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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
                 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;

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


Deep Ecology: Living As If Nature Mattered, by T.W. Luke, in Organization & Environment,
June 2002, p. 178

It Takes An Ecovillage, by D. Chiras & D.L. Christian, in Mother Earth News, June/July 2003,
p. 56

Sustainable Consumption: Is It Really Achievable?, by J. Burgess, in Consumer Policy Review,
May/June 2003, p. 78

It’s Not Easy Being Green, by C. Rootes, in Harvard International Review, Winter 2002, p. 78


Sustainable Development: Mainstream and Critical Perspective, by C.J. Castro, in Organization
& Environment, June 2004, p. 195

Buddhist Economics and the Environment, by P.L. Daniels, in International Journal of Social
Economics, Volume 30 2003, p. 8

Energy, the Environment, and Innovation, by M. Grubb & D. Ulph, in Oxford Review of
Economic Policy, Volume 18 2002, p. 92

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

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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