeholders; and, 5) To apply course information in individual and team, and written and oral, projects. COURSE Mark Starik, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Strategic Management INSTRUCTOR: & Public Policy. 203 Monroe Hall 202-994-5621 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: TR 2pm-4pm, others by appointment COURSE Several methods of instruction will be employed in this course, including METHODS: lectures, guest speakers, in-class and on-line discussion, simulation, small group teamwork, and site visits. GW grading standards will be used (plus/ minus), and ethics (Student Code) violations will not be tolerated. COURSE Environment, Energy, and Society, Humphrey, Lewis, & Buttel, 2002; MATERIALS: Energy: Science, Policy, and the Pursuit of Sustainability, edited by Bent, Orr, & Baker, 2002; Design for Sustainability, Birkeland, 2002; Articles and Websites Provided Prior to Class COURSE Individual Written EET&S Paper/Project with updates (30%) ASSIGNMENTS: Team Oral EET&S Presentation with updates (30%) 2 EET&S In-Class Course-Related Reading Reports (5% each) Weekly On-Line EET&S Discussion (5% total) Weekly In-Class EET&S Participation/Quizzes (5% total) Integrative Executive EET&S Memo (20%) Tentative Course Schedule – Subject to Minor Changes (09/02/04) Date Topics Readings/Assignments 9/2 Welcome, Intros, Course Handouts, text pickup, ice-breakers; student and Syllabus & Overview instructor goals for the course; course themes 9/9 Social Aspects of Environ- Humphrey, et al. 1-2; Birkeland Intro, 1; Project mental Human Behavior topics discussions and explorations; Guest; Articles/Websites 9/16 Population & Environment Humphrey, et al.3; Birkeland 2,3,4,8; Project Urban & Rural Challenges topics selections; Articles/Websites; Guest 9/23 Food, Water, & Environment Humphrey, et al. 4; Individual Paper Update I Sustainable Consumption Articles/Websites; Guest; Birkeland 5,6 9/30 The Environmental Movement Humphrey, et al. 6; Team Update I; Potential Eco-Solutions Guest; Birkeland 11, 12; Articles/Websites 10/7 Sustainable Development Humphrey, et al. 7; Individual Paper Alternative Approaches Update II; Guest; Birkeland 7; Articles/Websites 10/14 Energy and Environment Humphrey, et al.5; Team Update II; Rules, Economics, Impacts Guest; Birkeland 9; Articles/Websites 10/21 Environment, Energy, Bent Pref/Fore/Intro, 1-3; Individual Technology, & Innovation Paper Update III; Guest; Articles/Websites 10/28 Energy & Material Bent 4, 5; Team Update III; Guest; Consumption & Conservation Birkeland 10; Articles/Websites 11/4 Energy, Economy, Incentives, Bent 6, 7; Individual Assgn. Due 11/5; Articles/ & Environment Websites; Guest; Birkeland 11, 12 (revisited) 11/11 Teams 1-3 Presentations Attendance and Participation 11/18 Teams 4-6 Presentations Attendance and Participation 12/2 Course Wrap-Up; Exec. Bent Conclusion; Humphrey, et al. 8; Memo Distributed; Evals. Birkeland 12 (one more time) 12/9 Integrative Executive Memo Due at 5pm in 203 Monroe Hall Articles to Be Read Before Class Via GW Gelman/Aladin Business Management/Organization Science ABI Inform Access 9/9 Deep Ecology: Living As If Nature Mattered, by T.W. Luke, in Organization & Environment, June 2002, p. 178 9/16 It Takes An Ecovillage, by D. Chiras & D.L. Christian, in Mother Earth News, June/July 2003, p. 56 9/23 Sustainable Consumption: Is It Really Achievable?, by J. Burgess, in Consumer Policy Review, May/June 2003, p. 78 9/30 It’s Not Easy Being Green, by C. Rootes, in Harvard International Review, Winter 2002, p. 78 10/7 Sustainable Development: Mainstream and Critical Perspective, by C.J. Castro, in Organization & Environment, June 2004, p. 195 10/14 Buddhist Economics and the Environment, by P.L. Daniels, in International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 30 2003, p. 8 10/21 Energy, the Environment, and Innovation, by M. Grubb & D. Ulph, in Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 18 2002, p. 92 10/28 Thought for Fuelling Change: A Review of Three Models for Understanding Environmentally Significant Transitions, by E. Klupfel, W.C. Pfieffer, and G.C. Filson, in The Environmentalist, Volume 23 2003, p. 29 11/4 Initial Environmental Project Characterizations of Four U.S. Universities, by M. Starik, T.N. Schaeffer, P. Berman, & A. Hazelwood, in International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 4 2002, p. 335 (distributed in class).
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