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COR3500 Sustainability: Meaning and Practice

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This course will be a critical engagement of the three Es of sustainability—Environment, Economics, and social Equity. Attention will be brought to both the global and local dimensions of environmental degradation, to the role of multinational corporations in government regulation (or lack of it), to issues of social equity in regard to the emergence of Third World societies, and to the increasingly urgent problems of social stratification within the industrialized world. The course will introduce systems concepts of feedback, autopoiesis, bifurcations, overshoot, and criticality. It will explore the viability of technological remedies and various political solutions.



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