Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 3303 - Sustainable Development

Credits: 4
Sustainable development is the study of how economies can develop without depleting their natural resources or overloading the Earth with pollution and waste.  But by the 21st century, this goal is increasingly problematic, as global environmental challenges render the traditional tools of economic development, such as endless economic growth through the market, directly in contradiction with ecological sustainability. This course will study major economic development paradigms critically, from their origins in colonialism and post-colonialism, to the era of fast-paced globalization today, while emphasizing their environmental contexts and impacts. It will examine the traditional issues studied in a development course, such as poverty, inequality, and development economic policies, while seeking to understand their ecological connections and environmental impacts. Finally, it will examine the most current policies, innovations and social movements that may provide solutions to the sustainable development challenge.
Prerequisite(s): ECO 1203   or ECO 1204   or ESS 1050  
Fulfills: SOSC in LS Core.