Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ILP 235 Global Sustainability Management

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Sophomore standing and permission of instructor.

Course Description

This travel/study course explores the impact of organizational activities on sustainability through trips of one-to-three week's duration during school breaks that are chaperoned and supervised by a faculty member. These trips take students outside the geographic borders of the U.S. and provide learning experiences beyond the classroom environment. The course involves research and discussion of environmental issues relevant to the country being visited, and programs and activities that enhance the ability of students to comprehend, analyze, and grasp different aspects of sustainability that are the responsibility of organizations in the global environment. The major goal of the course is to allow undergraduate students opportunities to understand the relationship between the science of environmental sustainability and the efforts of organizations to support environmental responsibility. The course may be repeated for credit if the location/topic varies.