ENV500 - Environmentalism and Commerce

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Subject Title
Environmentalism and Commerce

Subject Description
This course delves into the issue of sustainable development examining the environmental and social-economic dynamics and issues challenges to create a viable sustainable future.

The course examines perspectives encompassing the development of potential pragmatic sustainable solutions to these challenges and implied paradigm changes to current social, economic, and environmental concepts.

This subject is an optional professional subject offered to third year students in the Business Administration program.

This course cannot be used as credit towards the post diploma certificate in Sustainable Development.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe variables inherent to the sustainability concept and their dynamics in sustainable development to ensure a viable environment for future generations.

2. Explain the historical developments in green planet movement to understand the current status of environmentalism.

3. Explain the dynamics of earth resources in context of population explosion, food, water, and energy crisis to sustain a healthy living on this planet.

4. Determine the core challenges encompassing sustainable development and role of Government, Business, and Society in shaping a sustainable planet.

5. Illustrate climate change, challenges of scientific uncertainty and risks in terms of policy implications.

6. Evaluate the traditional business model and learn the dynamics of new market structures, politics and policy implications to understand future alternatives of sustainability.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.