Principles of Environmental Science

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Principles Environment Science
Fall 2023
Taught By: Konstantine Rountos
Section: A

CRN: 2493

Credits: 3

In order for management professionals to address issues of sustainability adequately, they need to know and understand some of the basic underlying science. This course will introduce students to the fundamental scientific, technical, and analytical issues relating to environmental studies, providing a strong foundation so they can be conversant in the multidisciplinary environmental that is sustainability management. At the same time, students will develop the communications skills necessary to operate successfully in this space. Learning Objectives: What are the limits to human/economic growth; What are the boundary conditions limiting growth/continued ecosystems support of human activitiesIssues around human population growth and associated impacts; Basic sustainability science, including biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem processes, global warming, urban pollution and sprawl, land use change, water use and availability; An introduction to the quantification tools for applied sustainability, including Life Cycle Analysis, Materials Flow Analysis, and Ecosystem Valuation; Presentation skills to communicate core sustainability issues to the wider world. Requirement for the MS, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano (MIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:44am EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 510
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023