"The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. NOTE: Course will launch at noon on September 9, 2014.
|Next session||To be announced|
|Estimated workload||5-7 hours/week|
Economics & Finance
Health & Society
Physical & Earth Sciences
Food & Nutrition
Energy & Earth Sciences
|Past||Sept. 9, 2014||14 weeks|
|Past||Jan. 21, 2014||14 weeks|
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This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development, drawing on the most recent developments in the social, policy, and physical sciences. Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. The fundamental question is how the world economy can continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. The course describes the complex interactions between the world economy and the Earth's physical environment. Ecological processes and constraints (climate, disease ecology, physical resources such as soils and energy sources, topography and transport conditions) significantly shape the patterns of economic development, demography, and ...
The course is open to all interested students.
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