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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6746
Tracking Number - 2201

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-06-22
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approved 4/6/10; Grad Council approved 4/19/10; submitted to SCNS liaison 5/13/10. SCNS approved. Posted in Banner. Effective 8/1/2010. Number changed from 6xxx to 6746.

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-09-29
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 140500
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Alan Balfour
  6. Phone: 9741785
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6746
  10. Full Title: Designing Sustainable Enterprise
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Designing Sustainable Enterp.
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Examines an analytical framework for organizations to build more sustainable economies, societies, and natural environments.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? One section of 30-50 per year
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Management or closely related field.
  29. Objectives: * Expose students to research on the state of the world's ecology.

    * To investigate the debate about a global environmental crisis.

    * Be aware of existing patterns of consumption and develop alternative worldviews, ethical perspectives, and business models.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, students will be able to:

    * Recognize challenges to sustainability in traditional production systems.

    * Develop alternative solutions.

    * Recommend steps for transforming organizations from traditional prodution systems to more sutainable ones.

  31. Major Topics: * Social and Ecological Paradigms

    * State of the World

    * Seeding a Sustainable Economy

    * Formenting Scientific Uncertainty

    * Ecosystems of Human Well-Being

    * New Mindsets for Corporate Responsibility

  32. Textbooks: Linda Starke (Ed.), State of the World 2008. New York: Www. Norton & Co., 2008.

    Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.

    Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman. London: Penguin Books, 2006.

    Sissel Wawage (Ed.), Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius and Compassion. Sheffield, U.K.: Greenleaf Publisihing, 2003.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: See syllabus
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: See syllabus
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: See syllabus
  36. Attendance Policy: See syllabus
  37. Policy on Make-up Work: See syllabus
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master of Science in Management MSM and Master of Business Admin (MBA)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Other graduate programs in the College of Business and elsewhere throughout the University.

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