ENVI 297
Global Sustainable Development Spring 2022
Division II
Cross-listed GBST 287 / ENVI 297

Class Details

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious multi-pronged effort to eliminate poverty, improve health outcomes, advance clean energy, address the effects of climate change, and support more equitable forms of life on earth. This course explores the historical antecedents and contemporary manifestations of global sustainable development, a constellation of ideas and a set of policy imperatives. This course will ask: what is sustainability and how did it emerge as a key paradigm in the present? Relatedly, how have different organizations and actors worked to address entrenched global challenges? Students will engage a range of materials, including policy documents from the United Nations, World Bank, and international non-governmental organizations. Students will also explore critical scholarship on the possibilities and limitations of global development. Together we will grapple with ways to build more sustainable futures.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3154
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class discussions; Policy Analysis Paper (5-7 pages); Mid-term exam; Final case study/class presentation (8-10 pages)
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Envi majors and concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
GBST 287 Division II ENVI 297 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy
EVST Social Science/Policy

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