Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Course Description and Objectives
This course gives you a broad introduction to the fascinating and ever-changing world of sustainability. We will explore how investors, companies, and cities are developing their strategies to respond to one of today’s most important global challenges, that of encouraging sustainable development - the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Using a blend of contemporary movies and other media sources, lectures and case-based studies of well-known companies and cities, you will develop valuable tools and insights into examining how the strategies of companies and cities are impacting on sustainability and how they seek to future-proof themselves and the world in which they operate.
By the end of the course you will have:
1. Identified the key sustainability challenges facing mankind and the rest of the natural world
2. Grasped and understood the modern concepts of sustainability, sustainable development, and corporate sustainability and responsibility
3. Identified the global structures and non-governmental organizations that impact on sustainability
4. Examined and critiqued the sustainability strategies of well-known corporations and cities
5. Applied your learning to prepare a group case study on a company or city of your choice
6. Further developed your research, listening, writing and presentation skills.
Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility by Wayne Visser (London: Kaleidoscope Futures Limited, 2013).
Additional readings will be posted on Blackboard and YouTube videos will be shown in class
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.