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Beyond Grey Pinstripes
Earth Systems in Organizations (2011)
Topic AreasEnvironmental Management
Students in this course participate in multiple field trips to observe earth systems in organizations. In addition they participate in a consulting project where they are asked to solve a sustainability challenge for an organization. These activities allow students to see how the intersection of social, environmental and ethical issues interface with nonprofits, corporate, and government organizations. These hands on experiences are cornerstones of this course. There is also theoretical emphasis on ecological issues facing the planet and students practice how to bring these issues into conversations at the organizational level. Students practice their communication skills with written work and presentations. Ultimately, students show their mastery of this course content by addressing issues of social, environmental and ethical issues in an organizational case study and a client consulting project.